2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – CedarCreek Estate Winery

Without hesitation I include their wines in our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions that I personally recommend. Here is the line-up of CedarCreek wines for your holiday gift giving. Just make sure you include yourself on your list!

Curating Your Own Tasting Menu at the Sonora Room Restaurant at Burrowing Owl

In fact I was so excited about the first course options I decided, even before we arrived, that it would be fun and a bit adventurous to start at the top and work all the way through the list, sharing the dishes, of course.

BC Pinot Noir Celebration! What you should know…

With something like 35 wineries pouring fabulous Pinot Noirs the day couldn’t have possibly been any better. I tasted many, but not all, wines on offer and snacked on some delicious bites along the way. The setting was ideal and the slightly overcast day turned out to be perfect for strolling at our leisure tasting wines.

BC Pinot Noir Celebration – Breakout Session Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New This session was so worth the price of admission and a must of Pinot Noir lovers. Four wineries were represented; Averill Creek with owner and General Manager Andy Johnston, Cedar Creek with winemaker Taylor Whelan, Meyer Family Vineyards with winemaker Chris Carson, and Tantalus with winemaker & GM David Paterson.

A curated tasting with Bench 1775 Winemaker Valeria Tait

Before we began our tasting we took some time to stroll the grounds and vineyards. The vines are amazingly close and it is interesting to take the opportunity to do a little exploring.

There is still plenty of wine time with Bench 1775 Curated Wine Packs

It has been a beautiful, sun filled Summer here in the Okanagan so why not celebrate these hot days with a cool glass of vino!? We’ve put together some of our most popular Summer wines into a package

Visiting the Premium Lounge at Liquidity Winery in Okanagan Falls

On this afternoon the tasting was a prelude to our Tasting Menu dinner at the Liquidity Bistro. I highly recommend and suggest a lunch or dinner prior to or following your tasting to enhance your visit. Both the Vertical Tasting or the Reserve Tasting are a leisurely exercise that takes time to enjoy.

Take the Road less travelled to Nighthawk Vineyards

I first was introduced to the wines of Nighthawk, a member of the Okanagan Falls Wineries Association, at the 2018 spring release tasting. The Spring Release Tasting is  held in Vancouver annually in early spring and is a great way to taste the wines from this region.

Day Tripping to Covert Farms Family Estate

The farm is 650 acres with 300 acres leased to Peller Estates and 40 acres leased for the production of organic fruits and vegetables. There is a store with Secrest organic produce and even fields of u-pick, just like a real farm because it truly is a real working farm.