Are family and friends coming to visit? Looking for something to do over the winter months? Look no further.  Volcanic Hills wine shop is open daily! Winter hours are from 11:00am – 5:30pm. Try a few award winning wines, browse their expansive gift selections or hang out at one of their events.  Sunday, December 2, 2012 the winery is hosting a “Mixology” event that will feature wine concoctions “erupting with flavour”! Sign up to their newsletter online so you don’t miss out on any events! 

Plans are underway for a spring opening of Lazeez at Volcanic Hills, an on-site restaurant that will feature some of the Gidda family’s favourite dishes. Appropriately named, Lazeez means “delicious” in Urdu. Patio and indoor seating will eventually provide space for 140 guests, but president Bobby Gidda said the restaurant will start small—about 40 seats at first—and grow as demand warrants. 

Romance will be the focus when Volcanic Hills opens its doors for a free Valentine’s event February 9 & 10, 2013.  “Each day we will feature unique wine and chocolate pairings so plan to come on both days,” Bobby recommends.  A very popular event for the past two years, what a great way to lead into a romantic evening with that special person in your life!

The customer is king—or queen—at Volcanic Hills and when you ask – yee shall receive. “Our customers have been asking for a red wine with a little sweetness to it, so we’re excited about this one,” Bobby says. Made from 100% Estate-grown Zweigelt grapes, the off-dry red will be an awesome addition to the Volcanic Hills Estate Winery lineup of award-winning wines. Ask for it when you visit their wine shop in 2013!

(Photo: President Bobby Gidda and wife Harpreet)


~ Lorne Eckersley