Kalala in the Media

Kelowna wineries eye India as burgeoning market for their bottles - Vancouver Desi
By Larissa Cahute - January 2013
A couple of Kelowna wineries are eyeing India as the next up and coming wine market. "Wine is getting more popular there now - the wine culture is growing," said Karnail Singh Sidhu, owner of Kalala Organic Estate Winery. Read more

B.C. wines head to India - CBC
By Brady Strachan January 2013
A Kelowna area wine producer hopes India is the next hot market for B.C. wine. Karnail Singh Sidhu of Kalala Organic Estate Winery is one of two producers flying about 1,000 bottles of ice wine and Riesling to India this week. Read more

Wine Heaven - Atelier Magazine, India
By Maleeka Kashyap August 2012
From a humble beginning to bagging a coveted title in the top 10 Chardonnays in the world, organic winemaker Karnail Singh Sidhu's journey has been immensely gratifying. Maleeka Kashyap talks to the viticulturist about his passion. Read more

This Singh is Wine King - Desi Today
By Surbhi Bhatia on March 27, 2012
Karnail Singh Sidhu is owner of a very unique and successful organic wine- making venture. His wines have won many prizes internationally and he is a known figure in the wine-making fraternity. He shares his story with Surbhi Bhatia. Read more

For The Sake of Wine - The Wine Club - Bangalore, India
By Caroline Andradea on March 2, 2012
The International Wine Festival (IWF) 2012, held in White Petals, Palace Grounds, Bangalore, from March 2nd to 4th was an extensive showcase of luxury wines from across India and abroad. Brilliantly lit up with lights right from the entrance of the main passageway to the beautifully arranged stalls, the festival was a one of its kind glitterati event and proved to be promising to wine lovers across the globe. Read more

Kalala Estate Winery - Allison on Wine
By Allison Vidug on July 11, 2011
In an quiet corner of the Okanagan Valley above the town of Westbank is a quaint winery called Kalala Estate Winery. The small winery was founded by Karnail Singh Sidhu. Karnail is a hard working, intelligent man (and a sly joker too), who, after ten years of managing vineyards in the Okanagan began his own endeavor. Read more

Organic Champoin - Brithish Columbia Fruit Grower
By Judie Steeves, Summer, 2010
Karnail Singh Sidhu and family have maintained high standards in their vineyards, and the result has been rewarding for Kalala wines. He has worked in packinghouses, in orchards, in vineyards and wineryes througout the Okanagan Valley, and now Karnail Singh Sidhu has opened his own winery Read more

Organic Sensibility - Lifestyle Magazine
By Josh Bailie on May 31, 2010
Wine is said to be poetry for the senses, but for Karnail Singh Sidhu, the poetry doesn't stop there. Sidhu is the managing director of Kalala Organic Estate Winery, which is just north of Westbank in West Kelowna. For him, organic wine isn't a trend but a lifestyle. Read more

Kalala Winery a Winner at Major Competition - Kelowna's Juice Tips
By Chatherine on March 22, 2010
Wow - this is great news! Kalala Organic Winery in West Kelowna has netted some really fantastic awards: one for their Chardonnay Icewine at the Chardonnay Du Monde competition in France (the Oscars of the wine industry); and one for their Riesling at the California New World International Wine Competition. Both these competitions are high profile and international in scope... Read more

West Kelowna winery can now boast Best Chardonnay in the World - kelowna.com
By Kathy Michaels on March 16, 2010
Monday was a banner day for West Kelowna wine maker Karnail Sidhu. Kalala Organic Estate Winery took home two gold medals from two wine competitions a world apart. The first came from the 17th annual Chardonnay du Monde wine competition in France. There his 2007 Chardonnay ice wine was the only Canadian vintage to gain acclaim, earning gold in an event he calls the "the Oscar’s of wine making.”... Read more

Zweigelt 2008 from Kalala Organic Estate - Wine Country BC - News, reviews, and things to do with wine in BC
Posted by winecountrybc on November 9, 2009
There hasn't been a wine review in a while and this one caught my palate this afternoon, so here goes. Kalala Organic Estate Winery’s Zweigelt 2006 did great things including winning a medal at the Northwest Wine Summit last spring... Read more

Spotlight on Wine - Planit's Weekly Wine Reviews
By John Schreiner, Plan It British Columbia, September 2009
Karnail Singh Sidhu, one of the Okanagan's top organic grape growers, opened Kalala last year just outside Westbank. The winery's name comes from Karnail's hometown in the Punjab. Kalala means miracle place. Legend has it that... Read more

Canada's grape lakes - A trip to the Okanagan Valley is a wine-country experience like no other. Get our guide
By Margo True, Sunset food editor, August 2009
My favorite scene in the Disney classic Fantasia is the one in which the Earth evolves at warp speed, from a dark mass to a frenzy of erupting volcanoes and thundering dinosaurs. Normally, wine tasting does not make me think of this movie. But in the Okanagan, it does... Read more

Wine - Interaction design, wine, Cocoa, Vancouver, and other observations
By Chris Ryan, Redroofs, June 19th, 2009
In early 2006 I took the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 1 Foundation course in wine tasting. The course was taught by James Cluer of Fine Vintage Ltd in Vancouver. For these posts I am using the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine... Read more

Kalala Winery keen to export ice wines to India - Plans to develop winery in Himachal Pradesh
By Dheera Majumder - Mumbai, Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Canada-based Kalala Organic Estate Winery plans to introduce its products in the Indian market. The company sees potential for its ice wines in the country. It will target the premium segment as the consumer market of the product.. Read more

Wines Of Canada - Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2006 Merlot
Vines Mag, March 2009
As is the case with most Burrowing Owl reds, this is a buy now, drink later prospect. The 2006 vintage reveals impressive and complex flavours (including some of that tobacco leaf/floral note that absolutely makes Cabernet Franc in my book)... Read more

Kalala Wines are Lambs in Wolves' Clothing - Tasting Room Confidential - Notes from a Vancouver Wine Slut
Mari Kane`s blog, Friday, November 14, 2008
A new organic winery in the Okanagan Valley has just released it first vintage. Kalala is named for a village in Northern India where legend tells of a lamb lying down with a wolf. Kalala means "miracle place,” and the story is reflected in the label's attractive image of a snuggling lamb and wolf... Read more