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Blue Grouse

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Blue Grouse Estate Winery is starting the new year with tremendous recognition for its quality! Read more

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Singletree Winery is proud to share they have captured a Business Excellence Award for Best Tourism Experience. Read more

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Corcelettes Estate Winery has recently acquired a large parcel of land on the Keremeos Upper Bench in the Similkameen Valley. The current Estate is nestled against the black rocks east of the Village of Keremeos. The new property wraps around the Est Read more

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Black Hills Estate Winery is excited to announce its new head winemaker, Ross Wise. Wise brings with him a breadth of expertise to the role of head winemaker at Black Hills Estate Winery. Read more

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Harvest

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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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Great Estates Wine

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The opening of Great Estates Wine Experience Centre this fall adds credence to Penticton’s claim to fame as the principal stepping stone to South Okanagan wine country. Conveniently located at street level in an annex to the Penticton Lakeside Resort Read more

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When a group of investors acquired the property now called Liquidity Wines in 2009, “it was nothing but dirt and vines,” says Ian MacDonald, one of the founding partners and Liquidity’s president. Read more

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Harry McWatters and Christa Lee-McWatters

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To describe Time simply as an urban winery does not do justice to Harry McWatters’ latest endeavor. The completion of Time Winery involves the transformation of the historic Pen-mar movie theatre on Main Street in downtown Penticton into a cutting ed Read more

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Wine drinkers will be able to easily identify bottles of wine from Okanagan Falls now that the area is officially recognized for its wine production. Read more

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Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland is launching a new wine label, Free Form, that celebrates the winery earning organic certification for its cellar. The winery has achieved certification under the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society (PACS) 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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The big expansion at The Vibrant Vine Tasting Room appears to have paid off, as Vibrant Vine and the associated Okanagan Villa Estate Winery were rated the #1 Winery in Canada by Trip Advisor, the Worlds largest Travel Site with over 600 million revi 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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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 Read more

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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 Read more

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If you own a winery and want to throw a big party with lots of great food onsite, the answer may come in the form of a local food truck. Read more

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Zinfandel

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California’s signature red grape variety, Zinfandel, has gained a toehold in BC’s most productive wine growing area, the South Okanagan. Read more

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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 Read more

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