Category Archives: Eco Sustainability

A Wee Return to Natural?

The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first; Be not discouraged – keep on – there are divine things, well envelop’d; I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell. ~Walt Whitman The vineyard we … Continue reading

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Impressions off the Bus

I took a wonderful tour last Friday to Carlton, Oregon as part of the 2012 Wine Blogger’s Conference.  It was blazing hot.   After an impromptu police evacuation of our bus holding up traffic (all staged but all very cool) … Continue reading

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The F-ing Bird

I am trying to find balance.  Balance between running a business and the idea of being a steward of the land it sits on.  Recently, I am fighting a war against nature…specifically the Northern Flicker.  It’s a bird.  More specifically … Continue reading

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Get Yer Grabber Thingy

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The Case for Canada’s Sustainable Wine Industry

For years I have been hearing wine writers and others say that unless Canadian wines are sold in the UK or the US we will never become a well-known industry.  Unless our wines are reviewed by the heavy hitters of the wine world … Continue reading

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Close to Home

I returned home from the grocery store and decided to head right back out with my camera.  The snow had fallen two nights ago and I knew I did not have to venture too far off our hill to take … Continue reading

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I noticed the initials F/U today on some meeting minutes from work and thought “Wow, glad that item wasn’t on MY to do list!”  Then it was explained to me that F/U (with the all important “/” mark) means “Follow … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Waste Diversion

I took a master composter class this weekend in Penticton in the hopes of gaining  a better insight into the basics of composing.  Our winery generates around 100 tonnes of grape waste per year ending up on our property’s compost … Continue reading

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