Francis Hutt has made wine on both the north and south islands of his native New Zealand - in addition to participating in harvests in Oregon, Burgundy and Australia's Hunter Valley - developing a deep knowledge of organic and biodynamic winegrowing.
His accomplishments in the province's wine industry included founding Sumac Ridge Estate Winery in Summerland, See Ya Later Ranch in Okanagan Falls and Time Winery in Penticton.
He was also a key figure in forming the B.C. Wine Institute, the Vintners Quality Alliance Canada, the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and the B.C. Hospitality Foundation.
The celebration of life showcased McWatters' love of wine, with wines for those in attendance and toasts to McWatters' legacy
The upcoming season will continue much as the first, with the pair of everyday men exploring the depth and complexity of food and wine in Niagara from the viewpoint of the uninitiated. Both Gagliardi and deGroot conceptualized the show by drawing on their experience in the television arena. They wanted to do something at home and, while Niagara didn't have tons of studio space, it did have a breadth of wine and food culture. The only thing was the pair didn't know much beyond the fact red wine goes with red meat, and white with chicken.
Quails' Gate Winery is proud to announce their 2017 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay has been awarded Platinum in the Chardonnay category at the 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada held in Prince Edward County June 10 through 14, 2019
Pelee Island Winery is the subject of controversy stemming from donations made to the Ontario PC party weeks before the vineyard was featured in an Ontario News Now promotional video. According to Elections Ontario records, Pelee Island Winery president Walter Schmoranz donated $2,050 to the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario between February 2019 and July 2019.
Considered one of Niagara's first boutique wineries, Thirty Bench, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is a must-see for everyone visiting the Niagara region. Since the winery first opened its cellar doors in 1994, Thirty Bench has been crafting world-renowned wines receiving critical acclaim, including the recently awarded Gold Medal for the 2016 Small Lot Wild Cask Riesling and 2016 Small Lot Steel Post Riesling at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
A winery in southern Ontario is being slammed on social media after it was revealed that its president made political donations to the Progressive Conservative Party ahead of being featured in an "Ontario News Now" video. On Sunday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford posted a video on social media produced by taxpayer-paid communications staff promoting Pelee Island Winery, located south of Chatham-Kent.