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There is romance surrounding this winery. From the people, to the vineyards to the wine, all parts play into a wonderful story of building the dream. Charlie Baessler and Jesce (Walker) Baessler were both initiated early into the wine industry by their families. Although Jesce’s life began far away in Nunavut where she grew up and Charlie’s far away in Switzerland, destiny brought them together in the Similkameen where they would meet and fall in love. Fast forward just a few years and the two are co-owners of the stunning former Herder estate in Keremeos and parents to a perfect…

Eau Vivre Winery is spectacularly positioned in the centre of all the wineries in the Similkameen Valley. Any route through the Similkameen will take you close enough to the winery that stopping in is easy and convenient.  Recipients of the Similkameen’s two, and only, Lieutenant Governor’s Awards to show for their hard work, it is not a winery to be missed on your tour. The summer brought a flurry of new releases including the 2012 vintage of their big, Bordeaux-style red aptly named Buddhafull. Recent vintages of the Cinq Blanc, Viognier, and Malbec were also released. But now the gang…

Viognier and Pinot Noir are going to be the stars of the show at Eau Vivre Winery in Cawston this year. Both will be made with grapes grown in the Similkameen Valley. This will be the first vintage of a single variety Viognier produced at Eau Vivre although it will not be completely new to winemaker Anthony Buchanan. Previous vintages of the Cinq Blanc have featured a Viognier component and he knows what it is capable of. 16% of the Viognier grapes were fermented on the skins and punched down three times daily, just like a red wine. “This will…