In the heart of rural Oliver, is the spectacular Silver Sage Winery. Spend a night in one of their luxury guest rooms and you may truly believe you have found a small bit of heaven. The winery and guest facilities are situated in a beautiful riverside setting with picture perfect vineyards and gorgeous rose gardens. Owner Anna Manola has planted hundreds of roses. "The Flower of Love" she calls them.

Even if you don't have time for a weekend getaway, be sure to stop by the wine shop – it’s the best tasting room experience in the valley. They will entertain you with great stories and delicious wines. The shop is always full of laughter. Anna is a creative winemaker, successfully combining flavours to pair with foods or occasions. Her sage infused Gewürztraminer is a famous pairing with turkey dinners.

Anna created her signature Sunset wine as a perfect pairing with a warm summer evening. She ferments cranberries and raspberries with white wine grapes, creating a spectacular flavour experience which is so easy drinking. This is a new release as her earlier release sold out quickly.

P.S. If you're planning a wedding consider the beautifully rose gardens and reception facilities at Silver Sage. See their photos at

~ Sharon Bonney