Browsing the "winery" Category

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

Van Westen Winery: Wine Tasting on the Naramata bench

Van Westen Vineyard is located in the Naramata Bench. There has been 3 generations and 50 years of family tradition in this vineyard. This was our 3rd stop on our winery tour and probably one of the best wineries we [...]

August 30, 2016 Naramata Bench, Penticton, winery

Therapy Vineyard: Wine Tasting on the Naramata bench

Therapy Vineyard is located on the Naramata Bench near Penticton. This was our second winery top of the day and I was pretty excited to come here as I’ve always seen their cool Freud inspired wines at the liquor stores. [...]

August 29, 2016 Naramata Bench, Penticton, winery

Lang Vineyards: Wine Tasting on the Naramata bench

Lang Vineyard was our first stop in Penticton. They opened their doors in the Naramata bench in 1990 and has grown to be one of the Okanagan’s most popular boutique wineries in the area. There’s a little picnic area with [...]

August 28, 2016 Naramata Bench, Penticton, winery

Nk’Mip Cellars: Winery in Osoyoos

Np’Mip Cellars is located on 1,200 acres of band land located in Osoyoos, BC. This southern Okanagan area is home to Canada’s only pocket desert. With some of the most spectacular views in the Okanagan, this region is well known for [...]

December 31, 2015 Osoyoos, winery

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery: Wine Shop and Tastings

Founded in 1979, Sumac Ridge is the oldest operating estate winery in British Columbia and has been dedicated to producing 100% British Columbia grown wines. Grapes grown in their vineyards include Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The winery is nestled [...]

December 30, 2015 Summerland, winery

Desert Hill Winery: Award Winning, Boutique Estate Winery

Desert Hill Winery is a family owned, boutique winery located in the Okanagan outside of Oliver, BC. The estate sits on 24 acres of vineyards and they are an award winning winery. The vineyard is in full production with planting of cabernet [...]

December 27, 2015 Oliver, winery

Okanagan Crush Pad: Haywire Wine, Narrative Wines, and More

Located in Summerland, Okanagan Crush Pad‘s winery facility is the home of Haywire and Narrative wines, and others. M and I were driving by Summerland on the way back to Vancouver and made a stop here. I enjoy Haywire Wines, [...]

December 13, 2015 Summerland, winery

Jackson-Triggs Vineyard: Wine Shop and Tasting

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate Winery is open year round. Jackson-Triggs is a blend of our founders’ names, Allan Jackson and Don Triggs, who established the winery in 1993. They also have another vineyard in Niagara. They are Canada’s most awarded winery. Pretty awesome [...]

December 7, 2015 Oliver, winery