Enjoy a relaxing vacation in a private winery setting.

Did you know that Quails’ Gate Winery has two lakefront vacation rentals? Create your perfect Okanagan getaway at The Nest at Quails’ Gate – picture your toes in the sand, lush vineyards just steps away and a glass of award-winning Quails’ Gate wine in-hand. Staying in a winery guest house is a unique experience, staying…

COUNTDOWN IS ON FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL OKANAGAN FEST OF ALE, APRIL 13 & 14, 2018

The final countdown is on! We’re counting down the days until beer lovers unite at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre to celebrate the 23rd  Annual Okanagan Fest of  Ale. The Okanagan’s long-standing and well-loved festival celebrating everything to do with beer is quickly approaching! It runs on Friday April 13th from 4-9pm and Saturday…

Blue Mountain Tasting Room now Open for the Season

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars is pleased to announce its tasting room will be open for extended hours starting this Easter weekend. The Okanagan Falls winery invites guests to taste and purchase their new releases. For April, the room will be open Friday through Sunday, and starting April 27, it will be open 7 days…

Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s Sunset Organic Bistro Opens for 2018 With New Flavours and a Featured Culinary Team

  The Summerhill Sunset Organic Bistro reopens this month with a new team and menu. Lauded British Columbia chef Jeremy Luypen joins Summerhill Pyramid Winery (Summerhill) as executive winery chef. Luypen is excited to be building plant-based menus focused on the abundance of local vegetables, especially those featuring ingredients from the winery’s biodynamic gardens. “While we will definitely…

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

  Special Valentine’s Day Pricing ChefmeetsBCGrape Tickets   Take advantage of the Valentine’s Day special promotion. Treat your loved one to the largest tasting of BC VQA wines in Western Canada and small plates from the top local restaurants. Three outstanding ChefmeetsBCGrape events in Vancouver, Calgary and the Okanagan Valley. Each event offers you an…

HOTEL ZED INTRODUCES “THE QUICKIE” VALENTINE’S PROMOTION

  Hotel Zed is once again offering guests a chance to get sexy this Valentine’s Day. We’re well-known for our “Nooner” promotion, but this year we’re taking it one step sexier with our new “Quickie” special: 3-hour booking windows for a short & sassy Valentine’s date! Guests can book a room from 11 a.m. to…

SUPPORTING OUR CANADIAN OLYMPIC ATHLETES NEVER TASTED SO GOOD

  With the Pyeong Chang 2018 Winter Olympics just one month away, chefs and organizers of the 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships are getting ready for a battle of the plates on February 2 + 3 in Kelowna, BC. “Net proceeds from the Canadian Culinary Championships are provided to the Canadian Olympic Foundation which supports Olympic…

DINE AROUND Thompson Okanagan back until February 4, 2018

    With about 50 restaurants participating throughout the Thompson Okanagan, there’s lots of choice to check out the specially designed three-course tasting menus. You’ll find menus at $15, $25, $35 and $45 with suggested BC VQA wine pairings, BC Craft Beer pairings or spirits and cocktail pairings. Says Christina Ferreira, event coordinator, “More than…

One more of Our #FavouriteThings A Perfect Gift for the BC Wine Lover

Special Holiday Pricing ChefmeetsBCGrape Tickets Take advantage of early bird pricing on three outstanding ChefmeetsBCGrape events in Vancouver, Calgary and the Okanagan Valley. Each event will deliver a stunning and unique experience, bringing together fabulous BC wineries with top celebrity Chefs and Judges from across Canada. What to expect? Creative wine and food pairings in…

Wine Touring in the Okanagan Valley – Quails’ Gate Winery

Quails’ Gate is a large, family owned winery located in West Kelowna. The family has farmed the land since 1956 and opened a winery in 1989. True to their word standards and integrity are maintained by the family who established the winery. The winery is an example of what comes of hard work, focus and…

Road 13 Vineyards Celebrates Successful Summer Season, Bounty of Awards, New Fall Releases Plus Wine Pairing Recipe From Ned Bell

  Road 13 Vineyards saw another busy summer season of wine loving tourists and locals through their Golden Mile Bench tasting room. With a number of wines in the portfolio currently sold out and a bounty of awards at the British Columbia Wine Awards and Wine Align National Wine Awards – it’s safe to say the…

#TasteofThursday Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – Chef Trevor Bird Heirloom Tomato Essence recipe

  This is the second in the series of recipes from the spectacular  – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience event held August 25, 2017. This week we are excited to share the recipe for Heirloom Tomato Essence from Chef Trevor Bird of Fable Kitchen, the First Course at the Icons of Food…

Wasn’t that a party? Naramata Tailgate Party a smashing success!

  With thanks to the Naramata Bench Winery Association for inviting me (+ one) to join them for the annual Naramata Tailgate Party held at Red Rooster Winery in Penticton celebrating the harvest. Tailgate Party tickets included shuttles from Penticton and Naramata. The theme for the Naramata Tailgate party was “back to our roots” and guests…

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…