Posts Written ByKathy Michaels

Labels at Culmina Winery are like title pages in the Triggs family’s story, and their newest vintage of Dilemma, which is to be released in their tasting room this fall is no different.  This Chardonnay, which recently earned 94 points from John Schreiner, offers insight into how carefully the family made decisions when they embarked on re-establishing themselves in an industry they spent decades shaping and then left behind. Sara Triggs, who in 2012 joined the winery her father Don and mother Elaine initiated in 2007, explained one of the many things the family was looking for when they started scouting…

Black Hills winemaker Graham Pierce promised that 2014 provided yet another outstanding vintage of Nota Bene and since the September 1st release, its devoted following has agreed.   Nota Bene’s tantalizing signature of raspberries, plum and fruit leather is complemented by dusty, mushroom and earthy components. Rich, velvety smooth tannins coat the palate resulting in a well-balanced, elegant and delicate lingering finish of raspberries and spice. The vintage is medium-full bodied, with well integrated tannins and lengthy weight. While Pierce played an important part in the process, Nota Bene’s consistency and fluctuations are also a reflection of the environment, something…

Little Straw’s Barrel Top Grill offers an opportunity to absorb all that’s best about the valley.  Chef Trevor Mayhew’s passion for smoking the best flavours from locally produced fare and pairing it with the winery’s well renown vintages offers a taste experience that is deliciously Okanagan.


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