The summer is here and Tinhorn Creek is ready with an amazing lineup of concerts, movies, and wines to help you get the most out of the Okanagan in the summer.

The Concert Series in the amphitheatre continues with Jackie Treehorn on Saturday, June 22nd, The Matinee returns on Saturday, July 27th, and Five Alarm Funk on Saturday, August 24th. The Grand Finale Concert for 2013 will feature legendary roots-rockers Blackie and the Rodeo Kings on Saturday, September 7th.

New this year in July and August will be movie nights in the amphitheatre. Crush Club members voted online from a list of movies and the one that they want first is “Grease”, which will be showing on Friday, July 19th. “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” will be showing on Friday, Aug 9th. Both will start at dusk (approximately 9:30pm for Grease) and will cost $15 at the door (under 19 are $10 and under 6 are free).  

Tinhorn’s self-guided tours of the winery and the demonstration vineyard have already proven to be a great way to both learn and stretch when traveling through wine country. This year, the new “Out and Back Tour” will take visitors through Tinhorn Creek’s real vineyards. It takes 20-40 minutes and is remarkably flat considering the sloped terrain. “The view is pretty awesome,” says executive director Sandra Oldfield. “There’s lots of bluebirds.” But it’s more than just great scenery. The tour takes you to see their Bokashi compost area, a major component of Tinhorn’s commitment to being a sustainable and environmentally conscious business. This area receives most of the waste from the winery, vineyard, and restaurant operations.  “It’s a whole area that is pretty crucial to our sustainability program and I really wanted to put it on a tour so that people are able to see it.”

New releases this summer include the 2012 Pinot Gris ($18.99), a vibrantly fruity and refreshing style, and the 2012 Gewürztraminer ($18.49), which has beautiful candied perfume on the nose and is extremely silky on the palate. Both wines are available this summer and will make perfect pairings for those hot summer nights.

~ Luke Whittall