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Wine Reviews

Big, rich red wine from Naramata

Big, rich red wine from Naramata

May 26, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Hillside 2017 Mosaic Winery: Hillside Winery Why drink it: From the winery’s Icon collection, Mosaic is, as the name suggests, small pieces coming...

One of the most unique Pinot Gris you’ll ever try

One of the most unique Pinot Gris you’ll ever try

May 19, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Kettle Valley 2022 Pinot Gris Winery: Kettle Valley Winery Why drink it: Because it’s easily one of the most unique Pinot Gris you’ll ever...

Hester Creek Estate Winery 2021 Syrah

Hester Creek Estate Winery 2021 Syrah

May 12, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Hester Creek Estate Winery 2021 Syrah Winery: Hester Creek Estate Winery Why drink it: 2021 was the heat dome summer, the year Western Canada saw...

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2019 Blanc de Blanc

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2019 Blanc de Blanc

May 5, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2019 Blanc de Blanc Winery: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Why drink it: Made in the traditional method—the same way as Champagne...

River Stone Estate Winery 2023 Splash

River Stone Estate Winery 2023 Splash

Apr 28, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: River Stone Estate Winery 2023 Splash Winery: River Stone Estate Winery Why drink it: Winery owner and winemaker Ted Kane started making wine in his...

Solvero Wines 2020 Pinot Noir

Solvero Wines 2020 Pinot Noir

Apr 21, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Solvero Wines 2020 Pinot Noir Winery: Solvero Wines Why drink it: Such a classy, delicate Pinot Noir! Winemaker and Solvero general manager Alison Moyes...

Township 7 2020 NBO, Blue Terrace Vineyard

Township 7 2020 NBO, Blue Terrace Vineyard

Apr 14, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Township 7 2020 NBO, Blue Terrace Vineyard Winery: Township 7 Why drink it: From Township 7’s Benchmark Series, this powerful Bordeaux blend is...

Nk’Mip Cellars 2021 Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay

Nk’Mip Cellars 2021 Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay

Apr 7, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Nk’Mip Cellars 2021 Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay Winery: Nk’Mip Cellars Why drink it: The name Qwam Qwmt translates as “achieving...

Stag’s Hollow 2022 Albarino

Stag’s Hollow 2022 Albarino

Mar 31, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Stag’s Hollow 2022 Albarino Winery: Stag’s Hollow Winery Why drink it? Because it’s fun to drink and it’s made from grapes that...

Bench 1775 2022 Pinot Gris

Bench 1775 2022 Pinot Gris

Mar 24, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Bench 1775 2022 Pinot Gris Winery: Bench 1775 Why drink it: Located on the Naramata Road, on the shore of Lake Okanagan, Bench 1775 has some of the...

Off the Grid 2022 Goat Rodeo

Off the Grid 2022 Goat Rodeo

Mar 17, 2024 / 12:00 am

Wine: Off the Grid 2022 Goat Rodeo Winery: Off the Grid Organic Winery Why drink it: Sometimes in life, it’s good to try wines that challenge the...

Haywire 2021 Pinot Gris (Switchback Vineyard)

Haywire 2021 Pinot Gris (Switchback Vineyard)

Mar 10, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Haywire 2021 Pinot Gris (Switchback Vineyard) Winery: Okanagan Crush Pad, Haywire Why drink it: This spring, Haywire has launched a free new program just...

Foolish Wine Co., 2020 Hooligan Meritage

Foolish Wine Co., 2020 Hooligan Meritage

Mar 3, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Foolish Wine Co., 2020 Hooligan Meritage Winery: Foolish Wine Co. Why drink it: Mike and Melissa Coghill’s family started Yellow Dog Brewing in Port...

Black Hills Estate Winery Sparkling Brut

Black Hills Estate Winery Sparkling Brut

Feb 25, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Black Hills Estate Winery Sparkling Brut Winery: Black Hills Estate Winery Why drink it: Winemaker Ross Wise picked the best Chardonnay (the predominant...

Noble Ridge 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir

Noble Ridge 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir

Feb 18, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Noble Ridge 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir Winery: Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery Why drink it: Jim and Leslie D'Andrea started Noble Ridge in Okanagan...

Rigour and Whimsy 2022 Bifrost

Rigour and Whimsy 2022 Bifrost

Feb 11, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Rigour and Whimsy 2022 Bifrost Winery: Rigour and Whimsy Why drink it: This may be one of the most unique B.C. wines I’ve ever had. Made from Pinot...

Steller’s Jay 2018 Method Classique Mountain Jay Brut

Steller’s Jay 2018 Method Classique Mountain Jay Brut

Feb 4, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Steller’s Jay 2018 Method Classique Mountain Jay Brut Winery: Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Why drink it: Made in the same method as Champagne in...

Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay

Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay

Jan 28, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Winery: Meyer Family Vineyards Why drink it: Choosing a favourite Meyer Chardonnay is a bit like choosing a favourite...

Haywire 2021 Lunar Red

Haywire 2021 Lunar Red

Jan 21, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Haywire 2021 Lunar Red Winery: Haywire Winery Why drink it: A limited-release wine from Summerland’s Haywire Winery, this red blend — Cabernet...

Vanessa Vineyard 2022 V Series

Vanessa Vineyard 2022 V Series

Jan 14, 2024 / 4:00 am

Wine: Vanessa Vineyard 2022 V Series Winery: Vanessa Vineyard Why drink it: A lovely white blend from winemaker Howard Soon and his team at Vanessa Vineyard,...

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