Tag: viognier

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…

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…

2 Vegan-Friendly, Wild Ferment Wines from Yalumba in Australia

Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2020 and Organic Shiraz 2019

Do you look for vegan wines? They are becoming more common. I have two vegan-friendly wines for you from Yalumba in Australia. I tasted their Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2019 and Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2020. Both are single varietal…

A Back Door Winery White Blend and Their Estate Reserve Pinotage

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

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…