Chef Jefferson Alvarez Set To Prep Foraged Dinner For Le Vieux Pin’s 10th Anniv.



Oliver, BC | When three passionate and like-minded people come together to talk food and wine, the only outcome is to set-up a pop-up gastronomic one-night event centered on foraging, cooking and celebrating a milestone with BC Wine!

The event will take place at a secret location in Chinatown on Saturday, June 13th with two seatings. Guests can expect to taste 3 of Le Vieux Pin’s South Okanagan wines along with an 8-course dinner prepared by Chef Alvarez that includes foraged ingredients from Swallow Tail Tours.

Rasoul Salehi speaks highly of Chef Alvarez, saying he “is known as one of the leaders in Avant Garde Nouveau Cuisine in Vancouver. He is absolutely head over heels in love with our city, its local food culture, and its bounty. Having apprenticed and collaborated with many of the top visionary Chefs around the world, Chef Alvarez is passionate about foraging and cooking with wild growth.”

And the pop-up dinner would not be same without the queen of foraging adventures: Chef Robin Kort, a sommelier and foraging instructor at her company, Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures. She creates one of a kind underground dining experiences and unique culinary tours such as foraging trips, secret venues, star chefs, and wild themes. You can learn more at

Just 10 years ago, a dream became a reality for the owners of a winery. The name Le Vieux Pin comes from one majestic old pine tree, which stands guard over their vineyard. Located on the famous Black Sage Bench overlooking the South Okanagan valley outside Oliver, the winery pays homage to the great personalities and wines of France.

To book your spot at the table, visit for more details.

Follow the chefs on instagram: @robincorkycork | @chef_alvarez.


Le Vieux Pin Winery | 5496 Black Sage Rd Oliver, B.C. V0H 1T0
Phone: 250-498-8388 | Fax: 250-498-8399
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Tasting Room Hours: Ar-Oct, 7 days a week, 10am-7pm | Off-season: weekdays or by appointments.

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Winemaker: Severine Pinte

About Le Vieux Pin

The best wines come from the best vineyard sites; this is “terroir.” Fortunately for us (and you!), the Okanagan Valley happens to be one of the best wine regions anywhere with its unique climate and variety of latitudes and soils. There is a perceptible difference in temperature and greenery around the valley, from the lushness of the north to the sage ridden desert in the South. According to WineBC, the area between Oliver and Osoyoos is the northernmost tip of the northernmost desert in the world; the Sonora Desert. The summers are very hot; it is hotter in July and August than Napa Valley, but the evenings are markedly cooler. Osoyoos has 1450 growing degree days and a mere eight inches of average annual rainfall ( Low rainfall, high heat units and a dry environment allow us to farm in a sustainable manner with all the respect the land deserves.

Our vineyard management strategy is based on Old World techniques with a dusting of New World modernism added on top. Our focus is to make wine that is representative of its terroir. Non-interventionist and low-input viticulture is the method we use to get there. Deficit irrigation, on-site composting, high-density plantings and extremely low yields allow the vines to show us who they really are, deep down to their roots.

We have very distinct soil composition between our vineyards: some sites are very high in white silica sand while others are quite gravelly and rocky. Some sites show traces of schist and shale deposited by volcanic activities in the area. Along with our sister winery Lastella we own and cultivate 50 acres of vineyards scattered throughout the South Okanagan. We also source some grapes from a select group of growers who have certified organic vineyards or grow with sustainability in mind.

Passion, friendship, dedication and commitment are the recipe for our success.

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