HELI-WINE TOURING LANDS IN THE BC INTERIOR

More than two dozen wineries in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys are included on the growing itinerary of stops available on a unique new Heli-Wine Tour service offered by West Kelowna-based Valhalla Helicopters. Up to four people at a time can charter a Bell-206 chopper from Valhalla, leaving Kelowna International Airport for a total of…

ELEVEN WINES WIN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S AWARDS

Ten wines have been named winners of 2011 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in BC Wines.  They were chosen from among this year’s total entries of 309 wines from 83 wineries across the province. This is the ninth year of the Awards program, begun in 2003 by then Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo.  It honours excellence…

Poplar Grove Winery opens new doors

Poplar Grove Winery has just opened a brand new, 9500 square foot, state-of-the-art winery on top of Munson Mountain at the gateway to the Naramata Bench.  The new winery space is home to a working winery, showcase barrel hall and an expansive tasting room. Location:             425 Middle Bench Road North, Naramata Bench, Penticton, BC…

McWatters Collection Inaugural Release

Canadian Wine Pioneer Begins Another First With New Okanagan Wine Harry McWatters, a driving force in the development of British Columbia’s wine industry, is pleased to announce the launch of his own estate wine, McWatters Collection, from one of the Black Sage Bench’s first vinifera vineyards, originally planted in 1993. The first release of the…

News from Pentage

2011 B.C. Winery of the Year! The results are in from The All Canadian Wine Championships 2011.   We are a proud recipient of 4 new medals: Double Gold (Best in Category) – Viognier 2009 Gold—Pinot Gris 2010 Gold—Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Silver—Chardonnay 2007 To view the complete competition results click here. If you blink you’ll miss…

De Vino Winery Opens for the Summer

The 2011 De Vine Taste Experience As the sun finally shines upon the breathtaking beauty that is the Saanich Peninsula De Vine welcomes all of you back to our Tasting Room at our Vineyard (map) as we unveil our exciting new wines for this late but truly beautiful season. During our first few weeks open…

Vista D’Oro – News from the farm

Happy Spring! Finally! We’ve had crazy weather this past month, from hail storms to days of such heat, that the greenhouse was (almost) unbearable, but at long last it looks like spring is here to stay! Funny but the above was cut and pasted from last May’s newsletter and it applied to this May as…

News from Wild Goose Winery #BCWine

It has been a long time coming, but I can assure you that the wait will be well worth it! We have now released the 2010 vintage of white wines. Although the overall vintage is down in size, the quality is outstanding! Despite the challenges that we all faced with the 2010 growing season, the…

Le Vieux Pin News

Planting is underway, the fruit tree blossoms are out, the birds are singing! We can all feel it, spring is in the air so it’s time to announce our spring release wines! To top it off the press and critics have been working overdrive discussing our new releases and we are pleased to share few…

KETTLE VALLEY’S 20th YEAR ANNIVERSARY

This year we are proud to be celebratingtwenty years of family winemaking on the Naramata Bench. We planted vines here in1987 and harvested our first grapes in 1992, making this year’s 2011harvest our 20thvintage. While many things have changed here at thewinery, which are evident from the early pictures, much has stayedthe same. We remaincommitted…