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Inside the Pre Spring issue Orchard & Vine is celebrating 60 years in publishing. Throughout 2019 we are featuring industry pioneers, in this issue Michael Botner tells the story of Nk’Mip cellars in Osoyoos which is celebrating 50 years in the wine Read more

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On November 15, the BC Wine Institute held its 12th Annual Winemakers & Viticulturalists' Forum at Walnut Beach Resort in Osoyoos. Led by Master of Wine Rhys Pender, 85 winemakers and viticulturalists from around the province gathered to discuss the Read more

Wine

Orchard & Vine talked to Steve Moriarty, Wine Director for Save On Foods about their VQA wine stores. Read more

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Harvest

Photo by Lionel Trudel

Wine grape growers had to stay on top of their vine management in order to have a solid season according to the experience of Val Tait, general manager and winemaker with Bench 1775 on the Naramata Bench. She knows full well there are no two identica Read more

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Autumn View in Okanagan Falls

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It seems the one constant in Canada's wine industry is growth. While the seasons change, and the climate changes, Canada continues to see strong and lasting growth in acres planted, number of wineries, wine prices, revenues and profits. Our country i Read more

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Christine Coletta, owner of Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP), has been presented with the Founders Award at the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. Coletta has been presented the award in recognition of her contributions to the BC wine industry. Read more

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Road 13 Vineyard didn’t just crush grapes this year, the Oliver winery crushed the competition at the annual National Wine Awards of Canada. Read more

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After 11 years at the helm of Black Hills Estate Winery (Black Hills), Glenn Fawcett, director and president, is officially stepping down from the day-to-day operations. Fawcett has led a remarkable evolution of the business since 2007 and is now emb Read more

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Time Winery

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

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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. Read more

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Monte Creek Ranch

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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 Read more

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Buying Wine

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Aussie winemakers are accusing Canada of unfair business practices. BC wine lovers may like having VQA wines in their grocery stores, but the move has winemakers Down Under in a tizzy. Read more

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Black Hills Estate Winery

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Andrew Peller Limited announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire 100% of Black Hills Estate Winery and Gray Monk Estate Winery and has entered into a letter of intent to acquire 100% of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. Read more

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High on the list of impediments to the prosperity and growth of BC wineries is Canada’s entrenched regime of interprovincial trade restrictions. Read more

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The Founders of Gray Monk Estate Winery are celebrating a trio of major milestones; 35 years of crafting fine wines, 45 years of grape growing and 55 years of marriage. Read more

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Harry McWatter

Photo by Michael Botner

Wine industry icon Harry McWatters marked another milestone in his storied career, being awarded the 12th annual Spirited Industry Professional Award. Read more

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Wine Country: Your Urban Escape is a campaign launched this fall to inspire British Columbia, Alberta and Washington travelers to visit BC’s wine regions this harvest season. Read more

Wine

Chinese consumers have a growing thirst for wines, and an increasing number of Canadian wineries are trying to capitalize on the opportunity to sell into the world’s largest and fastest growing wine market. Read more

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