BACKGROUNDER- August 2018
By: Mat Wilcox
THE TIGHTROPE WINERY: It’s all about balance
Tightrope Winery burst out of the gate with its very first vintage, winning six medals in three competitions, including a double gold for its 2012 Rosé at the Northwest Wine Summit. Since then, its wines have been honored internationally, most recently at the 2018 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada, with two gold medals, four silver and one bronze. This followed on the heels of a ten-medal performance at the California-based Dan Berger’s International Awards.
We are excited to be part of the Loop! Simply Log In to GetintheLoop on your mobile phone and become a valued member. Take advantage of the many special offers and experiences, including our Exclusive "Venture on the Tightrope" Complimentary Introductory Tasting which includes 3 of our handcrafted award winning wines! Drop in to the winery and let us treat you to a unique Tasting Experience!
CHEF MEETS BC GRAPE TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN AT SEE YA LATER RANCH
JOIN US FOR A TENTED, FESTIVAL-STYLE OUTDOOR EXTRAVAGANZA
SET IN THE HEART OF THE OKANAGAN VALLEY.
150 + Wines - 12 Restaurants ~ June 23, 12 pm - 4 pm ~ See Ya Later Ranch at Okanagan Falls
Stroll through the winery grounds, tasting and sipping your way through the afternoon. The day will include tastings from 45 BC wineries, as well as masterclass wine education seminars, chef demonstrations, wine and food pairings, and a variety of food stations prepared by the country’s top chefs.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Top Chef Canada head judge Chef Mark McEwan will be demoing at our Chef Showcase station.
Join us May 10th, 7-10 pm at Calgary Hotel Arts. BC Wine Country is coming to Calgary for its 2nd annual Chef Meets BC Grape event. Attendees will swirl, sip and savour their way through BC VQA wine from over 30 BC Wineries pairing with small plates prepared by Calgary’s top chefs and renowned local restaurants. The perfect gift for the BC Wine lover on your holiday gift list! Take advantage of our early bird holiday pricing and guarantee your tickets. More details coming soon! Be sure to check back as we unveil our attending celebrity judges, chefs and winemakers.
Barrels of Fun at Tightrope Winery! Come out and see us Sat. May 12th, 12 - 4 pm and get the behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn about Naramata wines and winemaking. Join us and other fellow Bench winemakers who will roll out their barrels, give you the chance to taste upcoming new wines, and learn about Naramata terroir.
By: Megan Trudeau
It’s the perfect beach companion and patio drink - it’s Rosé season and there are lots of options in Penticton to choose from.
To get you started, here are some Penticton born Rosé wines that will quench your thirst for summer.
Tightrope Winery 2016 Rosé. Double Gold Metal Winner.
The high-wire imagery, symbolism and metaphors abound at Tightrope Winery on the Naramata Bench.
By: Steve MacNaull
Kelowna Daily Courier
Husband-and-wife owners, Graham, the viticulturist, and Lyndsay, the winemaker, O'Rourke refer to the enthusiasm and life-long dedication they have to wine as a tightrope worth walking.