(Photo: Jennifer Molgat, owner)

On the red heels of the success of their Bling sparkling wine spritzer, South East Kelowna’s The View Winery has announced it will produce two varieties of their wine in a can for 2014. White Bling will feature Gewürztraminer, Ehrenfelser and Riesling grapes while the newest addition to The View’s Diva Club, Pink Bling, will be a blend of the winery’s signature red and white varietals. These fun wine spritzers were B.C.’s first wine in a can and are made to reflect the winery’s fun and feminine vibe. Bling sold out fast last year, so buy early and keep handy for those hot summer days!

This year will also add a fairytale ending to the winery’s tragic loss of much of their crop due to a treacherous hailstorm in August 2013. In true View Winery fashion, the crews dug their heels in and managed to ripen a select, smaller crop. This rescued harvest has been turned into the very special Hail Mary aromatic white blend. Fingers crossed, this is a one-time only vintage!

Both White and Pink Blings along with the Hail Mary will be available for purchase in late April at the winery and a few select locations. Proceeds from Bling will continue to support the winery’s charitable program – The View Cares: Red Shoe Campaign.

Also hot on the heels of its win at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Tourism & Hospitality, watch for The View Winery’s Vine Tingling Experiences. Combining local food (think chocolate and cheese) with wine education, tastings and tours, the Vine Tingling Experience will flood your senses with all things food and wine. And stay tuned for The View Winery’s first inaugural event, The Bling Fling, in June. For more details visit www.theviewwinery.com.

~ Laura Lushington