What a beautiful time to come and visit wine country. With the promise of spring in the air, so to returns the buzz at the wineries, dreaming and planning for new vintages and preparing to welcome their well-tended vines back for another season of glory. Winter in the Okanagan was busy. Winter Festival of Wine at Sun Peaks was another success, Kelowna welcomed come of the country’s best Chefs for the Gold Medal Plates Competition in February and Allison Markin’s Eat.Drink.Tweet workshop weekend were again filled with social media folk– many preparing for the honour of hosting the 6th annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference in Penticton next summer.

With springtime also comes the excitement of the new spring wine releases! Check out what is being unveiled in the coming months inside – and make sure to plan your wine touring trip to visit the homes of your favorite labels. We at Food & Wine Trails Magazine are thrilled to announce that we have launched our fabulous NEW Wine Touring Mobile Site to help you plan your trips and dive even deeper into wine country life! Scan this QR code to launch the new mobile site. Remember to bookmark the site so you’ll always have it handy.

Our new website is also up and ready for you to drink in. Using the new mobile site, you will now be able to map out your trips and itineraries and save them for later. Why not make it a goal to plan visits to each and every wine region this year? Meet our passionate winemakers, Winery Owners and celebrated Chefs and make sure to tell them you are following your very own, custom made Food & Wine Trail.