There are some good things that came out of the scorching summer, and one of them is a bumper grape season for winemakers across the province.
The lack of rain has helped increase the number wine grapes by preventing mildew and rot.
Wine making consultant, Tim Vanigar says this year’s wine will be some of the best.
“We’ve gotten heat in just the right way in most areas to get really good levels of sugar and full-flavour ripeness out of the grapes. It’s looking to be one of our best years, if not the best year we’ve ever had.”
This year’s harvest is expected to surpass 2014’s numbers, with over 38,000 tons of grapes from the Okanagan.