Tag: Thompson Valley

The BC Wine Industry Welcomes Six New Sub-GIs

Wine Growers of BC- BC Wine Regions Topo Map

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…

A Conversation with Winemaker Galen Barnhardt from Monte Creek Winery at VanWineFest 2022

Winemaker Galen Barnhardt from Monte Creek Winery

At the Vancouver International Wine Festival, in the Tasting Room, I did have a chance to go through a flight of Monte Creek Winery wines with Winemaker Galen Barnhardt.  Below is a discussion of the wines with Galen.  Mostly Galen…

Let Me Tell You About the Wines of BC 2021 Vintage Preview

Wines of BC 2021 Vintage Preview

2021 was a year of extreme weather conditions in BC, which had an impact on BC grapes and wine production.  Temperature records were shattered in many regions.  I’ve been told that Kelowna, Kamloops, Osoyoos, and Lillooet were among 60 cities…

Getting Back to Our First BC Trade Wine Tasting Event During COVID – My Selections

Local Flights tasting

It was about 18 months ago since I, and other wine trade people, were able to get together and taste BC wines.  We all arrived wearing masks. Some of us with different haircuts, glasses, etc., so you may have to…

Monte Creek Winery Announces Record Wine Wins In 2020

Winemaker Galen Barnhardt and General Manager Erik Fisher with the 2020 All Canadian Wine Champions Founder’s Award for Best Overall Performance.

In BC we love to celebrate the success of our wineries both locally and abroad.  Monte Creek Winery in Kamloops is one winery in our newer wine regions, the Thompson Valley, that is having success and would like to share…

MyWinePal Summer Road Trip Visit to Monte Creek Ranch Winery

At the Monte Creek Ranch Winery

Taking a last-minute trip to Kamloops before summer holidays was a great idea.  Over two days you can very pleasantly visit the four wineries that are in the area, plus do some sightseeing and enjoy a few meals at the…