A while back I decided this year was going to be my "Harvest" year. With a very full-time job as a wine agent in Ottawa, it is difficult to fully get away and work a vintage somewhere. Once upon a time I had plans to do a vintage in New Zealand, but getting away for so long proved impossible. I was already spending some weekends working at Norm's, learning the in's and out's of handcrafted winemaking, and I realized that I don't need to fly to the other side of the world when we have some of the best wineries right here in Canada!
So I worked out a plan to spend more weekends helping with Norm's harvest in September/October, then fly to BC and spend two weeks working with Joie Farm, Painted Rock, Laughing Stock, and Foxtrot. A real east-west tour-de-force of the very best Canadian wineries! There will be much more coming to the blog in late October on BC wines once I get out there, but until then I'll be posting as much as I can on Norm's harvest from Prince Edward County, and tweeting even more often.Follow along @AndrewRasta for pics and insights from Norm's then the cream-de-la-cream of the Okanagan Valley!