Tina and Pete Slamka of Little Straw Winery are very proud of their family winery along the Westside Wine Trail. They have produced award-winning wines and feature local art in their elegant wine shop and Barrel Top Grill. Guests can absorb the view of vineyards and Okanagan Lake as they enjoy tapas from their Bistro patio. Things are going so well, they want to expand the options for their visitors so they can stay longer and enjoy more wine!

Fans of the Barrel Top Grill will be pleased to learn that they can enjoy dinner this summer on Friday and Saturday evenings. Reservations are encouraged, of course, as the new expanded menu is sure to be popular.

There will also be a picnic area for those who want to have a more casual experience. Wines and picnic fare produced in the Barrel Top Grill kitchen are available for purchase from the wine shop.

Little Straw also has a reserve level of wines currently available, called La Petite Paille. The 2008 La Petite Paille Pinot Noir ($21.90) won a Bronze at both the Canadian Wine Awards and Northwest Wine Summit. It offers an elegant blend of forest berries and soft tannins, making a perfect match for duck or chicken in rich sauces.

There are new things happening in the cellar as well – stay tuned for details on this exciting news and updates about the new menu at www.littlestraw.bc.ca


~ Kristin Peturson-Laprise