Written by: Lesley Buxton  The Fraser Valley is emerging as British Columbia’s newest wine region and partners Carolyn Glazier and Darci Steffins of Capulet Properties | Angell Hasman & Associates believe the time is now for savvy industry investors to establish a Fraser Valley operation.  “The Fraser Valley could be the next Napa Valley of 50 years ago, the Okanagan of 20 years ago,” Darci says. “Our local Wine Tasting Trail is growing more and more each year. Timing is everything to secure your place on it.” This new wine region, which covers Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Delta, Langley and Aldergrove, is…

Written by: Amber Rae Bouchard   A fresh spring season in the Okanagan means it’s time to stop hibernating with some full-bodied Bordeaux blends and opt for something fresh and adventurous to fill our wine glasses.  Recline Ridge Winery has just the solution! Located in the Shuswap, Recline Ridge exists outside of the hustle and bustle of city life. Surrounded by rolling mountains, provincial parks and the picturesque Margaret Falls, natural amenities abound for adventurous souls. Leading A Revolution in Wine Vessels Meet Wine2Go, your perfect adventure companion. Made from local, cool-climate varietals including Bacchus and Zweigelt, Wine2Go comes with the…

Written by: Katie Truscott   Black Hills Winery welcomes the fiercely talented Ross Wise to the fold as lead winemaker. Ross brings over 16 years of unique and broad wine experience to Black Hills. Big Goals, Big Moves The fairytale-like wine journey of Ross Wise is inspiring and impressive. Ross grew up on a sheep farm in Central Otago, New Zealand. He enjoyed farm life, but felt a greater calling toward viticulture. He completed his degree in viticulture and began his career with Crossroads Winery — a small winery in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. He moved on to the great vineyards…

Written by: Roslyne Buchanan  It’s fitting to say welcome in Italian to Chef James Hanna, who RauDZ Creative Concepts has announced will be leading the culinary team at Terrafina at Hester Creek this season.Passionate about eating and cooking Italian food, Chef Hanna promises a focussed Italian approach to the menu.  Fresh, local cuisine expressed with a homestyle Italian warmth is a perfect match. After all, Terrafina’s name is derived from the Italian, meaning “from the earth.” This bewitching, Tuscan-style restaurant is nestled by the vines of Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver; however, the ambiance embodies the iconic old country.…

This summer, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards celebrates 25 years of achievement, quality and innovation. Established in 1994 when the wine scene in Oliver was still in its infancy, Tinhorn Creek grew alongside the region, quickly gaining the reputation as a pioneer in the BC wine industry.  This past quarter century, the South Okanagan wine region has flourished and grown. Written By: Katie Truscott A Leader in Viticulture Tinhorn Creek first established itself in the 1990s when the majority of surrounding farms planted fruits and vegetables. Grapevines were uncommon. Tinhorn Creek became a leader in viticulture, inspiring others to follow suit. It was…

  Award-winning wine sales continue to climb, according to Statistics Canada, and home-turf advantage goes far in luxury products. For wineries and winery investors poised to expand their market, purchasing Okanagan and Lower Mainland locations may be the next step. If so, it makes sense to tap into Capulet Properties’ experience in luxury sales and tailored concierge services. Partners Carolyn Glazier and Darci Steffins have lived, worked and served the Fraser Valley community within the Greater Vancouver Regional District for over 25 years. They’ve experienced the lifestyle that gives them a sharp sense of the ideal match between owners and…

Originally from the Okanagan Valley, the Ratzclaffs have found lasting passion at Recline Ridge in the Tappen Valley outside Salmon Arm. The Ma’n’Pa outfit consistently produces outstanding expressions of aromatic wines. The 10–acre estate features the cool-climate varietals Ortega, Madeleine Angevine, Madeleine Sylvaner, Optima, Foch, and Siegerrebe. The portfolio also incorporates locally grown features such as Blaufränkisch, Kerner, Zweigelt, Pinot Noir and Bacchus. This May the vineyard released Wine2Go, fruit-forward, aromatic white and red wine in a can. The outpouring of support was spectacular! The best part for the Recline Ridge family was seeing neighbours visit for the first time…

‘The Okanagan Table: The Art of Everyday Home Cooking’ Ingredients 3 sage leaves 1 fl oz Dark Horse rye 1 fl oz Ginger Honey ½ fl oz fresh lemon juice 1 egg white (optional) Ginger Honey ½ cup water 2 tbsp finely chopped        ginger Peel of 1 orange ½ cup honeye [  Serves 1  ] Ginger Honey In a small pot, bring water and salt to a boil.  Add ginger and orange peel and simmer for 10 minutes.  Add honey and stir until dissolved.  Strain and chill. Next put sage in a Boston Shaker and muddle with a…

Fall is a great time to delve into Armstrong/Spallumcheen’s eclectic community. Come for the beautiful landscapes and farm-fresh flavours; stay for the warm-hearted locals and cozy vibes. We are ready to embrace our favourite fall events and activities. Join us! Events Pumpkin Fest – Thanksgiving weekend. All things PUMPKIN! www.aschamber.com/harvest-pumpkin-festival.html Cheese! It’s A Natural – Saturday, November 3. Watch for details. www.facebook.com/events/1621454944620567/ O’Keefe Ranch – Come for a scare at the Haunted Corn Maze and satisfy your sweet tooth at the General Store. www.okeeferanch.ca Farmstrong Cider Company Jeff and Halee Fried are strong-hearted local farmers – one could even say…

Anyone who has ever visited Spirit Ridge Resort knows this isn’t the kind of place one forgets. Located in the heart of the ancient home of the Osoyoos Indian Band, this land is infused with culture, history and beauty. From the perfect blue of Osoyoos Lake to the dramatic vistas of the Okanagan Range, visitors are enveloped in splendour. Spirit Ridge is a modern-day oasis, boasting top-of-the-line amenities and accommodation. It’s the perfect venue for those hungering for a short getaway from the pressure of contemporary life. In keeping with this ideal, Spirit Ridge has created the ultimate autumn getaway.…