Tag: VQA

Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Vineyard Old Block Pinot Noir 2022 and McLean Creek Vineyard Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir 2022

Two 2022 Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir to EnjoyPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  April 6, 2024

If you enjoy Pinot Noir, these two wines should excite you.  Meyer Family Vineyards from the Okanagan Falls area of BC concentrate on Burgundian-style Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  I received a bottle of their Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Vineyard Old Block Pinot Noir 2022 and McLean Creek Vineyard Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir 2022 to review for you.  I’ve been…

Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Vinhedo Pinot Noir 2021 and Merlot 2020

Quick Review: Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Vinhedo Merlot 2020 and Pinot Noir 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  April 1, 2024

Here are two fruit-forward BC red wines for you to enjoy. you may want to consider Da Silva Vineyards and Winery.  Their Vinhedo Merlot 2020 and Pinot Noir 2021.  The Da Silva family immigrated from Portugal to Canada, have over 65 years of farming experience in the South Okanagan, and started their winery in 2006.  They note that this intrinsic…

Blue Mountain Estate Cuvee Gamay Noir 2022 with wine in glass

Quick Review: Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Estate Cuvee Gamay Noir 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  March 25, 2024

Gamay Noir is a grape that gets little respect. Some people may equate it to Beaujolais Nouveau, but it can be much more. BC wineries make quality Gamay Noir. A point in case is this bottle; Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellarss Estate Cuvée Gamay Noir 2022. The grapes were hand harvested, then cold soaked and fermented using indigenous yeasts to…

Stratus sign

Ontario’s Stratus Vineyards Show Creativity in the Vineyard and WineryPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 16, 2023

Ontario’s Stratus Vineyards is a 55-acre farm, set in the Niagara Lakeshore appellation of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and is planted to 16 grape varieties.  All the grapes are grown sustainably. Their winery is the first in the world to be fully Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) – certified, which embodies their commitment to sustainability. The winery uses geothermal heating and…

Southbrook Vineyards building and signage

Visiting Southbrook Vineyards “Green” Vineyard and WineryPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 12, 2023

Southbrook Vineyards in the Niagara-on-the-Lake region of Ontario undertakes biodynamic and organic vineyard agriculture, plus is LEED Gold Certified for their energy and environmental design in green buildings.  Southbrook is Canada’s first certified Organic and Biodynamic Winery.  They have everything from native meadows and a Monarch butterfly waystation to using lighter wine bottles to lower their carbon footprint.  I looked…

An oak fermentation vessel with Bee logo from Rosewood Estate Winery & Meadery

Bee Impressed with Ontario’s Rosewood Estate Winery & MeaderyPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 9, 2023

I received recommendations from a friend to visit Rosewood Winery & Meadery while I was visiting the Niagara region.  I was curious to attend, in part because I had not tried mead.  This winery, started in 2000, is owned by the Roman family and originated from Ukraine.  They are also the only winery in Ontario with a license to produce…

Thanksgiving dinner

Some Canadian Wines to Enjoy With Your Thanksgiving Dinner

 mywinepal  October 6, 2023

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving.  I looked back at the past few months this year to see what current BC and Ontario wines might be a good match for a roast turkey or ham dinner.  Below are wines from both provinces that I think would be good pairings. BC Wines High Note Estate Winery Soubrette Pinot Grigio 2022 – this…

Haywire Pink Bub 2021 with strawberries

Haywire Winery Pink Bub 2021 and Strawberries?

 mywinepal  June 10, 2023

A glass of sparkling rosé wine and strawberries seems like a wonderful romantic pairing, doesn’t it?  I  received a bottle of BC Haywire Winery Pink Bub 2021 and recently purchased farm field-ripened strawberries and thought I would try this pairing.  I can say they are definitely delicious together.  Let me tell you about the wine and the pairing. My Wine…

Top Drop Vancouver

My Top Drop Picks From Top Drop Canada 2023

 mywinepal  May 29, 2023

I enjoy attending the Top Drop Canada wine tasting each year.  It is probably my second favourite event after the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  If you have not heard of Top Drop before, the organizers describe it as “Top Drop’s focus and mandate is providing a platform for terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. We believe in the…

Hester Creek Syrah 2020 and Character Red 2021

Two BC Hester Creek Red Wines for Winter or Spring Enjoyment

 mywinepal  May 11, 2023

While it is transitioning to spring in Vancouver, we can still enjoy big red wines with hearty meals as well as start the bbq and have red wines with our grilled meats as well. I have two red wines from Hester Creek Estate Winery that will fit the bill. I opened the Hester Creek Syrah 2020 and the Hester Creek…