Tinhorn Creek Vineyards turns 20 this year and 2014 promises to be a year of celebration for one of the Okanagan’s most celebrated wineries.

There is plenty to draw visitors already—owner/winemaker Sandra Oldfield’s lineup of exceptional wines, the acclaimed Miradoro Restaurant, a wonderful demonstration vineyard, spectacular views and a fabulous tasting room experience. But Tinhorn Creek has also built a reputation among music lovers. Summer concerts consistently draw large crowds.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the winery is bringing back some of its favourite bands from previous concert series. The Town Pants kick off the season with a concert on May 24th and The Boom Booms (June 28th), Hey Ocean (July 26th) and Odds (August 23rd) will keep the rock rolling through the summer. For the Grand Finale on September 6th, Canadian rock and blues giant Colin James returns, having performed at Tinhorn Creek’s 10th Anniversary. That concert is already sold out.

Season passes for the first four concerts are available now and are a steal at only $115—four shows for the price of three. Purchasers also get a souvenir plastic wine glass that can be used at the concerts.

Seafood lovers won’t want to miss the Crab Feast on June 8th. Prepare to get messy and happy when you take your seat in the amphitheatre to enjoy this Cajun style lunch from the talented team at Miradoro Restaurant.

With 20 events for 20 years, Tinhorn Creek has lined up a season of treats that include nighttime movies, starlit dinners and a daylong festival. Be sure to pick up a 20th Anniversary events passport. A minimum of five stamps qualifies you for a chance to win a very special prize—a 3L bottle of wine from the Tinhorn Creek Library. Plan your summer visits now!


~  Lorne Eckersley