Tag: pinot noir

Kew Vineyards Blanc de Noirs 2017

Get Sparkling With Ontario’s Kew Vineyards Estate WineryPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  September 20, 2023  0 Comments on Get Sparkling With Ontario’s Kew Vineyards Estate WineryPR SAMPLE 

While researching wineries I should visit in the Niagara region, I came across Kew Vineyards Estate Winery, which is a little east of Thirty Bench Wine Makers, and specializes in sparkling wine, I had to visit. Their original 1975 plantings are among the oldest in the region.  They have a classy, Old World feel wine tasting room, and make their…

Thirty Bench Wine Makers

Enjoying Ontario’s Thirty Bench Wine Makers’ Rieslings and MorePR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  September 18, 2023  0 Comments on Enjoying Ontario’s Thirty Bench Wine Makers’ Rieslings and MorePR SAMPLE 

In the summer of 2017 I attended the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4c) in the Niagara region.  A celebration of Chardonnay and Ontario wines in particular (other Canadian wineries were in attendance).  After attending i4c, I visited a few wineries in the Niagara region.  One of the wineries I visited, and wines I tasted at i4c, was Thirty Bench…

High Note Estate Winery Soubrette Pinot Grigio and Continuo Rosado 2022

Starting on a High Note With First Vintage Rosado and Pinot Gris 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  August 25, 2023  0 Comments on Starting on a High Note With First Vintage Rosado and Pinot Gris 2022PR SAMPLE 

August 10, 2023, was the Grand Opening of the High Note Estate Winery, a new Mediterranean-inspired property located on the Naramata Bench. The winery is surrounded by a small three-acre picturesque vineyard, planted predominantly to Pinot Grigio. The winery will present a taste of the Mediterranean through wines influenced by the vibrant seaside villages of Italy. The wines are made…

Solvero Wines Pinot Gris 2022 and Rosé 2022

BC’s Solvero Wines First Vintage Release – Pinot Gris and Rosé 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  August 17, 2023

Solvero Wines in Summerland is one of our new BC wineries.  They grow their grapes in their Garent Valley and Happy Valley vineyards to the north and south of town.  Their commitment is to minimal intervention and transparency in all aspects of wine production. Andrea and Bob Sartor are the proprietors of the winery with their son, Matt Sartor, who…

Tormaresca Calefuria IGT 2021 and Stag's Hollow Blanc de Noirs 2021

Two Rosé Wines from Near and FarPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  August 9, 2023

Rosé wines are a hot commodity. Recently we had a one-day Rosé wine festival held outdoors with beautiful sunny weather to complement the wine. Rose wines are made around the world. I picked two rosé wines that I have in my cellar. One is from BC, Stag’s Hollow Blanc de Noirs 2021, and the other hails from southern Italy, Tormaresca…

Cult Wine Canada wine tasting

Tasting European Wine with Cult Wine Canada

 mywinepal  July 27, 2023

East meets west at Cult Wine Canada in Vancouver. I attended a small portfolio tasting of Chinese distilled spirits and European wines distributed by Cult Wine Canada.  In this article, I will cover their European wines and in my follow-on article, I will cover the distilled spirit called baijiu.   If you have not heard of Cult Wine Canada, they describe…

Tastin' France booklet with wineries listed

Tastin’ France Comes to Vancouver – My Selections

 mywinepal  July 19, 2023

This past week Business France, the national agency to develop the French economy through export growth, brought in several French wineries to Vancouver.  These wineries do not yet have representation in British Columbia.  You currently cannot purchase these wines.  This article is meant for wine agents in BC that are interested in adding more French wines to their portfolio.  Below…

Mayhem Wines Rosé and Meyer Family Vineyards Rosé 2022

Two Roses from Meyer Family Vineyards and Mayhem Wines

 mywinepal  July 12, 2023

Meyer Family Vineyards (MFV) in Okanagan Falls has a sister winery, Mayhem Wines, which pairs JAK Meyer from MFV with his sister, Terry Meyer Stone, plus their spouses. The wineries have a different vibe with MFV, being more serious, concentrating on Burgundian style Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, while Mayhem is on the more fun side, making aromatic white wines and…

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery

Enjoying Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery Wines with Oysters

 mywinepal  July 3, 2023

Did you know that Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery is the most northerly vitis vinifera winery on Vancouver Island? Not surprisingly, the grapes they grow are white aromatic and hybrids which do not need the number of heat units that red grapes need. Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery is also Vancouver Island’s first certified organic winery. Congratulations. On the same…

40 Knots Pinot Gris wine label

White and Sparkling Wines for Summer by 40 Knots Winery

 mywinepal  June 28, 2023

As I was visiting friends on Vancouver Island I decided to drop by 40 Knots Winery in the Comox area.  I visited the winery last year and sampled their wines on the patio.  At this visit, the 2022 white wines have not yet been bottled at 40 Knots Winery but was told that bottling will be happening soon.  So during…