Tastefull Excursions

TasteFull Excursions is entering its second year as a transportation service provider specializing in wine tours from a Kamloops base. Kamloops has become BC’s newest wine tour experience and TasteFull Excursions is the first tour company here to promote Kamloops as a wine tourism destination and a gateway to BC wine country. Vehicle comfort and safety are a high priority so that guests can sit back and enjoy the winery and tasting experience. “More than 800,000 people visit BC wineries annually—at Tastefull Excursions I want people to relax and have fun without the risks of drinking and driving.” Two state…

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Drive Kelowna’s scenic Lakeshore Wine Route to CedarCreek Estate Winery where you’ll find the team taking that extra mile for you. New at the Vineyard Terrace Restaurant, opening May 15, dinner is now also offered. You can make your reservations online with OpenTable. The delectable farm-to-table cuisine of Executive Chef Jeremy Tucker is available through September 20. Feasting from the seasonally focused menu as you sip the exceptional wines and marvel in the magnificent vistas is a great reason to visit. And that’s not all. Back by popular demand, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, June 30 to September 1, there’s…

Larchhills

Larch Hills Winery is greeting late spring and summer by releasing several new highly anticipated 2014 wines: a fruity, citrusy Riesling; an herbaceous, distinctive Marechal Foch; a lively, food-friendly Lemberger and a lightly-oaked, smooth Grandview Bench Red. The summer will be busy for this popular winery, located just outside Salmon Arm in the Shuswap. Besides new wine releases, there will be visitors arriving from all over, including Alberta, all driving the lengthy ascent to Larch Hills, which is BC’s highest altitude winery. Guests are greeted by owners Jack and Hazel Manser with friendly chat, tastes of their unique cool-climate wines…

Recline Ridge Winery in the Shuswap is heralding spring and summer this year with the release of new vintage reds. Like their other cool climate wines, they’re certain to be received well. After all, Recline Ridge won a total of 23 awards in 2014, including several Gold and Platinum medals. The winery will be busy this late spring and summer, pouring their wines at Kelowna’s WestJet Wine Tastings at the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival in Kelowna May 1st and 2nd and participating in Penticton’s Bacchanalia that same weekend. During the summer on long weekends, Recline Ridge will be hosting live…

Monte Creek Vineyards

The Thompson Valley, once the true Wild West is now home to a working ranch and the soon to open Monte Creek Ranch Winery. The winery is located 10 minutes east of Kamloops, BC, just off of Highway 1 and will launch their wine tasting room for the first time this June. Frontiersmen and prospectors once roamed these lands and even infamous train robbers, including Billy Miner, ventured here to find their fortunes out west. It’s now a place for friends and family to gather to enjoy some true western hospitality and home to a state of the art winemaking…

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Welcome to the Similkameen Wineries Association! Home of the Similkameen BBQ King 2015 – taking place July 11th, 5-9pm at the Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road, in Keremeos. • Live music by The RIver Line plus Local Entertainers • Amazing Food from some of the top shcefs in the Okanagan/Similkameen • Sip on the award-winning wines and ciders of the Similkameen • Cast your vote for the best wine and food pairing   Tickets are $90 per person ($80 if purchased by June 30th) at any of the association wineries, The Grist Mill or The Keremeos Visitors…

Recline Ridge photo

Recline Ridge Winery in the Shuswap is heralding spring and summer this year with the release of new vintage reds. Like their other cool climate wines, they’re certain to be received well. After all, Recline Ridge won a total of 23 awards in 2014, including several Gold and Platinum medals. The winery will be busy this late spring and summer, pouring their wines at Kelowna’s WestJet Wine Tastings at the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival in Kelowna May 1st and 2nd and participating in Penticton’s Bacchanalia that same weekend. During the summer on long weekends, Recline Ridge will be hosting live…

Stags

When Larry Gerelus and Linda Pruegger purchased their vineyard in 1992 they never imagined the surprises they’d find hidden among the vines lining the small valley, or hollow, from which their winery draws its name. Half of their harvest was Vidal, a varietal looked down upon by those considered “knowledgeable” of such things. Perhaps it was curiosity, maybe charity, but Stag’s Hollow gave the grape a chance and today, winemaker Dwight Sick creates an off dry wine of complex texture named “Tragically Vidal”, challenging those who wrote the grape off. But between Rows 1 – 4 of the vineyard lies…

Pentage#!

Pentâge Winery is open! After a short trial run last season, Julie Rennie and Paul Gardner have reopened their wine shop and extraordinary winery experience to the public.  Not new to the wine world, this couple has been creating award-winning wines for a many years, and during those years they have been working on creating the rest of the experience and boy, is it worth the wait. This highly anticipated opening is set to thrill visitors.  Not only do they offer a spectacular viewing property, set high upon the cliffs over Skaha lake and award-winning wines, they also offer a…

Vancouver food

You may know that Vancouver’s Chinatown is the largest in Canada, but have you kept up with the latest food trends in the neighbourhood? The area is going through a revitalization and while there are still a many spots serving traditional Chinese food, there’s been an resurgence of more modern restaurants, some serving a new take on Asian dishes, but many veering far off that course. Why navigate the scene yourself when you can book a Modern Chinatown Food Tour with Vancouver Food Tour. Meet at the Sun Yet Sun Gardens for a brief introduction to the history of Chinatown…