Who said patios are for summer only? With years of experience in elevating your dining experience, Summerhill Pyramid Winery understands the importance of being conscientious and safe when dining out. The Summerhill team is committed to ensuring you have the opportunity to treat yourself while celebrating comfortably and safely.
“An important step to ensure safe dining opportunities is to keep the patio open all winter,” said Jeremy Luypen, Summerhill’s director of culinary & hospitality. “We’re turning on the heaters and blocking the wind. Wear a cozy sweater and we’ll make sure you’re comfortable.”
Summerhill has instituted a full COVID-19 safety plan, which you can read on their website. The key elements you’ll notice as a visitor are the well-spaced tables at which guests face inward toward each other. There’s an added server table to exchange the drinks and food. Plus, barriers are installed in areas such as the host/hostess stand and the bar.
Summerhill’s wonder and appreciation welcomes you, and their mantra resonates: “We are all connected and it is our sincerest hope that we can enhance your life through extraordinary organic pyramid-cellared wines, organic local cuisine, and all of our interactions together.”
Local’s Special Theme Nights Return
Back by popular demand is the weekly schedule of special offers as follows:
Wednesday is Date Night/Pizza Night for dine-in or take-out service.
Thursday is Fondue Night: picture gathering around the firepit to nibble on cheese fondue. This decadent and sumptuous special service pairs amazingly well with Summerhill’s aromatic white wines (sold in the restaurant at wine shop prices).
On Friday and Saturday afternoons, partake in Sparkling High Tea. Add to the elegance by booking on the picturesque patio. Plus, there is a High Tea Travel Club. This special service is by reservation only. Savour the creations of pastry chef Tina Tang and the talented culinary team.
Happy Hour is from 3 to 5 pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, and for lunch only on Sunday. It is closed all day Monday, and for dinner on Sunday. Watch for the new menu about to be launched.
Prefer to Stay Home?
If you feel more comfortable staying home, Summerhill has your back. Their family dinners to go, frozen dinners and organic grocery service are available for curbside pickup when ordered from their website.
The Wine Shop Welcomes You Too
On Sundays, join winery sommelier Susan Watkins for an amazing sensory experience. Explore food and wine pairings while diving deeply into Summerhill’s organic and biodynamic portfolio in an intimate, guided conversation. Watkins, formerly the wine director at Vancouver’s fabulous fine dining restaurant The Mackenzie Room, is both knowledgeable and approachable. With a limit of eight people per session (and six maximum per group), this is an amazing opportunity to be inspired, whether you are curious about the fascinating world of wine, already an expert, or anywhere in between. Go to the website to learn more and to book your seat(s).
Every Friday and Saturday this winter, the expensive Summerhill bottles are opened to offer Gray Label tastings of small-lot, premium wines, making the weekend a great time to visit. This tasting is complimentary with purchase of premium wine—otherwise, taste these rare, special vintages for $20 per person.
Meanwhile, Summerhill’s socially distanced tasting room is open daily. No need to reserve—just drop in to taste Summerhill’s delicious organic wine. The tasting is complimentary with purchase, or $10 per person if you just want to take in the experience.
Just in time for Christmas shopping, the Gallery Tasting Room has been transformed into the Fabulous Finds Pop-Up Artisan Shop & Art Gallery. In lieu of a craft fair, which can’t happen this year due to COVID-19, the organizers have arranged for a consignment store with a curated list of high-quality crafters and artists to take place at Summerhill. Summerhill is excited to provide this opportunity to shop local for the holidays and support the local economy.
To stay in touch and be the first to know what extra surprises Summerhill has up its sleeve, be sure to check out summerhill.bc.ca and follow @summerhillwine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.