Winery

West Kelowna wine country, pictured in October 2020. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

B.C. wine industry still recovering, looking to return to pre-pandemic boom

The wine industry contributed $3.75 billion to the province economy in 2019

 

Kelowna’s Plasma Donation Centre celebrated its one year anniversary on June 22, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

B.C.’s 1st plasma clinic collects over 12,000 units in 1st year

The first plasma donation centre to open in B.C. was in Kelowna’s Orchard Park Mall

  • Jun 22, 2022

 

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

 

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)
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)
A concept photo of the rejected tower at Goats Peak Winery. (Contributed/City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna rejects highrise lookout at Goats Peak Winery

The 35-metre tower would’ve necessitated special training for firefighters at a $200K cost

A concept photo of the rejected tower at Goats Peak Winery. (Contributed/City of West Kelowna)
WorkSafe BC is out in the Interior making sure wineries, cideries and breweries are adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. (File photo)

WorkSafe visiting Interior wineries, cideries and breweries ahead of tourist tasting season

40 field inspections and 35 consultations are expected over next few weeks

WorkSafe BC is out in the Interior making sure wineries, cideries and breweries are adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. (File photo)
The tasting rooms at Enderby’s Waterside Vineyard and Winery are open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. (Waterside Vineyard and Winery photo)

Enderby winery well prepared for tastings amid pandemic

Waterside Vineyard and Winery has created an extensive COVID-19 safety plan

The tasting rooms at Enderby’s Waterside Vineyard and Winery are open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. (Waterside Vineyard and Winery photo)
Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery has been Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff’s home and business for 10 years. The two currently have the vineyard on the market. (BC Wine Institute photo)                                Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery has been Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff’s home and business for 10 years. The two currently have the vineyard on the market. (BC Wine Institute photo)

Owners of award-winning Shuswap winery reflect on legacy

For 10 years, Recline Ridge’s Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff have worked to advance region’s reputation

Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery has been Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff’s home and business for 10 years. The two currently have the vineyard on the market. (BC Wine Institute photo)                                Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery has been Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff’s home and business for 10 years. The two currently have the vineyard on the market. (BC Wine Institute photo)
Graydon Ratzlaff of Recline Ridge Winery in Tappen, looks over grapes during the growing season. (BC Wine Institute photo)

Owners of award-winning Shuswap winery reflect on legacy

For 10 years, Recline Ridge’s Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff have worked to advance region’s reputation

Graydon Ratzlaff of Recline Ridge Winery in Tappen, looks over grapes during the growing season. (BC Wine Institute photo)
Small batch winemaker pays attention to detail

Small batch winemaker pays attention to detail

James Schlosser finds his niche

  • Mar 18, 2020
Small batch winemaker pays attention to detail
(Mission Hill Family Estate Winery/Facebook)

Okanagan winery cellarman fired after mistake costs company $162K of wine

The former employee filed a grievance with West Kelowna’s Mission Hill Winery but was unsuccesful

(Mission Hill Family Estate Winery/Facebook)
(Mission Hill Family Estate Winery/Facebook)

Mission Hill cellarman fired after mistakenly dumping $162K of wine down the drain

The former employee filed a grievance with the West Kelowna winery but was unsuccesful

(Mission Hill Family Estate Winery/Facebook)
Sandhill Winery’s winemaker Sandy Leier

Sandhill Winery’s winemaker Sandy Leier

Every vintage has its own unique challenge

  • Sep 11, 2019
Sandhill Winery’s winemaker Sandy Leier
Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro

Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro

Growing grapes and creating wine in the Okanagan Valley

  • Sep 24, 2018
Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro
At Home with Hamish Crawford

At Home with Hamish Crawford

Creator of bakery, restaurant and winery is also an avid antique car collector

  • Sep 17, 2018
At Home with Hamish Crawford