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The varietal thrives in Washington, specifically the Columbia and Walla Walla Valleys, where Northstar winemaker David “Merf” Merfeld produces premium merlot wines.

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Northstar was created in 1994 by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to build a brand that focuses on the varietal that does so well in the state. A winery site was selected and built in 2002 when there were only 30-plus wineries; now, there are more than 150.

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cabernet sauvignon producer is now arranging private dinners for guests in its barrel aging cave or in one of its secluded picnic areas.

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Depending on the weather, visitors may also enjoy the “Wine Country Picnic Experience,” which includes a full winery property tour and hosted wine tasting. These tours are offered seasonally and need to be reserved with an appointment 24 hours in advance. It costs $75 per guest, and the wines are available for purchase to enjoy with lunch.

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“Relax at one of our picnic tables overlooking our pond while enjoying a family-style picnic lunch, including local artisan cheese and charcuterie, an assortment of olives, nuts, baguettes and exclusive chocolates from Napa’s La Forêt,” Rob Sweeney, proprietor of Vine Cliff Winery, said.

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Painted Rock Syrah 2009, BC VQA Okanagan Valley $39.95 Seven years ago, Painted Rock’s proprietors cast about for ideas on what to plant on a small vineyard parcel just south of Penticton. They sought the advice of John Schreiner, veteran chronicler of the B.C. industry, who replied: syrah. Winery owner John Skinner recalls Mr. Schreiner saying more than once “I think syrah may be the grape of the Okanagan.” Time has proved his wisdom – and brought accolades for Painted Rock Syrah at home and internationally. It hits all the right notes: deep, dark and dense with flavours of black fruit and spices. The wine, aged in mostly new French and American oak barrels, is deftly handled and it’s so well balanced that you don’t notice the alcohol on the palate. This syrah would make a fine gift to serve on its own, or to pair with foods hot off the summer grill: red meats, peppercorn-crusted tuna, vegetables. Or try with a seafood and chicken paella. It may be this Penticton winery that has nurtured syrah, but for his vision, Mr. Schreiner deserves a case of every vintage. Available at VQA stores and private wine shops.

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P.S.: Visiting B.C.’s major wine region this summer? Pack along Mr. Schreiner’s authoritative Okanagan Wine Tour Guide (Whitecap Books; $19.95).

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Vine Cliff Winery, featuring the best fine wines and estate wines in Napa, is now featuring private dinners in secluded areas across its vineyard.

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and cabernet sauvignon producer is now arranging private dinners for guests in its barrel aging cave or in one of its secluded picnic areas.

Wine To India

Depending on the weather, visitors may also enjoy the “Wine Country Picnic Experience,” which includes a full winery property tour and hosted wine tasting. These tours are offered seasonally and need to be reserved with an appointment 24 hours in advance. It costs $75 per guest, and the wines are available for purchase to enjoy with lunch.

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About a half an hour drive from the Otter Bay ferry terminal on North Pender Island, Morning Bay Vineyard & Estate Winery is situated high on the south facing side of Mount Menzies above Morning Bay.

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Once a single island - until a canal was dredged across what was a narrow strait of land in 1903 - North and South Pender Islands are today re-connected by a bridge that was built across that same canal in 1955.

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Over an eight month season, with hand-tending and careful applications of water and nutrients, Morning Bay's wine grapes ripen slowly and develop complex flavours. Hand-picked from vines that straddle the steep terraced vineyards in late fall, these grapes retain bright, crisp aromas while developing lingeringly elegant flavours.

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