Okanagan Fall Winefest 2009

Hello all, and thank you for a great wine festival! It’s a special time of year when the leaves turn, and the fruit on the vine is coming in! The wineries are just get gearing up for a busy harvest with the cool weather coming sooner than expected….. most of the grapes are being processed already!

It’s been a great season, a long and warm autumn, and with things slowing down some now, I am able to think back on some of the great wines I’ve tasted these last few months and share some of them with you, along with their aproximated availability.

Road 13 Viognier Roussanne Marsanne ’08 (winery only)

Silk Scarf Viognier ’08 (winery and private retailers)

8th Generation Riesling Classic ’08 (winery, VQA stores, private retailers)

Twisted Tree Syrah ’07 (winery, VQA stores, private retailers)

Sumac Ridge Pipe ’05 (winery only)

Painted Rock Syrah ’07 (winery only)

Quails’ Gate ‘Stewart Family Reserve’ Chardonnay ’07 (winery, VQA stores)

Dunham Froese Pinot Blanc ’08 (winery, VQA stores, private retailers)

Kettle Valley Pinot Gris ’08 (winery, private retailers)

Sonoran Oraniensteiner Icewine ’07 (winery, private retailers)


Doing what we do, we are fortunate to taste many awesome wines, and it was hard to choose ten, but these are a few that are still available as I write this… and remember, the best wines never last, find them quick or you will have to wait ’til next year. Cheers!