Smoke taint in the Vineyard

Smoke Taint in Wine – A Growing Playbook

Six Steps to take if you suspect you may be dealing with fruit affected by smoke for wildfires.

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Back to the Future at Okanagan Crush Pad

The ancient practice of using clay or terracotta vessels for fermenting wine is making a comeback as an alternative, less intrusive, more natural, more artisanal way of producing wine. more »

Oct 9, 2015 1:00 PM Wine 1 Comments

Smoke Taint a Recurring Issue

Fires in Australia, California, and British Columbia (2003), and the subsequent research work that resulted from those events, means there is a good body of knowledge and research on strategies to produce quality wines from smoke tainted grapes. more »

Oct 9, 2015 11:30 AM Wine

Kathleen McCaffrey

Courtesy of Okanagan College

Producing the Next Vintage in Wine Education

Okanagan College has three wine industry certificate programs specifically designed to serve the needs of the wine industry, and give students the tools and knowledge to succeed in carving out a career with award-winning vineyards in the area. more »

Oct 9, 2015 11:19 AM , Wine

Going Organic & Beyond

Okanagan Crush Pad owners Steve Lornie and Christine Coletta thought about going organic back at Switchback Vineyard in 2006. Back then there were less than 60 hectares of certified organic land planted in BC. more »

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM Wine 1 Comments

The Silverbacks at Thornhaven

Darcy Nybo

Keeping Wine Lovers Longer

Giving guests a little something extra has proven to be a great way to build loyalty and spread the word about your winery and wines. more »

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM Wine


Jeannette Montgomery

Of Fire, Smoke, and Gratitude

Winemaking is farming. Growers try to plan each vintage but the success is somewhat out of our control. We can irrigate and fertilize, build game and wildlife fencing, calculate the risks, and purchase crop insurance. more »

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM Wine

Pixie Grape Lets City Dwellers Plant Their Own 'Vineyards'

The study of a prolific dwarf grape plant has led to international demand for the newly developed Pixie grape, bred for planting in ornamental gardens or even in patio plant pots. more »

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM Wine

Tasting Room & Visitor Centre in Oliver

Oliver, BC – September 18, 2015 – Bartier Bros. Vineyard & Winery announced today the opening of their Tasting Room and Visitor Centre in Oliver, BC. more »

Sep 18, 2015 1:16 PM Wine

Switchback Organic Vineyard at Okanagan Crush Pad Now Certified Organic

Summerland's Switchback Vineyard, located at Okanagan Crush Pad and home to Haywire Winery, has received its Certified Organic Vineyard designation. more »

Aug 19, 2015 11:33 AM Wine

Renaissance Yeast Inc.

Dr. Matthew Dahabieh, Head of Research at Renaissance, will present an hour-long industry seminar on yeast fermentation to prevent hydrogen sulfide (H2S) contamination in wine at the 16th Enology & Viticulture Conference. more »

Jul 15, 2015 10:45 AM Wine

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Join Black Hills Estate Winery, for a wonderful party as they convert their Wine Experience Center into a Miami-inspired Vineyard Ultralounge for the evening. more »

Jul 15, 2015 10:26 AM Wine

Orchard & Vine Survey

We asked our readers, What innovations have you seen in the wine industry? more »

Jul 8, 2015 1:56 PM Wine

Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Ronda Payne

Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Positioned on a sunny slope in Duncan, B.C., the people behind Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard made use of elements created by those who owned the land before and created an environmentally conscientious, delicious destination. more »

Jul 8, 2015 11:43 AM Wine

Don Triggs

Michael Botner

Innovation & Sustainability at Trigg Family's Culmina Family Estate Winery

Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs started Culmina Family Estate Winery with the simple goal of making the highest quality wines possible. more »

Jul 8, 2015 11:33 AM Wine

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