The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

Recently, my colleague Brenda Latta and I stopped into St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Vineyards to have a little chat with Andy Gebert – one of the owners of the vineyard & winery. During our visit, we learned that they recently planted 6,000 brand new Chasselas vines in the back end of the vineyard. It …

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During the Wine Bloggers Conference 2013 in Penticton, BC, Luke Whittall of winecountrybc and I had a chance to sit down and chat about what The Demystified Vine is all about, why I love BC wines, and other random goodies. I think our style could be called “witty-banter”. It was a pleasure to meet Luke …

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Pop quiz: How did Gray Monk Estate Winery get their name? Read on to find out, wine friends! Gray Monk Estate Winery is located in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Established in 1972 by George and Trudy Heiss, Gray Monk has grown to be one of the most reliable wineries in BC for consistent …

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2011 Kanazawa Nomu

Valerie Stride, WSET ADV Certified

Kanazawa Wines, out of Oliver, BC, released their first vintage in 2010 with only a red and sparkling wine. In a mere two vintages since then, Richard Kanazawa has grown his wine label to include a blended white (Nomu) and also a fantastic dessert wine called “Diamond Flower” made from 100% late harvest Pinot Blanc. …

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I had the pleasure of meeting Rob and Denise of Camelot Vineyards Estate Winery back in late October 2012. The weather was dull and dreary, but Rob and Denise’s welcoming personalities made the atmosphere so much warmer. The vineyard and winery, located on East Kelowna Road, is part of Kelowna’s “Fab Five” wineries. The Fab …

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