B.C Wine Pick of the Week

8th Generation

This last Visit brought us to 8th generation after having harmoniously imbibed their Pink Frizzante at a Dinner party in Naramata the night before. We dutifully hiked Giantshead to the bluff to catch the beautiful views of Okanagan Lake before heading down to the Winery that day .

The Shales family comes from 8 generations of Wine makers from Germany.  Which makes them the 9th Generation. This was my second Visit to the winery and since then, they have built a new Tasting Room complete with Tasting bar, shop and a beautiful little garden Patio! We were greeted by Amandah Reilly who indulged us with a tasting of their Wines.

Nothing is more fresh, fruity and petillant than the Confidence a semi Sparkling( Frizzante Style ) a  blend of 50% Pinot and 10 Pinot Gris.  It is an off dry sparkling with a creamy texture with layers of Strawberry and Rainier Cherries and a so yummy finish .It is a great aperitif for anytime of the day and my Favorite summer sipper this year!  If you prefer a lightly drier Sparkling you can try the ‘Integrity’ a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Kerner!


A few other notable wines were the (classic) Riesling and the Cabernet /Merlot.

See you in a few Weeks. We are off to France for 2 weeks

Will report back soon !

BC Wine of the Week


Congratulations to La Frenz Winery for winning best small Winery of the Year in the NWAC 2017. You have achieved a Grand Total ( pun intended)

Check out my visit with Neva and Jeff in 2016. What a great family and winery !  Share your thoughts and subscribe to me on Youtube