Tag: semillon

Blasted Church Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Try Blasted Church Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2022 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 7, 2023

With all the pressures caused by winter weather freezing vines reducing the grape harvest this year and forest fires over the past several years, our BC wineries need your support.  I have two wines, one white and one red, from BC’s Blasted Church Vineyards to review for you.  Blasted Church Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2022 is a white Bordeaux blend. …

Stratus sign

Ontario’s Stratus Vineyards Show Creativity in the Vineyard and WineryPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 16, 2023

Ontario’s Stratus Vineyards is a 55-acre farm, set in the Niagara Lakeshore appellation of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and is planted to 16 grape varieties.  All the grapes are grown sustainably. Their winery is the first in the world to be fully Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) – certified, which embodies their commitment to sustainability. The winery uses geothermal heating and…

An oak fermentation vessel with Bee logo from Rosewood Estate Winery & Meadery

Bee Impressed with Ontario’s Rosewood Estate Winery & MeaderyPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 9, 2023

I received recommendations from a friend to visit Rosewood Winery & Meadery while I was visiting the Niagara region.  I was curious to attend, in part because I had not tried mead.  This winery, started in 2000, is owned by the Roman family and originated from Ukraine.  They are also the only winery in Ontario with a license to produce…

Creekside Estate Winery

Try Ontario’s Creekside Estate Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc and SyrahPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 5, 2023

At Creekside Estate Winery, in Jordan, Ontario, are self-described cork dorks who love what they do and have fun doing it. Their first vintage was in 1997. They do cover many Bordeaux grape varieties, but Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah are their signature wines.  They also make a popular Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon blend (a white Bordeaux blend).  Sauvignon Blanc is planted…

Tyrrell's Wines Lost Block Aged Release Semillon 1997 and Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Summit Reserve Chardonnay 2004 wines

A Peek into the Past With Aged White Wines from BC and Australia

 mywinepal  August 24, 2023

Do you collect wines?  Sometimes a few bottles get pushed to the bottom and you forget about them till one day, several years later, you are searching for a wine and you rediscover these aged bottles of wine.  That did not happen to me, but I do age my wines and sometimes try to save some for a special occasion. …

Hester Creek Ti Amo 2022 and Old Vine Brut 2020 sparkling wines

Two Sparkling Wines from Hester Creek Estate Winery for BC Day

 mywinepal  August 2, 2023

Did you know that Monday, August 7, 2023, is BC Day? On this day, which I assume will be wonderfully sunny, would be great to celebrate with a bottle(s) of BC wine. I have two sparkling wines from Hester Creek Estate Winery that are great on the patio with nibbles as I tried it out myself. I have their Hester…

BC 2022 Vintage Preview mat with glasses

A Preview of BC’s Vintage 2022 With the Winemakers

 mywinepal  May 24, 2023  2 Comments on A Preview of BC’s Vintage 2022 With the Winemakers

In the late Fall, I interviewed a few BC winemakers about their 2022 harvest, but the wines were still fermenting in tanks, barrels or other vessels.  The winemakers sounded optimistic, thanks to the warm Fall weather.  But how would the wines taste?  This we explored with the following winemakers at the BC Vintage 2022 media preview: Laurent Fadanni, Whispering Horse…

Hester Creek Estate Winery Ti Amo 2021 and Old Vine Brut 2019

Two Sparkling Wines from Hester Creek for the Holidays

 mywinepal  November 20, 2022

I have two more sparkling wines for you to consider for your holiday purchase. The two sparklers are from BC’s Hester Creek Estate Winery. The Hester Creek Ti Amo 2021 is a Charmat method (think Prosecco) sparkling wine, while the other wine is the Hester Creek Old Vine Brut 2019 made from Estate Pinot Blanc fruit using the Traditional Method…

TIME Family of Wines selection of bottles

Visiting TIME Family of Wines Urban Winery in Penticton

 mywinepal  October 7, 2022

It has taken me a while to get out to Penticton and visit TIME Family of Wines at their urban winery downtown, but happy to have visited now.  The winery has combined a tasting room bar and a restaurant so you can enjoy their wines on premise.  I started off my visit with a tour by Peter who told me…

Selection of wines at Top Drop Vancouver 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022: My Top Drops!

 mywinepal  May 12, 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022 was on May 10 and 11.  Part of the event was a large tasting room, with 40 wineries presenting a selection of their wines.  There was also to my great happiness, cider as well, which I will get to later in this article.  Top Drop Canada puts on this event yearly (except during the COVID shutdown),…