School’s Out Fo’ Summah! Culmina Saignee Rose

Our July pick is the Saignee Rose from Culmina Winery. 'Saignee', meaning 'to bleed' in French, is a method of making rose wine in which the pink juice is taken from (bled out of) the musts in the production of red wine, instead of discarded (winemakers remove the pink juice in order to increase the … Continue reading School’s Out Fo’ Summah! Culmina Saignee Rose

Happy Father’s Day! Better Than a Tie. Maverick Rubicon 2012

In celebration of Father's Day, our June Wine of the Month is the Maverick 2012 Rubicon. Not only does this hefty, spicy red pair well with steak, but the winery name also happens to share the moniker of one of our favourite top guns, and the wine name also just happens to be the name … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day! Better Than a Tie. Maverick Rubicon 2012

Winecouverites Take on Oliver, Part Three: Church and State Winery 

Next on our Winecouverite adventure was Church and State Winery's Coyote Bowl location, 10 minutes south of Oliver. [If you visit Victoria, take note that they have a second location in Brentwood Bay (10 minutes from downtown Victoria) which features a bistro where Executive Chef Desiree Perrin serves up a locally sourced luncheon daily during … Continue reading Winecouverites Take on Oliver, Part Three: Church and State Winery 

Winecouverites Take on Oliver, Part Two: Black Hills Estate Winery 

We were not greeted by a glass of wine at the door, a la Hester Creek, but we were greeted by Lola, the vineyard dog (the adorable Bernese mountain dog is the loyal companion to Black Hills Winegrower, Steve Carberry), which was fine by us considering the abundance of delicious wine which we were about … Continue reading Winecouverites Take on Oliver, Part Two: Black Hills Estate Winery 

The Winecouverites Take on Oliver, part 1: Hester Creek

The Winecouverites had our inaugural wine tasting trip this past August 2013 in Oliver and Naramata visiting Hester Creek, Black Hills Estate, Church & State, Poplar Grove, Lake Breeze, and Hillside. Our lovely driver Roy from the South Okanagan Limousine Company escorted us on a scenic drive from our lakefront stay in Kaleden to our … Continue reading The Winecouverites Take on Oliver, part 1: Hester Creek