Golden Mile Bench GI a First for BC Wine

By |March 30th, 2015|

Looking down on Golden Mile Bench from above Culmina Winery Today's announcement about the final approval of the Golden Mile Bench Geographical Indication (GI) adds up to a red letter day for the BC wine industry. In essence, you could call it a watershed moment, as it sends a firm signal that BC is [...]

What’s in a Name? If You’re BC’s Principal Grape Growing Region, Plenty

By |April 26th, 2011|

We're still sorting through our notes from this year's South Okanagan Banée. But this was the major news... Here's our column as it appears in this weekend's North Shore News: Over the last six months, the South Okanagan Wineries Association (SOWA) has been on the quest for a new identity. While organizations often [...]

Sub-Appellation Status May be in the Cards for Okanagan Wineries

By |April 20th, 2010|

Could the Golden Mile sub-appellation be in place in time for the 2011 harvest? Winemaker Bill Eggert from Fairview Cellars Winery in the (potential) Golden Mile sub-appellation – photo by Tim Pawsey As it turned, the answer was "no." But it turned out to be only a matter of time before Golden Mile [...]

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