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Summer is Fun at Road 13 Vineyards

Summer is Fun at Road 13 Vineyards

With the arrival of those long, hot summer days here at Road 13 Vineyard it’s an exciting time to celebrate our newly released vintages. The warmer weather brings the season for wine tripping, leisurely al fresco lunches, lakeside picnics and of course, a chilled out glass […]

Tickleberrys Ice Cream OK Falls | Desserts in Okanagan Falls BC

Tickleberrys Ice Cream OK Falls | Desserts in Okanagan Falls BC

Tickleberry’s Ice Cream is located in Okanagan Falls on BC-3A N/BC-97 N. If you are heading to Osoyoos, you won’t miss it. Tickleberry’s Ice Cream is literally on the side on the road with a huge empty parking lot. It is a great pit-stop to stretch […]

Watermark Beach Resort Restaurant & Patio | Osoyoos British Columbia Okanagan Valley

Watermark Beach Resort Restaurant & Patio | Osoyoos British Columbia Okanagan Valley

Watermark Beach Resort Osoyoos British Columbia Okanagan Valley Instanomss Nomss

Watermark Beach Resort Osoyoos British Columbia Okanagan Valley Instanomss Nomss

Watermark Beach Resort Restaurant has a nice patio overlooking the beach and Osoyoos Lake. It is as the name suggests part of Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, British Columbia. Overall, this resort is a slice of heaven in BC and definitely should make it onto the “where to stay in Osoyoos” list! Aside from nice pool, beach-front, and clean comfy rooms, their in house hotel restaurant is on par also.

The Watermark Resort restaurant has been voted 2015 Best Restaurants in Okanagan, Gold winner for Best Chef, Best Wine Bar, best tapas, and best place for a meeting for South Okanagan. Book your stay now with Bookkings.com and find some good deals.

 

Watermark Beach Resort Osoyoos British Columbia Okanagan Valley Instanomss Nomss

Watermark Beach Resort Restaurant Wine Bar Patio Osoyoos British Columbia Okanagan Valley Instanomss Nomss

First night arriving in Osoyoos had us pretty tired and it was nice just to relax at the hotel before heading off to the wineries the next day. We ordered during Happy Hour and also later at dinner.

 

Watermark Beach Resort Restaurant Wine Bar Patio Osoyoos British Columbia Okanagan Valley Instanomss Nomss

Quinoa and Roasted Cauliflower Salad 14: Warmed quinoa, Happy Days Okanagan goat cheese, roasted beets, kale, warm vinaigrette.

Watermark Beach Resort Restaurant Wine Bar Patio Osoyoos British Columbia Okanagan Valley Instanomss Nomss

Mixed Green Salad 7: Mason jar salad with fresh herbs, cherry tomatoes, toasted pumpkin seeds, Covert Farms organic radishes & beets, white wine and Dijon vinaigrette.

Watermark Beach Resort Restaurant Wine Bar Patio Osoyoos British Columbia Okanagan Valley Instanomss Nomss

BBQ Rack of Ribs pork ribs 29: Tender and moist house made BBQ sauce, creamy coleslaw, grilled jalapeño cheddar cornbread

 

Watermark Beach Resort Restaurant Wine Bar Patio Osoyoos British Columbia Okanagan Valley Instanomss Nomss

Dirty Laundry Gewürztraminer is a heavy sweet white that coats your pallet. It is sweet but not sugary. It pairs well with Thai food and crisp green salads. It’s great food or alone on a summer’s day!

 

Watermark Beach Resort Restaurant Wine Bar Patio Osoyoos British Columbia Okanagan Valley Instanomss Nomss

Fruit Crumble 6: Seasonal Okanagan fruit crumble. Ours was mixed berries with a tart finish.

 

Watermark Beach Resort Restaurant Wine Bar Patio Osoyoos British Columbia Okanagan Valley Instanomss Nomss

Chocolate “Fudgesicle” 6: For the chocolate lover and of all sweet things. Frozen chocolate ganache, rolled in crushed almonds.

 

If you are looking where to stay in Osoyoos, I would definately  recommend Watermark Beach Resort Hotel. We liked that Watermark Beach Resort is pretty central to wineries we had on our list. It is only about 15 mins to most wineries, farmer’s market and restaurants.

