Posts Written ByLindsay Anders-Kelm

The BC Pinot Noir Celebration (BCPNC) was conceived in 2013 when a collection of passionate Pinot Noir producers across the province got together (over a pint or two of beer, of course) with a vision to create an event for an intimate group of winemakers and Pinot Noir lovers. The idea was simply to get together for a casual evening to enjoy great wine and incredible food, and open the dialogue about Pinot Noir in BC, how it compares to benchmarks around the world, and where the varietal is headed. Now in its fourth year, BCPNC has expanded to not…

When you see a bottle of wine on a shelf, what goes through your mind? You probably think about the winery name, label design, winery location, grape varietal and price, but do you ever stop to think about all the work that goes into the delicious final product? From the vineyard crew tending to the delicate vines, to the winemaking team carefully crafting each wine, and the marketing and sales specialists ensuring these wines make it to restaurants and stores, there are a lot of unsung heroes that help produce every bottle. At this time of year, the dedicated cellar…

At Kalala Organic Estate Winery, organic viticulture is not a trend, it’s a long-term commitment. They have been certified organic in the vineyards for five years and strive towards self-sustainability in the vineyard. Currently, their vineyard team is busy tending to the budding vines, ensuring that they all get the best possible start to the growing season. This summer, the winery will be releasing its 2013 Pinot Noir ($21). A great summer red, this Pinot has delicious aromas of coconut, cassis, and leather with flavours of succulent red cherries, vanilla, and cocoa. We can also look forward to the release…

Owners Marion and Wyn Lewis invite you to help them celebrate The Vibrant Vine’s 5th Anniversary this summer! With a newly renovated tasting room, jam-packed schedule of events, new wine club, and delicious new releases, there is truly no better time to visit this beautiful East Kelowna winery. As soon as you see a Vibrant Vine bottle, you know this winery does things a little bit differently. The fun, funky bottles are definitely eye-catching, but you might not have known that the winery produces the world’s only 3D art wine bottles (you’re gifted a pair of 3D glasses as soon…

At The View Winery we believe that every day is to be celebrated”, says President Jennifer Turton-Molgat. “In keeping with that theme we are proud to offer a line of sparkling wines for any occasion.” This year, all of The View’s wines received a fresh new look, and the bubbles are no exception. The 2014 Distraction Frizzante ($19.90) is being released in a chic new painted bottle with a traditional cork and cage, replacing the crown cap previously used. The 2014 vintage is dry in style and features a delicious blend of Ehrenfelser, Gewürztraminer and Riesling with a touch of…

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…

The team at Kalala Organic Estate Winery in West Kelowna is very serious about quality, starting in the vineyard. They have been certified organic in the vineyards since 2010 and strive towards self-sustainability in the vineyards. This commitment to quality certainly paid off in 2014 with several major awards, including a Gold Medal for their 2012 Chardonnay Icewine at Chardonnay du Monde, and Judge’s Choice for the 2011 Merlot Icewine at the Wine Align World Wine Awards. This spring, we can look forward to the release of the 2014 Harmony White. A vibrant blend of Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and…

Spring is in the air. At a winery, spring is a particularly magical time – the vines awaken from their winter slumber, new wines arrive on store shelves and the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival ushers in hundreds of guests to explore our beautiful region. As part of the festival, Volcanic Hills is hosting an Open House and BBQ on Sunday, May 3rd from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm.  During this special event, guests will be treated to complimentary tastings (regular $5) throughout the day, as well as free winery tours (regular $10) offered at 12:30 and 2:30. In addition to…