BC VQA Golden Mile Bench now a reality

They have done it. The Golden Mile Bench can now be used on wine bottle labels starting pretty well right away. It will be seen as "BC VQA Golden Mile Bench". The wineries that have vineyards within the boundary are CC Jentsch Cellars, Checkmate Artisanal Winery, Culmina Family Estate Winery, Fairview Cellars, Gehringer Brothers Estate …

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New Winery: Visiting Lusitano Estate Winery

It was a small sign that I noticed on the Oliver Ranch Road which runs south out of Okanagan Falls. It's a route that is fast becoming the 'Main Street' of the Okanagan Falls wine region. In traveling through wine country to visit friends, interview wineries for this blog or other publications for which I …

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Podcast #29 – Geology in the Okanagan with Tim Watts of Kettle Valley

Why do we have such spectacular scenery in the Okanagan's wine country? How did it get like this and why doesn't it look like other valleys in BC? The Okanagan is one of BC's biggest geological features but with an extremely violent past. I talk with Tim Watts, a geologist-turned-winemaker at Kettle Valley Winery, who …

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