For 4 years straight we’ve had the privilege of visiting and watching the evolution of Garnet Valley Ranch, just behind the Summerland community in the Okanagan Valley. This spectacular 300 acre property is owned and farmed by the winemaking team at Okanagan Crush Pad. When we first visited in the summer of 2013, the idea […]
Stacey and I were invited on a bus excursion from downtown Vancouver to Lillooet, BC, as guests of the owners of Fort Berens Estate Winery, ostensibly to see their new facility up-close and attend their grand opening. What the all-day adventure became was a fantastic window on the challenges and opportunities wine-making provides to drive […]
Rolf de Bruin (l), Heleen Pannekoek & fellow owners of Fort Berens Winery Fort Berens Estate Winery is the first winery in Lillooet, BC. It is located on a sage-brush covered bench at the base of the Fraser Canyon’s snow-capped mountains. Where is Lillooet, you ask? It is about 300 hundred kilometres due west of BC’s […]
We get a first look at this new emerging wine region owned by Okanagan Crush Pad. Click the slide show images for larger versions.