Close enough to Canada's west coast, the Okanagan is a quick 45 minute flight to Vancouver.About Me Photo Gallery
Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.
Living in Canada's premier wine region provides incredible opportunities to sample some very sophisticated wines from the beautiful wineries between Vernon and Osoyoos. There are about 120 wineries at the moment, with new ones opening up every year or so. White varietals such as Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay are popular and there are stunning examples of these everywhere. Red varietals such as Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay Noir are also very popular, and have only gotten better and better.
Curtis Krouzel and Sheri-Lee Turner-Krouzel along with their highly skilled team have created a world-class wine destination only 15 minutes from the Kelowna airport by crafting international award winning wines while hosting five-star events and unique catered dining experiences. In 2018, they are scheduled to open the next phase of the estate which includes a new events space, fine dining restaurant, extensive wine cave system and a glass ‘Transparent’ tasting room.
A world-class wine destination only 15 minutes from the Kelowna airport. 50th Parallel Estate has been built from scratch to create a wine destination experience that is second to none.
Established in 1972 in the heart of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, the Heiss family welcomes you to their Estate Winery
Explore the compelling offerings...
Crafted natural wines using organically farmed grapes in state-of-the-art concrete tanks, native yeast and minimal additives.
Narrative wines and spirits were introduced by Okanagan Crush Pad winery in 2014 with the sole purpose of showcasing what the Okanagan is best at.
Haywire offers pure, lively, wines that reflect the unique cool climate terroir of the Canada’s Okanagan Valley.
Coolshanagh Chardonnay 2014
A hidden gem in Summerland...
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IT Executive, Adventurer
I am an IT Management professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry, in Vancouver, Toronto and now the Okanagan. I am passionate about what I do and strive for continous improvement. The learning never stops! My areas of focus are IT Operations, storage, backup and recovery, virtualization, web application and database design.
Please enjoy a selection of photos taken by me over the years within B.C.
Some moments of our creative life