Robert Bell's Wines of Canada


Okanagan Trip 2020

Day Three

Day three of our Okanagan trip began with lunch at Time Winery and Kitchen in Penticton; founded by the late Harry McWatters. Home to a "Fine" family of wines; TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars, and the McWatters Collection, the winery was created within an historic and stunningly revitalized space that once housed a movie theatre.

The friendly staff greeted us with smiles and seated u at the table. Not that anyone sat down right away; we began photographing the entire building. We were soon welcomed by general manager Christa-Lee McWatters and Kimberley Hundertmark (known for her contributions to the Ontario wine industry), has recently moved to BC and is now Hospitality Manager at Time.

Mushroom Mac ’N No Cheese - 23.5
cavatappi pasta|creamy “cashew cheese” sauce|
smoked mushrooms|grilled peppers|herbs|
herbs bread crumb

It was the beginning of a wonderful experience from the delicious food offerings to the amazing wine cellar.

For lunch Ken and Jane chose the "Original Beef Burger". Barbara and I went with the "Mushroom Mac ’N No Cheese" avatappi pasta|creamy “cashew cheese” sauce| smoked mushrooms|grilled peppers|herbs| herbs bread crumbs. Barbara also ordered some "Pam Fries", oh so good.

I could not resist ordering the Time White Meritage, a very impressive wine.

Christa-LeeMcWatters. Kimberley Hundertmark
Christa-Lee McWatters - Kimberley Hundertmark

After lunch we adjourned to the cellar and experienced a most amazing wine tasting with the two ladies of the winery. Speaking of ladies Lynzee Schatz is the winemaker.

The tasting experience was one for the memory books. Just an amazing cellar of wines.

See Robert's Selection to review the wines.

It was now time to move on to the Naramata Bench and a visit to Singletree Winery. The winery is owned by the Estall Family; it is their second location. The original location is located in the Mt Lehman region of the Fraser Valley. The wines are crafted by second generation family member Andrew Etsell.

The definition of a singletree is a bar between the pulling animal and the wagon or plow that balances the weight being pulled.

Once again an impressive greeting awaited us this time by assistant winemaker Kat D'Costa. We sat on the patio of their new building and experienced the tasty wines of Singletree.

Try their 2019 Siggy; a very nice Siegerrebe wine. We also recommend the 2017 Merlot and the Late Harvest Kerner.

Time to check into D'Angelo Winery's guesthouse where we will spend the next two nights. Steak was on the menu with Ken as the master barbecuer! The smoke had cleared somewhat, we got a bit of a view.

Robert and Barbaraba Bell at D'Angelos
Happy Hour at D'Angelo Winery Guesthouse

D'Angelo merlot Malbec


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