LAST MONTH'S WINERY
Ciao Bella Winery
Ciao Bella Winery is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery in West Kelowna, BC. Proudly producing award winning Okanagan wines with Italian flair. Bringing a little bit of Italy to the Okanagan!
The Ciao Bella Winery family story started back in Napoli in Southern Italy with Nonno (Grandpa) Luigi and Nonna (Grandma) Melina where they fell in love with each other and wine! After they married they moved to Canada. The first 30 years were spent in Yellowknife in Canada's arctic and in 1986 the family moved to West Kelowna.
For over 22 years Roberto Fiume and his family has been growing the finest grapes on one of, if not the oldest vineyard sites in Westbank!
Each of their labels has a special photo on it that tells an amazing story! We look forward to sharing the inspiration and details of these labels with you on our social media pages throughout the month of May!
One thing that made us fall in love with this boutique winery (besides the AMAZING wine) was just the love and pride this family has! As soon as your step into their quaint tasting room you are warmly welcomed and can just feel the love! Roberto's wife, Sharon runs the wineshop. Their children Antonio and Olivia are involved with tastings and hands on with the family vineyard too!
Ciao Bella may not have a huge selection of wines, but that's because they choose to focus and perfect the ones they do have! And a fine job they have done! They have won many awards for their wines and once you taste them.. you'll understand why!
Ciao Bella has a licensed picnic area where you can enjoy a glass of wine (or 2) and Spuntini (charcuterie the Italian way!), a cappuccino for the driver or an Italian soda for the kids! Make sure to add Ciao Bella to your list of wineries to visit this summer!
And now here's our...
April Featured Wines:
2018 Pinot Nero
"Living up to it's heritage, similar to our prior vintages, this small lot single vineyard Pinot Noir brings out our West Kelowna vineyards terroir with a beautiful earthiness followed by hints of dark chocolate, pomegranate and fresh cedar. Absolutely delicious on it's own or just as delicious paired with your favourite pasta dish, grilled vegetables or your favourite steak!
We took great pride in choosing the finest european oak barrels and allowed this vino to mature while in the barrel and then smooth out with some time in our cellar."
2019 Pinot Grigio
Sourced from our own vineyard in West Kelowna and an organic vineyard in the central Okanagan, only the finest grapes are selected to create this classic Italian style Grigio.
A crisp and refreshing vino with aromas of green apple and apricot followed by a hint of honey on the palate with a beautiful smooth finish!
Delightfully paired with your favourite risotto, seafood or pasta...of course!
Fun, refreshing Italian Style Frizzante Sparkling Wine, enjoy Ciao Bella's latest creation!
Limited quantities this co-fermentation of Pinot Grigio and Pinot Nero has given this vino it's beautiful pink hue! Your palette will be delighted with refreshing bubbles accompanied by hints of fresh citrus, succulent pear and a hint of honey!
As the Italians do, best enjoyed celebrating life and those special moments with famiglia and friends!
Ciao Bella is a true Okanagan hidden gem and we are thrilled to feature this local winery and to share more fun facts, details and information about them throughout the month of May! You can read more and purchase their wines on their website and follow them on Instagram @ciaobellawinery!
What an honor to have this family owned and operated winery in our community. When it's not just the wine that's really good- but the family and story behind it..
THAT is what makes an amazing wine!