Tag: syrah

The French Influence on the Southern Hemisphere

French Influence in Southern Hemisphere Wines

Winemaking has been around for hundreds of years.  We are very familiar with wines coming from Europe, in particular France, where we talk about Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne.  We typically call Europe the “Old World” wine region, while wines made…

2 Quality Red Wines From Frind Estate Winery at VanWineFest 2022

Frind Estate Winery Midnight and The Premier 2020

I am really enjoying these two red wines from Frind Estate Winery in West Kelowna..  I poured their Midnight 2020, made from 100% Marechal Foch grapes, and their The Premier 2020, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Regent,…

Clay Amphora and Concrete Vessels Making Wine At Okanagan Crush Pad

Okanagan Crush Pad Narrative Syrah Viognier 2018 and Haywire Pinot Noir 2020

Clay and concrete vessels are two more historical materials that have been used to ferment grape must into wine. But both have been having a comeback in the last few years. I have two wines from Okanagan Crush Pad. The…

Two Blends from Frind Estate Winery You Can Try at VanWineFest 2022

Frind Estate Winery The Baronesse 2021 and Big Red 2020

Have you heard of Frind Estate Winery before?  They are one of the newer wineries, located in West Kelowna.  Eric Von Krosigk, their winemaker, comes with lots of great knowledge.  He is originally from Vernon. In 1983, Eric moved to…

Welcome Frind Estate Winery to VanWineFest 2022

Frind Estate Winery wines at VanWineFest 2022

Here we have BC’s Frind Estate Winery telling us about their history and the wines they will be pouring at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Enjoy. Frind Estate Winery opened its doors August long weekend of 2019. The cogs were…