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05/20/22
Canadian solar company seeks to override Washington county's law
A Canadian company has asked the state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council to overrule a Central Washington county and allow a 470-megawatt solar-power plant on farmland.
05/11/22
Okanagan Crush Pad is the first Canadian winery to join International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA)
Members share best practices that lessen climate change impacts in vineyard and winery operations so that the global wine industry can act collectively to decarbonize, applying direct solutions that avoid purchasing carbon offset credits.
05/09/22
Black Hills Estate Winery builder Glenn Fawcett leaves
The man who built Black Hills Estate Winery and elevated one of B.C.'s first ultra-premium wines has shifted into a retirement that will include some consulting work.
05/05/22
Chain Reaction Winery opens their tasting room on the Naramata Bench with an activity theme
For 30 years they had been coming up to the Okanagan from the Lower Mainland to taste and enjoy the local wines.
05/04/22
Brock launches national facility for virus-free grapevine plant material
The national grapevine germplasm repository project, led by Sudarsana Poojari, Senior Staff Scientist at Brock University's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), is funded by the Ontario Grape and Wine Research Inc. (OGWRI), Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN-RCCV) and Brock University.
05/03/22
B.C. man discovers new fungi to combat vineyard disease
Talk about a fun guy -- Dawson Creek-born Jinx Pollard-Flamand has discovered two species of fungi in his Master's thesis, which are proving to be highly effective against grapevine trunk disease, a major threat to orchards and wine producers across the province.
05/02/22
Sometimes a name can tell you a lot about a winery's owners
"Well, it was a chain reaction of events that led us to open a winery on the Naramata Bench," said Joel Chamaschuk, who owns and operates Chain Reaction with his wife, Linda.
05/02/22
Canopy Growth laying off 250 staff in plan to cut up to $150-million in costs
is laying off 250 people, about a 10th of its staff, in a cost-cutting plan to save the company $100-million to $150-million within 12 to 18 months in order to reach profitability.
05/02/22
Going with the Tidal Bay: 14 wineries producing Nova Scotia's signature wine this year
This year, 14 wineries are producing a Tidal Bay, Nova Scotia's appellation wine.
05/02/22
The Spring Okanagan Wine Festival is returning to Kelowna
"We are thrilled to be back to events and doing the important work of putting our B.C. wineries on the stage they so well deserve," said Morris.
blogs
Wineanorak -online wine magazine
Canada's Exciting Western Edge: The Wine Islands October 12th
John Schreiner on wine
Stag's Hollow zeroes in on Pinot Noir October 7th This fall’s release from Keira LeFranc, the winemaker at Stag’s Hollow Vineyards, focusses entirely on Pinot Noir, a varietal for which the Okanagan Falls sub-appellation has a strong reputation. Stag’s Hollow grows Pinot Noir both at the estate vineyard and in its newer Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard.
people news
Phantom Creek Estates Announces Key Hires
July 8th British Columbia's Premier Destination Winery Appoints Anahita Pouget as Director of Sales and Marketing, Amy Richards as Director of Farming, and Kea Mueller as Wine Club Manager