I recently just got back from Tinhorn Creek and here’s my take on it.
Oliver, BC (September 3, 2013) – Summer’s nearly over but harvest time is just around the corner and the change in season marks a happy time of celebrations, family-style dining and making the most of the South Okanagan’s natural bounty at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.
Communal dinners, vineyard hikes and wine festival events will all be held amongst the spectacular backdrop of Tinhorn Creeks unique wine country terroir this fall. The annual Okanagan Fall Wine Festival kicks off on October 3rd 2013 and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards and Miradoro Restaurant will be taking part in this year’s festivities to help celebrate the local wine industry.
On October 4th 2013, Miradoro’s Executive Chef Jeff Van Geest will be taking on Chef Adam Pegg, from Vancouver’s award-winning La Quercia restaurant, in a light-hearted Chef vs Chef dinner. Each chef will cook alternate courses and all dishes will be paired with fine wines from Tinhorn Creek’s premier Oldfield Series. Winemaker Sandra Oldfield, assistant winemaker Korol Kuklo and viticulturist Andrew Moon will guide diners through the evening’s pairings.
Combining Pegg’s love of Italian food with Geest’s passion for local produce and Mediterranean flavours, the Chef vs Chef menu
features the very best of fall food such as classic antipasti, heirloom tomatoes and burrata, whole fire-roasted suckling pig and olive oil hazelnut cake with pine mushroom gelato. The meal takes place between 6-10pm and tickets cost $125pp; call 250-498-3742
to reserve a place.
Dig deeper into the world of winemaking this harvest season with a vineyard hike and lunch
on October 7th, 8th and 9th 2013
, as part of the Fall Wine Festival. Proprietor Kenn Oldfield will be leading a behind-the-vines tour of Tinhorn Creek’s Golden Mile vineyard, giving a unique glimpse into vineyard practices, grape varietals and terroir during a fun and educational hike through the vineyard. After the hike the 20 guests enjoy a well-earned lunch and leave full of newfound knowledge and good food. Tickets cost $35pp and are available from www.tinhorn.com
Thanksgiving, on October 14th, is a great time to get together with family and friends but the celebrations don’t have to stop once the holiday is over. Every Tuesday, from October 15th until December 17th 2013, Miradoro Restaurant will be hosting communal table dinners
that offer family-style food. Chef Jeff Van Geest and his team showcase the best local seasonal produce during a multi-course dinner, all enjoyed in the company of old and new friends. Each week’s communal table dinner is a different theme, highlighting a region, style of cuisine or showcasing a delicious local seasonal ingredient. Tuesday night communal table dinners take place between 6.30-9.30pm and cost $30pp; call 250-498-3742
to book your place at the table.
About Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Established in 1993, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is located just south of Oliver B.C., in the famed Golden Mile wine-growing district. As the number one winery destination evoking classic south Okanagan
terroir, Tinhorn Creek proudly offers 100% estate grown wines, growing grapes on both the Black Sage and Golden Mile benches. As the first winery in Canada to support carbon neutral measures, Tinhorn Creek continues their commitment to land stewardship, conservation and environmentally sustainable practices. Family owned and operated, Tinhorn Creek offers an unrivalled visitor experience including a self-guided tour, along with wines that rank among the best in the world, and since April 2011, the exceptional Miradoro Restaurant. For more information about Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, call 1.888.484.6467
or visit the website at www.tinhorn.com
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