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The Wines of British Columbia is asking the public to vote for the Best of BC Wine Country Awards 2018. more


Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) proudly announces the launch of a new label, Free Form, in conjunction with the winery earning organic certification for its cellar. The winery has achieved certification under the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society more


Across the South Thompson River from the aptly named Lion’s Head Bench sits a winery with distinctive (or perhaps dubious) origins. It’s not so much the roots of Kamloops-based Monte Creek Ranch Winery that raise an eyebrow or two, but the link the l more


On a dare by a friend at UBC, Gene Covert planted two acres of Zinfandel in 2007-8 with a line-up of other varieties in Coyote vineyard, a 30 acre block on a plateau directly south of McIntyre Bluff. Covert Farm’s 600 acre property which also include more


Growing Zinfandel in the Okanagan can be challenging, according to James. “Because the clusters are so big and tightly packed, they are prone to rot, especially with overhead irrigation,” he says. “They do much better with drip irrigation. Because of more


Soon after Stephen Wyse, co-owner of Young & Wyse, planted two acres of Zinfandel sourced from Vintage Nursery in California in 2008. more


A new rendition of Rustico Farm & Cellars, this quirky boutique winery includes a 12-acre vineyard called South Rock, the most southerly in the Golden Mile Bench sub-appellation. more


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


Created in November of 2012 the Premier British Columbian Bulk Wine Brokerage Company “Wine Aspect” filled a much-needed gap in the British Columbia Wine Industry. It all started with an idea to help a fast-growing wine region to work and prosper tog more


Mission Hill Family Estate transitioning to certified organic. more

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Last fall, headlines shocked the BC wine industry with news of the $95 million sale of three well-established estate wineries to Ontario-based Andrew Peller Limited. The acquisition of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, more


A cold Canadian winter, unusually wet spring, and dry summer contributed to a well-balanced growing season. Slightly lower yields and phenomenal fruit quality delivered an excellent 2017 vintage, characterized by high flavour concentration, moderate more


A study by Lee Cartier and Svan Lembke at the Okanagan School of Business is recommending BC wineries should increase production of mid-value wines, but also implement a system of grading wines similar to that used in France and Italy. more


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


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


At 15-years-old I got laid off from my first job working in a men’s clothing store, due to the fact that I was too shy to talk to the customers. It was agonizing for me to get up the courage to approach a customer; my heart would literally pound fro more

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When the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus coined the phrase “The only thing that is constant is change,” he probably wasn’t thinking about global warming. more


Stewart Family Estates' Proprietor & CEO Tony Stewart is pleased to announce that a joint sales promotion for Quails’ Gate Winery and Lake Sonoma Winery has resulted in a donation of more than $5,000 to the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF). more


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