Wine Reviews

Wynwoood Pinot Noir

Sep 15, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Pinot Noir, 2015 Winery: Wynnwood Cellars, Creston Why drink it? Yes, Creston. It’s worth the trip to the Kootenays to tour the wineries here before...

Equinox Syrah, 2015

Sep 1, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Equinox Syrah, 2015 Winery: Le Vieux Pin, Oliver Why drink it? The 2016 vintage may also be available in the wine shop. But, if you’re looking for a...

Baco Noir 2016

Aug 25, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Baco Noir 2016 Winery: Ancient Hill, Kelowna Why drink it? Baco Noir is rarely found in the Okanagan, but more common in Ontario. The grape is a red wine...

McWatters Meritage blend

Aug 11, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Meritage (red blend) 2016 Winery: McWatters Collection, Penticton Why drink it? It’s hard to believe that the man behind this label has pressed his...

Township 7 Rose

Jul 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Rosé 2018 Winery: Township 7, Penticton and Langley Why drink it? A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot from several...

Road 13 Roussanne

Jul 14, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Roussanne 2017 Winery: Road 13, Oliver Why drink it? Roussanne is not all that common in the Okanagan; from the Rhône region of France, this...

Mission Hill Chardonnay

Jul 7, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Terroir Collection Chardonnay, 2017 Winery: Mission Hill, West Kelowna Why drink it? The grapes come from Oliver, at Jagged Rock Vineyard, and much care...

Ardua red blend

Jun 30, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Ardua (red blend), 2013 Winery: Macintyre Heritage Reserve, Naramata Why drink it? Expressively Naramata, this blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc pays...

VinAmite Gamay Noir

Jun 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Gamay Noir, 2018 Winery: VinAmité, Oliver Why drink it? A red wine for white wine drinkers, Gamay Noir is a light and bright summer red that does...

Lake Breeze Naramata

Jun 9, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Pinot Gris, 2017 Winery: Lake Breeze, Naramata Why drink it? The labels have recently been re-designed as the winery creates several wine tiers, but the...

Monte Creek Rose

Jun 2, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Rosé, 2017 Winery: Monte Creek Ranch, Kamloops Why drink it? The winery has a bit of a quirky history, as does this wine. It’s...

Nectar of the Gods

May 26, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Nectar of the Gods (red blend), 2016 Winery: Blasted Church, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? You can, if you are feeling blessed, pick up a bottle of this...

Quails' Gate Chasselas

May 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Chasselas-Pinot Blanc-Pinot Gris, 2018 Winery: Quails’ Gate, West Kelowna Why drink it? First, it’s fun to say “Chasselas” with a...

Mystic River Pinot Blanc

May 12, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Mystic River Pinot Blanc 2017 Winery: Wild Goose, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? Pinot blanc, which is a genetic mutation of pinot noir, often flies under...

Singletree Rosé

May 5, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Rosé 2017 Winery: Singletree, Abbotsford/Naramata Why drink it? The 2018 vintages (two choices, one a reserve) should be released any day now, but...

Black Hills Chardonnay

Apr 14, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Chardonnay 2017 Winery: Black Hills, Oliver Why drink it? Just released, a lot of love and care went into this well-crafted chard. A good transitional...

Stag's Hollow Dolcetto

Apr 7, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Dolcetto 2017 Winery: Stag’s Hollow, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? Dolcetto is an Italian grape and the name means “little sweet one”,...

CedarCreek Riesling

Mar 31, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Riesling 2018 Winery: CedarCreek, Kelowna Why drink it? A tiny portion of this bright Riesling was fermented in French Oak, giving it a nice, subtle...

Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Mar 24, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Winery: Liliac, Romania Why drink it? And now for something different, found at the recent Vancouver International Wine Festival....

Hester Creek Character

Mar 10, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wine: Character (red blend) 2017 Winery: Hester Creek, Oliver Why drink it? Everyone should have a “go to”, value-priced red blend handy for...