Anthony Gismondi on Wine


Index Listing

Martin's Lane and Checkmate Artisanal - GOW Uncut

In a new style of video at GOW, we look in on a casual conversation about wine. Gentle ribbing between Anzacs Shane Munn and Phil McGahan intersperse keen insights and comparisons from their opposite ends of the Okanagan Valley.

Bisol - Prosecco Masterclass

Gianluca Bisol's family can trace its roots in the hills of Valdobbiadene back five centuries. Today, they specialize in Prosecco Superiore DOCG, from grapes grown under what locals term “heroic viticulture” on the steep hills. Bisol provides a short masterclass in Prosecco as he tells a story of place and family.

Perinet Winery - Priorat Masterclass

Winemaker Antoni Sánchez-Ortiz takes us inside mystical Priorat for an intimate look at the wines of Perinet and an ancient region whose original vineyards date back to 1194.

BC Harvest 2020 - East Kelowna

Our final BC Harvest video takes us to Tantalus Vineyards in southeast Kelowna's uplands where some of the oldest (planted in 1978) riesling vines in Canada can be found.

BC Harvest 2020 - Okanagan Falls

Jak and Janice Meyer have struck gold in Okanagan Falls, where they run a premium small estate winery focused on pinot noir and chardonnay. We arrived just in time for the pinot noir harvest and managed to catch up with Jak Meyer, and rarely seen, or interviewed, winemaker Chris Carson.

BC Harvest 2020 - Lake Country

O'Rourke Family Estate is Lake Country’s newest winery located near historic Carrs Landing some 35 minutes north of Kelowna. We catch up with winemaker Nikki Callaway on the newly minted crush as she jostles with construction workers and enlists some to help with the on-going pinot noir harvest. She also graciously gives us a quick tour of the new facility both above and underground.

BC Harvest 2020 - Similkameen Valley

John and Virginia Weber took a chance on the wild Similkameen Valley two decades ago, and ever since, they have been exploring its unique meso-climates and micro-terroirs in search of authenticity and wines that celebrate their place of origin. We speak with John on a sunny, cool, windy morning as their loyal crew readied to pick the cabernet sauvignon at Passion Pit Vineyard.

BC Harvest 2020 - Naramata Bench

We catch up with Howling Bluff winemaker Luke Smith in his favourite pinot noir vineyard, 'Century Block,' an old orchard that once sported over 100 different varieties of apples. Luke updates us on a 2020 vintage that has been challenging, but that looks as if it will have a rewarding ending.