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The excitement continues at SpearHead Winery as Grant Stanley makes his mark as winemaker/general manager with a newly constructed production facility that opened in July. Stanley’s passion for Pinot Noir is a perfect match and his input helped ensure SpearHead’s winemaking building was purpose-built for Pinot Noir production. Once the previous production area is converted to a barrel room, it will create new options to enhance your tasting room experience. Watch for upcoming tours that begin in the vineyard, continue through the new production facility and end in the barrel room with a special tasting that includes barrel samples. Pinot…

At RauDZ Regional Table where the focus has always been on fresh, local and comfortable, taking a trip through the new menu is like strolling through a vibrant farmers’ market. Summer has arrived and there’s an abundance of fresh, new and seasonal taste sensations to fuel the culinary imaginations of the RauDZ team. Just as flavoursome surprises are found throughout a farmers’ market, RauDZ inspirations have landed in all areas, including new wine menus, new cocktails menus and new food menus. Explore it logistically from top to bottom, if you choose, or dive right into dessert. Think cheesecake – Rhubarb…

Ricco Bambino is a boutique winery at 1630 Pandosy Street. Its focus is on creating minimal intervention wines. Come and discover your new favourite wine in the bright and airy tasting room or on the cosy outdoor patio. Minimal Intervention Organic Wines Ricco Bambino wines are elegant and well-structured, expressive and beaming with a refreshingly bright and balanced acidity. To create minimal interventions wines, they ferment and age their wines in concrete vessels to allow micro-oxygenation to occur. This process allows the wines to breath and develop a rounder mouth and textural feel without the addition of any unwanted flavours…

When summer is at its sizzling best, it’s time to savour the many tasting options at CedarCreek Estate Winery. Not sure when you’ll arrive? Seated tastings are offered throughout the day, beginning at 10 am, and drop-ins are always welcome. Enjoy refreshing and aromatic white wines and of course Pinot Noir, all grown in CedarCreek’s Estate vineyards. Or try the Bordeaux reds from grapes nurtured in its Osoyoos vineyards. You’ll love the Platinum Experience, a private sommelier-hosted tasting of Estate and Platinum wines as well as Library releases served with cheese and charcuterie. There’s also a winery tour. Reservations are…

Executive Chef Daniel Craig joined the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in January 2018. As changing seasons reveal the region’s bounty, he’s developed the new menu with unbounded zeal. No “babe in the woods” in culinary acumen, Chef Daniel’s delight with locally sourced produce, seafood, meats, wine, craft beer, spirits, honey and other artisanal finds brings refreshed joy to the kitchen. Chef is new to Kelowna after leaving his position as Ritz Carlton Toronto Executive Chef. His passion for cooking began at age 12 while working at an Ontario café owned by a friend’s parents. At 18, he apprenticed at BC’s…

The Vibrant Vine has been growing to keep up with its popularity. For four years, it has held the top ranking on TripAdvisor for all BC wineries. That’s brought an increasingly large influx of visitors to the East Kelowna property, which Wyn and Marion Lewis opened as a “retirement project.” Another Expansion The couple’s passion for wine, art and music are all incorporated into the Vibrant Vine. “Last year, we had so many people coming we had to close the door several times!” said Marion. They’ve undergone several major expansions in the past decade. They’ve renovated a 1937 heritage building…

There is no better place to idle away these hot and sunny summer days than in downtown Kelowna. This pocket-sized city with a laid-back attitude is emblematic of the Okanagan Valley itself. People flock to this diamond by the lake to unwind on its warm, sandy beaches, shop its unique artisanal shops and discover its internationally renowned wines. But for those who spend a little too much time at the beach and simply don’t have the time to get lost looking for wineries outside of the city limits, fear not! Because Sandhill Winery, one of Canada’s most celebrated wineries, is…

In every detail, Summerhill Pyramid Organic Winery stands behind its commitment to “Celebrate Nature’s Perfection.” Established in Kelowna’s Lakeshore district for more than 25 years, Summerhill is Canada’s largest, certified organic winery and BC’s first Demeter certified biodynamic vineyard. It is Canada’s foremost producer of sparkling wine. The accolades and many prestigious awards for its wines have proven that doing the right thing for the planet by going organic — as founder and proprietor Stephen Cipes maintained from the beginning — enhances flavour. These principles are embraced by its acclaimed Sunset Organic Bistro, a 200-seat restaurant with a panoramic view…

Ricco Bambino’s delivery truck is primed, painted and ready to roll. The new wine delivery vehicle is a Piaggio Ape (pronounced aH pay) and will be hard to miss. This soft, pastel pink wine wagon picks up your wine at the winery and delivers it directly to your door in Kelowna. Think of it as your emergency wine delivery angel. The winery’s interior is a pleasant expression of pastel pink walls and crushed velvet seating accented by white oak, marble and brass. The space has a sense of elegance and a good dose of opulence. “We chose pink because it…

There’s nothing better than spring in downtown Kelowna, with its endless selection of world-class restaurants, shopping in a diverse array of boutique shops along tree-lined streets in the cultural district, and long strolls along the sun-warmed sands of Okanagan beaches. Kelowna is a true gem, sandwiched between mountains and an expansive lake. Tucked away on Richter Street, right in the heart of downtown Kelowna, is a more unorthodox and uniquely Okanagan amenity – Sandhill Winery, BC’s first urban winery! Sandhill is kicking off the spring season with some new releases, including its long-anticipated 2017 Terroir Driven Rosé, which usually sells…