The 9th annual Okanagan Falls Spring Releases in Vancouver
(Over a dozen winery interviews and lots of new releases)
For 9 Years the Okanagan Falls Winery Assn has gathered in Vancouver to pour their Spring Releases
NOT THIS YEAR – Because of the Pandemic, 2020 has become a dark period in our World
We wanted to support our friends in the wine world so this is a repeat of last years pour with two new Wineries’s added Black Market and Echo Bay.
The group is now called The Okanagan Falls/Skaha Lake Winery Association. THE HEART OF WINE COUNTRY.
Last year we found them at The Terminal City Club on Hastings. A grand heritage building. Funds raised go to BC Hospitality Foundation.
From the northern tip of Skaha Lake to the hills above Vaseux Lake the Okanagan Falls wine region in the South Okanagan was blessed with the land that the ice age left behind.
When the huge glacier came through and formed the valley, it managed to created pools and hollows. Each one today has become its own growing terroir. A combination of silt and rock. Each vineyard can have a completely different expression of wine.
Best of all, the days are hot and bright and the nights are cool. Possibly the best growing combination that nature can provide.
In 2018, the B.C. Wine Authority gave Okanagan Falls their own sub-region designation. Followed by The Skaha Bench.
We welcome back –
Leslie D’Andrea – Owner of Noble Ridge & Chair of Assn (theheartofwinecountry.ca)
Blasted Church – John Bayley Vineyard Manager (blastedchurch.com)
Crescent Hill – Tysha Pope – Family member (crescenthillwinery.com)
Liquidity – Ruth Hanbury President (Liquiditywines.com)
Wild Goose – Leslie Matheson marketing manager (winegoosewinery.com)
Pentage – Julie Rennie co-owner (Pentage.com)
Bonamici Cellars – Mario Rodi owner/partner (bonamiccicellars.com)
Noble Ridge – Jim D’Andrea Owner/Chair (nobleridge.com)
Stag’s Hollow – Linda Pruegger Owner (stagshollowwinery.com)
BC Hospitality Foundation – Dana Lee Harris Exec Director
Meyer Family – Chris Carson winemaker/viticulturist (MFVwines.com)
Nighthawk – Christy Bibby co-owner (nighthawkvineyards.com)
Black Market – Rob Hammersley Owner (blackmarketwine.ca)
Echo Bay – Kelsey Rufiange. Winemaker. (echobayvineyard.ca)
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:
Mescal Master in Oaxaca
swirl and untapped in Parksville
TopDrop Vancouver & Victoria
Unsworth. The Hatch. Orofino. Row Fourteen Restaurant at Klipper’s.
Road 13 Winery
Ned Bell – back on The Bench
catching up with Ann Sperling