Posts Written ByRoslyne Buchanan

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…

“Cold spring” rings true as the DeLong Studio folks are delighted to report the yard and gardens are now ready for the season with flowers and trees in full bloom despite the cold start. “Bling”, however, is used tongue-in-cheek because you’ll find DeLong Studio is not your usual jewelry store. “We specialize in natural stone and silver jewelry, from delicate to bold,” says Sue May. “In our relaxed shopping atmosphere, Sue and Paula are always happy to take time to help our customers find that special piece that’s just right for them. We’ll provide advice for the care and long…

Always at the forefront of the wine and culinary world especially as it relates to organic and local, Summerhill Pyramid Organic Winery is launching a new Food Bar to complement its existing Sunset Organic Bistro and other dining facilities. In a recent interview to check out the stunning space being developed to accommodate it, Stephen Cipes, Proprietor, said, “What’s sweeping the rest of the world in this industry is a movement toward small plates of cash and carry authentic foods which can be shared. Here at Summerhill each dish will be served in a setting that gives it presence.” With…

While Rod Butters might blush being called renowned, his peers inducted him into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame in 2007. Such accolades are no surprise for those fervent about fine food in the Okanagan. Fans of RauDZ Creative Concepts restaurants including RauDZ Regional Table, micro bar • bites and Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ, eagerly anticipate his long-awaited first cookbook. “At its heart, the book is about my passionate relationship to food. I wrote it, quite simply, for people who love to cook. It’s not intended to blow minds or turn cooking into a lab experiment, explains Butters.…

Sporting the mystique of a speakeasy, with better drinks, music and food, Caché Lounge is tucked away in the Prestige Beach House in downtown Kelowna. In this upscale bar/lounge, enjoy live music while sipping on artisanal cocktails, beer and wine, and noshing on bar menu selections featuring West Coast Grill + Oyster Bar. Caché is opened from 6 pm, Thursdays to Saturdays showcasing live music each evening. On Thursdays, Happy Hour pricing is all night long. Here’s an adult sanctuary to gather your friends and family to build memories that’ll last a lifetime. The “Alive Inside” film documented how musical…