Posts Written ByJodi Quibell

When your spirit needs a reprieve from big city hustle, plan a road trip to the beautiful and welcoming Armstrong/Spallumcheen area. The quaint village of Armstrong has many surprising activities and exciting opportunities for anyone seeking a simpler way of life surrounded by friendly neighbours and a community that celebrates local business. A haven for foodies, Armstrong has delicious offerings to complement your next party. Serve your guests delectable local cheeses from one of three cheesemakers, such as The Village Cheese Co., smooth Swiss chocolate from Chocoliro Finest Chocolate, a special appetizer created with Rogers Foods ingredients, as well as…

Spring is in the air. The “Green Man” is the Celtic spirit of nature represented as a stylized face made up of leaves and branches. It is believed to be reborn in the spring. Because of this, we thought it only fitting to have Forest Green Man Lavender Products reborn in our new space at 126 Robinson Avenue in Naramata. Along with our popular handmade lavender bath and culinary products, we will be debuting some new treats, such as lavender chocolates and a soothing bubble bath. Karolina’s art work will also be available for purchase! Though we’ve sold the farm,…

Enjoy at trip back to the good old days at Oliver Twist Estate Winery. A 1970s Airstream food truck is parked right outside. Throughout the tasting room, you’ll find retro luggage, nifty art work and other vintage items. You may even hear your favourite ‘50s or ‘60s songs playing in the background. Plan a travel adventure on March 10, when the entertaining staff at Oliver Twist welcomes everyone to their Customer Appreciation Day. Gina Harfman, a fourth generation Osoyoos resident, is as local as it gets. During this Customer Appreciation Day, there will be wine specials, delicious snacks and lots…

Ted Kane started making wine before he could even drink it. At 17 years old, Kane experimented with winemaking kits. He squeezed wine from anything he could use — crab apples from his parents’ tree, grapes from the market, even potatoes. Wine has been his life’s work. Now he puts those decades of experience making wine and growing grapes to good use at the winery he founded, River Stone Estate Winery in Oliver. “So much of the fun to me is experimenting,” said Kane. “I learned how to manipulate the chemistry in certain ways.” Knowing he wanted to farm a…