Press Room

If no news is good news then why do we feel so excited to be making these headlines?


CANADIAN WINEMAKING VETRAN HOWARD SOON RECEIVES AWARD – WINE BUSINESS.COM

“…Canada’s wine industry has recognized its longest-serving winemaker with a prestigious award for his commitment to life-long-learning and mentorship.” Read more.

SIP, SIP, HOORAY! HOWARD SOON WINS WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR

On July 21, 2021, Howard Soon, Master Winemaker at Vanessa Vineyard was the recipient of The Karl Kaiser Canadian Winemaker Award, presented by the Wine Growers British Columbia and Wine Growers Canada at the Wine Growers British Columbia Industry Recognition Awards’ virtual ceremony. Read more about the award here

WE CRUSHED IT – ALL CANADIAN WINE CHAMPIONSHIP

The results are in and we are so happy to have been recognized in the 2021 All Canadian Wine Championship! We won not one but TWO awards – Double Gold for the 2018 Syrah (Syrah over $30 category) and Bronze for our 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Cabernet Sauvignon over $30 category)

ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH 2021

Debbie Shing founder of Quvé shines the light of Asian influence in the wine industry and featured Vanessa Vineyard on Your Morning, CTV. Debbie highlighted our Master Winemaker Howard Soon and his contribution to the wine industry and featured our award-winning Meritage. You can watch the clip here (go to the 1:34 mark)

YOU’RE THE WINE THAT I WANT

We are excited to share that our 2016 Syrah received the BC Lieutenant Governor Silver Medal. It is a true honour to be recognized by the best in the industry and we are so proud of our entire team led by Master Winemaker Howard Soon. Read more.

NO WINING: BC WINERIES GET CREATIVE WITH GRAPES TAINTED BY SMOKE

“When life gives you bad grapes, what do you make? After British Columbia’s disastrous 2018 wildfires left vineyards tainted with smoke, some wineries managed to get creative so they didn’t waste the fruits of their labour. Robin Gill explains how.” Watch here.

GENEROSITY FROM THE SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY

“Vanessa Vineyards aims to donate a total of 200 meals over the next 90 days to the Meals on Wheels Program at the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society, which delivers food to seniors every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.” Read more.

HOWARD SOON HONOURED WITH THE ORDER OF CANADA

On June 27, 2019 Howard Soon, our Master Winemaker was honoured with The Order of Canada for his leading role in shaping, expanding and elevating British Columbia’s wine industry. Read more.

MASTER WINEMAKER HOWARD SOON JOINS VANESSA VINEYARD

Vanessa Vineyard is proud to announce Howard Soon as our Master Winemaker. A pioneer in the BC wine industry, he has been awarded with innumerable accolades and established many firsts in the province, including the first to release a series of single vineyard designated wines. Read more.

CLASS OF 2015: VANESSA VINEYARD

“Two premium 2012 red wines, a Syrah and a Meritage, to be released this spring constitute a very strong start for Vanessa Vineyard, the newest winery in the Similkameen Valley.” Read more.

VANESSA VINEYARD: SIMILKAMEEN’S RISING STAR

Unquestionably, one of the most anticipated new arrivals of the year, Similkameen’s Vanessa Vineyard’s inaugural release lives up to expectations. It’s good to see yet one more example of the quality (and complexity) that’s driving the true potential of the Similkameen Valley, in its own right. Read more.

NEW ARRIVAL FROM SIMILKAMEEN’S VANESSA VINEYARD LIVES UP TO EXPECTATION

“There were signs early on that Vanessa might be something special.” Read more.