Tag: Summerland

Narrative Rhone Grape-Based Wines and Brett

Narrative Viognier 2018 and Syrah Viognier 2018

Rhone Grapes Do you know which are the main grapes grown in the Rhone Valley? Syrah,¬†Grenache, Mourv√®dre, Viognier and Roussanne.¬† Syrah is making a mark for itself in BC’s Okanagan Valley.¬† Some say that it could be our signature red…

Let’s Have a Narrative About Riesling Before I Go Haywire With Chardonnay!

Okanagan Crush Pad's Narrative Riesling 2018 and Haywire Secrest Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 with wine in glass

Okanagan Crush Pad has a few different labels that they produce wine under.¬† I think they like being able to produce different styles of wines through these different labels. Two labels are Narrative and Haywire. They describe Haywire as “Haywire…

Seeing the Forest or the Trees with Two Haywire Pinot Gris Wines

Haywire Pinot Gris 2019 and Haywire Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris 2018 with wines in glass

Are you seeing the forest or the trees? An airliner or a bird’s eye view? General or more specific? That is what I wondered as I tasted these two bottles of Pinot Gris by Okanagan Crush Pad’s Haywire Wines from…

Two Big Reds from Dirty Laundry – Bordello and Cabernet Sauvignon

Dirty Laundry Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordello with wines in glass

The last two wines that I’m tasting from Dirty Laundry Vineyard are Big Reds; a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Bordeaux blend. Nothing dirty here.¬† Lots of fresh fruit flavours in these two wines.¬† Great aromas and flavours.¬† Let me tell…

A Few Wines from Giant Head Estate Winery for You

Giant Head Pinot Noir, Blanc de Noir, and Rose wines

Giant Head Winery, located in Summerland along the Bottleneck Drive, purchased their land in 2004 and have been producing wine since 2008.¬† Owners¬†John Glavina and Jinny Lee run the operation, making small batches of wine.¬† They produce Gew√ľrztraminer, Pinot Noir,…

Lunessence Winery Winemaker’s Cut and More

Lunessence Winery sign

Lunessence Winery in Summerland, BC is one of our newer wineries. ¬†2016 was their third vintage. ¬†Their philosophy is to create fine wines that showcase the unique terroir of their vineyards. ¬†They use sustainable, environmentally sensitive viticulture, treating the vineyard…