Dining in the Okanagan – 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.

September wine sipping with Fairview Cellars

It’s September and I can’t think of a better time to visit Fairview Cellars and stock up on some great wines before they’re all gone. As the waning days of summer drift away think about the cozy fall nights to come. Fairview Cellars Cabernet Franc and Fairview Cellars The Bear Red Blend. Two of our … Read moreSeptember wine sipping with Fairview Cellars

CheckMate Releases New Chardonnays

Here is your chance to snag some excellent CheckMate Chardonnays I am excited to announce the release of our newest Chardonnay, the 2015 Queen’s Advantage from CheckMate’s Combret Vineyard. Located in the Okanagan Valley’s pristine Golden Mile Bench, these 45 year old Chardonnay vines are among some of the first planted in Canada. Alongside the … Read moreCheckMate Releases New Chardonnays

Garagiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

It was with a touch of nostalgia that I participated in Garagiste North this year.  The first time I attended this wine festival was at Kelowna’s Laurel Packinghouse in 2015, just as I was starting the BC Wine Trends blog.  That weekend I started friendships with some passionate BC winemakers that actively support my blogging … Read moreGaragiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

A Wine-Tasting Room Like No Other: This summer at CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Okanagan winery pours the most coveted Chardonnay and Merlot from Canada amid stunning hilltop views in its architecturally inspired tasting room – the art of winemaking and architecture joined as one.   Since the release of its first bottles in 2015, CheckMate Artisanal Winery has established a reputation as the most acclaimed new winery in … Read moreA Wine-Tasting Room Like No Other: This summer at CheckMate Artisanal Winery

CHEF MEETS BC GRAPE – Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek – Friday, June 22

Taste and experience the best-of-the-best that Canadian cuisine and winemaking has to offer at the Icons of Wine & Food Dinner.  Miradoro Restaurant at the picturesque Tinhorn Creek Vineyards will set the stage for this incredible evening hosted by Chef Mark McEwan, featuring the culinary creations of Jinhee Lee of Foreign Concept, Trevor Bird of … Read moreCHEF MEETS BC GRAPE – Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek – Friday, June 22

Whirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – Tinhorn Creek

On our whirlwind Okanagan trip we prioritized our wine tasting experiences. You know it’s amazing what you can pack into two days if you have the right incentive. The right incentive for me is always the opportunity to taste the yummy wines of British Columbia and this recent trip was no exception. I am a huge … Read moreWhirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – Tinhorn Creek

Our #FavouriteThings – #BCWines Spring Edition

Our #FavouriteThings includes our recommendations for Spring sipping It’s patio season already and it’s time to grab a favourite #bcwine. So many to choose from so we are featuring our #FavouriteThings recommendations to enjoy on the patio, at the beach, by the lake and around the picnic table. These are BC wines we have tried … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings – #BCWines Spring Edition

White, Red, Rosé #bcwine we have a recommendation for your Valentine

  No matter whether your favourite #bcwine is a White, Red, Rosé, Still, Sparkling or Bubbly we have recommendations to make your Valentine’s Day special.   Is there anything more romantic than sharing a glass of wine? I think not. If that glass of wine just happens to be a BC Wine you’re on the … Read moreWhite, Red, Rosé #bcwine we have a recommendation for your Valentine

Mark your calendars: ticket lottery for the 10th annual Half Corked Marathon opens October 23rd 

  The race is on for places on the 18km fun run through Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country on May 26th, 2018   There’s only one way to get your hands on tickets for the two-time finalist for the Canadian Tourism Awards Event of the Year – the  Half Corked Marathon – and that’s to enter … Read moreMark your calendars: ticket lottery for the 10th annual Half Corked Marathon opens October 23rd 

Explore the Okanagan’s many facets – come hell or high water

If ever there was a time to remind us of the many facets of the Okanagan, the flooding of some of our beaches and properties is it. Long gone – if they ever existed – are the days when all the Okanagan had to offer was “Beaches and Peaches” as a popular tourism tag promised. Clearly, … Read moreExplore the Okanagan’s many facets – come hell or high water

Fabulous Okanagan Fest of Ale™ Flows Over

Okanagan Fest of Ale™ veterans Cannery Brewing of Penticton Who doesn’t want a great pour of favourite craft brews? As the popularity of craft beer and cider continues to climb, the Okanagan Fest of Ale Society (OFOAS) is thriving and has grown from a two-day consumer tasting to Okanagan Beer Week, April 3 to 9, … Read moreFabulous Okanagan Fest of Ale™ Flows Over

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards releases first vintage of Golden Mile Bench Chardonnay 

  Highly anticipated taste of the Okanagan’s first sub-appellation Tinhorn Creek Vineyards will release its first Golden Mile Bench Oldfield Series Chardonnay on May 1, 2016. Since 2009 Tinhorn Creek’s CEO and president Sandra Oldfield has been closely involved in efforts to create British Columbia’s first sub-appellation, the Golden Mile Bench, located on the western side of … Read moreTinhorn Creek Vineyards releases first vintage of Golden Mile Bench Chardonnay 

If Pigs Could “Moo” Popular Pig Out festival signals that summer isn’t far away

Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association’s ode to food & wine Pig Out Festival set for April 30th 2016   Celebrating its fifth year, the Pig Out festival offers a perfect way to herald the coming of the summer season in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. On Saturday April 30, Covert Farms will be the backdrop for the … Read moreIf Pigs Could “Moo” Popular Pig Out festival signals that summer isn’t far away

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards welcomes

New Sales & Marketing Manager Oliver native Jan Nelson returns home to join the team at Tinhorn Creek   Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is pleased to announce the appointment of Jan Nelson as Sales & Marketing Manager. Nelson grew up in Oliver but left the Okanagan Valley in 1992 to begin over two decades of travel that … Read moreTinhorn Creek Vineyards welcomes

Fern Walk at Queen Elizabeth Park

A new wine label has recently hit the shelves of the BCLDB stores, just in time for our late summer enjoyment. Fern Walk is a new label, just launched by Mark Anthony, a wine agent who represents wines from BC and around the world. Some of his better-known lines include, Mission Hill Family Estate, Antinori, Rodney Strong … Read moreFern Walk at Queen Elizabeth Park

Theatre Under The Stars Announces Week Long Hold Over for Sensational

Summer Fun with Hairspray and Oliver!   Seven performances added in second official hold over in 70+ year history   Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars’ (TUTS) critically acclaimed and celebrated summer hits Oliver! The Musical and Hairspray – The Broadway Musical, will extend their runs by one week. The seven newly added … Read moreTheatre Under The Stars Announces Week Long Hold Over for Sensational

What’s your pairing for Oysters?

  This year at the Osoyoos Oyster Festival the question of what pairs best with oysters will be addressed in the second annual Oyster Wine Competition and the first Canadian Craft Beer & Oyster Pairing Competition. Winemakers and brewmasters have until April 17 to submit entries into the respective competitions that will be held at … Read moreWhat’s your pairing for Oysters?

HALF CORKED MARATHON Ticket Lottery

  Half Corked Marathon Weekend May 23-25, 2014 General Ticket Lottery Registration – February 10 – 14 – Register Tickets: $139   Tickets for previous years have sold very quickly so this year there will be a lottery, with 300 randomly selected “winners” being offered the chance to purchase two tickets for the race. The lottery … Read moreHALF CORKED MARATHON Ticket Lottery