Acacia Barrels Make Great White Wine

I tried some new Acacia barrels recently for my Viognier and had great results! I fermented 20% of my Viognier in these barrels and did frequent lees stirring and added a total of 130 days age in these barrels to the wine. Check out the new 2013 Siren’s Call Viognier on tap at Vancouver Urban [...]

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The Challenges of Coastal Winemaking

The Challenges of Coastal Winemaking By Mark Simpson Sep. 30 2005 This September I had the opportunity to ride my bike across the Fraser Valley in the BC Lung Association Trek for Life and Breath. We rode for 100 km from near the Peace Arch border to the hills above Cultus Lake and back. During [...]

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A Quick Guide to Starting a Vineyard

Strong Demand for Grapes Drives Rapid Vineyard Growth in BC

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Sales Talent Needed

Wines Sales Consultants needed – BC Wine Studio, Vancouver, BC

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Neighbourhood Winemakers Dinner at Le Marché St. George

Neighbourhood Winemaker’s Dinner I am pleased to announce a great dinner in my hood at one of Vancouver’s funkiest and most intimate settings. Please join me for a wine banquet at Le Marché St. George, featuring wines from The Artisan Collection. We will have four courses made lovingly with fresh and local ingredients, prepared by [...]

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Check Out Our New Tractor

This is the new tractor that will bge used to look after our vines.

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Winery Design

Building a Winery is both and art and a science. A great winery needs to efficient and appealing at the same time. The fight for market share is often won in the tasting room, not the liquor store. The strong demand for BC wine is driving lots of new winery start ups and enticing vineyard owners to shift their business model into starting a wine business.

This story will discuss some of the key considerations in the design process.

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Tannins and Micro-Oxygenation in Partnership

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