This episodes features three short interviews, and a recap of the BC Pinot Celebration from Kelowna. I was fortunate enough to stay with my friends on the Kitsch Wines property, and sample 25-30 different wineries at this celebration.
Also, I was invited to the Garagiste North Wine Festival, which focuses on small wineries in BC, that make 2000 cases or less. Some of them truly are garagiste level, while others are verging on big name success. I was lucky enough to taste quite a few, with some of course being a very low intervention style, so a definite contrast to the bigger wineries. All in all, a great weekend.
I also managed to record a few minutes with three of my favourites from the Garagiste North Wine Festival, which was at Sperling Vineyards in East Kelowna. Mike Mosny of Winemaker's Cut, Anthony Buchanan, who is the head winemaker of Desert Hills, now has his own side label called Anthony Buchanan Wines, and finally Tyler Knight from Lightning Rock, who shares the wine growing and wine making duties with his wife, Jordan Kubek.
Get ready for a fun conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!
The Garagiste North Festival website can be found here- http://www.garagistenorth.com/
Audio recorded in person from Sperling Vineyards in East Kelowna, BC.
Mike Mosny- https://winemakerscut.ca/
Anthony Buchanan- https://anthonybuchananwines.ca/
Tyler Knight- https://www.lightningrockwinery.com/
Photos from the wine festival courtesy of Jennifer Schell, who operates the festival, writes books, makes wine... all of her talents can be seen here-
Great photos of all our guests can be found on our website here
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