 

 

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Watermark Beach Resort Hotel
Watermark Beach Resort Hotel The Wine Bar & Patio
URL: http://www.watermarkbeachresort.com
Cuisine: Resort Hotel, Spa, Pacific Northwest

15 Park Pl, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(250) 495-5500

 

 

 

Watermark Beach Resort Osoyoos | British Columbia Okanagan Valley

Watermark Beach Resort Osoyoos | British Columbia Okanagan Valley

Watermark Beach Resort Osoyoos British Columbia is beautiful hotel right on Osoyoos Lake. The hotel is beach front and lake facing. The a beautiful sunny day, the view is quite spectacular. Too bad we came here while it was cloudy. I hope you have better […]

See Ya Later Ranch Winery Tour | Okanagan Falls Osoyoos

See Ya Later Ranch Winery Tour | Okanagan Falls Osoyoos

  See Ya Later Ranch Winery Tour located in Okanagan Falls, Osoyoos, British Columbia is one of the best winery in BC. This October 2014, it won the most prestigious wine award in British Columbia – taking home the Premier’s Wine Award. See Ya Later’s 2012 Rover […]

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan | Best Winery Vineyard Dining

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan | Best Winery Vineyard Dining

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

 

Not so long ago I went on a girls only road trip to Osoyoos, British Columbia. I’ve been to Summerland many times, but never to the South Okanagan Valley. I am still dreaming about the beautiful summer weather, blue skies and the meal we enjoyed at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery. Miradoro and Chef Jeff Van Geest was recently handed “Best Winery and Vineyard Dining” winner of Vancouver Magazine; Miradoro topped best of BC and the best of the Okanagan Valley, beating Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill.

 

After exploring the valley and a few rounds of wine at See Ya Later Ranch, we were ready to relax and enjoy more wine.

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

 

Miradoro Restaurant is modernly designed with floor to ceiling windows, large wrap around patio balcony with view of the lush wine and orchard valley. It was a hot and stuffy BC summer. We got the best seat in the house on the balcony to watch the sunset next to the amphitheatre. During the summer months, we highly recommend making reservations as tourist and locals flood this area.

 

 

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

Tinhorn Creek Gewuztraminer is a refreshing classic gewurz. This medium weight gewurz is pale lemon color with flavors of rose petals, lychee, pink grapefruit, and spice. I love that it is balanced and not overdone.

 

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

 

honey grilled quail 19: Soft tender and succulent quail flavored with hazelnut, prosciutto & cabbage cappuccio. Best paired with Oldfield Series Pinot Noir 2010.

 

 

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

 

heirloom tomato & stonefruit panzanella 16: bread salad with basil, buratta, shallots, organic olive oil & mosto cotto. Best paired with Oldfield Series 2Bench White 2013.

 

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

 

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

 

sloping hill pork belly 29: Fall of the fork pork belly with gewürztraminer glaze, chick pea fritter, apricot, jalapeño, cilantro, roasted carrots. Oldfield Series 2Bench Red 2010

 

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

 

forno roasted ling cod 26: puy lentils with braised greens, pine nut & raisins, garlic & bread fonduta, garlic chips. Fresh and light flakey fish and best paired with Oldfield Series 2Bench White 2013.

 

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

 

wild boar bacon carbonara 26: spaghetti alla chitarra, black pepper, slow poached egg, arugula & parmesan. Best paired with Oldfield Series Syrah 2010.

 

There’s something about being on vacation. No matter how full you are, there is always room for dessert.

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

 

olive oil & hazelnut cake 12: praline, summer fruit preserves, birch syrup, vanilla bean gelato. This was my favorite dessert. Soft sponge cake soaked with birch syrup.

 

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

chocolate bundino 12: sponge toffee, blackberry, dulce de leche cream

 

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

 

lemon crema 12: citrus mint salad & lavender sablé cookie

 

Miradoro Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan Osoyoos

 

I love that Tinhorn Creek has a top notch restaurant to match their vineyard winery. You can spend a good day here. Go a on Tinhorn Creek wine tour. Learn about their sustainable farming practices. Tinhorn Creek Vineyard on the west bench for sunrise and morning light produces Gewürztraminer. Across the valley, Diamondback Vineyard soaks up heat from intense afternoon rays to produce wines like Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series are wines selected for the winery’s top tier vino. Wines can be purchased online.

 

 

 

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Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery Vineyards
URL: http://www.tinhorn.com/Restaurant
Cuisine: Wineries, Mediterranean, Pacific Northwest

 

 

Hours:
Mon 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 9:00 pm

 

 

Okanagan-Similkameen, BC V0H 1T1
(250) 498-3742

 

 

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Terrace Restaurant Mission Hill Winery Estate, Okanagan (Summerland) BC

Terrace Restaurant Mission Hill Winery Estate, Okanagan (Summerland) BC

Enjoy a breathtaking view on high overlooking the shores of  Lake Okanagan in Westbank’s Mission Hill Family Estate while sipping on wine in an upscale romantic restaurant. This is one of the wonderful escapes while touring the Okanagan wineries. After the tour through the Mission […]

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan | Summerland Kelowna BC

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan | Summerland Kelowna BC

Mission Hill Winery Estate located heart of British Columbia’s breathtaking Okanagan Valley wine country is must for anyone visiting Kelowna for the first time. This trip was one that I will always remember and hold dear to my heart. The breathtaking scenery provides a great place for you […]

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Okanagan | Summerland BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Okanagan | Summerland BC

 

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

If you live in Vancouver or any part of British Columbia or even Alberta for that matter, it would be a real shame if you don’t explore what this Province has to offer. Aside from spectacular North Shore Mountains, oceans, beaches, it is home to various renounced vineyards. Take a road trip to the Okanagan and Summerland to soak in all the rays, the vino and abundance of relaxation. Our team took a drive out for a much needed staycation and to enjoy a few estate wineries like Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Okanagan.

