Posts Tagged“winery”

Driving Oliver’s Black Sage Bench Road to Desert Hills Estate Winery is always fun. I’m excited – it’s my first visit since the Toor family released their 2010 Syrah and Mirage, opened their patio and made their paved driveway and parking lot expansion. I opened the wine shop’s big oak door to see a familiar scene. Proprietor Randy Toor, centre stage in his U-shaped bar, surrounded by 30 or-so visitors—completely in his element. The guests were from everywhere. Most were first-timers, having heard great things about Desert Hills’ wine portfolio: the big, bold reds, the fresh and tasty whites, the…

As autumn tones tint the vineyards, Okanagan crowds thin out and explore at a more leisurely pace. At Terrafina Restaurant, you can still savour the Summer Menu until mid-September and watch evidence of fall’s harvest as the fresh ingredients of local growers and producers shift. There’s still time to enjoy Terra Unica wines by Hester Creek Estate Winery that are only available in the restaurant, or at home if you’re a subscribed loyalty member of Hester Creek’s Bench Club. Thoughts turn to the Fall Wine Festival and events back by popular demand. Terrafina owner April Goldade enthusiastically recommends the Garlic…

Quails’ Gate Winery in West Kelowna is renowned for its superb wines, and at the top of the list you’ll discover their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.  As over 1,200 wine aficionados will tell you, membership in Quails’ Gate Cellar Door Club is the perfect way to access and enjoy the very best the winery has to offer, delivered right to your door. From unforgettable wines to unforgettable memories, the Cellar Door Club hosts members to some incredible and uniquely special events each year. On July 25th, Quails’ Gate has a remarkable evening planned, the Summer Harvest Table Dinner. Hosted at…

The team at Poplar Grove Winery believes that great wines are born from the courage to go beyond what’s possible, coupled with a passionate desire to work with their estate fruit to bring the Okanagan’s full potential into each bottle. This philosophy proves itself with the awards Poplar Grove won in 2014: Gold for Poplar Grove Merlot 2010 at the Wine Align Canadian Wine Awards and Gold for Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc 2011 at the Pacific Rim Wine Competition; Best Pinot Gris for Poplar Grove Pinot Gris 2013 and Best Cabernet-dominant Meritage for Poplar Grove Legacy 2008 at the BC…

Anyone who knows Serendipity Winery owner Judy Kingston and her daughter, Katie O’Kell, might wonder what winemaker Bradley Cooper has got himself into. The mother and daughter seem to never stop working, and they both are bursting with ideas. “Brad has a really good understanding about us and our winemaking style,” Judy says. “I trust him implicitly.” Cooper joined the Serendipity team last year after building a sterling reputation just down the road at Township 7. He will also be bringing production of his own label, Black Cloud Pinot Noir, to Serendipity. After an excitement-packed 2014, it would be fair…