Gostlin Keefer Lake Lodge is where luxury meets the wilderness, excellent food meets great wine, and you meet your new favourite wine events. Keefer is turning up the wine and dine industry and offering its first-ever Sip & Stay summer event series. The series will showcase some of the best wines from across the Okanagan Valley, paired with the most delicious food, in a breathtaking location.
Keefer Lake Lodge was built on passion and camaraderie as founders, Keith Gostlin and son Jeff Gostlin, have successfully turned their shared dream of owning and operating a cat ski lodge into reality. Their vision for the Lodge is to provide unparalleled experiences for guests and maintain a level of growth that continues to break the mould of what is possible. Outside of skiing, the Gostlins share a love for good wine, great food and beautiful places. Jeff’s passion for wine was inherited from his father and it continues to be an integral part of the Keefer experience.
In the 2022-2023 cat ski season Jeff introduced a wine pairing program at the lodge for dinner service. Guests were provided with an opportunity to try wines specifically paired with their meals. It was so successful that Jeff decided to offer it to guests in the summer months as well.
With that, the Sip & Stay series was born.
Keefer is hosting two multi-day events as part of the Sip & Stay series.
The first is A Taste of the Okanagan, happening July 7 to 9 and hosted by Certified Wine Educator Gerrit Van Staalduinen. As proprietor of a premium BC boutique wine broker. for 25 years, Van Staalduinen has access to the finest BC wines. He will lead a wine seminar, tasting and a seven-course wine-paired meal with wines from across the Okanagan. “We’ll have a tactile conversation about wine and the BC wine regions. We’ll explore the wine of a place, celebrating subregions such as Naramata Bench, Similkameen, Black Sage Bench, Okanagan Falls, Osoyoos, and Lake Country,” says Van Staalduinen. He noted, “Keefer Lake Lodge expanded their culinary experience to grow their wine culture this winter by bringing in a Sommelier to invest in a thoughtful international selection of wine to pair with their exquisite cuisine. Providing an in-depth BC wine experience through Sip & Stay is an extension of that commitment.”
The second multi-day event in the series, Sip & Play, hosted by Tantalus and Roche Wines, is happening from July 28 to 30. As a family-run operation, Keefer understands the importance of doing things together. This is a wine-focused event (the sip) that is open to the whole family (the play). Delve into BC wine with exquisite food and treat the whole family to a two-night staycation. Revered Tantalus and Roche Wines are featured for the wine tasting plus a five-course wine-paired set menu, and a bubbles brunch.
This event offers childcare for designated times along with activities to keep the whole family entertained. Enjoy the games room along with a variety of outdoor recreational games, lake access and fun for all ages.
These packages include a two-night stay in a private ensuite room, all meals, a set number of wine pairings and access to all lodge facilities and amenities for the weekend. Amenities include access to two timber framed lodges, a games room, a hot tub, an outdoor patio, a bar, lake use and unlimited views of the stunning Monashee Mountains.
The Goslin’s love wine so much that they decided the Sip & Stay series needed to be offered as a one-nighter as well. July 10th, July 31st and August 28th will have partnered wineries join Keefer for an evening of sipping and the option of staying – visit Keefer’s website to see the feature wineries for these dates.
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To learn more and event details, visit keeferlakelodge.com/events