13 guests for The Annual “Locals Only 3.0″The Artisans of Vancouver Island & The Gulf Islands.
It was an afternoon exploring the diversity & creativity of our coastal producers.
Through the interviews below we get to meet the farmers, fermenters and distillers that define our cool climate coastal appellation.
This is Locals Only 3.0 – 2018
No fancy marketing campaigns or graphic trickery. Just an opportunity to taste clean honest products from the producers who are defining our cool climate coastal appellation.
- Speak with the producers who were natural before it was fashionable
- Learn more about distilling while speaking with a Master
- Meet and taste with the people who planted the vines and then made the wine
Locals Only is about keeping it real, real honest and really local.
Organic estate farming , clean winemaking , neutral barrels & vessels, amphora, orange wines, concrete, spontaneous ferments, dry farming + way more. Discover the next destination you just have to check out.
Off Shore craft makers.
Massey Wines – Louise Fedyk. Co-Organizer of event http://www.masseywines.com/
Mike Rathjen – Rathjen Cellars https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgo92Vuntu8/
Mike Nierychlo – Emandare Vineyards http://www.emandarevineyard.com/
Dave Brimacombe – Wayward Distillery (Unruly Gin/Vodka) https://www.instagram.com/p/BgpPVn3Hw0U/
Jason MacIsaac – Sheringham Distillery https://www.sheringhamdistillery.com/
Andy Johnson – Averill Creek https://www.averillcreek.ca/
Loretta Zanatta – Zanatta Vineyards https://zanatta.ca/
Chris Turyk – Unsworth https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgr0mocH0rh/
Bailey Williamson – Blue Grouse https://www.bluegrouse.ca/Home
Dan Dragert – Kutatas Vineyards ( Koo Tah Tass) You’re on your own. Well worth The Search.
Brenda Hetman-Layne – 40 Knots https://www.instagram.com/p/BgkFfRknXdL/
Marilyn Venturi – Venturi-Schulze Vineyards https://www.instagram.com/p/BgraOj7nK_o/
Julia Powell – Alderlea Vineyards https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgtz5m0HCrX/
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:
The Winner Special (Sept 1)
Road 13 – Winery of the year
Fitzpatrick – #3 in Canada and Best Small Winery
Tour of the Okanagan
Chef Andrey Durbach – Brings Italy to Courtney
Margaret Leonardi – Winemaker at Adorada (Mendocino)
The First Cowichan Wine Festival