Looking for the best “Patio Wines” AND talking to a dozen winemakers from Okanagan Falls!
It’s the 5th annual Okanagan Falls Winery Association Spring Wine Tasting at Earls in Yaletown.
One of the best events in the calendar year. Everybody shows up. Owners, winemakers and principals.
They pour all their new offerings and the best of their portfolio. There was even a table filled with nothing but OK Falls Pinot Noir.
At the same time, I was writing my food and wine column for Living Magazine. The theme in the next issue was looking ahead to Summer. They suggested I recommend Patio Wines.
So, one of the questions I asked was “What’s your best patio wine?” (fyi – I’m not a big fan of the term patio wine..I happen to think it sells great/complex wines short, as though they were a throwaway!)
Here’s the line up of wineries and guests . (in somewhat alphabetical order)
Blasted Church Elaine Vickers/Winemaker blastedchurch.com
Blue Mountain Christie Mavety/ family & marketing www.bluemountainwinery.com
Crescent Hill Teresa Murray Wiseman/Owner www.crescenthillwinery.com/
Kraze Legz/Skaha Gerry Thygesen/Owner-WM www.krazelegz.com/
Liquidity Winery/Bistro Ian MacDonald/Owner www.liquiditywines.com/
Meyer Family Wines Janice Stevens-Meyer/Owner www.mfvwines.com/
Nighthawk Vineyards Christy Bibby/Co-Owner www.nighthawkvineyards.com/
Noble Ridge Leslie/Jim D’Andrea / Owners www.nobleridge.com
Painted Rock Lauren Skinner/ Family & marketing www.paintedrock.ca
Pentage Julie Rennie – Co-Owner
Synchromesh Alan Dickinson /Owner-Winemaker www.synchromeshwines.ca/
Wild Goose Roland Kruger www.wildgoosewinery.com/
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:
- Naramata Bench Wineries pour new releases on The Coast
- La Frenz
- Lake Breeze
- Deep Roots
- Upper Bench
- Bench 1775
- Terra Vista
- The Cider Clans gather