Osake Junmai Sparkling Sake Released

We have just bottled a new batch of OSAKE JUNMAI SPARKLING SAKE ($24.00) just in time to celebrate the coming festive season.  It’s lightly sweet and bubbly with 13.5% in alc. vol., a perfect drink for holiday gatherings with your family and friends ! Our business hours in December and January are: For the balance…

A Very Happy Holiday for Wineries in British Columbia: Toasting the 2009 Vintage

2009 was an unusual year for winemakers and viticulturalists in British Columbia with winter damage in January, late bud break in May, excellent fruit set in July and an early harvest in September and October. Unfortunately harvest was interrupted by an even earlier frost; Mother Nature was ever-changing throughout the year! The Okanagan once again…

News From Wild Goose Vineyards

Report from the Vintage Anyone who thinks that farming is not exciting should have lived through the 2009 growing season! It started after one of the coldest winters that we had ever experienced in our 25 years of growing grapes. Although there was tremendous damage to vineyards throughout the entire valley, Wild Goose fared rather…

Summerhill Pyramid Winery Wins Canadian Wine Producer Award

Summerhill Pyramid Winery of Kelowna, British Columbia, has achieved a pinnacle as pronounced as the tip of its renowned pyramid. On Nov. 26, 2009, Summerhill was named ‘Canadian Wine Producer of the Year’ at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London, England for its portfolio of organic wines. This prestigious competition recognizes the best…

International barrel-makers’ contest a first in Canada

Okanagan Barrel Works Ltd. of Oliver, B.C., has tossed their barrel-maker’s gauntlet to a number of internationally renowned cooperages:  Seguin Moreau (Napa), Demptos (Napa), Radoux (Santa Rosa) A&K Cooperage (Missouri), Canadian Oak Cooperage (Ontario) and Carriage House Cooperage (Ontario) to determine how each cooper’s barrels will impact on a given wine. All have accepted the…

Burrowing Owl Winery

THERE’S STILL TIME FOR A FALL GETAWAY Need a quick getaway to relax and rejuvenate before the busy holiday season? Why not try the Harvest Package at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. For only $135 per person, you and your special someone can enjoy a 3 course meal at the award winning Sonora Room Restaurant, overnight…

Kettle Valley Winery Update

Liberty – Taste BC 2010 Event Date: January 19, 2010 Event Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Regency Ballroom, 4:30 to 7:30pm For more details: Contact Liberty Wine Merchants at www.libertywinemerchants.com Event: Winemakers Dinner Event Date:  Monday, January 25, 2010 Event Location:  SALT Tasting Room For more details:  contact by phone #604-633-1912 www.salttastingroom.com/cellar We have a selection…

The Dirt from Road 13 Winery

It’s all about the teleprompter Road 13 has launched a series of short online movies in an effort to help wine lovers learn while getting to know the personalities behind the winery. The humorous movies, released in groups, can be viewed via a link at our website, www.road13vineyards.com, or by searching YouTube. Check out “Mr….

Working Horse Winery

A Thompson Okanagan Winery invites you to meet the Working Horse team: Meaghan. Greta. You won’t meet two ladies more dedicated to their craft, or better suited for life on an organic winery, vineyard inn and working farm. The fact that the two are a team of Suffolk Draft mares – each weighing in at…

News from Vista D’oro

Come in from the Cold & Go for the D’oro This holiday season pickup a bottle of Vista D’oro’s “D’ oro – 2007”. D’oro means ‘gold’ for those of you without a little Italian in your life but at Vista D’oro The D’oro is an artisanally crafted, fortified port-style wine made with BC’s finest small…