Spend an afternoon on a patio casually sipping a refreshing glass of wine while listening to live music at Peak Cellars. Lake Country’s newest winery has quite the line-up this summer, with bands booked every Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon starting in June.
“I think people are really missing live music and the atmosphere it provides,” Peak Cellars’ general manager Heather Courtney said. “We have a fantastic line-up of a variety of bands. From rock and roll to instrumental, there’s something different every week.”
Wine and Food
The winery recently expanded their patio space and created a picnic area where guests can sit between the rows of vines on a beautiful Peak Cellars picnic blanket or at a covered picnic table. The Pinot Picnic is available starting mid-May, where visitors can enjoy a bottle of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir Rosé or Pinot Noir and a cheese and charcuterie basket vineyard-side.
Additionally, the winery is just about to complete their kitchen expansion.
“We’ve more than doubled our kitchen space,” Courtney said. “This expansion has really given us the opportunity to elevate our dining experience, including offering wine-paired three-course meals.”
The winery even has a half-acre garden on site which produces 75 per cent of the produce used in the kitchen.
The patio and kitchen expansion aren’t the only new things at Peak Cellars. This season, they are releasing a whole new tier of wines.
“Our vines are maturing nicely at eight to 10 years old, so we’re seeing a development of flavour profiles,” Courtney said.
The winery has changed the name of the popular Fielding Block 26 to Goldie Block White, acknowledging the area’s historic Goldie family, and will be offering a $15 Goldie Block Tour daily at 11 am starting mid-May. Guests start with a glass of the blend in the vineyard and wander through the rows learning about viticulture practices. Then they head over to the half-acre garden and return to the winery for the three wines making up the blend—Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer.
Peak Cellars is also releasing two new Pinot Gris.
“These two new styles are very special,” says Courtney. “The Glacial Till Pinot Gris comes from an area of the vineyard that is very intense, so it’s big and bold, which is quite unusual.”
The winery will be releasing fewer than 200 cases of that particular Pinot Gris. So, to make sure you have access to these special releases, join the winery’s wine club!
Peak Cellars is adhering to all COVID-19 protocols. Reservations are highly recommended and very much appreciated.
Peak Cellars is located at 2290 Goldie Road, Lake Country, BC. For more information about the winery, visit www.peakcellars.com or call 250-766-9922.