Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Dinners took place last night at Yew Seafood and Bar at the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel. The Italian Dinner was featured Castello di Gabbiano‘s winemaker Frederico Cerelli for a night of exceptional Italian wines and west coast cuisine. Featured […]
It is a world-renowned style of wine that can only be crafted under specific -8 degree to -10 degree C temperatures, for which our cool Canadian climate is ideal. But to many Canadians, Icewine remains a bit of a mystery drink — they see a type […]
Vancouver Urban Winery (VUW) and Wine Director David Stansfield are pleased to announce the launch of their new premium, in-house Reliance Series, the first wines of their kind made entirely in Vancouver.
Crushed and aged at Vancouver Urban Winery’s Railtown facility, the Reliance Red and Reliance White are each sourced from single vineyards in the Okanagan. The series’ name pays homage to Railtown’s industrial legacy: Reliance Metal Works was the original tenant of the 1920s-era warehouse—now known as The Settlement Building—where Vancouver Urban Winery is located.
Reliance Red and Reliance White are being released alongside new 2016 vintages of VUW’s proprietary core trinity: Pinot Gris, Rosé and Merlot, all made at Okanagan Crush Pad’s Summerland facility.
VUW Reliance Red ($28.90) | Production: 225 cases
Sustainably-farmed grapes grown in the clay sub-soils of Serendipity Winery’s 10-acre vineyard on the north end of the Naramata Bench allow this Merlot to strike a balance between structure and freshness with a complex nose of ripe plum, black cherry, sweet spice, and sage.
VUW Reliance White 2016 ($24.90) | Production: 350 cases
Grown on Stoneboat Estate Vineyard’s heritage vines located on the lower Black Sage Bench of Oliver, this Northern Italian-style, alpine blend of Pinot Blanc (80%) and Müller-Thurgau (20%) grapes boasts a rich but refreshing palate with notes of fresh pear, apricot, lemon curd, and tarragon.
VUW Merlot ($19) | Production: 445 cases
A celebration of BC’s most popular variety and no-fuss every day drinking. This wine is all about fruit. It saw minimal time in oak to preserve freshness and crushability. A consummate cool climate red.
VUW Pinot Gris ($17) | Production: 355 cases
Pinot Gris is a natural fit for super natural British Columbia. The VUW Pinot Gris is no exception. All steel. No oak. Just pure, refreshing, BC fruit.
VUW Rosé ($17) | Production: 395 cases
Pink wine is life. A BC Rosé made in the elegant Provencal style. Perfectly crisp and dry but with unabashed Okanagan fruit character.
Vancouver Urban Winery
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55 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 3A3
Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard is located in Duncan on Vancouver Island. Situated in the heart of Cowinchan Valley, Blue Grouse is one of the founding estate wineries on the island. The winery is family owned by Paul Brunner. Since 2012, the winery has undergone sizeable […]
The 21st Annual Champagne & Caviar by Liberty Wines Merchants took place at the Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park. The event to benefit amateur sports in BC. Even though it was raining, lots of people came for an evening of bubbles of champagne, sparkling […]
Come meet me at 397 Alexander Street. I fancy an evening at an unmarked address in Railtown any day. The Vancouver International Wine Festival was going strong. I just came off from a decadent five course Winery Dinner and swirling wines from Tasting Room makes this secret rendezvous more inviting!
The Tuscan escape for La Vita Ruffino left no details untouched. Heth PR, Countdown Events, and Celsia Floral curated the romantic long table transformation. If you had followed us on Snapchat ( My snapchat is instanomss👻), you would’ve seen that even the oranges were real! Sophia and Sarah can attest to that!
Open pour of Ruffino Prosecco, Lumina Pinot Grigio, Riserva Ducale paired with amuse bouche and charcuteries by Railtown Catering. Ruffino winemaker, Gabriele Tacconi came and joined us for a few cheers.
La Glace Ice Cream took care of us in terms of dessert. This premium French ice cream is everything. I hope you got to enjoy all three flavors: Lemon Meringue, Chocolate, and Pinot Grigio. Stay connected – Mark tells us they will be opening shop soon at a heritage building in somewhere in Vancouver.
The 38th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival eight day event between February 20 – 28, 2016 came and went just like that. This year’s theme country focuses on Italy with 155 Wineries and 14 Countries. Aside from the Tasting Room itself, there are lots of wine events […]
Vancouver International Wine Festival is not one of those culinary events you can explore all in one day. This year between February 20 – 28, 2016 there are 155 Wineries and 14 Countries featuring Italia. Wine events includes International Festival Tastings, Wine Seminars, Wine Minglers, popular […]
Mallee Rock S.E. Australia Pinot Grigio 2014:
Mallee Rock’s Pinot Grigio grapes are sourced from a small parcel within the Murray-Darling Valley, a warmer growing area moderated by the Murray and Darling Rivers. This source, from
one single grower and vineyard, provides varietal typicity rather than blending from multiple sources, which reduces the varietal characteristics. Our Pinot Grigio was specifically selected from this warmer growing area to deliver a more flavourful profile, which offers more ripeness and fruit around it. It stands out and demonstrates distinctiveness, like a quality Pinot Grigio should.
