O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars, located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, has it all. Come enjoy their great view, delicious food, live music, and most importantly, delectable wine.
“Our patio has such a wonderful, warm and welcoming atmosphere,” said Heather Courtney, Peak Cellars’ general manager. “Every other music night we have Shucked Oyster Co. join us, so guests can sip on a glass of wine and enjoy freshly shucked oysters, all while listening to local musicians. It’s wonderful.”
As an addition to their patio, the winery recently built a new pergola which can host up to 50 people for private events. Complete with lighting, fans and drop-down walls, visitors can expect to dine vineyard-side until the snow falls.
Harvest Dinner Series
Long before the snow falls, though, Peak Cellars will be hosting a harvest dinner series, which starts at the beginning of autumn and runs for about three to four weeks. Visit their website (peakcellars.com) or social media pages for the latest updates.
Peak Cellars will also be hosting a two-night Thanksgiving weekend package in their luxurious estate log home. With five bedrooms, each with their own ensuite and patio, and panoramic views of the lake and vineyard, guests will be able to fully relax and reset. The package also includes a chef-inspired dinner, using the beautiful fall produce the Okanagan has to offer.
Cottage Inn the Vines
This year, Peak Cellars is launching a second home on the property: their Cottage Inn the Vines. The three-bedroom cottage has a wide deck and a large, cozy fireplace, and is surrounded by Chardonnay vines.
Both the log home and the cottage are available for booking year-round. For more information on availability and rates, please visit the winery’s website.
Two new releases from Peak Cellars that pair beautifully with the upcoming crisp fall days are their new Pinot Gris and their recently released Goldie Red.
The new Pinot Gris, named Glacial Till, will be released over the September long weekend. This complex white wine is not your typical Pinot Gris.
“This new style of Pinot Gris comes with more body and texture and tells a broader story than your usual Pinot Gris,” said Courtney. “The grapes are grown in a part of the vineyard that has an abundance of glacial soils, which bring a unique, layered effect to the wine. It has this richness which is really exciting and different.”
The Goldie Red—named after Lake Country’s historic Goldie family—is a combination of Gamay backed with Pinot Noir, making it the perfect accompaniment to the upcoming cooler evenings.
Peak Cellars is located at 2290 Goldie Road in Lake Country, BC. For more information about the winery, or to book a tasting—which is recommended—visit peakcellars.com or call 250-766-9922.