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Summerland Estate Winery and B&B is happy to announce its first upcoming event with Caron Maria Records. “We are excited to team up with Summerland Estate Winery and be able to showcase our artists just down the road from our recording studio,” says producer Thurein Myint. “It is sure to be a wonderful way to spend an evening during the Thanksgiving weekend”. A Night of Music, Wine and Dinner Peace, Love and Rock ’n Roll with Mason Burns takes place October 6. Mason Burns is a talented singer/songwriter out of Penticton, with much of his material inspired by classic rock…

Renovations are well underway at Summerland Estate Winery and B&B and are scheduled to be completed mid-July. Architect Norman Goddard has designed three outdoor spaces for guests to enjoy that take full advantage of the Okanagan Lake view. There will be a licensed picnic area by the wine shop where guests can enjoy charcuterie and estate-grown VQA wines. From the picnic area, guests can wander a path down to the vineyard where there will be a deck surrounded by grass for vineyard experiences and tours. The most anticipated space resides between the B&B and vineyard where they are creating an…

We have finally said goodbye to the winter blues and hello to spring. It’s a great time to check in at Summerland Estate Winery + B&B. Aside from the seasonal task of pruning and laying down canes, the winery is full of action as renovation plans come together. The brush has been removed to enhance the view of Okanagan Lake and areas are being sculpted to feature a picnic area by the wine shop and private event location for B&B guests. In March, Summerland Estate welcomed Shannon Grimshaw to the team to manage the onsite, three-bedroom B&B as well as…

Overlooking Okanagan Lake, Summerland Estate Winery and B&B offers both beautiful scenery and organic and terroir driven wines. Summerland Estate purchased Sonoran Winery in 2016, and immediately transitioned the 3.2-acre vineyard to organic practices. Sharon Xie, executive director, says “Our terroir features limestone, granite and volcanic rock on a silt base, offering the ideal climate and minerals for growing premium estate wines.” The company entrusts its winemaking to Matt Dumayne, of Okanagan Crush Pad, who is both experienced and passionate. Focussing on small batches that are 100 per cent estate grown, each wine is named after the ending digit of…

Wine is big business, but as we know, most big businesses become faceless brands, and the passion for the craft and quality of the product can be lost when the focus turns from the product to increasing sales volume. And this is why boutique wineries are the most fun to explore and often yield the best wines and most interesting stories. Lunessence boutique winery and vineyard is one such gem of winery. Visitors are warmly welcomed and can relax on the spacious patio, listening to classical music and tasting an array of inspiring wines. Is there a better way to…

Dirty Laundry Vineyard has been long known for its white wines, cleaning up in awards competitions with its Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, and Secret Affair blend. In recent years, as the red wine program has expanded, Dirty Laundry has received accolades for selections such as Bordello and Cabernet Merlot, and this year Kay Syrah was awarded a gold medal at the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition. It’s little wonder that Dirty Laundry has been expanding its red portfolio and this year for the first time, the winery has produced a single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. Pick up yours soon because…

(pictured: Drew and Lauren look forward to giving you a tour of the winery) For adults only, book ahead for an elevated tasting and tour package called Upstairs at Dirty Laundry, available by appointment only, Monday to Friday. For $15 per person, join the WSET-educated team of Lauren Selfridge, online marketing manager, and Drew Kuchta, cellar master, for a behind the scenes experience. Drew will take you on a tour of the cellar with barrel tasting and Lauren will lead wine education and cheese pairing in the upstairs Board Room. No minors or children, please, for this in-depth session that…

The cycles of the moon are an important feature in every Farmer’s Almanac; the celestial influence that rules the tides of every sea and ocean are also considered an important element in agricultural management throughout the seasons. And so it is at Lunessence, where sustainable and environmentally sensitive viticultural practices work with the seasons of nature and cycles of the moon. Winemaker Michal Mosny and viticulturist Martina Mosny are responsible for the recent accolades and interest in Lunessence wines. Martina works with the vineyard as a living and varied ecosystem. By integrating biodynamic practices in the vineyard, she focuses on…

 Plato reportedly once said, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” How inspiring. Now let’s add a little wine to the music or music to the wine, and we become uplifted, joyous. Stress is released, tongues and ties loosen, friends and lovers unite, and the world becomes a happier place. Music and wine – a glorious coupling, a gift from the gods sent to relieve humankind from the daily worries and woes. Does that sound a little too much?…

Dirty Laundry Vineyard currently swings open the wine shop doors, seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm, and the first bottling of 2017 is in the books. The winemakers have been busy getting several new vintages ready for tasting, including the highly popular Virgin Viognier, which sold out in record time last year. Virgin Viognier is described as pure, smooth and delightfully racy. Says Lauren Selfridge, Bordello Club manager “She explodes with aromatics the moment her cap is released. It’s a perfect wine for food pairing or sipping on its own.” Test it yourself on the newly…