Harvest Season at CheckMate

  Winemaker Phil McGahan and the CheckMate Team are well into the 2017 Harvest and Vintage.  We have begun with Chardonnay from our eastern vineyards on Osoyoos Lake Bench and Black Sage Bench which will become Capture, Knight’s Challenge and Little Pawn.  Our grapes are hand-picked at night, chilled, hand sorted and gently pressed to preserve the quality of the…

The Installation, a pop-up by Tom Kundig is now open at CheckMate Artisanal Winery

   The Installation – Now Open Come experience this one-of-a-kind space.   Tom Kundig’s works begin on the edge of endless landscapes, where art, physics, nature, and industry intersect to create masterful structures.  One of America’s leading contemporary architects, Kundig has won over 50 prestigious design awards. His award winning projects include Studio House, Chicken Point Cabin, Art Stable, Tacoma…

BC Wines Set to Shine Alongside Celebrity Chefs at Inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – Aug 24-27

  The Wines of British Columbia‘s inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience four-day festival weekend kicks off this Thursday in the heart of BC wine country bringing together 17 Canadian top chefs, 50 award-winning BC wineries, and special guests in a multi-event series celebrating the best of BC wine and food.     “There…

Limited General Admission tickets still available for Saturday, August 26

  Four-Day Wine and Food Festival of Iconic BC Wines, Celebrity Chefs and Interactive Experiences   The Wines of British Columbia is thrilled to launch its inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience weekend bringing as many as 60 BC wineries and 16 top chefs from western Canada to the Okanagan Valley August 24 through…

  Experience the best the Okanagan has to offer this summer at Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

  Located at the historic Greata Ranch property in Peachland, British Columbia, newly opened Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards offers guests a truly outstanding wine and food experience in an incomparable setting and they are excited to share their new offerings and experiences with you this summer.  After 18-months of construction, President Gordon Fitzpatrick along with Winemaker…

Inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience Launches this August

  Four-Day Wine and Food Festival of Iconic BC Wines, Celebrity Chefs and Interactive Experiences   The Wines of British Columbia is thrilled to launch its inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience weekend bringing as many as 60 BC wineries and 16 top chefs from western Canada to the Okanagan Valley August 24 through…

The Installation @ CheckMate

  The Installation – Opening Late July 2017 Designed by Tom Kundig The Installation is an intriguing art exhibit in its own right.  A modern, innovative design by Tom Kundig, internationally renowned architect.  This study was conceived to allow visitors to slow down and connect with Checkmate Artisanal Winery while discovering and tasting what many…

#Favourites what’s happening this week and beyond

  Celebrate the grand opening on Wednesday, July 12 at Tofino Resort and Marina “Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina   Go for a drive #GoFurther150 Ford Canada drive experience   You won’t want to miss this inaugural event July 15 and 16 FIRST ANNUAL ART & WINE IN THE VINES INVITES GUESTS…

#Favourite things to do this week in Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and the Okanagan

  Celebrate the grand opening on Wednesday, July 12 at Tofino Resort and Marina “Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina     You won’t want to miss this inaugural event July 15 and 16 FIRST ANNUAL ART & WINE IN THE VINES INVITES GUESTS TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE OKANAGAN VALLEY  …