BC Wine

Chez You chef Lucas Istace prepares dinner for a private party of 10 in West Kelowna. (Chez You/Submitted)

‘Skip-the-Dishes of private events’: Chef-at-home business launches in Okanagan

Chez You connects Okanagan chefs with clients looking for the ultimate culinary experience

 

(Dre Pao/Wikimedia commons)

TikTok foodie influences free Okanagan College seminar for businesses

TikTok influencer Dre Pao is giving the free seminar on Oct. 20

 

Prospera Place (Photo - @bensteiner00/Twitter)

Prospera Place launching new VIP experience with Kelowna winery

The new VIP lounge is open starting tonight (Oct. 19) when the Rockets host Brandon

 

Grapes ready for harvest at Corcelettes Estate Winery in the Similkameen. (Similkameen Independent Winegrowers - Facebook)

Late but bountiful harvest for vineyards in Okanagan and Similkameen

A late start but high quality has winemakers excited about 2022 vintage

Grapes ready for harvest at Corcelettes Estate Winery in the Similkameen. (Similkameen Independent Winegrowers - Facebook)
A Keremeos winery is selling a very special wine called Olivia the Brave to honour their niece who passed away two years ago this month. (Corcelettes Estate Winery)

Keremeos winery crafts special wine ‘Olivia the Brave’ in memory of niece

Corcelettes Estate Winery donating 100% from every bottle to Brandon Regional Health Foundation

A Keremeos winery is selling a very special wine called Olivia the Brave to honour their niece who passed away two years ago this month. (Corcelettes Estate Winery)
Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)
Matt Maclaren serves up a cheese and wine pairing at Grate Cheesery. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)

Great ‘Grate’ cheese comes to Kelowna

New cheesery opens in South Pandosy corridor

Matt Maclaren serves up a cheese and wine pairing at Grate Cheesery. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)
Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland is offering a crowdfunding investment opportunity through FrontFundr. (Okanagan Crush Pad image)

Summerland winery launches crowdfunding opportunity

Okanagan Crush Pad working with FrontFundr on ownership project

Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland is offering a crowdfunding investment opportunity through FrontFundr. (Okanagan Crush Pad image)
Head chef Adam Shannon and general manager Kelsey Matheson of Vernon Cactus Club.

Third in the Okanagan, 30th in Canada: Cactus Club opens in Vernon this fall

The company is looking to hire almost 200 staff

Head chef Adam Shannon and general manager Kelsey Matheson of Vernon Cactus Club.
West Kelowna wine country, pictured in October 2020. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

B.C. wine industry still recovering, looking to return to pre-pandemic boom

The wine industry contributed $3.75 billion to the province economy in 2019

West Kelowna wine country, pictured in October 2020. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)
Blasted Church Winery in Okanagan Falls is hosting a 7 Deadly Sins Party Saturday, Aug. 20 to celebrate 20 years. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Blasted Church Winery puts on devilish bash to celebrate 20th birthday

Okanagan Falls vineyard hosts 7 Deadly Sins theme party Saturday, Aug. 20

Blasted Church Winery in Okanagan Falls is hosting a 7 Deadly Sins Party Saturday, Aug. 20 to celebrate 20 years. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Len Filek, general manager of Summerland Sweets, says the Summerland business will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a pancake breakfast on June 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

60 years of Summerland Sweets to celebrate

Pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 25

Len Filek, general manager of Summerland Sweets, says the Summerland business will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a pancake breakfast on June 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Nostalgia Wines in Oliver is bringing back their popular Show, Shine ‘n’ Wine event Sunday, June 12 with proceeds going to a local cyclist riding in the BC Cancer Foundation’s Tour de Cure and for Wide Arts National Association.

Popular Show, Shine ’n’ Wine returns to Oliver’s Nostalgia Wines Sunday, June 12

Live music, 60 classic cars, wine, food trucks with proceeds to local rider in Tour de Cure

Nostalgia Wines in Oliver is bringing back their popular Show, Shine ‘n’ Wine event Sunday, June 12 with proceeds going to a local cyclist riding in the BC Cancer Foundation’s Tour de Cure and for Wide Arts National Association.
Vineyard in Oliver. (Quails’ Gate Winery)

Quails’ Gate Winery buys vineyard site in Oliver

The West Kelowna winery took over the 30-acre site located on the Black Sage Bench

Vineyard in Oliver. (Quails’ Gate Winery)
West Kelowna grape vines (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

Okanagan Valley: the best-known wine region in B.C.

The first vines were planted in B.C. in the 1800s, in the Okanagan

West Kelowna grape vines (Phil McLachlan - West K News)
After a two-year absence, Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive will hold the fifth annual Grand Sommelier Express aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive to host Grand Sommelier Express

Fifth Annual railway and wine event scheduled for June 11

After a two-year absence, Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive will hold the fifth annual Grand Sommelier Express aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. (Summerland Review file photo)
Blue Mountain

South Okanagan winery’s 2021 vintage ruined by wildfire smoke

Smoke contamination caused Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars not to bottle last year’s wines

Blue Mountain
Darryl Brooker has been named chief executive officer of Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland. (Contributed)

Summerland winery appoints chief executive officer

Darryl Brooker will assume newly created role at Okanagan Crush Pad

Darryl Brooker has been named chief executive officer of Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland. (Contributed)
Grizzli Winery is hosting three Valentine’s Day events over four days. (Contributed)

Grizzli Winery in West Kelowna to host a trio of Valentine’s Day events

There will be three events over four days running from Feb. 11-14

Grizzli Winery is hosting three Valentine’s Day events over four days. (Contributed)
Dine Around kicks off Jan. 19. (@bearfishrootberry/ Instagram)

Sip, Savour and Stay with Dine Around Okanagan

The event kicks off Jan. 19 and runs until Feb. 10

Dine Around kicks off Jan. 19. (@bearfishrootberry/ Instagram)