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Wine Reviews

2020 Stag’s Hollow Albari?o

Oct 24, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Albari?o, 2020 Winery: Stag’s Hollow, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? Only a handful of B.C. wineries are playing with this Iberian varietal that...

Bartier Bros. 2019 The Orchard Row (red blend)

Oct 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: The Orchard Row (red blend), 2019 Winery: Bartier Bros., Oliver Why drink it? Formerly the house wine at the winery, this bright red blend of Cabernet...

Left Field Cider Co.

Oct 10, 2021 / 4:00 am

Cidery: Left Field Cider Co., near Merritt Why drink it? Why not cider for a change? It’s not just for hot summer days, is a perfect autumn drink, and...

Mission Hill 2019 Vista’s Edge Cabernet Franc

Oct 3, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Vista’s Edge Cabernet Franc, 2019 Winery: Mission Hill, West Kelowna Why drink it? Part of the winery’s Terroir Collection, a series of wines...

2018 Liquidity Dividend

Sep 26, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Dividend, 2018 (red blend) Winery: Liquidity, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, the name of this...

2019 Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards Fitz Crémant

Sep 19, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Fitz Crémant, 2019 (sparkling) Winery: Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, Summerland Why drink it? In France, crémant sparkling wines are made...

2020 Time Family of Wines Chronos Rosé

Sep 12, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Chronos Rosé, 2020 Winery: Time Family of Wines, Penticton Why drink it? New labels, a new satellite shop coming to the District Wine Village, and...

2019 Inniskillin Okanagan Estate Riesling

Sep 5, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Okanagan Estate Riesling, 2019 Winery: Inniskillin Why drink it? Riesling can run the gamut from dry to sweet, and the winery’s ice wine version is...

2019 Play Spotlight Semillon

Aug 29, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Spotlight Semillon, 2019 Winery: Play, Penticton Why drink it? Often found blended with Sauvignon Blanc, a fuller-bodied, thoughtfully oaked Semillon can...

2018 Black Sage Cabernet Franc

Aug 22, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Cabernet Franc, 2018 Winery: Black Sage Vineyard, Summerland Why drink it? Cab Franc can sometimes be an afterthought when it comes to cabernet, but it...

2020 Blue Mountain Sauvignon Blanc

Aug 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Sauvignon Blanc, 2020 Winery: Blue Mountain, Okanagan Falls Why drink it? Sauvignon Blanc can be thought of as a “young” wine, thanks to its...

2017 Gray Monk Odyssey Cabernet Franc

Aug 1, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Odyssey Cabernet Franc, 2017 Winery: Gray Monk, Lake Country Why drink it? Okanagan Cabernet Franc, arguably, could be the region’s signature red,...

2020 Township 7 Pinot Gris

Jul 25, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Pinot Gris, 2020 Winery: Township 7, Naramata/Langley Why drink it? Beautifully aromatic, which may be a surprise to many PG fans, but enjoy the fresh...

2019 Lightning Rock Viognier

Jul 18, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Viognier, 2019 Winery: Lightning Rock, Summerland Why drink it? For fun, compare this Viognier with the winery’s sparkling Pét-Nat version...

2020 Virtual Second Act Field Blend Rosé

Jul 11, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: The Second Act Field Blend Rosé, 2020 Winery: Virtual Why drink it? You can find this piquette wine at your local BC Liquor store, and what does...

Priest Creek Pretty in Pink rosé

Jun 27, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Pretty in Pink (rosé), 2020 Winery: Priest Creek, Kelowna Why drink it? Props to this winery for literally planning to open its doors the day...

2019 Hester Creek Character red blend

Jun 20, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Character (red blend), 2019 Winery: Hester Creek, Oliver Why drink it? The Character blends from Hester (both the white and red versions), are good...

Okanagan Crush Pad 2019 Narrative Chenin Blanc

Jun 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Chenin Blanc, 2019 Winery: Narrative (Okanagan Crush Pad), Summerland Why drink it? From one of the labels from Crush Pad comes Narrative, a selection of...

2020 Nostalgia Rosé

Jun 6, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Rosé, 2020 Winery: Nostalgia, Oliver Why drink it? Raise a glass to the re-name and re-brand of the winery formerly known as Oliver Twist, and its...

2018 Lake Breeze Pinot Blanc

May 30, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wine: Pinot Blanc, 2018 Winery: Lake Breeze, Naramata Bench Why drink it? Pinot Blanc is often a forgotten white wine, a genetic mutation of Pinot Noir that...

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