Kraze Legz Winery is well on its way to becoming the “Cat’s Meow” of the BC winery scene.  The three vintages to date have resulted in thirteen hand crafted wines; eleven of these wines have brought one or more Silver Medals home from the Canadian Wine Awards, the BC Wine Awards and the InterVin International Wine Awards.

Most of their artisan wines are sold through its 1920’s themed “speakeasy” tasting room and their wine club; playfully known as the “Joe Sent Me Wine Club”. Eight of its thirteen wines are sold out, and the rest are promising to follow shortly.  The tasting room is open from May to October, but if you can’t make it, the best way to avoid disappointment is to become a wine club member.  The only condition of membership is to commit to purchasing one case of wine annually.  In return, you get first right of refusal on new and special releases, which can be shipped to you in orders as small as four bottles.

Proprietor and Winemaker Sue Thygesen will not only be working hand in hand with husband and Co-proprietor Gerry Thygesen to craft the 2012 vintage; she will also be producing two calendars featuring photos of winery cats from wineries throughout BC and Ontario.  In addition to all she does at the winery, Sue is also a photographer.  The BC edition will be titled The Cat’s Pajamas and the Ontario edition will be released under the title The Cat’s Meow; two fun slang phrases circa 1920.   All winery cats from BC and Ontario are eligible for selection, and just to give every kitten and cat a kick at the can, there will be a spot for one non-winery cat in each calendar.  To enter your special kitty in the contest, or join the “Joe Sent Me Wine Club”, visit the winery on line at for details.

~ Courtney Fossett