As spring transforms the landscape of vineyards along the Black Sage Road to fresh hues of green and delicate clusters of blossoms, Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery dusts off the vestiges of winter in the Okanagan. The patio, too, is polished in preparation for the season’s visitors and the new releases of wine are unveiled. Look for reds and whites including 2011 Mistura Tinto, 2012 Oaked Chardonnay, 2010 Merlot and 2009 Obra Prima to lead with others to be released later this spring. Now is the time to mark your calendar for the annual Bifanas and Wine event during the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, Sunday, May 3rd, from 11 am to 3 pm or until the Bifanas run out. At $15 for this traditional Portuguese sandwich (pork in a bun), salad and one glass of wine, you’ll want to get there while they last. This year the enhancement of live music is added to the day with entertainment from noon to 3 pm.
Are you planning a wedding or special occasion? In its breathtaking landscape and stunning setting, Quinta Ferreira now provides flexible venue options on-site. Available for groups up to 200 people, this winery location allows you to select from a number of ceremony and reception alternatives to customize your memorable day. For a truly grand exit, there’s even a helicopter landing pad on site. The helicopter pad is perfect for a private stop at the winery as well as helicopter wine tours. The wine shop is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm or visit its website for details. For all the news, events and latest releases, follow Quinta Ferreira on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
~ Roslyne Buchanan