Tantalus

Ten years of perfectly balanced juxtaposition has helped establish Tantalus Vineyards as a mainstay of the Okanagan wine region. Set among 75 acres in the valley’s oldest continuously operating vineyard (the first grapes were planted here in 1927!), the world-class wines are now created in the iconic, state-of-the-art, LEED certified winery – unique within BC. Tantalus purchased their remarkable property in 2004, and with national recognition of their first vintage in 2005, immediately established their reputation for creating wines of distinction. While preserving some of the oldest blocks of Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the valley, they streamlined the…

27 cocktail

Enhance your dining at Pilgrim & Pearl by heading down the hall to 27 for cocktails before or after dinner. The Revival Group general manager/wine director Derek Morrison embellished the craft cocktails menu that guests already love and enjoy with a great selection of wines, whisky/whiskey and port. The signature creative handcrafted cocktails remain for those who want a 27 original, complemented by the classics. The expanded wine list includes Okanagan Valley and International choices. With a selection of red and white wines available for a two-ounce pour, create your own tasting flight. Opt for cellared vintages from the rotating…

Summerhill

We knew it was something that could make a beautiful sparkling wine. And it did. A few years after Steve Cipes moved his family from New York to take up a new life on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake in 1986, a prominent wine industry professional toured Kelowna and gave him some advice on the best use of the property. It didn’t take long for Jack Davies, owner of Schramsberg Vineyards (which still bills itself as America’s House of Sparkling Wine) to make a recommendation. “Jack told me ‘You have the absolute perfect conditions for making sparkling wine here because…

TheCove

Summer is waning and according to The Cove Lakeside Resort’s director of sales and marketing, Leasa Kennedy, it was a memorable one to say the least. We welcomed many new guests this year, but The Cove has become somewhere that people return to year after year, to meet up with friends from previous vacations. t’s a special place,” Kennedy says. Great vacations at The Cove don’t end with the arrival of fall, and as always, the resort has some perfectly unique fall packages for staycations or visitors from out of town. Discover some of our best kept secrets…. there are…

TheView2

The new Packinghouse Patio at The View Winery provides a genuine Valley experience. Adjacent to the original apple packinghouse-now-winery, you can sit in the shade and savour a glass while overlooking mature apple trees, country roads, rustic fruit bins, and farmers rolling by on well-loved tractors. One neighbor is known to sidle up on horseback and fill her panniers with the award-winning wines. While you bask in the timeless charm of Ward Road, don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in some of the ever-delicious wines from the newly rebranded Voulez View line of Pinotage-based creations. Replacing the Distraction line, the…

Meadowvistabistro

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is not only a treat to take time to go wine touring but the added calm feel that you will experience the moment you walk in the doors at Meadow Vista Artisan Farm Winery is simply relaxing. Just minutes from downtown, South East Kelowna is a rural drive through orchards and vineyards offering one of the best views of the valley. If the country setting isn’t enough to ease your stress then a tasting of their internationally decorated honey wines, a drink which is rooted deeper in history than beer or…

Manteo

You’ll want to continue experiencing Smack DAB’s spectacular 150-seat patio at Manteo Resort in Kelowna through September and October, weather permitting. It’s so close to Okanagan Lake, you could be swimming. Besides enjoying the spectacular view, what you really want to be doing at Smack DAB is savouring the fabulous food and the vast range of craft beers, wines and cocktails. “Executive Chef Brad Horen and Executive Sous Chef Marc Schoene are very proud of the kitchen team and the consistent food they prepare and serve each and every day,” says GM Heather Schroeter. “It is very hard work and we…

DiscoverWines

Fall is the time when full-bodied red wines are released. They’re popular with Discover Wines customers who look forward to when they come in to the Kelowna and Kamloops stores. In addition, Discover Wines always carries a large selection of Fall Wine Festival Winners. Business was brisk during the summer at both Discover Wines locations. According to owner Tracy Gray, the products of many new wineries were added to shelves including Privato Vineyard and Winery, Evolve Cellars, Adega on 45th Estate Winery and Culmina Family Estate Winery. It’s never too early to start ramping up for the holidays, and this…

Italiantable

The menus for Pranzo (Lunch) and Cena (Dinner) at The Italian Table now flow with the rhythm of an Italian Feast. Family-Style offerings include that iconic plate seen in all the Italian movies and on the tables at many Italian homes – Antipasto with olives, salumi, cheese, marinated vegetables and bread. Next course is Fish, clams with white wine, chorizo, roasted chilis, or try Pesce del giorno (Fish of the day). Carne – the meat course with Chicken Parmesan, Masala Braised Short Ribs or Pork Saltimbocca. In Italian, saltimbocca means “to jump in the mouth,” which definitely describes this dish.…

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Gray Monk Estate Winery is, simply stated, stunning and lush. They consistently produce some of the finest wines in the land and now, they’re thinking big! This year, Gray Monk is introducing a new three-pack, the Odyssey Tier Trio, including wines personally recommended by proprietor Trudy Heiss. It features the Odyssey Merlot, Cabernet and Meritage. “We’re thinking big at Gray Monk. The three pack of Big Reds is a less expensive way to taste our family reserve, high end, limited product grown in Osoyoos.  We’ve been very successful with our white wines, and now we’re at the same level of…