A few weekends ago, we yachted over to Sea Star vineyards on Pender Island to wine and dine al fresco at this beautiful, rustic, coastal, island winery. (Okay, it wasn't TECHNICALLY a yacht...) We've tasted Sea Star wines before in various Vancouver restaurants (their rosé made our list of favourite rosé-by-the-glass at The Winebar/Provence), but … Continue reading Sea Star Winery on Pender Island: Award Winning Wines on the BC Coast = Heaven!
We had the privilege of being invited to a Winemakers dinner with legendary California Organic Winemaker Bob Blue, at Chewies Oyster Bar in Coal Harbour last night. Thanks to Gael Mackie of Escalade Wines for the invite! It was a great night of tasting wines from Bob's Bonterra and 1000 Stories brands, while chatting with … Continue reading Talking Bourbon Barrels and Organic Wine with Bob Blue of Bonterra and 1000 Stories Wines
The little engine that could...not get us to leave! Just kidding. We left. Eventually. It's hard when they have a gorgeous tasting room and patio, sweeping views of Okanagan lake and vineyards, and tiers of delicious wine to taste. You can choose between two tastings - 5 selections from their premium platinum, gold and silver … Continue reading Big Bold Wines at Little Engine
We have been loving small, family-run wineries lately, and Little Straw in West Kelowna is no exception. Except that they are, because they have FOOD! Double the points for this! Anywhere that provides us with copious amounts of delicious wine has an automatic key to our heart, but add a smorgasbord of our favorite foods … Continue reading Drawing the Big Straw by Visiting Little Straw Winery
You won't get killed here, but the wine is killer. Seriously, the place looks like a murder shack, so don't drive away. Go to neighbouring Poplar Grove for the views and big winery experience, get that out of your system, then come here. This is a must visit winery in the Okanagan. Winemaker Richard Kanazawa … Continue reading Kanazawa Wine
Today marked the retirement of Sandhill Winemaker Howard Soon, the longest serving winemaker in Canada with 37 consecutive vintages to his name and numerous notable awards. The winery, located in downtown Kelowna, may not have the romantic vineyard ambiance that makes other Okanagan wineries so popular, but where they don't lack is inside, where you'll … Continue reading Unique Tasting Experience at Sandhill Winery’s Urban Centre
We almost don't want to tell you about Kraze Legz Winery, because it's a hidden gem nestled in our hidden gem town of Kaleden (aptly named from 'kalos', meaning beautiful in Greek, combined with 'Eden', that famous garden full of temptations). But, chances are, you're going to find out about both sooner or later, plus … Continue reading March Merlot, because we love an alliteration! Kraze Legz The Cakewalk 2011 Merlot