This week we begin with the Valley First Wealth Management Winemaker Profile featuring Sal D'Angelo, Owner of D'Angelo Estate Winery, who continues to test the boundaries of the Naramata Bench's growing capabilities with a new variety; Ed Tatton, the baker behind Whistler's popular organic sourdough bakery, Bred by Ed, talks to Anthony about his step-by-step hardcover cookbook for making the perfect loaf and 100 other recipes; Graham Nordin, GM of Icon Wineries tells us what's new and interesting in the Kelowna restaurant and café scene, plus what to look forward to over the holidays at local winery restaurants, including his own Homeblock at CedarCreek and the Terrace at Mission Hill; and finally we replay an interview from the summer with Head winemaker Barclay Robinson of Road 13 Vineyards on the Golden Mile Bench.
This week Brendan Bankowski, Food & Beverage Manager for the Oak Bay Beach Resort on Vancouver Island, shares his favourite places to eat in Victoria; David Lawrason, wine journalist and judge tells us which wineries he's enjoyed visiting lately; Anthony discusses the Piedmont winery and Barolo producer, Casa E. Mirafiori with Andrea Vescovi from Ethica Wines, and we replay our interview with the talented Julian Grounds, Chief Winemaker for New Zealand's famed Craggy Range Winery.
This week, winemakers give us their harvest reports on the Okanagan Valley, North and South, the Similkameen Valley and Vancouver Island; featuring Mike Dowell, Owner of Liber Estates, Dan Wright, winemaker for Unsworth Vineyards and Grant Stanley winemaker for Spearhead Winery, who is also the Valley First Wealth Management Winegrower Spotlight guest; then we jump hemispheres to Chile, where a new vintage is just beginning, with winemaking luminary Aurelio Montes Sr.
This week we talk to Jesse Harnden, GM of Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery about their Original Vines collection made from grapes sourced from some of the oldest vineyard blocks in the province; François Lurton, Owner of Domaines François Lurton grew up in his family's vineyards in Bordeaux, but he made his own way, first in Chile, forging a new region and beyond; Kimberly Hundertmark, GM of the Okanagan Wine Festival shares what's happening in the valley this fall and winter and how to get there and where to stay; and we revisit an interview with Miranda Halladay, Co-owner of Elephant Island Orchard Wines on the Naramata Bench.