The GOODS from Tinhorn Creek
Oliver, BC | Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is pleased to host a special line-up of food-focused events this fall. Autumn means harvest time at the winery and the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival comes to the Southern Okanagan in October to celebrate crush with three days of fun at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.
Award-winning winery restaurant Miradoro features a fresh take on its famous Communal Table dinner with Hops, Grapes and Grub on September 30. Talented team members, led by Chef Jeff Van Geest, will be preparing a family-style feast that features three-courses; each one will be paired with a Tinhorn Creek wine and a Cannery Brewery beer from the local Penticton brewers. Tickets cost $85 including tax, tips and all drink pairings – reservations are required as seating is limited. Call Miradoro on 250-498-3742 to reserve your place at the table today.
Feast at the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival with the popular Grazing in the Vineyard events on October 3, 4 and 5. Join Tinhorn Creek proprietors Kenn and Sandra Oldfield on a guided hike through the vineyards, whilst sampling wines and enjoying canapés from Miradoro Restaurant. Finish with a three-course lunch prepared by the team at Miradoro and served amongst the vines. Hikes start at 11am and the experience ends at 1.30pm after lunch – tickets cost $55 and can be purchased online.
Miradoro is thrilled to welcome the renowned Chef Chris Whittaker from Vancouver’s award-winning Forage Restaurant for a special guest chef dinner on October 4 as part of the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival. Echoing Chef Van Geest’s love of local and wild foods, Chef Whittaker will be joining him in the kitchen for a multi-course dinner, which will feature lovingly sourced seasonal produce paired with Tinhorn Creek wines. Seating for this special dinner is limited but tickets include dinner, wine and gratuities ($125 plus GST) and can be booked by calling Miradoro on 250-498-3742.
For more information about fall events, visit the Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ events page at http://www.tinhorn.com/Events.
The People Who Make It Happen
Sandra Oldfield – President & CEO
Kenn Oldfield – Chairman
Andrew Windsor – Winemaker
Andrew Moon – Viticulturist/Vineyard Manager
Korol Kuklo – Assistant Winemaker
Shaun Everest – CFO / VP Finance & Admin
Jan Nelson – Sales & Marketing 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, the Oldfield Series. This tier provides the winemaker 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.