 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC
 

Let’s have a look starting with Sumac Ridge Estate Winery  located in Summerland, BC with their food and wine matching, virtual tour and awards list. They have a fine reputation for its Gewurztraminer, Merlot, and Meritage.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Established in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery is located on Highway 97 just north of the charming lakeside town of Summerland, British Columbia. The winery has been dedicated to producing 100% British Columbia grown wines since its inception.

 

Sumac Ridge is the oldest operating estate winery in British Columbia and founder Harry McWatters is one of the most seasoned executives in the industry. In 2006 McWatters will complete his 38th vintage and will celebrate the winery’s 27th vintage.

 

At the Summerland winery site, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Riesling grapes are grown on a vineyard sloping towards Lake Okanagan. Further south is Black Sage Vineyard, a 115-acre vineyard in Oliver (in the south Okanagan) where such noble red varieties as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are grown in addition to a number of white varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, and Chardonnay. The winery augments its own supply of grapes from other respected vineyards throughout the south Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.

 

 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC
 

 

We arrived after a long drive from Vancouver and we were dying to cool down from the heat. We were greeted with a large sign and a field of vines on the left and the winery and showroom to the right. Old retired wine barrels stocked outside were to be used as flower pots and what not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note that they are open year round from 9:30am to 6:00pm daily. The best way to book a tour  is either via their website or give them a call 250.494.0451. Their tours combines wine with food tasting as well as a “founder’s tasting” which you will experience specialties as lavender crème brûlée! Did you say dessert? I’m in!

 

 

 

SPRING HOURS (May 4 – June 28)

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Daily
  • PUBLIC TOURS:  11 am and 2 pm

 

SUMMER HOURS (June 29 – September 3)

  • 9:30 am – 6:00 pm – Daily
  • PUBLIC TOURS: 11 am and 2 pm

 

FALL HOURS (September 4 – October 8)

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Daily
  • PUBLIC TOURS: 11 am and 2 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a Signature Experience at $30 / person you will enjoy 1.5hrs of fresh, local food along with wines served based on what is in stock.

 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC
 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC
Our tour began with an introduction of the estate winery and we were given samples of red, white and roses along the way. We got to explore the inner cellars, learnt how the wines were made (in a condensed, summarized version) and got to sample more vinos. Some mixed with popcorn, oeuvres, and desserts. Some areas were off limits to film and cameras while other times we were just to busy enjoying our glass while trying to keep pace with the tour guide that a full photo portfolio is hard to obtain. The tour was informative and were friendly and knowledgeable to answer our many questions.

 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC
 

After the tour, we toured their show room where a large selection of wines, cookbooks and accessories were on for sale. Great gift ideas!

 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC
There were a lot of great wines and at the end of the day it really depends on your taste buds to evaluate what sits well on your palate and the degree of dryness you prefer. For me, I absolutely adore their Gewurztraminer 2009 and 2011 Reverses. I love the lychee, spice and grapefruit. The citrus and grapefruit continue on the lengthy finish with hints of spice to round out this balanced beauty. I had to take a few home. Of courses, you can always order it online (hail deliveries within BC)  and your local BC Liquor Stores!  

Next, we were off to Mission Hill Winery Estate

 

 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

 

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
URL: http://www.sumacridge.com/
Cuisine: Estate Winery, Wine, Vineyard
Hours:

SUMMER HOURS (June 29 – September 3)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm – Daily
PUBLIC TOURS: 11 am and 2 pm
FALL HOURS (September 4 – October 8)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Daily
PUBLIC TOURS: 11 am and 2 pm

P.O. Box 307, 17403 Highway 97N
Summerland, BC V0H1Z0 Canada

 

T: 250.494.0451
F: 250.494.3456
E: info@sumacridge.com

 

 

 

 

Dickinson Family Farm Okanagan | Summerland Not Very Friendly

Dickinson Family Farm Okanagan | Summerland Not Very Friendly

If you are ever smitten by with the abundance of fresh fruits at hand while enjoying a beautiful sunny day, you are probably no stranger to U Pick farms. If you enjoy eating plump blueberries, strawberries and loganberries, than you will more than likely love […]