Okanagan Mini Festival – Thursday Oct. 9th

A huge thank-you to everyone who made it out to our first Okanagan Mini Festival! We had so much fun that we are already looking forward to next year’s! Mark your calendars folks! It’s going to be a good one!

To kick off our first Okanagan Mini Festival right, we poured arriving guests Summerhill’s lovely sparklers – Cipes Brut and Cipes Rose Pinot Noir Sparkling. Both are organic, biodynamic and are made the in the traditional Champagne method. Delicious!

With over 30 BC wines open for sampling, we were really excited to showcase some fantastic Okanagan talent! Stationed regionally, we poured wines from Kelowna and North Okanagan, West Kelowna, Summerland, Oliver & Osoyoos, and the Naramata Bench. All were well received but the favourites of the night were:

1.     Tantalus Riesling – $33.99

2.     Burrowing Owl Cabernet – $55.99

3.     Burrowing Owl Merlot – $39.99

Congratulations to Kristina Sherriff on winning the giveaway of the night!

The lovely Patrick Dunn with Okanagan Food and Wine Tours was on location to talk about his amazing company and his upcoming tours. Book your tour today @ http://okanaganfoodandwinetours.com/index.php

Wrapping up, we finished with a lovely ice wine from Inniskillin – and boy did it pair well with the Bleu d’elizabeth cheese from our friend’s at Peasant – truly sensational!

We hope to see you next year!


All of the wines poured at the tasting are listed below.

Naramata – Eric’s Table
2013 Nichol Pinot Gris
2012 Nichol 9 Mile White
2011 Nichol Pinot Noir
2011 Nichol Syrah
2012 Red Rooster Bantam Pinot Gris
2012 Red Rooster Pinot Noir
2013 See Ya Later Ranch Pinot Gris
2011 Laughing Stock Blind Trust

Kelowna & North Okanagan – Riley’s Table
2010 Sandhill Petit Verdot
2010 Sandhill Chardonnay
2012 Gray Monk Riesling
2012 50th Parallel Pinot Noir
2013 50th Parallel Rose
2013 Quail’s Gate Chasselas
2011 Quail’s Gate Old Vine Foch
2013 Tantalus Riesling
2011 Summerhill Alive Red
2013 Summerhill Ehrenfelser

West Kelowna & Summerland / Oliver & Osoyoos – Susan’s Table
2012 Haywire Pinot Gris
2013 Dirty Laundry Pinot Gris
2013 Dirty Laundry Dangerous Liaison
2011 Black Sage Cab/Franc
2010 Mission Hill Compendium
2012 Mission Hill Reserve Cabernet
2012 Burrowing Owl Chardonnay
2011 Burrowing Owl Cabernet
2010 Burrowing Owl Merlot
2011 Nk’Mip Merlot
2012 Nk’Mip Talon

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