Posts Written ByRoslyne Buchanan

Whether you’re seeking a one-of-a-kind gem for that special someone, looking to commemorate your vacation, Canada’s 150th Anniversary, or your own personal milestone, DeLong Studio is at your service. Located in Summerland’s Trout Creek residential neighbourhood just off of Highway 97, DeLong Studio has amassed a large selection of unique inventory after 27 years in business. It’s well worth the effort to seek out its quiet garden setting where the relaxed atmosphere is sure to make your shopping experience enjoyable. If you’d like some assistance in finding a new treasure that’s just right for you or a gift, Sue and…

Dirty Laundry Vineyard has been long known for its white wines, cleaning up in awards competitions with its Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, and Secret Affair blend. In recent years, as the red wine program has expanded, Dirty Laundry has received accolades for selections such as Bordello and Cabernet Merlot, and this year Kay Syrah was awarded a gold medal at the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition. It’s little wonder that Dirty Laundry has been expanding its red portfolio and this year for the first time, the winery has produced a single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. Pick up yours soon because…

Forging new paths in its sparkling setting beside Cascade Casino, BC Wine Information Centre pioneered as the first VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) wine store in British Columbia 20 years ago. Thanks to the knowledgeable staff, visitors and residents alike find it a helpful hub and gateway to British Columbia wines. In addition to the extraordinary selection of BC VQA wine, it’s the go-to boutique of handcrafted local items such as designer jewelry, vinegars, dressings, preserves, and cheese. There’s an impressive collection of wine accessories, winery guidebooks, specialty cookbooks and culinary giftware. Much more than retail, the Wine Info Centre offers…

Scoop up your tickets quickly for the Fall Winemakers Dinner, September 30th, featuring Chef Jordan Ash of Flambé Catering. Perennially a sold-out event, this dinner will rejoice in 10 years of harvest, Quinta Ferreira style. Soak up the vineyard vistas painted in autumn splendor along Black Sage Road and be welcomed by a wine-and-cheese reception as the festivities begin at 6:30 pm. Then, savour a four-course dinner in the ambiance of the underground cellar/”caves” with all courses paired with Quinta Ferreira’s award-winning wines. Purchase tickets at the winery or online for $135 all-inclusive. Quinta Ferreira welcomed Chef Richard Boulier this…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards shares a belief with actor and singer-songwriter Eddie Cantor, who said, “It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.” After farming and crafting wines from its estate vineyards on the Golden Mile and Black Sage Benches for over 20 years, Tinhorn Creek is confident the cumulative improvements made over a generation have coaxed out the very best from their vineyards. Accordingly, Tinhorn Creek is proud to announce the birth of its flagship wine – 2014 The Creek, released on September 1, 2017. The Creek honours the commitment to the land that the founding partner families made…

The vineyards come alive with the sound of music as Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery celebrates its 10th Anniversary with its free Sunday Concert Series, 1 to 4 pm, July 2 to September 3. The lineup of talented artists performing on the patio includes: Aaron Loewen, July 2; Timbre Wolves, July 9; Patricia & Ibriam Duo, July 16; Mark Irving, July 23; Rebel Luv, July 30; Arcadian Suns, August 6; Lucy Blu & the Blu Boys, August 13; Kyle Anderson, August 20; Wild Son Duo, August 27; and Donna The Vineyard Girl, September 3. To fully enjoy an afternoon on the…

If you’ve flirted with joining a wine club, get in on the fun as a member at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. For starters, VIP treatment abounds when you join the Crush Club – perhaps the Okanagan’s most generous wine club. Gain “behind the velvet rope” access to Tinhorn Creek’s limited release and library wines, early access to summer concerts and club only pre-concert receptions, recipes with pairing suggestions from the acclaimed Miradoro Restaurant, and members only events and parties at the winery and in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Instead of hearing about the great line up after they’ve sold out for…

At Upper Bench Winery & Creamery, it’s a perfect pairing between Gavin Miller’s wines and Shana’s cheeses. Now, a new wood fired oven applies heat to that collaboration bringing a fresh, value-added component. In addition to Upper Bench’s popular charcuterie and cheese boards, opt for pizza that matches the wines. Christopher Royal, of Vancouver Nook locations and sister restaurant Tavola, is chef. Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary, a new wine christened “150” was released. It’s a beautiful blend of Merlot all sourced from the Naramata Bench. There are just 150 cases and disappearing fast because club members are exercising their option…

Salute Canada’s 150th Anniversary at this year’s Naramata Bench Wineries Association (NBWA) Tailgate Party. Kick up your heels in your most colourful gumboots to strut the “back to our roots” theme to celebrate Naramata wine culture and the coming of harvest. Tap into your creativity, if you dare, because prizes will be awarded for the most creative gumboots. Hosted by D’Angelo Estate Winery, 6:30 to 9 pm, September 9, you’ll enjoy distinctive wine tastings from 28 wineries of the NBWA along with local chefs’ cuisine and live music. Restaurants confirmed at press time include The Kitchen from Misconduct Wine Co.,…

(pictured: Drew and Lauren look forward to giving you a tour of the winery) For adults only, book ahead for an elevated tasting and tour package called Upstairs at Dirty Laundry, available by appointment only, Monday to Friday. For $15 per person, join the WSET-educated team of Lauren Selfridge, online marketing manager, and Drew Kuchta, cellar master, for a behind the scenes experience. Drew will take you on a tour of the cellar with barrel tasting and Lauren will lead wine education and cheese pairing in the upstairs Board Room. No minors or children, please, for this in-depth session that…