100% Viognier from Black Sage Bench in the heart of the Okanagan
93 points - CheckMate's Silent Bishop (Merlot) 2017.
BCs Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 available at LCBO now, and a great wine to enjoy now and over the next five years.
Ottawa, ON November 2021 Matt's review: CheckMate Artisanal Winery produces some of the finest Chardonnay and Merlot from their Golden Mile Bench winery situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. CheckMate's 2016 Black Rook Merlot is an outstanding expression... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON July 2021 Matt's review: Winemaker's Cut Fidelia blends 95% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscat Canelli from Deadman Lake Vineyard in the heart of the Okanagan, to produce an easy to love style of sparkling wine that will shine... Continue Reading →
CheckMate continues to showcase Canada's ability to produce world-class wines worthy of great acclaim, wines that shine alongside peers from Napa, Tuscany, and Bordeaux.
May 29, 2020 Today on CTV Morning Live, CTVs Annette Goerner and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some BBQ-perfect wines, and wine cocktails, to pair with your backyard BBQ. To help prepare us for the BBQ season, and those social... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON April 2020 Matt's review: CheckMate Artisanal Winery produces world-class Chardonnay and Merlot from their Golden Mile Bench winery situated in Canada’s wine capital, Oliver, BC. 2014 End Game is a rich and concentrated expression of ultra premium Okanagan... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON November 2019 November 23 will see the return of a premium Ontario wine label, Le Grand Clos from internationally acclaimed cool-climate winemaker, Thomas Bachelder of Le Clos Jordanne. After nearly a decade, Bachelder is back with his two... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON February 2017 I love tasting wines (obviously!) and am always keen to taste new wines in the Ontario market so I can share any new personal favourite wine picks with fellow wine lovers on social media and via... Continue Reading →
CTV Ottawa Morning Live June 30, 2017 Theme: Sangria and Summer Cocktails for Canada Day Celebrations Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves served up some easy to make and super refreshing ice cold sangria... Continue Reading →
CTV Ottawa Morning Live April 6th, 2016. Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves and the talented Melissa Lamb showcased some terrific wines to enjoy this spring as part of our regular wine segment. We also tasted some wonderful... Continue Reading →
September 2015 - Matt Steeves On September 20, 2015, I had the pleasure of meeting with John Skinner, proprietor at Painted Rock Estate Winery. From the moment you start climbing the long and winding hill to reach this beautiful winery... Continue Reading →