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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…

It’s that time of the year when the nighthawks return to their nests in the hills above Okanagan Falls, where they’ll spend their days like all of us basking in the warm summer sun, while their nights are spent dutifully watching over the vines at Nighthawk Vineyards. Summer is a season of rediscovery here in the Okanagan, and much like these beautiful birds we too return to familiar locales this time of year, to be met with a handful of pleasant surprises. Such is the case at Nighthawk Vineyards, a cozy little mountain winery built along the shores of Green…

The Farinha and Nunes families at Adega on 45th in Osoyoos are rolling out the new vintages fast and furiously. As the season is just getting started, they are currently releasing new vintages of both whites and reds. The Cabernet Sauvignon, the newest wine in the portfolio, was released early in the spring. The 2014 Merlot is also now available and will be followed shortly by the 2014 Cabernet Franc, a wine that has consistently garnered praise from critics and fans of that grape variety in BC. Along with the Cabernet Sauvignon, there will be another brand-new wine to grace…

Team Adega has announced that two new wines will be making their debut this spring! Their first-ever Riesling is scheduled for bottling in April so visitors to the winery can look for this special new wine around the beginning of the Spring Wine Festival. Only 300 cases of the Riesling were made for this first 2016 vintage. The second wine is a single-varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, which will fit right in with the winery’s portfolio of bold red wines like Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Coming from the stunning 2014 vintage, this Cabernet Sauvignon has been resting in bottle for a number…

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…

With a succession of beautiful vintages at Adega on 45th in Osoyoos beginning in 2012, we are now tasting the benefits of all of that beautiful weather through their aged reds. Adega has a full portfolio of red wines that are big, beautifully structured, and delicious. Leading the charge is the winery’s flagship red, the Quarteto Tinto 2012. This beautifully crafted Bordeaux-style blend is dominated appropriately by Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Malbec and took home a Double Gold medal at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Four single-variety wines are also available – Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah,…

As bud break in the vineyards attests spring’s arrival and the wine shop opens daily from 10 am to 6 pm, things get electric along Black Sage Road. Did you know that there is a Tesla Motors charging station at the winery? While your car recharges, check out what’s new and stock up on favourite Quinta Ferreira wines. Inside the magnificent Mediterranean-style setting, peruse the extensive display of awards, taste vintages, purchase wine and the fine art images of resident artist Carmen Tomé. Drink in the vista from the licensed patio as you sip on a glass of Quinta Ferreira…

Adega on 45th is now expanding into the Vancouver market. Owners Fred and Pamala Farinha, and Alex and Maria Nunes, are always having a lot of fun at their small, boutique winery with a spectacular tasting room and patio in Osoyoos. Now after almost a year with new sales representation, their wines will be more widely available throughout the province and even in the Yukon! The Wine List (twlcanada.com) will be expanding their sales throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island so that fans of Adega can easily pick up bottles to experience ‘Osoyoos in a bottle’ when the mood…

This season the team at the Sonora Room Restaurant has been focused on interpreting the region’s produce while crafting their wine-friendly menus and delivering “the essence of wine country dining” to visitors from everywhere. The 2015 crew is solid with Chef de Cuisine Damian Mischkinis working alongside Sous Chef Ian Bohun, all under the guidance of Culinary Director Lee Humphries. The features change daily to accommodate seasonal ingredients such as heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers from one of their main local sources, Carolyn Tipler of Le Petit Clos, Oliver’s Covert Farms or from DelicaSea, a sustainably farmed and Ocean Wise approved…

Attending the annual Harvest Dinner, now in its 7th year, at the family-run Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery is like coming home. Meander en route to drop into some of the farm gate producers of Oliver and load up on fall’s bounty such as buttery yellow corn, heritage tomatoes, purple prune plums, crisp red apples, and plump pumpkins. American poet William Cullen Bryant called, “Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” How true are those words as the Quinta Ferreira team takes a breath after a successful summer and warmly invites you to join them. What better way to celebrate the Harvest than…