BC Wine

New owners have purchased TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars and McWatters Collection. From left are new owners Shelley and Ron Mayert, with Darrien McWatters and Christa-Lee McWatters, who will remain as the operations manager and general manager. (Photo by Chris Stenberg)

New owners announced for Penticton’s TIME Winery

Ron and Shelley Mayert have purchased TIME, Evolve and McWatters Collection

New owners have purchased TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars and McWatters Collection. From left are new owners Shelley and Ron Mayert, with Darrien McWatters and Christa-Lee McWatters, who will remain as the operations manager and general manager. (Photo by Chris Stenberg)
Roie Manoff of Silkscarf Winery in Summerland pours a glass of wine in this file photo. Wineries in Summerland are now in the process of opening their tasting rooms to the public. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland tasting rooms opening to the public

Bottleneck Drive members following provincial guidelines as they reopen

Roie Manoff of Silkscarf Winery in Summerland pours a glass of wine in this file photo. Wineries in Summerland are now in the process of opening their tasting rooms to the public. (Summerland Review file photo)
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Summerland not considering allowing alcohol in public spaces

Penticton and North Vancouver have both passed bylaws to relax alcohol consumption rules

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B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks on pandemic response at the B.C. legislature, May 6, 2020. (B.C. government photo)

Similkameen winery co-owned by Dr. Bonnie Henry

B.C.’s provincial health officer is part of the original ownership group of Clos du Soleil in Keremeos

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks on pandemic response at the B.C. legislature, May 6, 2020. (B.C. government photo)
Bottleneck Drive, which represents 23 wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries in Summerland, has a consistent look to its signs on the roads. At the municipal council meeting of May 25, Summerland council adopted a sign policy for these signs. (Contributed)

Summerland adopts sign policy for Bottleneck Drive members

Policy governs directional signs for wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries

Bottleneck Drive, which represents 23 wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries in Summerland, has a consistent look to its signs on the roads. At the municipal council meeting of May 25, Summerland council adopted a sign policy for these signs. (Contributed)
A winery in Summerland was recently sold for $5.2 million (Contributed)

Summerland winery sold for $5.2 million

Property overlooking Okanagan Lake was on the market 160 days

A winery in Summerland was recently sold for $5.2 million (Contributed)
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Summerland beverage producers feel effects of COVID-19

Tasting rooms closed as pandemic continues

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Tourists learn about icewines and table wines produced in the Okanagan on Jan. 24, 2020. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Wineries and liquor stores should be essential services: B.C. Wine Institute

The institute said you don’t have to travel to support B.C. wine

Tourists learn about icewines and table wines produced in the Okanagan on Jan. 24, 2020. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes that are almost ready for harvest are held at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, Calif. in this Oct. 4, 2019 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Terry Chea

Swapping grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change: UBC study

Report says 56% of wine-grape-growing regions would be lost if global climate warms by 2 C

Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes that are almost ready for harvest are held at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, Calif. in this Oct. 4, 2019 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Terry Chea
Sandhill Winery’s winemaker Sandy Leier

Sandhill Winery’s winemaker Sandy Leier

Every vintage has its own unique challenge

  • Sep 11, 2019
Sandhill Winery’s winemaker Sandy Leier
West Kelowna’s Mission Hill Family Estate winery won its fifth Winery of the Year title at the 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada. (Mission Hill Family Estate)

Okanagan winery wins Canadian Winery of the Year

West Kelowna’s Mission Hill Family Estate collected an unprecedented 18 medals in the competition

West Kelowna’s Mission Hill Family Estate winery won its fifth Winery of the Year title at the 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada. (Mission Hill Family Estate)
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Duncan restaurant promotes Cowichan Valley food, produce, wineries, breweries and distilleries

  • Jun 10, 2019
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie
Jennifer Schell moves from verbs to vines

Jennifer Schell moves from verbs to vines

Okanagan cookbook author now creates wine at Schell Wines

  • Apr 5, 2019
Jennifer Schell moves from verbs to vines
Tasem and Elyse Ramaden stand outside the main entrance to their winery, Deep Cove Winery. Don Denton photography

New Owners Make Their Mark On Deep Cove Winery

Tasem and Elyse Ramaden make wine making a family affair

  • Jan 4, 2019
Tasem and Elyse Ramaden stand outside the main entrance to their winery, Deep Cove Winery. Don Denton photography
Former B. C. attorney general Suzanne Anton celebrates with Richmond MLA John Yap (left) and store executives, announcing B.C. wine sales in grocery stores, 2014. (Black Press files)

NAFTA deal ends preference for B.C. wine in grocery stores in 2019

Dispute settlement panel has supported Canada in softwood talks

Former B. C. attorney general Suzanne Anton celebrates with Richmond MLA John Yap (left) and store executives, announcing B.C. wine sales in grocery stores, 2014. (Black Press files)
Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro

Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro

Growing grapes and creating wine in the Okanagan Valley

  • Sep 24, 2018
Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro
B.C. Jobs, Trade and Technology Minister Bruce Ralston and Premier John Horgan. (B.C. government)

B.C. files challenge to Alberta wine trade ban

First formal dispute under Canadian Free Trade Agreement

B.C. Jobs, Trade and Technology Minister Bruce Ralston and Premier John Horgan. (B.C. government)
U.S. files second trade complaint over B.C. wine in grocery stores

U.S. files second trade complaint over B.C. wine in grocery stores

Issue of selling wine, beer and spirits in Canada has been a flashpoint for American producers

U.S. files second trade complaint over B.C. wine in grocery stores
Canadian wine is on NAFTA negotiating table

Canadian wine is on NAFTA negotiating table

U.S. dispute over Canadian wine sales restrictions on the table at NAFTA talks

Canadian wine is on NAFTA negotiating table