The violent, volcanic birth of our valley eons ago left in its wake an environment internationally renowned for wine. In the shadow of the valley’s most monolithic, and thankfully now dormant volcanoes, this history lingers in the soil, providing a terroir unique from the rest of … [Read more...] about Savour the Last of Summer in the Vineyards and Cellar of Volcanic Hills Estate Winery
The best gems are always hidden just a little off the beaten path. Perched above West Kelowna, along the charmingly rural West Kelowna farm loop, rests a serene and authentic slice of Italy at Ciao Bella Winery. Where Famiglia is Always Welcome This working-farm vineyard spans … [Read more...] about Deep Roots and the Perfection of an Okanagan Classic
It’s fitting that traditional 10-year anniversary gifts are tin or aluminum, materials symbolizing the “durability and flexibility to sustain a loving union,” according to Wikipedia. Since officially opening on July 5, 2008, Kalala Organic Estate Winery has captured “the heart … [Read more...] about 10 YEARS OF WEST KELOWNA’S “MIRACLE PLACE” KALALA ORGANIC ESTATE WINERY
While tame and docile today, the rolling hills of West Kelowna hide a more explosive past. The volcanic legacy of this region is still found today in the region’s mineral rich soil, which leaves a uniquely identifiable mark on the grapes that grow in the shadow of Mount … [Read more...] about THERE’S GOLD IN THEM VOLCANIC HILLS!
Vacations are rarely as relaxing as they’re meant to be. All the stress of rushing up and down the valley, down dead-end roads and along busy highways looking for the winery that your friends told you about. What was its name? Why not just escape all that hustle and bustle and … [Read more...] about UNWIND AT CIAO BELLA WITH A NEAPOLITAN PICNIC UNDER THE OKANAGAN SUN