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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:

Carmen Weld
 
June 7, 2017 | Carmen Weld

Penticton is Open for Business

Tourism Operators throughout the Penticton region are nervous but optimistic they'll have another successful tourism season

By: Carmen Weld
Penticton Western News

It was a packed house at the TRUE Penticton tourism trade show on Tuesday.

Opened to the public for the first time, Think Remarkable Unique Experience attendees perused more than 40 booths at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

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Time Posted: Jun 7, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Andy Perdue
 
May 26, 2017 | Andy Perdue

BC's Tightrope Winery finds a Balance of Power

Former ski bums’ beautiful, fresh wines have amassed 17 gold medals in three years at the Cascadia Wine Competition.

By : Andy Perdue
Special to The Seattle Times

 

AT ITS CORE, winemaking is a balancing act. Finding the right vineyard; adjusting care of the fruit to the evolving weather; knowing just when to pick to capture all the goodness of the grape; then nurturing the wine until you bottle it, ready to send your creation into the world.

Lyndsay O’Rourke seems to have found all those pieces and put them together with her grape-growing husband, Graham. They are owners of the appropriately named Tightrope Winery on the Naramata Bench in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

Together, they are crafting wines of remarkable beauty whose hallmark is fresh fruit with a sense of place and balance.

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Time Posted: May 26, 2017 at 2:24 PM
Anthony Gismondi
 
May 3, 2017 | Anthony Gismondi

Lyndsay Broadcasting LIVE at the Vancouver International Festival 2017

Anthony Gismondi and Kasey Wilson with guest Lyndsay O’Rourke, owner and winemaker. Broadcasting LIVE from the tasting room at the Vancouver Convention Centr...

Full Live Broadcast here

Time Posted: May 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Tightrope Winery
 
December 9, 2016 | Tightrope Winery

The Seattle Times 2016 Top 50 Regional Wines

From the thousands of contenders he tasted this year he ranks the standouts, many of which sell for less than $30 a bottle - November 11, 2016

By: Andy Perdue

THROUGH THE COURSE of 2016, I’ve tasted thousands of wines from throughout the Pacific Northwest (and around the globe, for that matter).

Knowing I’ll be producing this year-end list, I think about wines that really stand out. I tasted the No. 4 and 5 wines on this year’s list in the first quarter, and each stood out in my mind for the entire year, both for their clarity as well as purity of fruit.

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