The team at The View Winery in Kelowna has a lot to look forward to this year. Not only has their crop come back beautifully after a catastrophic hail storm in 2013, but they are also adding new Pinot Noir plantings, and their Pinot Gris plantings have reached maturity and will be a welcome addition to the 2015 harvest.
In addition to the changes in the vineyard, this year also brings a fresh, new look for the wines. The winery’s signature red shoe will still appear on the new label and be beautifully etched on each screw cap, but Winery President Jennifer Molgat is excited to unveil the cleaner, more formal look for their single varietal wines. For their estate blends, The View will also be releasing two fun new lines – Voulez View and Silver Lining.  The whimsical Voulez View Blanc (a lively blend of Riesling and Gewürztraminer) and Voulez View Rosé (a refreshing sipper made with 100% Pinotage) will replace the Red Shoe White and Distraction Rosé, while the new Silver Lining Estate White (delicious blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Ehrenfelser) and Silver Lining Estate Rosé (luscious Baco Noir with a vibrant undertone of aromatic whites) will be exclusively available in BC VQA Wine Stores throughout BC, each at an amazing value of under $15! The Silver Lining wines will insert a little optimism into daily life with whimsical and inspirational quotes, including one from their own President, “I like to see the glass as half full…hopefully of great wine!”
For more information about The View Winery and for details about their upcoming Spring Okanagan Wine Festival events, visit
~ Lindsay Kelm