Posts Tagged“west kelowna”

Now recognized as pioneers of Okanagan wine history, Mt. Boucherie Winery has been growing grapes since 1968 working some 300 acres of vineyard properties. With time and history comes knowledge. Mt. Boucherie’s legacy of growing grapes in different regions and terroir allows the winery to use 100% estate-grown grapes coming from all across the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. Grapes are harvested from their properties in the Similkameen, Okanagan Falls, Oliver Golden Mile and HQ in West Kelowna where their winery is located. The range of terroir gives winemaker Jim Faulkner the rare opportunity to create great diversity in the portfolio…

Quails’ Gate Winery in West Kelowna is renowned for its superb wines, and at the top of the list you’ll discover their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.  As over 1,200 wine aficionados will tell you, membership in Quails’ Gate Cellar Door Club is the perfect way to access and enjoy the very best the winery has to offer, delivered right to your door. From unforgettable wines to unforgettable memories, the Cellar Door Club hosts members to some incredible and uniquely special events each year. On July 25th, Quails’ Gate has a remarkable evening planned, the Summer Harvest Table Dinner. Hosted at…

Even as a small boy, Rick Thrussell of Sage Hills Winery and Vineyard had an affinity for wine. At the age of 6 his family allowed him one small glass at special holidays, at 12 he could discern aromas and nuances and at 18, when other boys were carting a case of beer, Rick brought a bottle of wine. While working as a homebuilder in the Lower Mainland, his love affair with wine continued as he took wine appreciation and Sommelier classes. After deciding it was time to retire he turned his eyes towards his lifelong dream and searched for…

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…

If you’ve been to Quails’ Gate Estate Winery, you have experienced the tantalizing ambiance that springs from fabulous wines, vineyards so near you can reach out and touch them, lakefront views and a superb restaurant.  People like to linger at Quails’ Gate and now, you can include a top notch mini vacation as part of your visit. Quails’ Gate has launched two exclusive rental properties on the lake. The two bedroom cottage, The Nest, and the Lake House, a four bedroom home, are beautifully appointed and available for three or more nights.  After a day of wine touring, dinner at…

In a valley full of sparkling gems, The Cove Lakeside Resort in West Kelowna, shines amongst its’ brightest.  With 150 condo-style rooms, incredible views of Okanagan Lake and lush gardens, an on-site spa and a delectable array of great food and entertainment, it’s the ideal vacation, conference or wedding destination. Director of sales and marketing, Leasa Kennedy, says there is exciting news at the Resort, including a preferred partnership with internationally acclaimed Quails’ Gate Winery.  Quails’ Gate wines are featured in Resort packages and are available for in-room purchase. They’ve also introduced the new Gellatly Reserve meeting room, overlooking their…

Photo: (l-r) Tibby, Julie & Ben enjoying the wine life on the vineyards at Kalala.

 

Kalala Organic Estate Winery’s central Westside Trail location makes visiting easy, but wine lovers worth their salt would go to great lengths for their amazing wines, spectacular people and impeccable farming ethics.


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