by John Schreiner
Photos: Michael Bartier (top) and Bill Eggert
The buzz during the South Okanagan Winery Association’s Banée 2010 was all about the creation of the Okanagan’s first sub-appellation, the Golden Mile.
Observers had expected that the Naramata Bench might be the first sub-appellation. However, it sounds like the wineries on the Golden Mile are a little further along in defining the soil and other terroir characteristics necessary for the formal designation.
One can make a good case for sub-appellations. The current British Columbia appellations are Okanagan, Similkameen, Fraser Valley, Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. Read MORE On >>> John Schreiner’s Blog