It’s spring wine release time! The new vintages of beautiful 2016 wines are now available. Make sure to stock up on your favorites for those many sunny patio days ahead and join a wine club or two to ensure you don’t miss out on small lot releases. Festivals and events are also being announced for the year, so put on your partty pants and get ready to live it up. Do get your calendars out to save the dates for upcoming events like the Pinot Noir Celebration on August 19th – website:
Garagiste North Wine Festivals has three events planned throughout the province this year. This unique festival celebrates the under 2000 case, small producers and provides a special taste of wine country. April 22nd they are in Vancouver, July 29th in Parksville and August 27th in Penticton – website:
There are lots of new wineries to visit on your tours this year– and eateries. In particular, you will want to visit the brand new Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ. The result of the partnering of RauDZ Regional Table and Terrafina Restaurant, this delicious amalgamation of talents is going to create the newest destination restaurant in the Okanagan.
I want to thank my amazing team of writers for again contributing their words to the magazine. The symphony of voices they provide, each with a unique style and vision, make this a community magazine written with passion.
Cheers to another wonderful year in wine country! Don’t forget to shop direct and support your local farmers markets- we have some wonderful recipes inside for you to make using local ingredients.