Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country presents Savour the Sun Vancouver: June 8th, 2023

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country presents Savour the Sun Vancouver: June 8th, 2023

H Tasting Lounge hosts a winemakers dinner driven by exceptional female winemaking talent

On Thursday June 8th, Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country will bring the fruits of the sun-drenched region to Vancouver, for an exclusive winemaker dinner at H Tasting Lounge at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.

Representatives from four wineries will join guests to present and pour their wines, perfectly paired with a multicourse feast, prepared by Chef Ivan Lau and his talented team. Guests will have the opportunity to try library wines and new releases from vinAmité Cellars, Nostalgia Wines, Gold Hill Estate Winery and Castoro de Oro Estate Winery, all located on the sunny slopes of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country, Canada’s most award-winning wine region.

“We are excited to bring our Savour the Sun series back to Vancouver and partner once again with the talented culinary team at The Westin Bayshore,” says Jennifer Busmann, executive director of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. “We are also delighted to showcase the talent of four wineries with talented women at their heart: Gina Harfman, owner and winemaker and Sheila Whittaker, general manager at Nostalgia Wines; Val Tait, winemaker and general manager at Gold Hill Estate Winery; Stella Schmidt, co-owner at Castoro de Oro Estate Winery; and Catherine Coulombe, owner, manager and winemaker at vinAmité Cellars. This talented group is at the forefront of the stellar viticulture and winemaking practices that our region is known for.”

Each course, prepared by The Westin Bayshore executive chef, Ivan Lau, will be accompanied by two contrasting and complementary pairings, showcasing the versatility of wines the region is known for, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, allowing guests to savour eight wines from four iconic wineries. Menu highlights include Spot Prawn Crudo, yuzu compressed daikon, charred fennel, buttermilk dashi, lotus root, dill oil; Five Spiced Duck Breast, seared fois gras, ume gel, buerre noisette taro croquette, fig and thyme reduction; and Roasted Lamb Loin, pistachio herb crust, grilled asparagus, black garlic potato pavé, truffle lamb jus. To finish, Passion Fruit and Mango Mille Feuille, passion fruit crèma, fresh carabao mango.

Reservations are available online for $133pp (plus tax). Guests can opt to Take the Elevator Home with exclusive rates from The Westin Bayshore for a rejuvenating stay in a harbour-view room following the dinner, available through the property reservations team at bayshore.reservations@westin.com.

To learn more about Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s Savour the Sun series visit www.oliverosoyoos.com.

About Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country:
Uncork the Sun in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country and encounter colourful characters, award-winning wineries, and stunning scenery which all give this decorated region its unique glow. Situated at the very southern tip of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, in one of the warmest areas of Western Canada, the region’s wineries have won more accolades than any other wine region in Canada. The sunny slopes of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country are also the perfect place to enjoy fine-dining with vineyard views, the opportunity to stay on a winery and wake up surrounded by vines, and to enjoy award-winning wine and food experiences, such as the Half Corked Marathon, Pig Out Festival Weekend and Savour the Sun winemaker dinners.

For our full list of winery members, visit www.oliverosoyoos.com/category/wineries

About H Tasting Lounge:
H Tasting Lounge is your vessel to the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Imbibe in creative libations, crave-worthy tasting plates, and daily happy hour, just steps from Vancouver’s iconic seawall. https://htastinglounge.com/

Media release and images provied by Laura Serena, Serena PR and Marisa Cuglietta, Hawksworth Communications.

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