Blog

 

Enter your email address:

Chantelle Bruwer
 
July 22, 2014 | Okanagan Wine | Chantelle Bruwer

Touring Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

On April 24th 2014, the Blue Mountain Winery tasting room staff had the opportunity to visit some of our neighbours in the Oliver area as part of our annual staff training.  This was a good opportunity to get to some of the wineries we haven’t been to and also find out what each of them have to offer.

 

Our first stop was to see Jessi Collins at Black Hills Winery. Black Hills Winery offers a sit down guided tasting using varietal specific Riedel glassware. This is an educational and enticing wine tasting experience and includes their current releases along with some of their library wines. Follow this link to reserve a tasting.

As of June 20, 2014 you will have the opportunity to enjoy a glass paired with fresh, handmade food made with the freshest ingredients from local producers at Black Hills Winery. They opened a first-of-its kind Vineyard Kitchen in an eco-friendly Shipping Container; a new partnership between Black Hills Estate Winery and Joy Road Catering. Visit www.blackhillswinery.com for more info or to make a reservation.

Black Hills Winery
(250) 498-6606
Inquiries:  tastingexperience@blackhillswinery.com
4190 Black Sage Road,
Oliver BC (just south of their original location)

Open daily 10:00 am to 6:00 pm from April 26th to November 30th.

 

Our second stop of the day was at Church and State Wines, where we enjoyed a very relaxed sit down tasting in their tasting room with a clean, modern design looking into the barrel room. 

We got to try their Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Church and State Wines
4516 Ryegrass Road,
Oliver, BC ~ 250-498-2700

April: Open Friday – Sunday, 11:00-6:00
May – October: Open Daily, 11:00-6:00

 

We then stopped in to see Jen at Stoneboat Winery. We got to try their Piano Brut (sparkling wine made from Pinot Blanc and Müller Thurgau), 2012 Chrorus Blend, 2012 Faux Pas Rosé, 2011 Pinotage, 2011 Solo Pinotage Reserve, 2011
Verglas and 2012 Pinotage Icewine. 

Stoneboat Vineyards
356 Orchard Grove Lane
Oliver, BC
Tel/Fax: 250 498-2226
info@stoneboatvineyards.com

Open daily April 1st to December from 10:00am - 5:30pm.

 

(The view from the Hester Creek Villas overlooking the Valley)

We then enjoyed a lovely lunch at Terrafina Restaurant. We will tell you more about this mouth-watering experience in our Terrafina Restaurant Blog in July.

We stopped in at Hester Creek Winery for a quick visit and got a tour of the breathtaking Hester Creek Villas.

The last stop of the day was to see Mike at Le Vieux Pin. We tried their 2012 Ava, 2012 Vaila Rosé, 2012 Syrah and 2010 Equinoxe Syrah. Mike took us on a tour of their barrel and tank room.

Le Vieux Pin
5496 Black Sage Road,
Oliver,
250-498-8388
info@levieuxpin.ca

May 16th - Sept 30th:  7 days a week 10am-7pm

 

We would like to thank all the wineries for their hospitality, thanks for making us feel so welcome. We look forward to sending visitors to all these unique wineries this season.

Comments

Commenting has been turned off.
Christie Mavety
 
April 22, 2016 | Christie Mavety

Composting at Blue Mountain

One of the key pieces to sustainability in the vineyard is our use of composting.  Continue »

Instagram Feed

Our latest tweets

FireflyVan profile
The 2014 Pinot Noir from @BlueMtnWinery has notes of vanilla + toast complementing cherry + cassis flavours. https://t.co/Xm0fIWnXc3

Join us

Share or like Blue Mountain at the following social media sites for all of the latest updates.