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Adega

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,…

QuintaFerreira

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

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…

BurrowingOwl

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…

Quinta

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…

Adega

The summer is here and the patio at Adega on 45th, one of the warmest and sunniest in the Okanagan, is ready to supply the necessities of wine touring: shade, food, and wine. The shade comes from the vine-covered pergola and the food comes from the handy deli fridge near the tasting bar. Of course, the wine is generally in plentiful supply but you might have to act quickly for some of them. The rosé in particular has developed an intensely loyal following. “It sells out every summer,” explains tasting room manager Racyne Farinha (pictured). “Our 2013 sold out in…

Adega

It’s all in the family at Adega Estate Winery and Racyne Farinha, tasting room manager, is proud to be taking on the responsibility for the customer experience. Appropriately, Father’s Day this June will see the release of two very special wines, one named after the full version of her father’s first name “Alfredo” which is a special reserve selection of Merlot. Her uncle Alex Nunes’ eponymous reserve wine “Alexandrino” is a similarly special selection of Syrah. Both wines will be available for the first time at their Customer Appreciation Day that is held annually on Father’s Day. There were only…

Owner, Annina Hoffmeister is thrilled to transform her former deli into a hip new social house!

Osoyoos’ doLci has been greeting locals and visitors with their farm to table artisan cuisine for the last nine years. After a brief closure and expansive renovations, they’ve recently reopened, moving to a full service bistro model. You’ll find a more intimate space with expanded seating, a fuller menu and longer hours all now under the new name” doLci sociaLhouse”. There’s still the casual feel, but seats have doubled and they are open later, from 11am-8pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and often longer on busier weekends. Chef Jace Oster joined the deli last year and he and owner Annina Hoffmeister…

Racyne Farinha, Tasting Room Manager at Adega.

The gang at Adega on 45th is gearing up for another season of great wines and Racyne Farinha, Tasting Room Manager, is ready for the party to start. The 2013 Chardonnay and 2013 Viognier and all of the 2012 reds will be released this coming May with two unique exceptions; A special reserve of Syrah and another of Merlot will be released on Father’s Day in June. The Syrah, called “Alexandrino”, and the Merlot “Alfredo” after co-owners Alex Nunes and Fred Farinha. 100 cases of each wine were produced so be sure to ask for this one early in the…

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British Columbia oyster lovers should prepare themselves for the 3rd Annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival held from April 23 until April 27, 2014 in the heart of wine country. Events will include oyster shucking demonstrations, oyster creations served at participating restaurants as well as special oyster beer and wine pairing events.