• Vine,  Wine

    Summerhill Pyramid Winery: New Chapter & New Vision

    My connection to Summerhill Pyramid Winery dates back to the late ’80s. Since I was 5, my family spent our summers camping at West Bay Beach Resort on the Westside of Kelowna. I’d lay on a lounge chair for hours peering through binoculars to the other side of the lake. I’d eye up mystery mansions and catch glimpses of the infamous Ogopogo (whom we all know is real!) Another curious item I’d spot, however, was a massive pyramid halfway up the mountainside. TASTE TESTS PREVAIL The pyramid belongs to Stephen Cipes, proprietor of Summerhill Pyramid Winery. What some considered ‘pie…

  • Wine

    Telmo Rodriguez’s Spanish Wine Landscape

    In 1994, gastronomy in Spain consisted of paella and sangria; One food and one drink known the world over as ‘Spanish’. In that same year, Telmo Rodriguez began traveling across the country in search of workable vineyards to create a…

  • Vine,  Wine

    O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars is Moving Mountains

    It seems that authenticity and boutique-style experiences are trending. Wineries are giving visitors unique and personalized tours or the taste of one-off samples of experimental wines in order to be memorable. However, these experiences translate to visitors in vastly different…

  • Wine

    36 Things About Me On My Birthday

    This weekend I turned 36 years old. These 36 things about me will help you get to know me and my wine-loving self a little better! If you asked me at any point in my life if I’m doing what…

  • Rust Wine Co. Gamay

    Gamay is finding a home in BC #gogamaygo

    I always try to personalize wine; it helps give a sense of understanding. For instance, let’s say Pinot Noir is your solid BFF. It’s distinct, reliable in a pinch and there’s never a doubt you’ll create many memories together. But…

  • Robert Mondavi Winery Seminar @ VIWF

    Robert Mondavi Winery at Van Wine Fest

    A few months back I sat in on seminar during the Vancouver International Wine Festival. It wasn’t just any seminar, it was a dive into Robert Mondavi, his path to wine, a peek at his family life and of course…