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Thoughts after the Cowichan Valley Wine Festival – Fall 2018

Thoughts after the Cowichan Valley Wine Festival – Fall 2018

The seasons in the wine business are quite distinct.  We just finished a great festival. See photos from the Cowichan Valley Wine Festival and also our cooking demos recipes. Enjoy the fall season and stay tuned as we are doing this festival again in 2019.

A new change

A new change

So this year we have decided to rebrand our look.  Our slogan is "from corporate suits to gumboots", so we are embracing that.  Our daughter Katherine has been instrumental in helping design our new logo and branding.   We also went on board with Maple Bay Graphics and Design to create a fresh new "creek" on our bottles.  

Our New Bottle Design

It's Mother's Day soon and as a mother I am blessed to have great children and see how have grown.  But I'm also excited now as Katherine will be a part of our journey this year in the tasting room.  Robin is on her last year with her degree to become a winemaker.  So as a mother and president of the company, my children seem to be a big part of the continued journey.

The Swirl

Katherine helped create our logo and design of our fresh modern look.  The logo is a creek swirl, but has a unique swirl that those who have studied "gregg" shorthand will know what the swirl means.  With the recent changes over the last 2 years in the tasting room and now our "rebrand", this gives us all new life in the journey and our passion for our winery to last for generations.

We also have focused to keep improving on all our aspects of winemaking and this year's vintage has just showcased so well already.  I'm not sure if this new look has given us a fresh outlook on life but it has given us a great energy that seems to make this vintage one of our stellar years.  Every year is a good year for us and we just continue to keep improving.

Linda Holford, President