The View Winery is budding with fresh faces, products and events this spring. Jill Hanson is the new wineshop manager and already boasts an extensive collection of red shoes for every occasion. Jill moved here from Vancouver after becoming a sommelier to continue her career in wine. Loving life in the heart of BC wine country, she looks forward to sharing The View Winery experience with guests. Under her inspiration and direction, a “Vine Tingling Tasting Experience” was created this year. Booked in advance, this intimate tour features wine education, food and wine pairings and a stroll through the vineyard and orchards.

Karly Pauls is the new Wine Ambassador. A huge zest for life and great wine, Karly is responsible for sales and marketing and keeps her red shoes busy travelling throughout Interior BC and the Lower Mainland promoting The View wines.
New to the collection this vintage is Well-Heeled. True to winemaker Kristy French’s Australian roots, it’s a fortified “Sticky”, a unique blend of Müller-Thurgau and Ehrenfelser picked late in the 2013 harvest. Warm notes of apricot, orange blossom and caramel on the nose and palate make this a succulent and deliciously-rich dessert wine.

Also new is Hail Mary, a tongue- in-cheek tribute to the devastating hail storm that ravaged parts of South East Kelowna August 2013. A marriage of Riesling and Müller-Thurgau, it is dry with notes of tropical and citrus fruits and a hint of honey blossom.

BLING and PINK BLING Sparkling Wine Spritzers will be the guests of honour at The View’s inaugural BLING FLING Release Party, 4-9 pm, Friday, June 20th. Enjoy tasty bites paired to the new releases and smooth sounds of local Jazz Diva, Anna Jacyszyn. Contact the winery for tickets to this upbeat mixer: $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

~ Roslyne Buchanan