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Golden Mile Bench makes history on new wine labels

The B.C. government has approved a request from the BC Wine Authority to establish a new sub-geographical indicator for the Golden Mile Bench in the Okanagan Valley wine region. “For 20 years I have dreamed of this day – a day when the land we have always known to be special can be officially recognized on our label," says Tinhorn Creek Vineyards President and CEO Sandra Oldfield. "I am so proud of all the work that was done by wineries and the government to get sub appellation status for the Golden Mile Bench.” Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick made the...

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Grape news from Oliver

Growers turn winemaker at four new South Okanagan wineries A drive around and about the Oliver area, the nucleus of the wine industry in BC, reveals four must-see winery newbies opened since 2013. All are the family-owned operations of grape growers who decided to take the next step and start their own wineries. Just where you least expect it, near Gallagher Lake on the east side of Highway 97 between Eagle Bluff at the south end Vaseux Lake and McIntyre Bluff, Cana Vines Winery is the first stop. A charmer despite its small production of under 600 cases per...

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Tinhorn Creek Winery celebrates 20 Years with Concert Series

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards celebrates their 20th anniversary this year. Join in the party as they bring back some of their favourite bands from past Canadian Concert Series. The much-anticipated annual event is a rare opportunity to see some of Canada’s top musical talent while enjoying award-winning wines and taking in the spectacular views of the South Okanagan Valley. Tinhorn Creek’s outdoor amphitheatre sits atop the winery’s hillside overlooking the famed Golden Mile, and is a one-of-a-kind venue for dancing the night away under the stars. The 2014 Canadian Concert Series features Tinhorn's favourite past performers every month and ends...

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Unique Terroir of the Okanagan’s Golden Mile Produces Distinctive Wines

Golden Mile Bench one step closer to become Okanagan Valley's First Sub-Appellation Wineries located on the Golden Mile Bench wine growing area near Oliver in British Columbia have submitted a proposal to become the first official sub-DVA "Designated Viticultural Area" of the Okanagan Valley DVA. An in-depth scientific analysis by scientists from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre – Summerland (AAFC-PARC Summerland) has shown the area has a combination of landform, landscape position, mesoclimate, air drainage and soil materials that make it distinct within the Okanagan Valley, contributing to the production of unique wines. A group of...

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Golden Mile Sub Appellation

When sub-appellations are named in the Okanagan, the Golden Mile Bench between Oliver and Osoyoos is on track to be among the first (along with the Black Sage and Naramata benches). Highlighting the individuality of the wines, sub-appellations are part of the evolution of a mature wine region—and much coveted by wineries.

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