The wine industry in British Columbia continues to shine, and this year, the judges from across North America have awarded a record number of medals to over 50 different wineries. The following includes the Premier's Award for the Best Wine, Platinum Medals, Gold Medals, Silver Medals, and Bronze Medals. Congratulations to all!
Platinum Medal Winner: Tightrope Winery 2015 Syrah
Bronze Medal Winners: Tightrope Winery 2016 Riesling, 2016 Viognier and 2016 Rose
Join us September 9, 2017 along with twenty – eight member wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association announce their “let our hair down, pop some corks and celebrate harvest event” More details on Visit Penticton
Our Long Table Dinner in the Vineyard Awaits You...
On Friday, July 21, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm we will be hosting an intimate Long Table Dinner in the Vineyard (Exclusive to Wine Club Members only)
While enjoying the beautiful view of the vineyard and sitting amongst the vines you will savour a delicious four course cuisine by Chef Roger Planiden of Culinary Adventures and former Executive Chef at Fairmont Delta Hotels, paired with a wonderful line-up of award winning Tightrope Wines.
Tickets 125 plus tax. Pleae email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat. Limited seating available.
The Nature Trust of British Columbia presents the 9th annual Earth Wind Fire gala event. Earth Wind Fire 2017 will be another memorable night filled with excellent wine, beer and cider, fine dining, spectacular performances, a thrilling live auction, a fantastic silent auction, and good times for all. Order tickets online.
Tourism Operators throughout the Penticton region are nervous but optimistic they'll have another successful tourism season
By: Carmen Weld
Penticton Western News
It was a packed house at the TRUE Penticton tourism trade show on Tuesday.
Opened to the public for the first time, Think Remarkable Unique Experience attendees perused more than 40 booths at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.
The 15th Annual Grazing in the Gardens event Jun 3, 2017 welcomes a community of food and drink. The afternoon includes canapes by local chefs and island purveyors, paired with BC wines and island microbrews, carefully tucked away throughout 12 acres of the rainforest, in the Tofino Botanical Gardens.
Former ski bums’ beautiful, fresh wines have amassed 17 gold medals in three years at the Cascadia Wine Competition.
By : Andy Perdue
Special to The Seattle Times
AT ITS CORE, winemaking is a balancing act. Finding the right vineyard; adjusting care of the fruit to the evolving weather; knowing just when to pick to capture all the goodness of the grape; then nurturing the wine until you bottle it, ready to send your creation into the world.
Lyndsay O’Rourke seems to have found all those pieces and put them together with her grape-growing husband, Graham. They are owners of the appropriately named Tightrope Winery on the Naramata Bench in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.
Together, they are crafting wines of remarkable beauty whose hallmark is fresh fruit with a sense of place and balance.
A behind-the-scenes opportunity to taste wines straight from barrel. Join Naramata Bench winemakers May 13, 2017 who will be rolling out their barrels to give you the experience of tasting upcoming new wines and interesting blends before they reach the bottle. Check out Naramata Bench Winery Assocation for more details.
The 22nd Annual Bacchanalia Food & Wine event showcases over 60 wineries and over 240 wines! Executive Chef Chris Remington will prepare mouthwatering culinary creations to enjoy while you mix, mingle and make yourself known to the vast variety of wines we have in BC.