Most of you know we enjoy our wine and quite regularly blog about what we are tasting. However it has now been 175 days since our last Wine Tasting at Home blog (you can read that one here). With travel and work we haven’t had time to get back to posting, but we are now in the Okanagan with two weeks left and are going to try to get back to the blog. In West Kelowna (where we are staying) there are 13 wineries within a 10 minute drive of the unit we are renting. As of today we have been to 10 of them and have purchased ‘at least’ one or more bottles from each.
Silkscarf is a family boutique winery in Summerland, BC (about a 30 minute drive South of where we are). Since 2004 the family has been producing up to 10 varietals on their 10 acres of land. The winery sits high above Okanagan Lake with some great views.
One of the wines we purchased at Silkscarf was the 2016 Merlot. It is a Bourdoux style Merlot and can age up to two years. The style of the wine makes it a little lighter than you would expect from a typical Merlot. We found blackberries and just a hint of spice making up the flavours. At $34 is is bit expensive for daily drinking but we enjoyed it and it is worth splurging on a bottle once in a while. If you are in the area make the time to go for a tasting even if you don’t make a purchase. The view is beautiful and there is a nice patio to sit on.
We, Jeff and Tara Ciecko of CK Golf write two blogs, one is our 19th Hole Blog where we share personal experiences and the other an Industry Blog where we comment on general business and internet marketing best practices, sales strategies and give golf industry related opinions. We have owned CK Golf for 9 years and provide marketing, social media and business services to the golf and other industries. As of August 2016 our life and our business will be ‘location independent’. Our 19th Hole Blog is about the places we visit and the things we do. If you have any questions or comments, or happen to be in the same location as us please reach out and contact us anytime.