With an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced cuisine this is the domain of Executive Chef Shaun Snelling. In the year that Snelling has been at the helm of this iconic dining room changes have come about with a nod to tradition and an eye to the appeal of local, haute cuisine while retaining favourite dishes.
After a rather roundabout way of arriving in Oliver we were more than ready to enjoy a wine tasting experience at CheckMate Artisanal Winery‘s wine experience room – Installation a pop-up by Tom Kundig of Seattle based Olson Kundig a 2008 National Design Award in Architecture winner. The setting reflects the uniqueness of all that … Read moreWhirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – CheckMate Artisanal Winery
Can you imagine the surprise when I got an invitation to sample the latest merlot releases from the prestigious CheckMate winery, only to find out the event was being held in a music store? Unusual, yes and certainly a first for me. But it didn’t take long to see how brilliant it was. Tom … Read moreCheckMate Wines at Tom Lee Music
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 pristine fruit.