MidSummer at the Golden Beaver Winery

Sunday, August 31st, 2008 — 8:00am PDT
Comments 7

About a year ago John and I first drove past Golden Beaver Winery and since then we’ve been by for tastings and have even been featured on their website.

Golden Beaver Winery

After being invited back by the owners, Bruno and Stella, my sister and I left Osoyoos city limits this afternoon to pay them a visit.

Golden Beaver Winery

I enjoy the Riesling and the Pinot Blanc, however after my first taste of the Viognier its hints of apricot and other summery fruit made it my number one choice to take home with me on this sizzling yet blustery day.

Golden Beaver Winery

Although I have to admit, the unoaked Merlot is still a personal fave.

Golden Beaver Winery

I also found out that So.cial in Gastown (on Water Street) carries the Golden Beaver Pinot Blanc (2006).

Golden Beaver Winery  - Vin de Cure

Wine O'Clock

Golden Beaver Winery - Vin de Cure

Once again it was great to chat with Stella, get information about their wines, and learn a bit more about the business of vineyards and tastings. I highly encourage those making a trek through the Okanagan wine country to stop by Golden Beaver. Not only do they know their stuff, you can sit on their patio, support local business, learn a lot about the process, and most importantly – try some of their tasty wine.

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  1. Phaedra says:

    What a great post. I really, really want to go and try some of their wines. Sounds so sublime ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. daveo says:

    great snaps and you sound all sophisticated talking about oaky apricots ๐Ÿ˜‰ I enjoyed the bottle of beaver you brought over -great to see them outreaching to nice folks like you too!

  3. It’s been agreed upon that the white wine brought back from Golden Beaver was possibly the best white wine many of us have ever had. Really good stuff.

  4. Mom-in-law says:

    Loved the clock!

  5. Dan says:

    sounds like a must have tee shirt

  6. Good post. I have to agree this is a great place; the wine is also world class. Another good place in the okanagan is Summer Hill in Kelowna and Mission Hill in Westbank.

  7. Bruno says:

    Nice to read these great comments. 2007 reds and 2008 whites will be released this spring. We got some real goodies! Hope to see you again this season. Cheers!

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