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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…

There are approximately 192,000 acres of Sangiovese (San-jo-vay-say) planted around the world and although most of it can be found in Italy, we’ve actually got three glorious acres of these luscious vines planted right here in our very own backyard.   Sandhill Estate Vineyard, located just outside of Oliver, is a Sangiovese-growing sweet spot where temperatures regularly register near 40° Celsius. This heat combined with rocky cliffs of granite and a gentle west-facing slope produces beautifully ripened, well-balanced fruit, year after year. The 2016 growing season provided a bounty of fruit that most winemakers only dream of and when the…

The View Winery is celebrating the summer wine tasting season with the release of their exclusive Pinotage Trifecta and a line up of fun, unique events. The Pinotage Trifecta features White Pinotage, Pinotage Reserve and Pinotage Rosé . The only one of its kind in North America, White Pinotage 2016 is a Blanc de Noir, a white wine made from their estate grown red Pinotage grapes. White Pinotage boasts a beautiful rose gold hue and notes of white stone fruits, berry and a subtle herbaceousness. Lingering citrus and minerality round out an elegant, dry finish. Pinotage Reserve is The View’s…

How do you commemorate 30 years of hard work, trailblazing and delicious inspiration? Well, folklore suggests that the traditional gift is pearl, but CedarCreek is already a jewel in the Okanagan. So, as part of the von Mandl family’s commitment to growth in the valley, they’ve decided to crack open their shell and expand. Meanwhile, CedarCreek has planned a series of mini-celebrations as a thank you gift to all of us, for having supported them in their 30 years of endeavours. This means plenty of perks for the public! The coveted summertime Sunset Concert series lineup has just been announced;…

SpierHead Winery in Southeast Kelowna is a lush gem surrounded by vineyards and orchards, with the hills of the Okanagan Valley in the distance. This quaint winery, with its patio and picnic area, opens May 1st from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm daily, and you’re welcome to drop in for a tasting at any time. Tastings are $5.00 for up to five wines. The $5 fee is waived for each bottle of wine purchased. SpierHead’s licensed patio area offers a sumptuous, relaxing yet exciting atmosphere where you’ll just want to stop, sip and enjoy. Back by popular demand, the Patio…

When the opportunity to create a new restaurant arose for the Delta Grand’s Food and Beverage leadership team a few years ago, they seized the moment. They envisioned an out-of-the-box social experience –a place where patrons wouldn’t just show up for a meal, but rather would arrive at something special. They chose to eschew the typical hotel restaurant in favour of a locale dedicated to the bounty of the Okanagan Valley, and established a set of solid ideological pillars upon which to build their dream: Fresh, Local, Authentic, Social and Handcrafted. With this foundation, OAK + CRU Social Kitchen 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…

Every cool city has got one, a lounge where only those ‘in the know’ go. In Kelowna, right downtown across from City Park in the Prestige Beach House, all of the locals know about the West Coast Grill and Oyster Bar.  The restaurant features a fabulous oyster bar in a beautiful West Coast designed room. But here is the secret: down the hall from the restaurant is a gorgeous, upscale bar operated by one of the hottest bartenders in town: mixologist, Harry Dosanj. After dinner, why not stay out for a big city night with cocktails and music.  Live music…

Designed to help you keep track of your wine glass at an event, this cool invention lets you scribe your name in a bold and brilliant colour that wipes clean instantly with a soapy sponge. Just say no to unclaimed full glasses of wine.   Founded in 2010 by Jeannine Fradelizio, the world’s original wine writer pen is now in the hands of creative customers who are discovering dozens of new uses for this useful writer around the house, says Jeannine’s Okanagan-based daughter Renée Stewart. “Wine Glass Writers are being used for marking canning jars, for enhancing shabby chic open…