2024 All Canadian Wine Championships
BC Wine Trends Blog
by Julian
2d ago
Reading Time: 7 minutes The All Canadian Wine Championships (ACWC)is an important national competition that highlights and promotes Canadian wines within the country. It is a key event for Canadian wineries seeking domestic recognition and prestige. In comparison, international wine competitions provide a platform for global recognition and can influence a winery’s international reputation and market presence. Each type of competition offers unique benefits and opportunities depending on a winery’s goals and target markets. Another successful ACWC was completed this month. Congratul ..read more
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Unwind with Vasanti Wine: Explore the Flavours
BC Wine Trends Blog
by Julian
2w ago
Reading Time: 5 minutes Vasanti Estate Winery in Oliver, BC, recently joined the South Okanagan wine scene. Known for its picturesque vineyards and a blend of tradition and innovation, Vasanti is helmed by the renowned winemaker Jason Parkes. The winery focuses on crafting memorable wines that highlight the region’s unique terroir. Vasanti’s vineyards are in Oliver and Osoyoos, benefitting from the ideal climate, soil, and topography for producing high-quality grapes. The winery’s first releases have been well-received. Before going to the tasting notes for the new wines, here is information ..read more
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21 BC Rosé for Summer on the Patio
BC Wine Trends Blog
by Julian
2w ago
Reading Time: 10 minutes Here is our compilation of the 21 BC Rosé wines. Relax as you read these reviews and plan your summer sipping adventures! BC Rosés are great standalone thirst quenchers or with light meals like salads, charcuterie boards, light pasta and rice dishes, especially with seafood, raw and lightly cooked shellfish and grilled fish. Perfect hot weather drinking. Now for the Top 21 list. Seven Directions Fruitvale Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Franc Rosé 2021($22.99) Seven Directions Fruitvale Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Franc Rosé with Baked Ham, Honey Maple Roasted ..read more
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Exciting New Vineyard Development for Clos du Soleil
BC Wine Trends Blog
by Julian
2w ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes Clos du Soleil is expanding its portfolio – and its potential to bring even more beautiful Similkameen wines to your glass – with a new certified organic vineyard development. Previously a certified organic orchard, the newly named Four Winds Vineyard is currently undergoing an exciting transformation: the land is being converted into a vineyard that aligns with Clos du Soleil’s commitment to producing exceptional wines through sustainable practices.  More About Four Winds Vineyard Situated on the Middle Bench of the Similkameen Valley, wi ..read more
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Noble Ridge for Bubbles
BC Wine Trends Blog
by Julian
2w ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes We have been fortunate to enjoy Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery sparkling wines for four years now, and they are amazing in consistency. In April, Noble Ridge announced that it was the first Canadian winery to achieve certification through TOTA’s Biosphere Sustainable Commitment Program, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability. This certification was obtained after completing over 133 activities related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 goals of the United Nations. Here is the link for more information on the Biosphere Program. Here is the winemake ..read more
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Top 10 Best Value BC Pinot Gris / Grigio
BC Wine Trends Blog
by Julian
2w ago
Reading Time: 8 minutes Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio is the white wine King of British Columbia, with 25% of the white wine crop. Call me Gris or Grigio? You probably already know that Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same wine. Both Grigio and Gris both mean “grey,” as noted by the pinkish-grey sheen of the ripe grape’s skin. This varietal is famous for its refreshing citrus flavour and zesty acidity. Surprisingly, this greyish-purple grape is also a Pinot Noir1 mutation. Here are some interesting facts about British Columbia’s leading white wine. If you are one of the very few who don’t li ..read more
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Hester Creek Releases GSM June 5th
BC Wine Trends Blog
by Julian
1M ago
Reading Time: 5 minutes Thanks to the Hester Creek Estate Winery team for the fabulous hospitality during the March media event to promote the new GSM wine. It was great to visit the winery, Terrafina  and Villas again and enjoy the wine, food, and time with our friendly hosts. What are the unique characteristics of GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre) wine? GSM wines typically exhibit a unique combination of characteristics due to the blend of these grape varieties: Grenache: Adds red fruit flavours like raspberry and strawberry, floral notes and a hint of spice. Syrah: Contributes dark fr ..read more
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Inaugural “Roses and Rosé” Event
BC Wine Trends Blog
by Julian
1M ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes ZENON KAI IMAGING 250 797 7499 Experience Elegance at the Inaugural “Roses and Rosé” Event This July Pair the floral scents of roses with the story of wine through an interactive gala. Victoria, BC – May 7th, 2024 – The Victoria International Wine Festival is thrilled to introduce, a unique addition to its celebrated lineup: the ‘Roses and Rosé’ gala evening. Set against the elegant backdrop of the Parkside Hotel and Spa on July 27th, this one-of-a-kind event promises an exciting blend of floral beauty and exquisite wines starting at 7:00 PM. Prepare to immerse yourself ..read more
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Township 7 launches a campaign to support industry members in need.
BC Wine Trends Blog
by Julian
1M ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes Langley, BC – Township 7 Vineyards & Winery is proud to announce the launch of its fifth annual Support, Ship & Sip charity campaign, benefiting an essential industry organization – the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF). Dedicated to assisting hospitality and tourism workers facing unexpected health challenges, BCHF has provided critical support to over 300 individuals since its inception in 2006. In the month of May, Township 7 will donate $10 from every online purchase to the BCHF, in addition to collecting direct donations on behalf of the charity. The campai ..read more
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Mayhem Wines campaign in support of Breast Cancer research & awareness.
BC Wine Trends Blog
by Julian
1M ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  In partnership with Breast Cancer Canada, Mayhem Wines is excited to announce our upcoming campaign supporting Breast Cancer research and awareness.  To kick off the campaign, we are releasing a pet project of our winemaker Ajay Chavan; a limited-edition Breast Cancer Canada 1.5L Magnum Rosé. Only 72 bottles were produced which are available in our tasting room only.  This is an idea close to his heart having lost a close family member at an early age to breast cancer and understanding firsthand the effects on all families from th ..read more
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