On April 28, be the first to sip and savour Naramata Bench's Spring Wine Releases.
For more details and tickets visit the webiste at Vancouver Aquarium.
Join us March 9th at "Flourish" a food and wine tasting event in Vancouver with food creations from high profile VCC Culinary Alumni Chefs and renowned wines from NBWA wineries.
Groove to the talented "Three Generations of Jazz" band featuring: Lloyd Arntzen, Tom Arntzen, Arnt Jeffrey Arntzen, Alan Matheson and Jen Hodge.
Tastings stations hosted by Vancouver's iconic chefs David Hawksworth, Angus An, Poyan Danesh, Tobias MacDonald, Jen Peters, Hamid Salimian, Tret Jordan, Chopped Canada Winner Clement Chan, and more!
Taste the latest NBWA wines from Bench 1775; Black Widow; Elephant Island; Hillside Winery; Kettle Valley; Lake Breeze; Lang; Misconduct; Perseus; Poplar Grove; Quidni; Red Rooster; Serendipity; Terravista; Therapy; and Tightrope.
Help future Vancouver Community College students flourish, as net proceeds from this event fund scholarships and bursaries. Details and tickets available at www.vcc.ca/gala/
Vertical & Vintages Apex Mountain Wine Festival, March 4, 2017. A fun-filled weekend full of wine, skiing and friends. Visit the website Apex Resort and get all details. We will be there pouring along with our fellow Naramata Bench wineries.
The Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival is quickly approaching. Each year the festival highlights one country for the ten day event. This year is very special as "Canada" will take the main stage! Visit the Vancouver International Festival website and get a full breakdown of the wine tastings, wine paired dinners and seminars available throughout the ten days.
Tightrope Winery will be pouring a selection of our portfolio during the public tastings, Feb. 17-19. We hope to see you there!
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.
The judging, held at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel, began Wednesday and concluded Thursday afternoon. The Invite, as it’s known, is unique in the United States, as it is the only wine judging in the country in which the judges nominate the wines they want to have judged. - October 6, 2016
By: Great Northwest Wine
This is the 16th Anniversay of the Awards. And the status of the year's judging is record-breaking. Over 1500 wines were entered from 230 wineries, a testament to the growing number of wineries in the country, and the faith in these awards as being a way to showcase and benchmark our wines. - July 16, 2016
Results of the 2016 National Wine Awards of Canada
Our highlights include: Tightrope Winery in Naramata, B.C., won six gold medals. The winery also won six gold medals in last year’s competition. - March 16, 2017
By: Great Northwest wine
“Wow, 2015 was not an easy year for making white wines,” Palencia told Great Northwest Wine. “This award speaks to the quality of the vineyards.”
Palencia used grapes from Spanish Castle and Evergreen Vineyard, both owned by the Milbrandt brothers. Ryan Flanagan is the vineyard manager for both.
Albariño is a relatively obscure grape from the Galicia region of northwestern Spain. It is known for its clean flavors and, thanks to naturally bright acidity, it pairs beautifully with food. Palencia said he enjoys pairing Albariño with such foods as shellfish, ceviche and a variety of Mexican foods.
Anthony Gismondi: Mission Hill wins five medals in national competition
WineAlign award haul bodes well for B.C. wineries
There was plenty of good news regarding B.C. wineries as the WineAlign 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada were recently announced (disclaimer: I share the head judging duties with my Ontario counterpart David Lawrason).
The Canadian Winery of the Year went to Peller Estates Niagara, which barely eclipsed the 2013 winner, Mission Hill Family Estate. Both wineries grabbed one platinum medal and four gold medals. Next was Nk’Mip Cellars, Jackson-Triggs Niagara and three-time winner Tawse Winery. Quails’ Gate, Road 13 and Stag’s Hollow round out the B.C. wineries in the top 10. You can view all the result here.
What you won’t find broken down in the results are the top 20 rated wines from British Columbia. That list is the essence of today’s column. You can locate these wines first, direct from the winery, then at the usual outlets: VQA stores, private wine shop, B.C. Liquor stores and restaurants.