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Chantelle Bruwer
 
August 28, 2013 | Chantelle Bruwer

Matheson Creek Fruit Stand- Okanagan Falls

The Sloan Family has been farming along the east shore of Skaha Lake for over 50 years. They take pride in producing quality fruit picked fresh for you each day.

They invite you to relax under the grape arbor with a juicy peach or a crisp apple... why not try their ice cream, fresh fruit smoothie or ice cold apple juice? Take in the beauty of the area and share their love and passion for farming.

 

Matheson Creek Farm
10 minutes south of Penticton, on the Eastside Road
Open Daily August 1st to October 31st
9:30am to 6pm
(250) 497-8989
mathesoncreek-strawbale@telus.net

 

Time Posted: Aug 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Christie Mavety
 
August 22, 2013 | Christie Mavety

Brodo Penticton

(Photos by: C.K. Stenberg)

Are you looking for a great place for lunch in Penticton?

Paul Cecconi's Brodo Kitchen is serving up a fresh array of soups and sandwiches for the lunch and early dinner crowd. Enjoy a glass of Okanagan wine with friends while you eat at the communal table.

Located in the former Amante Bistro space, the new Brodo Kitchen has been put together in a modern country aesthetic with an open airy feel. 

Fresh bread and gourmet ingredients make for some seriously tasty fare at Brodo. We haven't tried everything on the menu yet, but we're working on it. Our bet's on the soup being a winter favourite here in Penticton. 

Brodo Kitchen
483 Main Street
Penticton, BC
(778) 476-1275

 

Time Posted: Aug 22, 2013 at 9:30 AM
Julie Planiden
 
August 20, 2013 | Julie Planiden

Veraison - Summer in an Okanagan Falls Vineyard

Lots is happening in the vineyards at Blue Mountain, Okanagan Falls during this time of year.  Days are consistently warm and the grapes are going through a process called veraison. 

Véraison is a viticulture (grape-growing) term meaning "the onset of ripening". It is originally French, but has been adopted into English use. The official definition of veraison is "change of color of the grape berries." Veraison represents the transition from berry growth to berry ripening, and many changes in berry development occur at veraison.


Pinot Noir clusters proceeding through the ripening process.

If you get a chance to visit the wineries in the Okanagan during mid to late August see if you can spot the transformation taking place in the vineyards.

Before long we will be harvesting these beautiful globes and making the 2013 vintage of the wine you love! 

Time Posted: Aug 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Julie Planiden
 
August 6, 2013 | Julie Planiden

Avenue Bistro, Comox, BC

 

Avenue Bistro is the second restaurant venture in the Comox Valley for husband and wife team Trent McIntyre and Sandra Viney.  As with their first restaurant Atlas Cafe, they have compiled a team of staff as passionate about great food & service as they are.

Trent's culinary talent shines in the kitchen, collaborating with Chef Aaron Rail to consistantly serve up fresh and exciting flavours.  Sandra is the consummate host: her lively and personable approach warms the restaurant.

They have called on the talent of fomer Atlas Bar Manager Torrie Howlett to create the beer, wine and cocktail selections.  In collaboration with local farmers, wine makers & brewers they continue to provide memorable dining experiences in the Comox Valley. 

Check out Chef Aaron Rail's recipe for Pacific Bourride paired with Blue Mountain Pinot Blanc

Time Posted: Aug 6, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Christie Mavety
 
August 17, 2018 | Christie Mavety

Blue Mountain On The Road - Priorat, Spain and the i4C

Some thoughts on Spanish vineyards at 700m above sea level and the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration  Continue »

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