Tag: Summerland

Solvero Wines Pinot Noir 2020

Quick Review: BC’s Solvero Wines Pinot Noir 2020PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 26, 2023  0 Comments on Quick Review: BC’s Solvero Wines Pinot Noir 2020PR SAMPLE 

Solvero Wines is one of the newest wineries in British Columbia. It is located at Garnet Valley in Summerland.  Andrea and Bob Sartor are the proprietors of the winery with their son, Matt Sartor, who took the Viticulture program at Okanagan College. The owners’ commitment is to minimal intervention and transparency in all aspects of wine production.  Matt selected and planted 7 clones of…

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…

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Have You Tried the New Routes on Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive?

 mywinepal  May 26, 2023

Did you know that Bottleneck Drive around Summerland has three driving routes along with which wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries are on each route?  You can drive each route on a separate day and have a fun long weekend.  Here is the press release from the Bottleneck Drive Association about the three routes plus a map showing the routes and…

The New Haywire Winery Tasting Lounge

Introducing 2023’s New Look Haywire Winery in the Okanagan

 mywinepal  January 17, 2023

As a business progresses, it sometimes changes as it finds growth in a new sector or greater demand in an existing sector.  I received this press release from Okanagan Crush Pad about their Haywire Winery and how the business model is changing with their gained experiences.  Check it out. ~~~[Summerland, BC] It’s been an exciting start to 2023 at Okanagan…

Wine Growers of BC- BC Wine Regions Topo Map

The BC Wine Industry Welcomes Six New Sub-GIs

 mywinepal  June 30, 2022

In BC we relatively quickly learned that cooler climate grapes, like Riesling, did better in the north Okanagan, and warmer climate grapes, like Syrah, did better in the south Okanagan.  Similarly cooler climate grape varieties in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island.  And more.  But we have had a few decades now to further refine these generalized grape growing regions…

Okanagan Crush Pad Free Form Blanc de Noir 2018 and Narrative XC Sparkling 2019

2 BC Sparkling Wines for Mother’s Day

 mywinepal  May 7, 2022

Mother’s Day is this weekend. Have you bought your mom a bottle of BC sparkling wine yet? Here are two bottles that she should enjoy from Okanagan Crush Pad. The Free Form Blanc de Noir 2018 is made from organic Pinot Noir grapes and zero dosage (no added sugar before the bottle is sealed for sale), and the Narrative XC…

Blush & Bubbles

Get Your Tickets to Blush & Bubbles at Summerland Waterfront Resort on May 15!

 mywinepal  May 5, 2022

Are you wondering what to do or get for your mother for Mother’s Day?  If she likes sparkling and rosé wine, and you are planning to be in the Okanagan on May 15, why not buy tickets to Blush & Bubbles?  Details from the event are below. ~~~ Join the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society on Sunday, May 15th at Summerland Waterfront…

Back Door Winery Nice Rack White Blend and Okanagan Hills Estate Reserve Pinotage 2018

A Back Door Winery White Blend and Their Estate Reserve Pinotage

 mywinepal  March 4, 2022

My final two wines from Back Door Winery in Summerland are their Nice Rack White Blend, NV, a blend of Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Viognier, and their Okanagan Hills Estate Reserve Pinotage 2018. The white wine comes under a Stelvin closure, while the Pinotage uses a synthetic cork. So we have two different wines from two different tiers from the…

Okanagan Hills Estate Reserve Chardonnay and Pinot Gris 2020

Okanagan Hills Estate Reserve Chardonnay and Pinot Gris 2020 Wines

 mywinepal  February 26, 2022

Okanagan Hills Estate is the Reserve line of wines from Back Door Winery. I have their Reserve Chardonnay 2020 and Reserve Pinot Gris 2020 to taste and provide you with my tasting notes. Their Reserve lineup comes with a different label from their more quirky labels with the crow’s wing on it. I like the Reserve label as it reminds…

Back Door Winery Viognier 2020 and Riesling 2019

Two Aromatic White Wines From Back Door Winery

 mywinepal  February 22, 2022

Back Door Winery is located in Summerland and has been keeping a lower profile.  They came to my attention recently and offered some of their wines to taste and review for you.  They are in the process of rebranding and creating a Reserve Level of wines, which I also received.  As part of their rebranding, they hired veteran winemaker Lee…