Spring is here and the tasting room at Oliver Twist is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5:30 pm.  When you’re planning your South Okanagan wine tour, make sure you include this gem in your itinerary.

Oliver Twist will be going Krazy for Kerner from May 3 to May 12.  Stop by and enjoy wine and food pairings and daily specials to promote their new wine club.  The 2012 Kerner, also known as Oliver’s Choice, will be available.  The latest vintage is bursting with orange blossom and exploding with fruit.  Notes of summer and tropical fruits are enhanced by honey, spice, and butterscotch.  Quantities are limited, and this wine is very popular, so don’t let an opportunity to pick some up pass you by.

Oliver Twist has some fantastic wines beyond Kerner.  The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon will be available in time for spring as well.  Rich flavours of ripe cherries and raspberry jam are balanced out by notes of black pepper and vanilla.

On Mother’s Day be sure to bring Mom into the tasting room to show her your appreciation.  She’ll get free wine tastings and appetizers to enjoy.  Mom can finish up her visit by relaxing on the patio with a complimentary glass of wine and a delicious Portuguese pastry known as a Cavaca.

The tasting room at Oliver Twist is not just about wine.  It’s about drinking in the beauty of the South Okanagan through the medium of art as well.  There are ever-changing displays featuring local artists.  Potter Peggy Maxemiuk, watercolourist Sue Whittaker, and mixed media artist Sharon Leondard all currently have their work on display (and for sale) at Oliver Twist.

According to Winemakers Denice and Gina, the 2012 vintage is shaping up to be fabulous.  Early tank and barrel tastings are revealing intense flavours with fantastic depth and complexity.  Stop by and celebrate the harvest with the team whenever you get the chance.

~ Courtney Fossett