Posts Written ByRoslyne Buchanan

Celebrating 24+ years in Penticton and 6+ years in West Kelowna, Buy The Sea promises you’ll “Taste the Difference” of fresh, sustainable fish. We are a fresh seafood market and fish n’ chip shop allowing you to cook it yourself or enjoy Buy The Sea’s famous fish n’ chips and other menu items. Owners Samantha and Mike Stokes and their team happily share their seafood knowledge through cooking tips and free recipes. Our focus is on offering our customers great service and also providing a large variety of premium quality seafood.  Buy The Sea gets seafood direct overnight from boat…

“Music to my ears” is what fans of Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery say about the family-owned and operated winery still going strong after 10 years. Live music will punctuate the celebrations along with great wine, art, cuisine, and special promotions throughout the season. The tasting room opens daily, 10 am to 6 pm, on May 1st. Anniversary festivities kick off with the annual Bifanas, Wine & Live Music, on May 7th, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm – or until the bifanas run out. The event features the traditional Portuguese sandwich of pork in a bun, salad, a glass of wine,…

Regulars know that treasures await at DeLong Studio when you exit the fast lane of touring. In Summerland’s picturesque Trout Creek residential area just off Highway 97, you’ll find a quaint cottage offering unique shopping. New customers are surprised and sometimes overwhelmed by the largest inventory of sterling silver jewelry in the Okanagan Valley. You soon relax in the friendly atmosphere as knowledgeable staff encourages you to browse while remaining ready to assist in finding that perfect piece for you or a gift. Heading into the 27th season, John DeLong says, “We look forward to seeing our supportive clients who…

Dirty Laundry Vineyard currently swings open the wine shop doors, seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm, and the first bottling of 2017 is in the books. The winemakers have been busy getting several new vintages ready for tasting, including the highly popular Virgin Viognier, which sold out in record time last year. Virgin Viognier is described as pure, smooth and delightfully racy. Says Lauren Selfridge, Bordello Club manager “She explodes with aromatics the moment her cap is released. It’s a perfect wine for food pairing or sipping on its own.” Test it yourself on the newly…

As warmer weather evokes sunbathed patios and beaches, seafood’s lighter side takes centre stage. While West Coast Grill + Oyster Bar exalts fresh seafood every season, nothing says summer like its unique flavours and textures – delicious whether raw, shucked, poached, boiled or steamed. Grab a seat at the bar for culinary theatre where the performance is oysters being shucked or the assembly of impressive seafood towers piled high with smoked salmon, chilled crab claws, tuna tartar, prawns, oysters, and sashimi. Fresh oysters are always available and only $1 each during Happy Hour, 3 to 6 pm daily. This summer,…

Embracing Terrafina at Hester Creek, one of South Okanagan’s most celebrated wine country restaurants, into RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd. family of restaurants and bars is icing on a cake. Famous for innovative, locally-infused flavours, RauDZ elevates Terrafina’s meaning, “from the earth” and blends its Tuscan inspiration. An “eat-local movement” pioneer with an unwavering commitment to regional BC cuisine, Chef Rod Butters is excited to expand in the valley. “I look forward to working closely with farmers and artisans of this region I consider to be the Chef’s Ultimate Playground.” RauDZ Creative Concepts co-creator/owner, Audrey Surrao (the au in RauDZ and…

“The Summerhill family of over 150 employees is truly thrilled to share the excitement of their glorious award – THE BEST CHARDONNAY IN THE WORLD for the 2014 Chardonnay Icewine at the Chardonnay du Monde® 2017 competition in Burgundy, France!” says Stephen Cipes, proprietor of Summerhill Pyramid Organic Winery. “Winning the number one Chardonnay wine in the world is a triumph for organic growing and winemaking. It recognizes being in harmony with nature, and the Okanagan Valley’s pristine growing conditions, which have been bringing pride to Canadians for 25 years.” “Winning the number one Chardonnay wine in the world is…

Like fresh foliage in the vineyards, Tinhorn Creek turns a new leaf on its labels. The design remains true to the brand’s depth just as bud break builds on the strength of the vine’s past. Tinhorn Creek’s namesake is the historical mining site in the southern Okanagan that overlooks the winery on its Golden Mile Bench location. Founded by the Oldfield family, the Oldfield Reserve artisan-style premium wines are crafted to reflect both place and time of the estate vineyards. Spring releases will debut the refreshed label. As spring launches, snatch up your tickets for the 2017 Canadian Concert Series…

John and Maria Ferreira fulfilled their shared lifelong dream in establishing it and their family is engaged in key roles in Quinta Ferreira’s success. Son Michael is winemaker, daughter Nicole oversees sales and marketing in the Lower Mainland, and daughter Christina heads marketing and communications. As resident artist, Carmen Tome is found in the Wine Shop offering tastings and sales. Winery greeters include canine family Duke, Rex and Daisy. Christina recalls that first day, “Our tasting room wasn’t quite ready so we had a table set-up among the tanks and sold wine out of the cases. It was a few…

As spring arrives, wineries dust off tasting rooms and patios to greet visitors with the latest wine releases. In addition to rolling out welcome mats, members of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association (NBWA) hit the road to take their wine to the people. March 4th marks the 5th Vertical & Vintages at Apex Mountain Resort, where winter activities are rewarded with après wine tasting, appetizers and live music. The NBWA is delighted to be invited back by Vancouver City College, March 9th, to “Flourish” – a food and wine tasting event to raise scholarship and bursary funds for VCC students.…