BC Wine

West Kelowna grape vines (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

Okanagan Valley: the best-known wine region in B.C.

The first vines were planted in B.C. in the 1800s, in the Okanagan

 

After a two-year absence, Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive will hold the fifth annual Grand Sommelier Express aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive to host Grand Sommelier Express

Fifth Annual railway and wine event scheduled for June 11

 

Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars in Okanagan Falls has decided not to bottle their 2021 vintage due to smoke taint caused by the Thomas Creek wildfire last summer. (Blue Mountain Chardonnay vines)

Okanagan winery’s 2021 vintage ruined by wildfire smoke

Smoke contamination caused Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars not to bottle last year’s wines

 

Gray Monk Estate Winery (photo submitted)

New things for spring at Gray Monk Winery

Gray Monk will be offering yoga and brunch on Sundays

  • Apr 13, 2022
Gray Monk Estate Winery (photo submitted)
Darryl Brooker has been named chief executive officer of Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland. (Contributed)

Summerland winery appoints chief executive officer

Darryl Brooker will assume newly created role at Okanagan Crush Pad

Darryl Brooker has been named chief executive officer of Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland. (Contributed)
Grizzli Winery is hosting three Valentine’s Day events over four days. (Contributed)

Grizzli Winery in West Kelowna to host a trio of Valentine’s Day events

There will be three events over four days running from Feb. 11-14

Grizzli Winery is hosting three Valentine’s Day events over four days. (Contributed)
Dine Around kicks off Jan. 19. (@bearfishrootberry/ Instagram)

Sip, Savour and Stay with Dine Around Okanagan

The event kicks off Jan. 19 and runs until Feb. 10

Dine Around kicks off Jan. 19. (@bearfishrootberry/ Instagram)
Aura Rose and her husband, Wouter van der Hall. (House of Rose)

Kelowna’s House of Rose Winery closing down

The last day the winery will be open is Sunday, Dec. 12

Aura Rose and her husband, Wouter van der Hall. (House of Rose)
Photos for Battle of the Wines were take by Jeremy Spruston.

Battle of the Wines closes out the competition across the Okanagan

Battle of the Wines has recently completed their annual series of ‘battles’

Photos for Battle of the Wines were take by Jeremy Spruston.
Chef Scott Geiring_Photograph by Lia Crowe

Good Taste with Chef de cuisine Scott Geiring

Food and wine at O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars

  • Sep 24, 2021
Chef Scott Geiring_Photograph by Lia Crowe
(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Harvest a mixed bag for Okanagan fruit growers this year

The heatwave has damaged some crops, while it has been welcome for others

(Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
The Festival of the Grape brings thousands to Oliver to watch the fun and crazy grape stomping competition. (Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country)

Festival of the Grape squashed for this year in Oliver

The popular grape stomping event was cancelled due to COVID restrictions

The Festival of the Grape brings thousands to Oliver to watch the fun and crazy grape stomping competition. (Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country)
The proposed winery’s 19.5-metre observation tower is 10 metres taller than the city typically allows for alcohol production facilities. (Azhadi Vineyards/Contributed)

Iranian-styled winery proposed in Kelowna

Azhadi Vineyards is seeking a height variance for a 19.5-metre observation tower

The proposed winery’s 19.5-metre observation tower is 10 metres taller than the city typically allows for alcohol production facilities. (Azhadi Vineyards/Contributed)
Glasses clink during a wine tasting at West Kelowna's Grizzly Winery on April 13, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Discounted wine tours offered to Okanagan emergency, health-care workers

The owners wanted to support firefighters, nurses in this troubling time

  • Sep 3, 2021
Glasses clink during a wine tasting at West Kelowna's Grizzly Winery on April 13, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Serendipity Winery in Naramata wanted to do something to thank the doctors and nurses working tirelessly through this long pandemic so they are offering a glass of wine on the patio. (Serendipity Winery)

Naramata winery offers complimentary glass of wine for B.C. hospital workers

Wine on the patio is the least we can do to show our gratitude, says Serendipity Winery

Serendipity Winery in Naramata wanted to do something to thank the doctors and nurses working tirelessly through this long pandemic so they are offering a glass of wine on the patio. (Serendipity Winery)
The wine competition will be held on Sept. 8 to 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

B.C. wine festival comes back to Kelowna

The B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards will be held at the Manteo Resort in September

The wine competition will be held on Sept. 8 to 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Howard Soon is the Master Winemaker at Vanessa Vineyard in the Similkameen Valley (Vanessa Vineyard)

UPDATE: Okanagan winemaker wins award for dedication to the craft

Howard Soon has been in the wine industry for over 40 years

Howard Soon is the Master Winemaker at Vanessa Vineyard in the Similkameen Valley (Vanessa Vineyard)
Grapes ripen on the vines at a Summerland vineyard. This year’s extreme summer heat and busy wildfire season are affecting wineries and grape growers in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland wineries optimistic despite hot, smoky year

‘It could be a stellar vintage’

Grapes ripen on the vines at a Summerland vineyard. This year’s extreme summer heat and busy wildfire season are affecting wineries and grape growers in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Crown & Thieves winery fashion. Darren Hull photography

Fantasy Fashion at Crown & Thieves winery

Okanagan summer heats up with style

  • Jul 30, 2021
Crown & Thieves winery fashion. Darren Hull photography
Burrowing Owl has purchased of Wild Goose Winery. (Submitted)

Burrowing Owl acquires Wild Goose Winery

Wild Goose just won best white wine in All Canadian championships

Burrowing Owl has purchased of Wild Goose Winery. (Submitted)