This Pinot Grigio is an easy-drinking wine with flavours of green apple and fresh citrus flavours of lemon, lime and grapefruit. It is a crisp, medium-bodied wine with a touch of minerality and a long, smooth finish.
Great to pair with light dishes like seafood and salads.
- 86% Pinot Grigio, 14% Sauvignon Blanc
- Size 750 mL
S.E. Australia Limestone Coast Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013:
Mallee Rock’s Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are sourced from the cool-to-moderate maritime climate of S.E. Australia’s Limestone Coast; it is regarded internationally as a quality red wine region. This region’s influence of cold Antarctic currents and cloud cover during the summer moderates the temperature to deliver elegant wines. Within the Limestone Coast, the Shiraz comes from Padthaway, a distinctive Shiraz region, while the Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Padthaway and Wrattonbully regions, the latter of which sees the Cab variety make up almost half of all grapes planted.
The 2013 Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon is bold, full-bodied flavours of ripe blackberry and plum with hints of mocha and toasty oak. It’s a big wine with a long, smooth finish.
This wine is best suited for the barbeque, from prawns to pork. Best served at room temperature.
- 80% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Size 750 mL
See Ya Later Ranch Winery Tour located in Okanagan Falls, Osoyoos, British Columbia is one of the best winery in BC. This October 2014, it won the most prestigious wine award in British Columbia – taking home the Premier’s Wine Award. See Ya Later’s 2012 Rover […]
Not so long ago I went on a girls only road trip to Osoyoos, British Columbia. I’ve been to Summerland many times, but never to the South Okanagan Valley. I am still dreaming about the beautiful summer weather, blue skies and the meal we enjoyed at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery. Miradoro and Chef Jeff Van Geest was recently handed “Best Winery and Vineyard Dining” winner of Vancouver Magazine; Miradoro topped best of BC and the best of the Okanagan Valley, beating Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill.
After exploring the valley and a few rounds of wine at See Ya Later Ranch, we were ready to relax and enjoy more wine.
Miradoro Restaurant is modernly designed with floor to ceiling windows, large wrap around patio balcony with view of the lush wine and orchard valley. It was a hot and stuffy BC summer. We got the best seat in the house on the balcony to watch the sunset next to the amphitheatre. During the summer months, we highly recommend making reservations as tourist and locals flood this area.
Tinhorn Creek Gewuztraminer is a refreshing classic gewurz. This medium weight gewurz is pale lemon color with flavors of rose petals, lychee, pink grapefruit, and spice. I love that it is balanced and not overdone.
honey grilled quail 19: Soft tender and succulent quail flavored with hazelnut, prosciutto & cabbage cappuccio. Best paired with Oldfield Series Pinot Noir 2010.
heirloom tomato & stonefruit panzanella 16: bread salad with basil, buratta, shallots, organic olive oil & mosto cotto. Best paired with Oldfield Series 2Bench White 2013.
sloping hill pork belly 29: Fall of the fork pork belly with gewürztraminer glaze, chick pea fritter, apricot, jalapeño, cilantro, roasted carrots. Oldfield Series 2Bench Red 2010
forno roasted ling cod 26: puy lentils with braised greens, pine nut & raisins, garlic & bread fonduta, garlic chips. Fresh and light flakey fish and best paired with Oldfield Series 2Bench White 2013.
wild boar bacon carbonara 26: spaghetti alla chitarra, black pepper, slow poached egg, arugula & parmesan. Best paired with Oldfield Series Syrah 2010.
There’s something about being on vacation. No matter how full you are, there is always room for dessert.
olive oil & hazelnut cake 12: praline, summer fruit preserves, birch syrup, vanilla bean gelato. This was my favorite dessert. Soft sponge cake soaked with birch syrup.
chocolate bundino 12: sponge toffee, blackberry, dulce de leche cream
lemon crema 12: citrus mint salad & lavender sablé cookie
I love that Tinhorn Creek has a top notch restaurant to match their vineyard winery. You can spend a good day here. Go a on Tinhorn Creek wine tour. Learn about their sustainable farming practices. Tinhorn Creek Vineyard on the west bench for sunrise and morning light produces Gewürztraminer. Across the valley, Diamondback Vineyard soaks up heat from intense afternoon rays to produce wines like Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series are wines selected for the winery’s top tier vino. Wines can be purchased online.
Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery Vineyards
Cuisine: Wineries, Mediterranean, Pacific Northwest
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Okanagan-Similkameen, BC V0H 1T1
Raw Canvas in Yaletown is a great place to go spend an evening to release the inner Picasso in you. Whether you are looking for a fun date night rendezvous with your significant other or a fun girls’ night out, Raw Canvas does […]
Fraiche Restaurant offers one of West Vancouver’s ultimate dining experiences while overlooking breathtaking panoramic view of downtown Vancouver, Lion’s Gate Bridge, Port Metro Vancouver, etc. It is undoubtedly one of Vancouver’s most romantic restaurant with a killer view, for sure to seduce even the most […]