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Best of Monte Creek Ranch

Launched in 2015, history-rich Monte Creek Ranch is a beacon for wine enthusiasts on the Trans-Canada only 10 km east of Kamloops and just east of the Highway 97 junction. The recently-completed, “mission-style” winery features a spacious, light-filled cellar door and the locally-inspired Terrace Restaurant. Looking for cheaper land to grow blueberries, Gurjit Sidhu of Sidhu and Sons Nursery in Mission acquired the 1,200...

Madeira renewal

Portugal’s other great fortified wine, Madeira is making a comeback after a long period of decline. The product of the verdant, steeply-terraced island 600 km off the coast of Morocco, early merchants took advantage of Madeira’s location on major trade routes and shipped the wine to the Americas and beyond. The heat of the sun and motion of the ship on long sea voyages gave Madeira wine a special tangy, burnt caramel...

“Bee joyful” with Ostara Honey Wine

Ever since establishing Meadow Vista Honey Wines in West Kelowna in 2009, Queen Bee Judie Barta has been on a mission to create a line-up of meads with a “modern taste profile that appeal to contemporary wine drinkers and eco-foodies.” Moving to new digs on June Spring Road in Kelowna in early 2014 has been a big plus for Meadow Vista, previously ensconced in the most basic of premises in a commercial district of West...

Tinhorn Creek 2008 Oldfield Series Pinot Noir

This is a stunning wine, powerful and complex with lovely aromatics and texture. Classic Pinot Noir nose features aromas of violet, black cherry, beetroot, tobacco leaf, black licorice, clove, nutmeg and truffle. Seamless palate delivers richly concentrated black cherry and plum fruit, nuances of coffee, tobacco leaf, truffle, smoky oak and vanilla, backed by supple tannins and exceptional length. Pairs with roasted lamb,...