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    Council Supports Boutique Vineyard Hotel at Poplar Grove

    Penticton city council is giving its support to the idea of a boutique hotel in a vineyard on the Naramata Bench. Tony and Barbara Holler, owners of Poplar Grove Winery, are hoping to build a 20-room, four-storey hotel on a piece of land more

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    Farming In B.C. Goes High Tech With $14-Million Innovation Program

    Farmers and food processors in B.C. will have $14 million in federal and provincial government support over the next five years to help them develop new products and processes that will support food production in B.C. more

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    Sandhill Wines Announces Appointment Of New Winemaker

    Sandhill Wines announced the appointment of Sandy Leier as lead winemaker, effective June 14. A graduate of UBC Okanagan, Leier has been a winemaker for over 12 years, most recently for Calona Vineyards and Wayne Gretzky Okanagan Wines. more

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    Fruitarians Celebrate Fruity Diet at Okanagan Festival

    The fruit-growing region of the Okanagan Valley will be a fitting host for ‘Fruitarians’ from around the world at the Great Canadian Fruit Festival, from August 10-13. more

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    Nat Bailey Tops the BC Farmers’ Markets Awards

    The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) celebrated the best of B.C. with its fifth annual BC Farmers’ Market Awards. The event celebrated individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to B.C.’s farmers’ market sector. more

  • Team Canada

    Canadian Trade Tasting a Success

    The annual Canada trade tasting has become one of the most anticipated tastings in the UK wine trade calendar. Over the last few years it has grown to include a broad spread of wineries from British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. more

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    Four New BC Wine Regions Recognized by VQA Wines

    BC’s wine industry is growing, in more ways than one, as the BC Government announced in April that four new regions are being recognized for the production of VQA wines. The four new regions will be officially recognized later this year in celebratio more

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    Comeau Ruling From Supreme Court Disappoints BC Wine Industry

    Wine and beer producers in Canada were bitterly disappointed in April with the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in the Queen vs. Gerard Comeau case, which challenged restrictions on interprovincial trade. more

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    Naramata Bench Raises $50,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation

    An event hosted by the Naramata Bench Wineries Association in April raised more than $50,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of B.C. and Yukon. Hundreds of people attended ReWined, the NBWA's annual spring wine tasting event more

  • Grand Sommelier

    Grand Sommelier Express Hits the Rails Again

    What could be better than ‘chugging’ some wine, while chugging through Summerland on the Kettle Valley Railway steam engine? more

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    Eat Drink Local

    Residents and visitors alike got to enjoy the first EAT DRINK LOCAL program in the Okanagan Valley throughout the month of May. more

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    CAFA Presents Tax Talk at Tanglebank

    The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA) is holding a Farm Tax Panel Discussion Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:30 to 9:30 AM Location Tanglebank Gardens’ Brambles Bistro, Abbotsford, BC more

  • Carol Reid

    AgSafe Provincial Safety Consultant Carol Reid Retires

    AgSafe recently announced the retirement of Carol Reid, Provincial Safety Consultant - Orchards & Vineyards, based in British Columbia’s Okanagan region. more

  • Drinking Wine

    Province Reaffirms BC Wine With Funding For BC Wine Month

    April is now BC’s official Wine Month — a chance to celebrate and support BC's grape growers and winemakers - following a proclamation from the provincial government. the Province has committed $100,000 to the BC Wine Institute more

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    Are Your Wine Grapes Short of Breath?

    Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered how grapes breathe… and the negative impact on wine when they are ‘short of breath’. more