NEW RELEASES FROM THE NARAMATA BENCH:
Real warmth in the day. Sunrise at 6am.
AND new releases from BC’s wineries. Perhaps, the very best time of the year.
We spent almost 5 glorious years on the Naramata Bench.
It was everything we had hoped it would be. A mix of farms, food, wineries and really fine people.
Now, when they make their annual New Wine Release trip into Vancouver and Victoria it feels like old home week.
I have the wonderful job of sitting down and getting re-acquainted with familiar faces and new wines.
For you wine fans joining us, it’s a chance to perhaps, find your wine of the year or at the very least your Spring/Summer.
Our guests this week include:
Val Tait – Winemaker and GM at Bench 1775 www.bench1775.com
Senka Tennant – Co-Owner & Winemaker at TerraVista www.terravistavineyards.com
Dominic McCosker – Winemaker at La Frenz www.lafrenzwinery.com
Riley Hollenbach – Winemaker at Red Rooster www.lafrenzwinery.com
Kathy Malone – Winemaker at Hillside www.hillsidewinery.ca
Matt Mikulic – Winemaker at Three Sisters www.3sisterswinery.com/Wines
Bob Ferguson – Co-Owner & Winemaker at Kettle Valley www.kettlevalleywinery.com/
Del Halliday – co-owner and winemaker at Elephant Island www.elephantislandwine.com
Gavin Miller – co-owner and winemaker at Upper Bench www.upperbench.ca
Lindsay O’Rourke – Co-owner and Winemaker at Tightrope www.tightropewinery.ca
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:
The Canadian Winery of the Year starts next week’s show
Plus its Kurtis Kolt’s Top Drop 2018
Paul Leary President Ridge Wines
David Patterson – GM/Winemaker Tantalus
Justin Fairweather – Partner Alpha Box and Dice
Jane Ferrari – Winemaker/Storyteller Yalumba
Jay Drysdale – co-owner/winemaker Bella
DJ Kearney – New District.ca
Simon Black – Winemaker Montalto
Virginie Taupenot – Taupenot Merme