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Originally from the Okanagan Valley, the Ratzclaffs have found lasting passion at Recline Ridge in the Tappen Valley outside Salmon Arm. The Ma’n’Pa outfit consistently produces outstanding expressions of aromatic wines. The 10–acre estate features the cool-climate varietals Ortega, Madeleine Angevine, Madeleine Sylvaner, Optima, Foch, and Siegerrebe. The portfolio also incorporates locally grown features such as Blaufränkisch, Kerner, Zweigelt, Pinot Noir and Bacchus. This May the vineyard released Wine2Go, fruit-forward, aromatic white and red wine in a can. The outpouring of support was spectacular! The best part for the Recline Ridge family was seeing neighbours visit for the first time…

Fall is a great time to delve into Armstrong/Spallumcheen’s eclectic community. Come for the beautiful landscapes and farm-fresh flavours; stay for the warm-hearted locals and cozy vibes. We are ready to embrace our favourite fall events and activities. Join us! Events Pumpkin Fest – Thanksgiving weekend. All things PUMPKIN! www.aschamber.com/harvest-pumpkin-festival.html Cheese! It’s A Natural – Saturday, November 3. Watch for details. www.facebook.com/events/1621454944620567/ O’Keefe Ranch – Come for a scare at the Haunted Corn Maze and satisfy your sweet tooth at the General Store. www.okeeferanch.ca Farmstrong Cider Company Jeff and Halee Fried are strong-hearted local farmers – one could even say…

Two-time recipients of the Governor General’s Award for Excellence, this family-owned-and-operated winery rests in the heart of Oliver’s famed Black Sage Bench. With 16 vintages under its belt, Desert Hills has become a renowned producer of high-quality wines that have won numerous local and international awards. Teamwork The winery team takes pride in the family aspect of their endeavour. Three brothers divide and conquer at Desert Hills, each focussing on a particular facet of the winemaking process. Whether on the business end of operations or the crucial areas of vineyard and production management, the Toors have their bases covered. A…

It’s not often one finds an outstanding wine that fits into the budget. Seven Stones continues to get feedback from happy wine drinkers who just love the value they get from the winery’s vast selection of current vintage and library wines. Stimulate Your Senses in Cool Caves This fall, come visit Seven Stones Winery, nestled on benchland overlooking the Similkameen Valley. This winery is well-known for its full-bodied red wines, a spectacular view and mysterious caves. While in the caves, enjoy classical music in 3,500 square feet of cool comfort. It’s an excellent place for events and an even better…

Situated in the South Okanagan, Tinhorn Creek is surrounded by pristine, natural and rugged beauty. Perched mid-hillside, at the base of the Golden Mile hiking trail, the winery offers sweeping views of the valley and beyond to its visitors. The creek flows down the steep mountain slope behind the vineyard; its curvy shape is replicated on the Tinhorn Creek wine labels.  Thanks to a strict ethos and years of conscious effort by the founders, the vineyard is a place where natural biodiversity thrives. Bears are a typical sighting during harvest, known to wander down from the mountainside and load up…

Nestled on bench land overlooking the Similkameen Valley, Seven Stones Winery is well-known for its full-bodied red wines, a spectacular view and mysterious caves. Tucked away under seven feet of earth, the caves offer a beautiful and unique feature to the winery. At 3,500 square feet, the caves have enough space to facilitate public and private events as well as provide the comforts of home to aging wine in only the finest of French Oak barrels as classical music plays 24/7. Cool Caves The caves at Seven Stones are the only ones of their kind in Canada and have been…

A destination wine boutique and local favourite, the BC Wine Information Centre in Penticton proudly presents a stylish Bridal & Gift Registry. The timing is perfect as trends show an increasing appreciation of BC wine by the province’s drinkers and a sophisticated interest in the culinary culture surrounding it. Manager Donna Faigaux and her team of knowledgeable BC VQA wine experts invite you to visit the boutique for a unique personal shopping experience. They’ll take care of you during daily educational tastings, in-store events, guest winery visits to the fabulous tasting bar and now —the Bridal & Gift Registry. “Each…

Starting in May, British Columbians and visitors alike are encouraged to go out and taste the best BC has to offer — be it in a winery tasting room or in a local restaurant. “Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL” launches May 1 and aims to promote drinking and dining locally across BC. People are encouraged to dine out and support BC business throughout the month of May. It’s about celebrating local sipping and dining experiences, but it is bigger than that too: the goal is to grow connections between BC restaurants, chefs, farmers and wineries — because being proud of…