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Mat Wilcox
 
October 29, 2018 | Mat Wilcox

Tightrope Releases 2017 Vintages

NEWS RELEASE - TIGHTROPE RELEASES 2017 VINTAGES
BY: MAT WILCOX

receives honourable mention for Winery of the Year in Canada and 42 medals to date in 2018

Naramata, BC (October 2018) – Tightrope Winery is pleased to announce its fall vintage release: three wines from the 2017 vintage – and one of them has already scored well in competition.

The 2017 Riesling and 2017 Viognier are available now in private liquor stores around British Columbia.

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Time Posted: Oct 29, 2018 at 4:28 PM
Mat Wilcox
 
August 28, 2018 | Mat Wilcox

NEWS RELEASE - National Wine Awards

WINEALIGN ADDS TO TIGHTROPE'S MEDAL CASE
BY: MAT WILCOX

(Naramata, BC – August 28, 2018) Just six years after its début on the world wine stage, Tightrope Winery of Naramata, BC, is seeing its biggest year yet for international recognition. The most recent honours for the young winery and its owners, Lyndsay and Graham O’Rourke, are seven medals at the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada.

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Time Posted: Aug 28, 2018 at 9:26 AM
Mat Wilcox
 
August 21, 2018 | Mat Wilcox

Media Backgrounder

BACKGROUNDER- August 2018
By: Mat Wilcox

THE TIGHTROPE WINERY: It’s all about balance

Tightrope Winery burst out of the gate with its very first vintage, winning six medals in three competitions, including a double gold for its 2012 Rosé at the Northwest Wine Summit. Since then, its wines have been honored internationally, most recently at the 2018 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada, with two gold medals, four silver and one bronze. This followed on the heels of a ten-medal performance at the California-based Dan Berger’s International Awards.

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Time Posted: Aug 21, 2018 at 3:52 PM
Megan Trudeau
 
April 22, 2018 | Megan Trudeau

5 Penticton Rosés to sip on during patio season

It’s the perfect beach companion and patio drink - it’s Rosé season and there are lots of options in Penticton to choose from.
To get you started, here are some Penticton born Rosé wines that will quench your thirst for summer.

By: Megan Trudeau
KelowanNow

Tightrope Winery 2016 Rosé. Double Gold Metal Winner.

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Steve MacNaull
 
April 14, 2018 | Steve MacNaull

Walking the Tightrope

The high-wire imagery, symbolism and metaphors abound at Tightrope Winery on the Naramata Bench.

By: Steve MacNaull
Kelowna Daily Courier

Husband-and-wife owners, Graham, the viticulturist, and Lyndsay, the winemaker, O'Rourke refer to the enthusiasm and life-long dedication they have to wine as a tightrope worth walking.

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TD Mulligan
 
January 27, 2018 | TD Mulligan

Dine out Vancouver!

It's Dine Out Vancouver year 16-Now until Feb 4th!

By: TD Mulligan
Tasting Room Radio

How much fun is this?

There are over 300 restaurants signed up to host Dine Out Vancouver Food Fanatics and every year we keep creating bigger line ups.

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Podcast  (Lyndsay showcases our Platinum Winner, 2015 Pinot Noir--10:33-12:16)

Nikki Bayley
 
January 18, 2018 | Nikki Bayley

The Great Pinot Noir Battle

B.C Wine 101: Winter 2018 Edition--Tightrope 2015 Pinot Noir Top 10 List

With so much delicious B.C. wine out there, and new wineries springing up almost every day, it’s hard to know where to start drinking… until now

By: Nikki Bayley
BC Living Magazine

Although famously tricky to grow, B.C.’s cool-climate take on Pinot Noir is a thing of elegant beauty. There’s even an annual celebration of the variety—and there’s a terrific piece about that and the grape here by Anthony Gismondi—and so the question is: which B.C. Pinot Noir should we be drinking?

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Andy Perdue
 
November 17, 2017 | Andy Perdue

The Northwest Top 50 wines

Out of the thousand he tasted in 2017, Andy Perdue picks the best of the bunch.

By: Andy Perdue
Special to the Seattle Times

EACH YEAR, I taste thousands of wines, either as samples that arrive in my office or at competitions in which I participate.

Beginning in January, I taste with this list in mind, seeking out the most interesting offerings from our corner of the wine world. Some of these I tasted early in the year, and they stuck with me as extraordinary, for their clarity, style and purity of fruit.

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Andy Perdue
 
November 10, 2017 | Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue tries something new: the Top 50 Northwest Wines under $30

Our wine expert's annual "best-of" list gets better, with a broader reach and smaller investment.

By: Andy Perdue
Special to the Seattle Times

TWO COMMON COMPLAINTS about my annual lists of Top 50 wines go like this:

1. These wines are too expensive.
2. My favorite wines are missing.

To No. 2, I say: It's time to explore the world of the Pacific Northwest wine beyond your comfort zone.
To No. 1: We offer a new feature: our Top 50 wines under $30.

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Tightrope Winery
 
November 5, 2017 | Tightrope Winery

2017 BCWA Results

The wine industry in British Columbia continues to shine, and this year, the judges from across North America have awarded a record number of medals to over 50 different wineries. The following includes the Premier's Award for the Best Wine, Platinum Medals, Gold Medals, Silver Medals, and Bronze Medals. Congratulations to all!

Platinum Medal Winner: Tightrope Winery 2015 Syrah

Bronze Medal Winners: Tightrope Winery 2016 Riesling, 2016 Viognier and 2016 Rose

Full list of award winners: