Dining in the Okanagan – Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek

Be prepared to be wowed when you dine at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek. We just enjoyed the most wonderful dinner at Miradoro. Not only is the location absolutely stunning, and if you go for lunch be prepared for the most spectacular views in the region, but the dining experience is top notch. We dined in…

“Consistently Exceptional Always Memorable” – Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

I couldn’t have said it better myself but it bears repeating; the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is exceptional and our visit was memorable. Those are the words on the front of the brochure we picked up at the welcoming desk when we arrived for our overnight stay at the Guest House. Let me assure you…

What’s happening this Fall at Quails’ Gate

  Hello Fall. It’s a busy time at the winery with fall colours appearing and harvest in full swing. So far, the vineyard team has picked Foch, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with more coming in daily. Our winemaking team has two exciting additions – our first concrete eggs (aptly named Julio and Enrique Egglesias). In…

Wednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

This post features some wineries I have tried for the first time. 2016 Chardonnay Fort Berens Lillooet, $18.98 Straw coloured with medium-light intensity.  Oak slightly dominates the nose (I like this style) followed by tropical fruit, citrus, butter and toast.   Good balance with good mouthfeel.  The flavours echo the nose.  Pleasing flavours linger on the…

Blue Mountain Reception Offers Exclusive Taste of New Releases

On Friday, October 19 2018, Vancouverites will have the chance to enjoy a special preview of wines newly released by Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars. The wines will be featured at a sparkling wine reception hosted by the Terminal City Club.   Owned by the Mavety family, Blue Mountain is known for crafting award-winning wines solely…

BC Wineries Excited About Size and Quality of Harvest 2018

BC’s annual grape harvest has arrived amid cooler temperatures in mid-August and early September. With the long, moderate season, wineries are indicating nice flavour development, beautiful acidity and increased crop levels for an exciting 2018 vintage. The first harvest for sparkling wine grapes started at the end of August, roughly two weeks later than in…

Visa Infinite® Wine Country Series – 50th Parallel Estate Winery Dinner review

On a beautiful September evening 50th Parallel Estate Winery was the venue for the most recent Visa Infinite® Wine Country Series dinner in Lake Country, B.C. An opportunity for guests to be among the first to experience the spectacular views from the stunning new glass-walled event hall at 50th Parallel Estate. This young Lake Country winery…

Savour the Sun: December 7-9, 2018

Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association partners with Sun Peaks Resort for a weekend of wine, food and ski Enjoy a weekend of food, wine and winter adventure at Sun Peaks Resort with the first annual Savour the Sun festival, taking place December 7-9, 2018. A partnership between Oliver Osoyoos Winery Country and Sun Peaks Resort, the…

Mission Hill Family Estate Wine Dinner at H Tasting Lounge, October 4th

H Tasting Lounge, the Westin Bayshore’s sophisticated lobby-level dining destination, presents a special dinner, Santé à La Famille, featuring wines from BC’s Mission Hill Family Estate, on Thursday, October 4, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This is the latest offering in H Tasting Lounge’s Chef’s Tasting Series. Executive Chef Alex Mok and his talented culinary team…

Saxon Winery partners with Bottega Wine Studio / Seven Directions Winery

Saxon Winery of Summerland today announced their partnership with Bottega Wine Studio also know as Seven Directions Wines, who up till recently made their wines in West Kelowna. Bottega Wine Studio will commence producing their award winning wine brand Seven Directions Wine and Bottega wines at Saxon Winery this coming vintage launching them under Saxon’s…

Wines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Award Winners Announced!

The Wines of British Columbia is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Best of BC Wine Country Awards 2018. From July 23 through August 17, winery-goers took their time, sampled and savoured what wineries have to offer within BC’s nine acclaimed wine regions, and have made their choices. The Best of BC…

Okanagan Wine Country – Unparalleled VisaInfinite Dining Experience

50th Parallel Estate Winery exclusively for Visa Infinite and Visa Infinite Privilege cardholders   Explore a world of fine flavours and dining experiences, exclusive for Visa Infinite and Visa Infinite Privilege cardholders. Call 1-888-711-9399 to reserve your place at the table. Be among the first to soak in the spectacular views from the stunning new glass-walled…