Huge gratitude to all who attended our Black Hills Estate Winery and Nota Bene release tasting! Thank-you so much to Black Hills and winemaker Graham Pierce for crafting yet another stellar vintage and to Somm Steven Lane for co-hosting the evening. We sipped through an amazing showcase and experienced a sampling of what the Black Sage Bench offers—starting from Black Hill’s Viognier and up to their flagship Nota Bene 2014. Along with the wines, we had the pleasure of enjoying live music by local musician/composer, Vaughn Lowell Swenson, who paired each wine with an original composition. Yes, you heard that right! Much gratitude to all!
Love this candid capture of musician/composer Vaughn Lowell Swenson on the keys and vocals. We were treated to original compositions to pair with the characteristics of each of the wines at our @blackhillswine event last Wednesday. It had a really cool old school, bluesy-jazz vibe that tapped into the essence of the varietal or blend. This was definitely a first for us!
Dana. Humble and full of love! This awesome lady has participated in the BC Cancer Foundation's Ride to Conquer for the last two years in honour of her brother who is in remission from treatments. In harmony with our local harvest season, Dana's team is named Team Crush it! The ride from Vancouver to Seattle lasted for two days, the 27th and 28th of August. She wanted to make sure she finished the race and got back to attend our tasting, and that she did! Our lil' monkey, with thanks to his grandparents, stopped in to give her some big love! Cheers and much love to our longtime friend, fellow wine lover and all round super woman!
Images ©Broadway International Wine Shop & Leila Kwok @leilalikes