Tag: pinot gris

MyWinePal Summer Road Trip Visit to Privato Vineyard and Winery

Ripe Pinot Noir grapes at Privato Vineyard and Winery in Kamloops

Privato Vineyard & Winery is about as far north as you can get in BC for growing vitis vinifera.  In an earlier visit to Kamloops, I was told by owners John and Debbie Woodward that the hills to the north…

MyWinePal Summer Road Trip Visit to Harper’s Trail Estate Winery

Harper's Trail Estate Winery

Harper’s Trail Estate Winery was the first to produce wine in the Kamloops area using grapes from their Thadd Springs estate vineyard. A vineyard that has a vein of limestone running through it.  Limestone which offers calcium to the vines…

Be Impressed by the Latest Wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery

The lineup of the latest wines released by Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery is located in West Kelowna, not too far away from Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.  It has been around for many years (winery started in 2001 with the vineyards in 1968) and I have recommended their…

Celebrate Canada Day 2019 with Canadian Wine!

Canadian flag

The Canada Day long weekend celebration is this weekend.  Picnics and bbq and generally getting together with friends and family will happen.  Enjoying this scene with Canadian wine would make it even better in my opinion.  Below is a list…

Harper’s Trail Lastest White, Rose, and Sparkling Wine Releases

Harper's Trail 2018 Spring wine release

Harper’s Trail Estate Winery in Kamloops has been a leader is showing the uniqueness of the area for grape growing and wine production, and has lead the way for a few other wineries like Privato and Monte Creek Ranch.  The…

B.C. Best of Varietal Wine Awards 2019 Results Announced

Okanagan Wine Festivals

We all like to receive rewards.  It starts as we are young children with our parents, continues through school, and when we are in the workforce.  The 2019 BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards recipients were just announced and I’ve…

A Selection of BC Wine Gems from BC VQA 2019 Spring Wine Release

Bloom BC VQA Spring Release booklet

Riesling, Pinot Gris and Viognier were prominent in this BC VQA Spring wine release tasting.  It is not surprising as white wine releases are more common in the Spring while more red wines are released in the Fall.  Viognier though…

2018 BC Vintage Media Preview – What Did The Winemakers Say?

As BC is large with a cooler coastal climate and a hotter, drier interior, our yearly vintages can cover a range from marginal to exceptional.  Luckily we have been closer to the exceptional end of the vintage spectrum these last…