B.C Wine of the Week

Quail’s Gate  Winery

Dry Riesling 2017

A Gold Medal Winner at this Year’s National Wine align competition, this Riesling is a beautiful  expression of our cool climate ;Okanagan Style.  High Acidity, 12.5% alcohol is what she brings .

With Intense aromas of Lime, honeydew, the palate unravels a crisp[Citrus, Green Apple and Fresh Morning Rain on your pavement.  Ok, that may not be a wine term! Finish is long and so satisfying !

A superb buy at 16.99

Available at Okanagan Estate Wine Shop or the Winery



2013 Signature

Tasted: July 14th 2018

Known as the Signature Bordeaux Style Blend from this small Artisanal Biodynamic Winery in the Similkameen! The Blend is Merlot, Cab Sauv, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. With a little Maturity in the Bottle this giant has come along way !

With a deep Ruby color the Nose is Black Currant and Cassis. Notes of Coffee,tobacco and Savoury herb There is a restrained balance with the oak.

Was a pleasure to Drink …

$45 at the winery

Drink with anything you want .. its just superb!

4.5/5 Value and taste

BC Wine of the Week!

Hester Creek

Pinot Blanc 2016

Don’t miss out on this fabulous little Pinot Blanc

Light lemon hue with nose of Lemon, Grapefruit and apple Palate is  dry and creamy with apple, melon, nectarine and honey with a well rounded taste and finish. Great patio sipper  or served with seafood ! Just Yum !

50 years in the Okanagan is no easy feat! Congratulations to Hester Creek !

$15.99 okanagan Estate wine shop  and the winery!

Great wine for under $16 …value is excellent


B.C wine of the Week!

Cedar Creek Winery

Platinum Meritage 2014

Hailing from Desert Ridge Vineyard in Osoyoos. The stony soil and the 2014 summer was ideal for these Bordeaux Style Grapes .  Color is Intense ruby.

The nose is cherry, black pepper and black fruits .The palate is almost floral with ripe blueberries, sage and a long juicy finish..

This Wine epitomizes  the characteristics of the terroir in the Okanagan and why I love them so much.! A mature wine with elegance !

$50 at the Winery


B.C Wine of the Week

Red Rooster Winery

Meritage  ( Rare bird Series) 2015

Having visited this winery last March for the first time . I was very impressed with the overall  friendliness and beauty of the tasting room. A long curvy laid out tasting bar in a large room with seperate boutique filled with funky and humorous chicken coasters and clucky bling for gifts for all your friends and family.

This meritage is a blend of 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot)  . The nose is violets and black fruit .. A rich palate of currant, cedar and lavender topped off with a finish of dried herbs.

Serve with  Bbq Ribs!

$30 at the Winery

Well worth a trip to Naramata !

⅘ value and Taste

B.C Wine pick of the week : Burrowing Owl


Syrah 2013

A starry night and Smokies on the fire in the mountains is what accompanied this fantastic bottle of wine. Let me tell you, I was excited to drink this dark Ruby red beauty!

Deep notes of Black currant, Ripe black Cherries, Clove and Spice, black pepper, Green beans with ripe tannins. Dense mouth-feel with vanilla and some smoky oak.

A Full body taste with a delicious long Smooth Finish..

 I hear the 2015 Syrah is available . According to Chros Wyse 2015 was a stellar year! Check them out in Oliver BC, You can eat at their restaurant do a tasting and book their Guest house for a fantastic holiday!


Taste and Value

B.C Wines of the Week !

Summerhill Winery ( Okanagan Valley)

Cipes Brut
BRUT means very dry ( unsweetened )
Undoubtedly a popular Brut. This Organic blend of 70% Riesling/20 Pinot
blanc and 10% Chardonnay, leaves one with happy thoughts as we sip the
effervescents of a summer day on our Patio !
Floral and fruity notes accompany this off dry Brut with flavors of
apricots, apples and finishs with a creamy texture.
Come grab yours with Spot Prawns gussy up your Sunday brunch !


4/5 value and taste

Available at your Friendly  Okanagan estate Wine at 4th and Alma  Van

Thanks Mike for the  Wine !

B.C Wine of the Week

Quail’s Gate Estate

Rosé 2017

This year’s Rosés are delivering Big !   We will begin with Quail’s Gate and work our way into summer hopefully. This on begins with a beautiful rose hue .  Light on the palate but loads of flavor !A nose of raspberry /strawberry and rhubarb rounds out the Bouquet. Blend of Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris with a lovely smooth finish. Pair with a BBQ pork loin and crunchy broccoli slaw!

Available at Okanagan estate wine shop Van, Alma and 4th  Thanks MIke for the wine  !




What is your Style of Gewurztraminer?

What’s Your Style of Gewürztraminer?
Gewurtz means herb or spice in German and this aromatic Grape Variety does very well inour Cooler Climate in B.C. There are Dry to Sweeter Gews mostly characterized by Spicy notes like (Clove and Floral notes with low acidity and higher alcohol. I would like to introduce you
to 3 different styles B.C Gews for your pleasure.

Wild Goose Vineyards Mystic River 2017
Lychee, Passionfruit /Grapefruit and Rose Blossom
Off Dry with a spicy note/clove and a pinch of Acidity

Tinhorn Creek 2017 is among the more Sweet yet balanced Gews with a perfect balance of Spice , Sweetness and Rose Petal. Very rounded feel on the palate.

Arrowleaf Gewurztraminer
An off Dry Style with a loads of Tropical and Citrus Fruit.  It will have you craving a spicy dish !

Next time you are making Thai/ or Indian Curry, why not pair with one of our vary own B.C Gews!
Available at Private Liquor Stores

BC Wine of the Week !

Red Rooster Winery

 Pinot Gris 2016

Finally Spring has arrived and we will be pulling out the Whites !   Let’s take the “Gris” out of the name of this relative of Pinot  Noir because boy you get a great Zesty wine perfect for any occasion !

Red Rooster winery has one of those nicely balanced Pinot Gris with that zesty acidity!

With a beautiful nose of Okanagan Orchard Fruit, it leads to an off dry wine with Nectarine, Pear and a hint of Citrus with a rounded mouth feel.

I had an excellent visit to the winery and although it was busy  in the Pecking room we were warmly greeted and served ! Check out he winery on the Naramata bench  this summer !


$24.99 at the Winery

Available at BC liquor stores and Private Wine Stores in BC

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