This is going to be an interesting series of blogs. Everyone's got recipes and so do I. For some 60 years (since I was 7 and in Cub Scouts) I've been puttering about in any kitchen that would let me in.  First main course meal was a breakfast treat in the Scouting handbook. Think it was called Chicken-In-Her-Nest. I...
Scenery and wonderful wines battle it out for trip highlights A writer touring the South Okanagan in the late summer (09) visited 5 wineries... here's what she said about Rustico... "The Winery: Rustico Farm Cellars and Estate Winery - www.rusticowinery.com As we negotiated the roadway to Rustico, I was dazzled by the f...
Since we opened late this summer our guests have raved about the beauty and romance of our boutique farm winery between Oliver and Osoyoos on the famed Golden Mile Bench. Tucked into a hillside and overlooking the Oliver valley's hundred of acres of vineyards the setting is without equal.  Our reclaimed, hand-hewn log b...
Last blog we looked at Italian terminology, this time it's French albeit a brief version. The Quebec Liquor Board published this for use of customers visiting wineries in the Province of Quebec. A Basic Guide To French Wine Terminology Although English is widely spoken at many Quebec Wineries, the majority of wineries oper...
Although only open since Sept. 28/09 we're pleased to announce that our wines: Farmer's Daughter DRY Gewurztraminer, Isabella's Poke Pinot Gris, Doc's Buggy Pinot Noir, Last Chance Zin/Merlot/Chancellor/Blaufrankisch blend and Mother Lode Merlot are now fully "Certified Romantic". While we believe that...
Hello to all, We’re in the process putting together a special VIP Grand Opening at our new Rustico Farm & Cellars estate winery in the South Okanagan. We’re planning the event to coincide with the early May 2010 Spring Wine Festival event. Would love to have you join with us for a number of wonderful surprises (s...
Highways up from the coast clear all the way, but icy through Manning Park to Princeton. Light traffic so smooth sailing. Spotted a massive moose crossing highway. No antlers but looked too big to be a cow. In Similkameen valley saw a black bear beside the road heading down to the river. Almost every trip we see wildlife. ...
Off to the dogsitter's in a few minutes... Katie, Rustico's Head of Security, has been staying with friends for the past month just hanging out with their Lab. Pretty much just eating and ---- and sleeping the hours away... with a couple of daily runs in the neighborhood to stretch the legs. A lovable five year old Golde...
In the old winemaking days.... harvest the grapes, make the wine, trade with friends and neighbors, keep some in the cellars for guests and family. Simple enough to be sure. Now we're right into all nature of marketing and selling: through our "Tasting Saloon" at the winery in Oliver (the trade calls it "farmg...
For months we've been promising our friends, customers, suppliers and staff that we'd have a Blog for them to follow as we unrolled our plans for Canada's most romantic winery... Well here we go. Today is our rollout so watch for more. thx for visiting. For great information check out our website www.rusticowinery....

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2007 Rustico Farm & Cellars Motherlode Merlot Note to self: Do not start writing about wine while the steaks are on the barbeque.Rustico Motherlode Merlot I recently...

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@athirstynomad thx Farmers Daughter pic is great... Trust you fell in love with her.
@kaylabordignon Thx for your note. We do have a DIY Cowboy Canteen with some cheeses, cold meats, biscuits/crackers, olives, chili, beans.

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