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As of April 1st, we are operating on summer hours—the wine shop is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. For tasting notes on our current releases, please visit the Our Wines page. In British Columbia, our wines may be purchased at various licensees and VQA stores throughout the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan Valley, and a few establishments in the BC Interior. Check out the Other Outlets and VQA Stores pages for a full listing.

Little Straw's winemaker Barb HallIn the fall of 2018, Little Straw hired a new winemaker to take over the reins from Pete Slamka, who decided to step back from his previous role in our family winery. As Pete passes on the keys to the cellars, we welcome Barb Hall into the fold and look forward to years of creative collaboration.

Barb comes to us with a wide range of experience in the BC wine industry, with a total of 16 years in various roles, including vineyard management, sales, and eight harvests as a winemaker. She obtained her B.Sc. in Biochemistry from UBC Okanagan with the intention of becoming a winemaker. An Irving K. Barber research scholarship and a scholarship from Les Dames d'Escoffiers provided training opportunities in the industry before she had even graduated. Barb's philosophy echoes our own when she explains that “... wine is grown, and the great wines connect us to the land and season. In its essence, wine is a moment in time captured that we are able to share with friends and family. Just like us though, wine evolves as it ages, and it is how that moment turns into a story that is the most fascinating thing to me as a winemaker.”

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A selection of paintings by local artist Anita McComas is on display in our Mezzanine Gallery. For more information about Anita, browse to her website at anitamccomas.com.

Nestled at the Lake--by Anita McComas