It’s not often that an established winery goes through a major rebrand, but Summerland, B.C.’s, Okanagan Crush Pad—now Haywire Winery—is no typical winery.
Certified in only 2019 as a new wine sub-appellation in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Naramata Bench has quickly established itself as a premium region.
Canadian pinot noir is well known to many wine aficionados, but in general it’s far too little appreciated. Who would have thought that it will soon become the most-planted wine grape variety in British Columbia?
Now that vineyards are open to the public, and Okanagan Lake is finally warm, NUVO has rounded up five great winery restaurant experiences for visitors to enjoy between bottles of merlot.
Fantastic, jaw-dropping, delicious, sublime: whatever superlative you choose, it can be used to describe Mission Hill Family Estate & Winery. The crown jewel in proprietor Anthony von Mandl’s winery portfolio, Mission Hill remains a stunning experience after 41 years of operation. From its hilltop perch to its region-defining wines, not a single detail has been overlooked by von Mandl and Co.
Big things are happening in wine across the country, and B.C.’s newest non-Okanagan gem, Saturna Island’s Sage Hayward Vineyards, proves that the gold standard applies across the Strait of Georgia as well as beyond the Cascades.
This year, 27 distilleries from the Comox Valley to the Kootenays converged on Vancouver, providing a vibrant scene matched in verve only by the liquors poured throughout. Here are five of B.C.’s best bottles to seek out, at home and afield.
The stories, though not all specifically about love, delineate the intimacies that led Puri and Rook to one another, how brief moments and long, dark nights of the soul can bring people together much as wine can.
As our days turn shorter and cooler, we begin to crave soul-warming sustenance.