Browsing the "winery" Category

1000 Stories: Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel

1000 Stories Wines just launched in British Columbia and we got a chance to try their 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel. If you’re unfamiliar with 1000 Stories, they are a small-lot winery from California, specializing in bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel. They decided [...]

June 21, 2018 British Columbia, product, winery

Over the Hill Orchards and Winery: Supper in the Orchard

Over the Hill Orchards and Winery is hosting their Supper in the Orchard series and are located 30 minutes outside Regina. They have partnered with the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC) Regina and have invited chefs to create a 4 course meal [...]

June 7, 2018 Canadian, Farm to Table, Lumsden, Pop-Up Shop, Saskatchewan, winery

How to Eat Local in the Fraser Valley

Article and photos by Natalie Green. We went on a road trip with Angie Quaale (@AngieQuaale) in anticipation of her book release Eating Local in the Fraser Valley. We were taken to 6 great locations in the Fraser Valley, specifically [...]

May 18, 2018 Abbotsford, Langley, travel, winery

An Afternoon in Cañon City, Colorado: Royal Gorge Route Railroad and The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River and is a popular destination for sightseeing and hiking trails. We drove a little over an hour from Colorado Springs to spend an afternoon to experience the Royal Gorge Route Railway and have a wine [...]

March 31, 2018 Colorado, travel, winery

Top Value Seminar: 2017 Whistler Cornucopia Recap

This seminar as part of Whistler Cornucopia focuses on wines from around the world that share a common quality:  they over-deliver for their price point. Top Value Wines seminar was led by Rachelle Goudreau, Tyler Dawson & Jason Yamasaki on [...]

December 7, 2017 Event, Whistler, winery

Wayne Gretzky Estates: A look into winemaking and whiskey distilling

The third part of our trip to the Wayne Gretzky Estates was a tour of their winery and distillery. Complete with vineyard frolicking, mad scientists, moonshine wafting and Hogwarts potions class minus the robes. The most exciting part of the [...]

December 3, 2017 Distillery, Event, Niagara on the Lake, winery

French Classics Seminar Recap: 2017 Whistler Cornucopia

One of the dangers of being really, really good at something is that people start taking you for granted because you make it look easy. This seminar at Cornucopia is a reminder of why certain French wines are considered benchmarks [...]

December 1, 2017 Event, Whistler, winery

Crush Grand Tasting: 2017 Whistler Cornucopia Recap

The Crush Grand Tasting is one of their signature events for Cornucopia Whistler on the first weekend. Crush creates a vibrant atmosphere for attendees to sip, savour and sample their way through the night and get to know new wines, creating [...]

November 27, 2017 Event, Whistler, winery

Wayne Gretzky Estates: Wine & Whisky Showdown Dinner

Once a month, Wayne Gretzky Estates throws a dinner party where they pair 3-course meals with both a wine and a whisky cocktail pairing. After each course, every diner places a secret vote (via sacred voting popsicle sticks) for either [...]

November 19, 2017 Distillery, Event, Niagara on the Lake, winery

Wayne Gretzky Estates: Canadian Whisky Cocktail Workshop

On a beautiful autumn evening with a warming whisky in hand, we watched the passionate mixologist Zac Kvas of Wayne Gretzky Estates craft cocktails to a soothing symphony of crackling fire pits. The Great One’s winery and distillery is located in [...]

November 5, 2017 Distillery, Event, Niagara on the Lake, winery

Lunar New Year with Red Rooster Winery and their Bold New Look

Though the Lunar New Year dinners have come and gone, and I have since recovered from all the gluttony, there’s one dinner that sticks out in my mind. We were recently invited to the unveiling of Red Rooster Winery’s brand [...]

February 26, 2017 British Columbia, Event, winery

Cornucopia 2016: Cellar Door Grand Tasting

Look no further than just a 2-hour drive to Whistler, BC for an immersive 11-day (November 10 – 20, 2016) celebration of food and drink, and a much-needed fall getaway. 2016 marks Cornucopia’s 20th anniversary and features winery dinners, grand [...]

November 17, 2016 Event, Whistler, winery

Elephant Island Orchard Wines: Tasting in the Naramata Bench

Elephant Island Orchard Wines is a hidden gem tucked away in a 5 acre cherry orchard specializing in fruit wines. We made a stop here to try something a little different from the other wineries. Tasting Barn The tasting barn [...]

October 30, 2016 Naramata Bench, Penticton, Three Beakers, winery

La Frenz: Wine Tasting on the Naramata Bench

La Frenz Winery and their wine shop is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Their winery and their wines are internationally recognized and have won award after award. They have 4 vineyard sites to be able to grow the different [...]

September 13, 2016 Naramata Bench, Penticton, winery

Ruby Blues Winery: Wine Tasting on the Naramata Bench

Ruby Blues Winery is one of the top wineries to try in the Naramata Bench near Penticton as its quite busy. I was pretty excited to come for a visit since I missed it on my previous trip to Penticton [...]

September 12, 2016 Naramata Bench, Penticton, winery

Lake Breeze Winery: Wine Tasting on the Naramata Bench

Lake Breeze Winery was awarded the prestigious distinction of Best Small Winery in Canada, along with Best Winery in British Columbia from the National Wine Awards of Canada. We decided to come here on our second day in Penticton as a [...]

September 4, 2016 Naramata Bench, Penticton, winery

Moraine Winery: Wine Tasting on the Naramata bench

Moraine Winery is a family-owned winery overlooking Okanagan Lake in the Naramata Bench. This was recommended to us by our tour guide and this was our 5th stop of the day. At group of us were still good and not [...]

September 1, 2016 Naramata Bench, Penticton, winery

Deep Roots Winery: Wine Tasting on the Naramata Bench

Deep Roots Winery is located on the popular Naramata Bench. Their tasting room has amazing views on the vineyard over looking Okanagan Lake. We made this our 4th stop on our winery tour. The tasting room was outdoors on the [...]

August 31, 2016 Naramata Bench, Penticton, winery