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For wineries around the world, a beautiful wine shop with a great view is an essential part of the visitor experience. Stag’s Hollow’s new wine shop will offer a new level of experience for their guests. It has a wraparound deck that offers sweeping views of their unique, steeply sloped vineyard. The view is totally unobstructed and quiet with no roadways visible. There will be traditional tastings at a large granite tasting bar and plans for guided sit-down tastings featuring library and reserve wines. Most importantly for winemaker Dwight Sick, the experience will really connect visitors to the unique vineyard and…

When visiting Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, there are so many things to feel good about. The wine is delicious, the scenery is beautiful, the food and service at the Sonora Room restaurant is amazing and the winery uses environmentally and ecologically sustainable practices from top to bottom of their entire organization. From solar technology to the actual Burrowing Owl Conservation project, they care deeply about the environment and their community. Who wouldn’t feel good about purchasing wine from Burrowing Owl? This fall, don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the highly anticipated 20th Vintage Celebration at the annual…

When River Stone owner Ted Kane was planning the vineyard that now covers their special south-facing slope north of Oliver, he had a particular wine that he wanted to create. That wine, called Corner Stone, is the flagship red Meritage blend that anchors River Stone’s portfolio and has recently been profiled in John Schreiner’s book, “Icon: Flagship Wines from British Columbia’s Best Wineries.” The varieties are planted with similar proportions of grapes that go into the blend making Corner Stone a true reflection of the vineyard. Merlot is the dominant variety in the 2013 Corner Stone and this is echoed…

Sitting majestically on the Golden Mile Bench in Oliver, Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery and vineyards were built with a dream and vision for the future. One of the industry’s oldest wineries, the success of this family operation has always been quality and consistency. For consistency from vintage to vintage, the Gehringer Brothers’ white blend called Desert Sun is one of Walter’s most truly crafted products and shows his real talent at blending. Beginning production in the early 1990’s, Desert Sun has attracted a loyal following that seeks that same consistency each year. “We actually start blending this first, as soon…

Fall is the quintessential time to celebrate your senses at Hester Creek Estate Winery. Savour the taste of their extraordinary wines, look out over the Tuscan-style hills and vineyards of the Golden Mile and immerse yourself in the feeling of utter relaxation and true perfection. At Hester Creek, the portfolio of handcrafted wines portrays the unique terroir, winemaking style and personality of the winery. Winemaker Rob Summers says it best: “It is my goal to make wines that are approachable but not simple; that are enjoyed by many, and still appreciated by those with discerning palates.” Director of hospitality Roger…

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…

Nostalgia for the past is a theme that runs through many events at Oliver Twist Winery in Oliver. The annual “Show, Shine… and Wine?” event in July, that features classic cars, classic rock, pin-up girls, great food, and tons of fun was a great success in the hot summer sun. A fun new event is planned for this fall, the Crush Party, on September 30th. It will feature some down home cookin’ paired with Oliver Twist’s wines plus an “I Love Lucy” dress-up contest, and even a team grape stomp competition! The Nostalgia Series of wines feature classic pin-up-style labels…

  Tucked away in a pocket of lush greenery amongst the arid Oliver landscape, is Hidden Chapel Winery. The winery is named after the quaint white chapel nestled at the back of the property, amidst towering trees and moss carpeting the ground. Originally owned by an employee with the Summerland Research Centre, winery partner Deborah Wilde was drawn to its’ charming gardens and purchased the property in 2005. Hidden Chapel Winery was up and running by 2011. Business partner and co-winemaker, Rudy Tomazic joined Hidden Chapel in 2014. “We’re a humble winery, we enjoy sharing our story and our wine,”…

The Black Sage Bench is internationally celebrated for the distinctive wine cultivated here, wine that is distinguished by the unique terroir of the valley’s desert hills. However, there are few wineries in this renowned little town that capture the character of this region quite as well as the aptly named Desert Hills Winery. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, newly released for the Fall Wine Festival, is a fine example of this. Grown in a single vineyard on the estate, this particular harvest stood apart from others of its type with its display of delicate, well-integrated, strong notes of cassis fruit. A…

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…