Oliver Twist Estate Winery is open all winter for wine tasting and sales. This quieter time allows more opportunity to chat with the team at this boutique, family-run winery. Through the tasting room windows, watch winemaking in progress and even smell the fermentation of vintage 2020!
For November, Oliver Twist is open daily, 10 am to 5:30 pm. From December through March, they will be open noon to 4 pm, Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday).
Oliver Twist is a great place for holiday shopping with lots of fun, wine-related items for sale, including curated gift baskets. The list goes on, from t-shirts, aprons, napkins, tea towels, cork purses, wine bags, blankets, aerators, fridge magnets, coasters and tumblers, to lots of local items like pottery, soaps and wine jellies.
If you prefer to shop from the comfort of your home, you can still stock up to get a taste of the Okanagan delivered to your door. For orders of 12 or more bottles, Oliver Twist provides free shipping and packaging. Browse store.olivertwistwinery.com/.
Limited-Release 2017 Malbec Proprietor’s Reserve
Seize the moment and try the limited-release 2017 Malbec Proprietor’s Reserve in the tasting room. Only 56 cases of this wine were produced. Perfect for cooler weather, it will draw you with its deep, sexy purple hue into a luscious, complex nose of blackcurrant, blackberry, damson plum, raspberry, vanilla pod and clove, with hints of sage and toasty oak. On the palate, this full-bodied wine offers ripe, smooth tannins and fresh acidity with generous black cherry, blackcurrant, raisin and dark chocolate notes.
Steep, terraced vineyards and old-world viticulture techniques produced this intense Malbec from the Gablemanns’ vineyards on the northeast side of Oliver. Oliver Twist has enjoyed a long relationship with this great grape-growing family.
Serve this food-friendly wine with duck confit, lamb risotto, veal scallopini with mushrooms, tourtière, potato and porcini mushroom cakes with truffle sauce, or another special meal. Or don’t share at all: simply curl up with the wine and some quality dark chocolates.