As the desert sun sets later and later, and orchard flowers begin to blossom, the Okanagan comes to life with spring. However, the most exciting part about the warmer weather is the resurgence of patio season. Overlooking the lush vineyards and arid deserts hills of the South Okanagan, Black Hills Estate Winery, located between Osoyoos and Oliver, has one of the best patios in the valley.
Whether you’re enjoying a seated wine flight on the vineyard terrace or sampling the new releases in a shaded cabana, there is no better way to welcome the balmy weather than a visit to Black Hills Estate Winery.
While you’re visiting, make sure you try the newest release of the renowned Nota Bene. Black Hills started releasing their signature Nota Bene in 1999, and since then, the wine has gained a huge following. Latin for “take note,” Black Hills’ Nota Bene is a bold Bordeaux-style red blend that is perfect for aging.
“Nota Bene is a true representation of our Estate vineyard, and the quality of wine we produce at Black Hills,” said Black Hills head winemaker Ross Wise, MW.
Expertly blended, the wine evokes flavours of intense black cherry, red currant and subtle layers of dark spices. Year after year the team continues to produce a wine of exceptional taste and quality that will continue to drink well for years to come.
Another highly anticipated release from Black Hills is their Carménère. One of the first wineries in the Okanagan to plant Carménère grapes, Black Hills’ Carménère is arguably their most exclusive release of all. As one of very few wineries in Canada who produce Carménère, Black Hills is able to showcase their expertise and truly unique terroir through this wine. With aromas of black pepper, cherry and licorice and flavours of red berry fruits with an earthy finish, this rich wine is the perfect accompaniment to summer evening barbeques.
Nota Bene Release Party
Black Hills is thrilled to announce that the return of their famed Nota Bene Release Party will take place at the estate on June 18, 2022. After two years of no in-person events, the winery is eager to bring people together to try the newest vintage of Nota Bene and enjoy succulent food pairings catered by Miradoro Restaurant, as well as live music and various forms of unique entertainment. Black Hills’ Wine Club members will receive first access to tickets, but a limited number will be available to the public.
Join the Wine Club
Wine Club members get exclusive access to some of the Estate’s highly anticipated releases, such as first access to the renowned Nota Bene and Carménère. Members also receive free shipping on all club releases and orders of 12 bottles or more. Additionally, they receive new release wine discounts for 30 days after each wine’s release, and VIP Cabana Portfolio Tastings for up to three guests annually. For a full list of Wine Club membership benefits, visit www.blackhillswinery.com/Wine-Club.
The VIP Cabana Portfolio Flight is debatably the most luxurious way to enjoy delicious wine. Seated by Black Hills’ stunning water feature, under the shade of a large cabana overlooking the vineyards, guests will get to sip on a selection of Black Hills’ most prestigious wines, all while taking in the spectacular view. This elevated experience is sure to transport you to paradise.
Black Hills Estate Winery is located at 4190 Black Sage Road in Oliver, BC and is open seven days a week from 11 am until 5 pm. To reserve your seated wine flight, or for more information on the various experiences Black Hills offers, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-510-5537. To stay up to date on future announcements and summer events, follow Black Hills Estate Winery on Instagram at @blackhillswinery or visit blackhillswinery.com.