Palm Springs Guacamole

The best guacamole you’ll ever have, we discovered this fantastic appetizer while on holidays in Palm Springs.  This smooth and spicy dip has a sweet twist with the fruity addition of pomegranate seeds. Mixing fruit into guacamole is an inspired tradition in Mexican cooking, with the pomegranate adding a burst of flavour and bright red … Continue reading

How to Make Love to a Lobster & Winemaker Recipe

Our local fishmonger, Buy the Sea, is selling a hilariously titled shellfish cookbook — How to Make Love to a Lobster — by Canadian writers Marjorie Harris and Peter Taylor, which we thought was quite apt for Valentine’s. They note that devotees will tell you that eating these wonderful crustaceans is not only healthy, but also … Continue reading

Spring Pruning

With the snow mostly gone from our Naramata Bench vineyard, our viticulture team was out in force with pruning shears ensuring our vines are ready for spring’s arrival.  Last season we converted them to a new “cane” pruning system. In cane pruning, the viticulturist chooses two of the healthiest canes near the crown of the … Continue reading

Maple Pumpkin Pie

Festive holiday cuisine is that much more interesting and tasty when you add a unique twist to the dish.  For many years, we’ve made a classic pumpkin pie with a healthy infusion of Nova Scotia maple syrup. Nothing says Canadianna like this Christmas spices filled dessert. We like to enjoy it with our Gewürztraminer or … Continue reading

Christmas Cheer: Mulled Wine Recipe

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer.  Stave off the winter chill with a steaming hot cup of spicy mulled wine. We’ve made a more non-traditional white-based mulled wine with our Sémillon in the past and this year are returning to the classic red version. This recipe is the perfect accompaniment to a chilly evening enjoyed with … Continue reading

Extended Maceration

Earlier this month our team finished processing the last of our Cabernet Sauvignon. Our winemaker Mary McDermott has employed some new techniques for our premium wine.  Winemakers have a plethora of options in the process of making red wine and we thought we would geek out and explore one of them in more detail… Our … Continue reading

Lucky 7 – 90+ point wines!

This Friday the 13th, we consider ourselves lucky to have seven of North America’s preeminent wine critics honour our wines with 90+ ratings over the past year! See a small sampling of what Paul Gregutt with Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beppi Crosariol from the Globe & Mail, Daenna Van Mulligen with Vines Magazine, Tim Pawsey with … Continue reading

Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Show your appreciation to your oenophile colleagues and friends with a Christmas gift of Township 7 wine.  For that special something that is easy and thoughtful, check out some of our holiday present ideas…  

Pumpkin Wine Chiller

Looking for a fabulous DIY Halloween project for adult entertaining? Try this glamorous pumpkin chiller for a wickedly creative wine cooler. Full instructions are on the aptly named Style Me Pretty blog. Need some delectable seasonal wine pairings? We like the Township 7 2014 Chardonnay with a rich pumpkin ravioli, our  2014 7 Blanc with … Continue reading

Harvest 2015 Finishes: Early & Exceptional

An exceptional vintage on a number of levels, earlier this month we completed our BC wine harvest with our remaining reds: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir all in! Similar to other local wineries, we finished on a record early date, for us, it was Oct. 9th — three weeks ahead of normal. The … Continue reading