Just a quick note to say hi to all of you fantastically loyal and loving Tightrope Winery fans out there! It has been a crazy entry into the winery in such challenging times, but nevertheless, it has been loads of fun pioneering new paths as we navigate our way through this newly emerging environment!
The team here is really pulling together all of that energy that we would normally be putting into a big Spring Tasting Room Opening, into finding creative ways to bring Tightrope's wines directly to you. I hope we are managing to do it well, but would love to hear any ideas that you have that would allow us to do better. Shoot us an email, tweet, fb message, or even instagram! Remember that we'll now ship free using the code SHIPTOSIP with online orders of 6bot+ here. If you are in the neighbourhood and want to order online and swing by to pick it up, just give us a ring and we'll scoot out and put it in your trunk for you!
Some of the best news too that we have heard is that the Govt. has now allowed temporary (hopefully not so temporary) measures for restaurants to sell our wines along with take out orders!!! So amazing! Thanks, so much BC.
I am so looking forward to welcoming you to Tightrope Winery in person, but for the mean time, I would love to be in touch via all of the wonderful avenues we share through the many social media platforms that exist. So let's keep in touch, and enjoy great wines in a virtual environment.
I've posted a brief bio that you should be able to track down somewhere on this site, not sure yet where it will save it, but you could have a peek at it if you are interested. I come from a history of wine sales, wine ed, hospitality, travel, with a fair bit of awesome cuisine, and amazing folks I have met along the way : )
...until we meet. Salud! Good Health!
This is me... deep in the heart of a presentation : )
Judgement of BC Wraps Up
By: Anthony Gismondi
The Judgement of B.C. wrapped up last week closing out an annual event that has been running for five years, comparing B.C. wines against “benchmark” labels (by price) from around the world. It was never quite best against best but a useful exercise nonetheless to see just where we stand against the competition.
The "Last Judgement of BC": a Watershed Moment
By: Tim Pawsey
I’m pretty sure that Judgment of BC 2019 was one of the largest tastings of its kind ever held in Canada. On October 29th 34 judges sat down at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. We concluded what’s been a worthy exercise for BC wines since the first ‘Judgment’ took place in 2015.
For Immediate Release: The Wines of British Columbia International Recognition at the Final Judgement of BC Wine Tasting
by: BC Wine Institute
PENTICTON, BC - The Wines of British Columbia were put to the ultimate test at the final Judgment of BC on Tuesday, October 29, where special guest and wine expert Steven Spurrier joined 32 top wine professionals from around the world and across the country to take part in a full-day, blind tasting of 24 of BC's celebrated grape varieties; Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah against 16 international benchmarks.
5th Annual Judgement of BC wines was also the last
by: Chelsea Powrie
The fifth and final Judgment of BC wine competition crowned its winners Tuesday at the Penticton Lakeside resort, and local wines came out on top.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.