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Veteran B.C. winemaker Howard Soon becomes Master Winemaker at Vanessa Vineyard

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Legendary B.C. winemaker Howard Soon, who recently “retired” from Andrew Peller Ltd. after 37 years, has now joined Vanessa Vineyard as the winery’s master winemaker, the winery announced today. Continue reading

Vanessa Vineyard crafting superb B.C. red wines from the rocky soils of the Similkameen Valley

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By Rick VanSickle

It has only been 10 years since the owners of Vanessa Vineyard decided to plant grapes in the extremely rocky terrain of a hillside overlooking the vast and pristine Similkameen Valley in B.C. Continue reading

B.C. wine country finds its mojo: A complete package of wine, food, beer and endless beauty


KELOWNA, B.C. — It’s hard to pinpoint, but somewhere along the line, a funny thing happened that changed the entire collective soul of wine country in British Columbia. It was as if an open casting call went out for all the supporting roles needed to connect the dots between the 145 146 147 licenced wineries that now vie for attention in the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys. Continue reading

Tripping through the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys: Stunning vistas, stunning wines

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Back from a seven-day jaunt through the imposing and majestic Okanagan and Similkameen valleys, I’ve had time to reflect on the progress the two distinct wine and culinary regions have achieved in their relatively brief existence. Continue reading

Journey to the Okanagan Valley, plus new reviews for Joie Farm

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PENTICTON, Okanagan Valley — The Okanagan Valley and surrounding area never fails to amaze me. It is a beautiful wine region, of course, but it is the pace of growth and quality in the wines made here that is most fascinating. Continue reading

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