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If you can make it on the world stage you can make it anywhere, and Meyer is proving out its forays into markets such as the UK, China, Japan, the Philippines and Norway by taking home a gold medal for their 2015 Pinot Noir in the International Wine Challenge in London, England. The challenge, owned by William Reed Business Media, now in its 34th year, is accepted at the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition. Throughout the rigorous processes, each medal-winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges. London-based Marks & Spencer…

Nighthawk Vineyards is a true family run farm gate winery, now in their third season. Less than ten minutes from the village of Okanagan Falls, the winery is perched atop the surrounding hills, against the picturesque shores of Green Lake. The Bibby family’s passion and devotion to their vineyard is perhaps best reflected in their 2016 Late Harvest Gewürztraminer “Special Select”. Born from an all-family harvest at -12 degrees, the frozen grapes went through a slow basket press outside over a two-day period to extract the golden nectar that has become their new signature vintage. This unique dessert wine, along…

Capturing three Best in Shows is making for a lot of toasts at Wild Goose. The trifecta of accolades include: Best in Show at the Fifth Annual Cascadia Wine Competition, a first for a Canadian winery, with the 2016 Pinot Gris, the 2017 BC Best of Varietal Awards – Wine of the Year – 2016 Mystic River Gewürztraminer and Best Winery in 2017 in the Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine 2017. “It has been an extremely humbling year and a great honour but a true validation of the great vintages of the past couple years and the efforts of…

If you can make it on the world stage you can make it anywhere, and Meyer is proving out its forays into markets such as the UK, China, Japan, the Philippines and Norway by taking home a gold medal for their 2015 Pinot Noir in the International Wine Challenge in London, England. The challenge, owned by William Reed Business Media, now in its 34th year, is accepted at the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition. Throughout the rigorous processes, each medal-winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges. London-based Marks & Spencer…

“Cold spring” rings true as the DeLong Studio folks are delighted to report the yard and gardens are now ready for the season with flowers and trees in full bloom despite the cold start. “Bling”, however, is used tongue-in-cheek because you’ll find DeLong Studio is not your usual jewelry store. “We specialize in natural stone and silver jewelry, from delicate to bold,” says Sue May. “In our relaxed shopping atmosphere, Sue and Paula are always happy to take time to help our customers find that special piece that’s just right for them. We’ll provide advice for the care and long…

Diversity is what makes the wines at Stag’s Hollow, namely, the diversity of terroirs between their two main vineyards, Stag’s Hollow Vineyard and Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard. Both produce a variety of grapes that give winemaker Dwight Sick a range of possibilities for making wine. The two vineyard sites are very different. The Stag’s Hollow Vineyard, that surrounds the winery, is a deep kettle of gravel, cratered out by a massive block of ice during the ice age. When the ice melted, it left a beautiful, sloping site perfect for a vineyard. Shuttleworth Creek is the outer rim of alluvial fan…

It’s that exciting time of the year when those nasty winter winds finally begin to fade away and the warm, early season sun draws us out to play. And for those just itching to get out into the spring weather Meyer Family Vineyards is inviting the entire family out to the winery to play in the expanded picnicking garden and patio, and will officially open its doors for the new season on April 1st. The winery itself is also an idyllic setting for every member of the family. The patio, ringed by a quaint flower dotted garden, looks out over…

The heart of Wine Country wraps around the Okanagan Falls Area stretching from Skaha Lake to Vaseux Lake. The area is famed for some of Canada’s top wine production with the highest quality wines in the valley. What has largely been kept a secret only sought out by those wine lovers in the know, these hidden gems of small wineries offer a taste of some of the finest wines, wonderful people and the heart of the Okanagan wine experience. Call each winery for wineshop hours. ofwa.ca    for upcoming events, winery members and more!  

The remarkable growing season of 2016 with an extended warm fall will be remembered by the Kruger family as bittersweet. The amazing vintage was overshadowed by the passing of Wild Goose’s founder and British Columbia wine pioneer Adolf Kruger in November. He was a trailblazer of the British Columbia wine industry and was instrumental in opening one of BC’s first “farmgate” wineries, Wild Goose Vineyards in June of 1990.   “Last year was a tough year for us,” says Roland Kruger, Wild Goose general manager. “My father was very influential in the wine industry and leaves quite a footprint behind.…

Wine Country Pioneer: Adolf Friedrich Kruger October 5, 1931 – NOVEMBER 20, 2016 We are sad to announce the passing of the much loved Adolf Friedrich “Fritz” Kruger on November 20th, 2016 at the age of 85 years. Patriarch of Wild Goose Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, Adolf was a pioneer of the local wine industry and was instrumental in creating farmgate status for wineries – a crucial moment in wine country history. Born in Kehrberg, Germany on October 5, 1931, Adolf spent much of his childhood growing up during the war years. After the war and having fled East Germany,…