A Holiday Gift for Yourself! Black Hills Nota Bene 2013

The 2013 Nota bene is a blend of 45% cab Sauvignon, 40% merlot and 11% cab franc. Here are the Black Hills tasting notes: "The 2013 Nota Bene has proven to be yet another outstanding vintage. Its tantalizing signature of sweet, ripe cherry complimented by its dusty earth undertones is salivating. Rich, smooth tannins coat … Continue reading A Holiday Gift for Yourself! Black Hills Nota Bene 2013

The Winecouverites Take On Naramata 

(Continued from The WInecouverites Take on Oliver...) The next morning, we headed to Naramata, for three final tastings before we headed home.  We highly recommend these three wineries because they have each pulled off a perfect trifecta of award-winning wines, breathtaking scenery, and delicious food: Hillside, Poplar Grove, and Lakebreeze Wineries.   You will not … Continue reading The Winecouverites Take On Naramata 

Winecouverites Take on Oliver, Part Three: Church and State Winery 

Next on our Winecouverite adventure was Church and State Winery's Coyote Bowl location, 10 minutes south of Oliver. [If you visit Victoria, take note that they have a second location in Brentwood Bay (10 minutes from downtown Victoria) which features a bistro where Executive Chef Desiree Perrin serves up a locally sourced luncheon daily during … Continue reading Winecouverites Take on Oliver, Part Three: Church and State Winery 

Winecouverites Take on Oliver, Part Two: Black Hills Estate Winery 

We were not greeted by a glass of wine at the door, a la Hester Creek, but we were greeted by Lola, the vineyard dog (the adorable Bernese mountain dog is the loyal companion to Black Hills Winegrower, Steve Carberry), which was fine by us considering the abundance of delicious wine which we were about … Continue reading Winecouverites Take on Oliver, Part Two: Black Hills Estate Winery 

The Winecouverites Take on Oliver, part 1: Hester Creek

The Winecouverites had our inaugural wine tasting trip this past August 2013 in Oliver and Naramata visiting Hester Creek, Black Hills Estate, Church & State, Poplar Grove, Lake Breeze, and Hillside. Our lovely driver Roy from the South Okanagan Limousine Company escorted us on a scenic drive from our lakefront stay in Kaleden to our … Continue reading The Winecouverites Take on Oliver, part 1: Hester Creek