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Anthony Gismondi
October 10, 2019 | Anthony Gismondi

Is diversity the long game in British Columbian wine?

Salut: Is diversity the long game in British Columbian wine?
By: Anthony Gismondi


Demanding diversity in our wines and obtaining it are often two very different stories, especially in the New World. As the years unfold, British Columbia wineries are finally moving in the direction although it's not necessarily just about different grapes going into the ground. 

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Time Posted: Oct 10, 2019 at 12:41 PM
Tightrope Winery
September 27, 2019 | Tightrope Winery

Noire Unscripted


Tempest Theatre Presents NOIRE UNSCRIPTED: The Dark Side Of Wine Country. 

A writing and theatrical performance improvised in real time. 
On the Tempest stage, local writer Nikos Theodosakis and three Vancouver master improvisers will create and perform a play based on audience suggestions, the wild musings of Nikos and many, many interruptions to keep them charged, challenged and in the moment. The unfinished script is performed (sight unseen) by the actors and when they run out of pages, they must continue the plot. Oh, and the writer can interject at any moment to ambush their logic and send them on a wild goose chase. Don’t believe it’s all made up? Then we’ll see you at both shows.
Featuring: Graeme Duffy , Lauren McGibbon, Scott Patey
and Special guest Writer Nikos Theodosakis
Cost: $25 or $15 for Students ( At the Door only with Valid Student ID)

When: Friday, October 4th 7:30pm
Saturday, October 5th 7:30pm
*Doors open at 7pm 
Ticket Link:
Where:  Tempest Theatre 
125 Eckhardt Ave East, 
Penticton BC  V2A 1Z5

Tightrope Winery
September 18, 2019 | Tightrope Winery

Wines of Canada - Discover the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia - Grape Experiences

Wines of Canada - Discover the Okanagan Valley in British Columibia - Grape Experiences
By: Cindy Rynning

The only time I’ve visited the Okanagan Valley wine region in British Columbia was during a conference in 2013. I had the opportunity to visit wineries that were (and still are) producing beautiful selections in breathtaking settings. I’ve longed to return.

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Paula Toren
September 11, 2019 | Paula Toren

Naramata Bench - A Weekend in Wine Country

Naramata Bench - A Weekend in Wine Country
By: Paulina Toren, Cupcakes and Life

I am sure you guys all saw on my IG stories a couple of weeks ago I spent the weekend wine touring in Naramata. Naramata is a quick one hour drive from Kelowna and around a 4 hour drive from Vancouver, which makes it a perfect weekend getaway.

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Tightrope Winery
August 28, 2019 | Tightrope Winery

Tailgate Party 2019

The Tailgate Party is the Naramata Bench Wineries Association event of the season. Join us for a fabulous Naramata wineries style evening of wine, food, live music, celebration, and fun in the heart of Naramata on the grounds of the beautiful and historic Naramata Heritage Inn.

This year's theme is Roaring 20's, the era when Naramata and the Naramata Heritage inn were in their early days! You needed a password to get into speakeasies in the 20's, but you just need your ticket to get into this celebration of Naramata wines and culinary treats. Dress in theme if you want as there will be prizes for the best costumes.

Get more info adn purchase tickets at or phone at 1-800-656-0713.

Laura Milnes
August 16, 2019 | Laura Milnes

Why Organic Farming Isn't Enough: A Conversation with Graham O'Rourke

Why Organic Farming Isn't Enough: A Conversation with Graham O'Rourke
By: Laura Milnes, Silk & Coupe

Graham O'Rourke - proprietor and winemaker of Tightrope Winery on the stunning Naramata Bench - believes there is a need to move beyond farming organically.

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Time Posted: Aug 16, 2019 at 2:09 PM
Drew Snider
August 6, 2019 | Drew Snider

NEWS RELEASE - The Taste of Gold

NEWS RELEASE - THE TASTE OF GOLD: Tightrope claims more national wine honours
By: Drew Snider

Naramata, BC (August 7, 2019) - Tightrope Winery has picked up where it left off in 2018, winning a total of twelve medals at the annual WineAlign National Wine Awards. Blind judgin was held in June in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

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Jennifer Schell
August 2, 2019 | Jennifer Schell

The Top Small Wineries in Canada are announced and the winner is...

The Top Small Wineries in Canada are announced and the winner is...
By: Jennifer Schell, InWine

Some of BC’s smallest wineries are celebrating big time after the results of The WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada were released on August 1.

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Anthony Gismondi
July 30, 2019 | Anthony Gismondi

Sauvignon Blanc: On the rise in BC

Sauvignon Blanc: on the rise in B.C..
By: Anthony Gismondi

Over the last two to three years, the structure and flavours of B.C. Sauvignon have improved immensely.

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Time Posted: Jul 30, 2019 at 2:15 PM
Michael Godel
July 29, 2019 | Michael Godel

A Canadian preoccupation with White Blends

A Canadian preoccupation with White Blends
By: Michael Godel

The catchall collection funnelled into flights titled “White Blend” continue their ascent upwards into the essential echelon of categories at the National Wine Awards of Canada.

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