GOODS: Oliver’s Tinhorn Creek & Miradoro Set For Summer Evenings Full Of Fresh Air
The GOODS from Tinhorn Creek
Oliver, BC | Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is celebrating the great outdoors this summer by pairing up their world-class wine with great food and music in celebration of the sunshine: Covert Farms Field Dinner, Movie Nights, Food Day Canada, Tinhorn’s own Canadian Concert Series and coming soon the New Out & Back Tour.
July marks the beginning of strawberry season and Miradoro’s award-winning Chef Jeff Van Geest will team up with Covert Farms’ Chef Derek Uhlemann for a ‘Farm Field’ dinner on July 11, 2013. Celebrating delicious organic strawberries, the chefs will create a multi-course culinary tribute to the fruit and pair with pretty-in-pink rose wines. Farmer/winemaker Gene Covert will discuss growing vines and strawberries side by side and Tinhorn Creek’s vineyard manager, Andrew Moon, will speak about South Okanagan terroir and its unique desert challenges. This casual dinner starts at 6.30pm and will be served family-style on rustic wooden tables in the strawberry fields of Covert Farms. Book tickets before July 8th at www.covertfarms.ca or call 250.498.9463.
Kick off your shoes and sit back under the stars to watch a classic movie in Tinhorn Creek’s outdoor amphitheatre on July 19 and August 9, 2013. Miradoro will be serving special themed menus for dinner and during the movie they will have a concession with popcorn, gelato and other treats. Tinhorn Creek wines will be available to purchase by the bottle or by the glass. Movies began at dusk, approximately 9.30pm, and tickets are available at the gate, which opens at 9pm. Tickets cost $15 each for adults, $10 for under 19s and entry is free for children under 6.
It sounds like summer at the vineyard with Tinhorn Creek’s much-anticipated annual event, the Canadian Concert Series, combining Canada’s top musical talent with award-winning wines. Jackie Treehorn will be performing on June 22, 2013, The Matinee take the stage on July 27, 2013 and Five Alarm Funk will get you dancing in the vineyard on August 24, 2013. For more information and tickets, please visit www.tinhorn.com/concerts.
On August 3, 2013 Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek will be taking part in Food Day Canada, along with 250 other restaurants across the country. Celebrating the fresh abundance of Canadian produce, Miradoro’s Food Day Canada three-course prix fixe menu ($55) begins with a refreshing Covert Farms organic tomato and melon gazpacho, featuring fresh mint and fromage frais. Follow this with a summery entrée of grilled Okanagan’s finest Angus Beef skirt steak with peach and arugula panzanella salad and finish your meal with a hazelnut sponge and a selection of sorbets celebrating the best of local produce from grand fir to elderflower and Tinhorn Creek’s very own gewurtztraminer. To book call Miradoro on 250.498.3742 and for more information about Food Day Canada please visit: www.fooddaycanada.ca.
Anticipated to start early in the fall, visitors can take a complimentary self-guided Out & Back Tour of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. Go ‘behind the vines’ and explore the vineyards and back-of-house before heading back to the winery for a tasting. Along the way you’ll learn more about the vineyard’s history and how the vines are sustainably managed.
The People Who Make It Happen
Sandra Oldfield – Winemaker & Owner
Kenn Oldfield – Chairman & Owner
Andrew Moon – Viticulturist/Vineyard Manager
Korol Kuklo – Assistant Winemaker
Shaun Everest – General Manager
About Tinhorn Creek
On a hillside overlooking vineyards, sagebrush, and the old gold mining creek that is its namesake, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has been owned and operated by the Shaunessy and Oldfield families since1993. The winery is located south of Oliver, BC, at the junction of Highway 97 and Road 7 in the famed Golden Mile wine-growing district. This area, named for its rich history of farming that dates back to the early 1900s, is home to several quality wine producers. Tinhorn Creek sources fruit exclusively from its own vineyards: 150 acres of prime land on two very distinct benches. This land lends to the creation of terroir-driven wines that are classic illustrations of the place they are grown. The 100-acre Diamondback Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench is planted with a mix of red and white varieties, primarily Pinot Gris, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The 50-acre Tinhorn Creek Vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench is also planted with a mix of red and white grapes, but primarily features Gewürztraminer.
Farming their own vineyards using sustainable practices allows Tinhorn Creek full control over the quality of fruit delivered to the crush pad for each vintage. The winery produces wines in two tiers under one dynamic and compelling label. The single-varietal series includes a Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Merlot. Only worthy wines are selected each year for the winery’s top tier, winemaker Sandra Oldfield’s signature wines, named the Oldfield Series. This tier provides Oldfield with a playground for experimentation and is a creative showcase for the best wines from each vintage. All Tinhorn Creek wines evoke the unique terroir of the region: the sage-covered desert terrain.
Tinhorn Creek was the first winery in Canada to bottle its entire portfolio with Stelvin screw-cap closures ensuring consistent aging and a guarantee that the wine will be enjoyed as it was intended.