What makes a wine world class?

The Okanagan’s wine industry is relatively young compared to the world’s classic wine regions. It was largely a local endeavor in its early days, but over the past few decades the world has taken notice. Okanagan wines are already held in high regard, but can our new world wines truly compete with the old? What qualities separate good wines from world class ones?

Hear from Okanagan winery owners and winemakers as they walk participants through a tasting of their prize-winning wines and a lively panel discussion to show how Okanagan wines stack up against the best.

Recorded November 2, 2017, in Kelowna, BC.


Sarah Penton - Host, CBC Radio One's Radio West


Howard Soon, BSc'74 - Master Winemaker, Sandhill Wines (retired)
Gordon Fitzpatrick, BA'83 - Chairman, Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards
Cynthia Enns - Owner & Vineyard Manager, Laughing Stock Vineyards
Tony Holler, BSc’74, MD’79 - Majority Owner & President, Poplar Grove Winery