Click on the link above to read a lovely story about our own Keith and Barb and their Morning Bay Winery, all the way from Penny McKinlay, a writer in Saskatchewan who profiled them on her blog Wanderlust and Words
Morning Bay Winery, Pender Island, British Columbia
“For total enjoyment, you need to know the story – the people, the land, the process.”
Old world wines
Keith prides himself on making old world wines that pair with good food and a healthy lifestyle. Old world wines are dry, higher acid and lower alcohol and residual sugar.
Integrity and sweat
First of all, Chilean field workers receive $15 a day; Canadian field workers receive $15 an hour.
Finally, there is more to wine than just the taste. “For total enjoyment,” Keith says, “You need to know the story – the people, the land, the process.”
Keith Watt and Doug Reichel had just returned from a wine education event in Prince Albert and were still glowing. “We paired BC wine with Saskatchewan food,” exclaims Doug. “It was awesome. Chef Kevin Dahlsjo is amazing. You could count on one hand the ingredients that weren’t local.”
At 26, Chef Kevin represented northern Saskatchewan in the 2010 Saskatchewan Gold Medal Plates. His restaurant, TWO by Dahlsjo, serves meals at lunchtime, and he caters private functions. He is cooking with the inmates at the Prince Albert penitentiary, and they baked the bread and banana loaf that were served at the Morning Bay event.
Note: The artwork on the Morning Bay labels is by Pender Island artists: Diane Kremmer and Susan Taylor.- by Penny McKinley, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan