Okanagan trip report begins where it often does, @vanessavnyrd !

Anytime we are driving through the Similkameen Valley, even when we aren’t necessarily planning to stop, it’s difficult not to reach out to Vanessa Vineyards and see if they can accommodate us for a tasting. This trip was no exception! As with our trip last year, we are accompanied by a dog and need our tasting to be outside, and they had no problems taking care of us. Last year we tasted on top of a barrel, but this year they had a picnic table set up and that was even more comfortable. Let’s get to the wines!

We picked up a bunch of these bad boys and also bought a few bottles of their 2018 Cabernet Franc, although it wasn’t available to taste. Our host Blair, who was excellent (same as last year), highly recommended it but suggested not to look at it or touch it for at least 5 years, so we are taking him up on that recommendation.

That’s it for today! Next up: We arrive in Osoyoos and head right to one of the more reliable wineries out there, La Stella!

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