Tinhorn Creek Staff
 
July 17, 2015 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

Fox News Loves the Okanagan

Canada’s Okanagan Valley: The best wine region you’ve never heard of

By Blane Bachelor

Published July 16, 2015
FoxNews.com

Dotted with gleaming lakes, surrounded by majestic mountains and abundant in grapes that produce some of the best wines in North America, British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a beloved summer vacation spot for Canadians....(read more)

Time Posted: Jul 17, 2015 at 9:50 AM
Tinhorn Creek Staff
 
July 2, 2015 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

Great article in Vines Magazine

Vines Magazine just published an article on the new Sub Appellation 'The Golden Mile"

As spring was ushered in, the 11 wineries of the Golden Mile Bench received long-awaited news that they were officially declared as British Columbia’s first official sub-appellation. The announcement came from Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick March 30 at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards  in Oliver.

“Anyone can tell a story about their area, but a sub-appellation allows us to characterize unique geological characteristics that tie us all together,” says Sandra Oldfield, Tinhorn Creek’s president and CEO. “In addition

, the consumer now has the confidence that the grapes [at least 95 percent] came from that specific area on the label and they can start seeing how these wines relate to one another over time.”

The designation is a significant step for the province, as it’s the first major change the B.C. wine map has seen since the early 1990s, when the five current wine regions were carved out: Okanagan Valley, Similkameen Valley, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and  Gulf Islands.

These regions are vast, however, and carry many geographical differences even within themselves. Breaking them into smaller zones allows producers to build a more meaningful reputation on the global market by demonstrating the wine style, varietal or characteristics unique to more specific appellations.

It took over six years for proponents of the Golden Mile Bench to systematically delineate why the area is distinctly separate from others in the region, but their efforts have at last paid off.

“The British Columbia Wine Authority . . . conducted a review of the application made by wineries from the area and recommended that the B.C. government approve the new sub-geographical indicator,” says Dave Townsend, government communications officer for the Ministry of Agriculture. 

Criteria that the Golden Mile had to meet included grape production at commercially viable levels, a geographically distinct area with clearly defined boundaries, and wines consistently demonstrating distinctive characteristics relating to shared soil, topography and climate.

“Our grapes grow on a series of alluvial fan material that is very rocky with amazing minerality,” says Oldfield. “The soil is not from glacial deposits and silts as the majority of the valley is, but from the mountain ridge the Golden Mile Bench backs up onto. The area is defined not only by its unique alluvial fan soil but also as an east-facing bench, higher elevation off the valley floor and a 5-15 percent slope allowing for frost-free growing conditions.” 

KELLY SCHWEITZER

Time Posted: Jul 2, 2015 at 12:09 PM
Tinhorn Creek Staff
 
June 30, 2015 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

FREE SHIPPING. One Day Only. Canada Day. Anywhere in Canada.

We are celebrating Canada's birthday with our own special Red and White Day!  

Starting at midnight on June 30, 2015 and ending at midnight on July 1, 2015 order a case (12 bottles) of any of the following wines and receive FREE SHIPPING! 

2013 Gewürztraminer

2013 Chardonnay

2012 Cabernet Franc

2011 Oldfield Series Merlot

To place an order:

    select your wines from the list above (minimum of 1 case)
    at checkout, enter coupon code: Canada15

We understand that with any technology there can be hiccups. If you experience one of those hiccups please send us an email to winery@tinhorn.com with your order and contact info, and we will get back to you on July 2 to process your order (emails must be have been sent / received on Canada Day July 1).

Time Posted: Jun 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Press Release
 
April 22, 2015 | Press Release

Congratulations Miradoro!

 

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards recognized with 4th Gold at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards


Oliver, BC (April 22, 2015) – Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek, was honoured with a gold medal for Best Winery/Vineyard Dining, for the fourth consecutive year at yesterday’s 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. 

 

Vancouver Magazine describes Miradoro's Chef Jeff Van Geest as having "dug himself deep into the South Okanagan terrior, delivering authentically wholesome, unpretentious comfort food that mirrors the Tinhorn cellar uncannily.  Anything from the wood-fired oven (starting with locally topped pizzas) is a win." 

 

Restaurateur and co-owner Manuel Ferreira says that Miradoro's goal has always been to create an exceptional and authentic all-around dining experience in the South Okanagan.  "We have always striven to maintain the highest standard of service and this award reflects the tireless dedication from both Chef Jeff Van Geest and our entire team. We at Miradoro are humbled to have received this accolade for the past four years”. 

 

Held at the Sheraton Wall Centre yesterday the announcement of this prestigious award serves to reinforce Miradoro’s position as the Okanagan’s leading dining venue; celebrated for it’s creativity and commitment to local and sustainable produce its spectacular setting offers panoramic views of the vineyards, farms and lush valley below. 

 

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About Miradoro Restaurant

At Miradoro Restaurant the Mediterranean-influenced wine country cuisine showcases the region’s finest ingredients alongside the award-winning wines of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. Perched on the picturesque winery estate on the famed Golden Mile, the destination restaurant offers stunning views of the South Okanagan Valley. Its unique design seamlessly integrates a modern look with the natural landscape and the more traditional design of Tinhorn Creek’s winery and barrel cellar. The 4,000-square-foot space features 65 seats indoors and 65 seats outdoors on a wraparound deck, ample use of natural woods and cork creates a room that is simple, elegant — and lets the food, wine and view be the stars of the show. Miradoro Restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11:30am–3:00pm, for tapas from 3:00pm-5:00pm and for dinner from 5:00pm–9:00pm. For more information, please call 250-498-3742 or visit www.miradoro.ca.

 

Media Contact: 

Hawksworth Communications 

Sarah Lusk / sarah@hawksworth.ca 

Annabel Hawksworth / annabel@hawksworth.ca 

604.609.6678

 

Time Posted: Apr 22, 2015 at 10:48 AM
Tinhorn Creek Staff
 
January 28, 2015 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

2015 Canadian Concert Series

Kick off your Shoes and Dance with Us!

The 2015 Canadian Concert Series is now available online.  Check out these up and coming Canadian bands and come out to enjoy a great night at the concert.

Saturday May 23  Rich Hope & His Blue Rich Raiders
Saturday June 27  The John Welsh Band
Saturday July 25  Reuben & the Dark
Saturday August 22  Yukon Blonde

Grand Finale Saturday September 12 The Trews 

Time Posted: Jan 28, 2015 at 1:55 PM
Tinhorn Creek Staff
 
December 10, 2014 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

Holiday Photo Contest

We want to see you enjoying Tinhorn Creek wines this holiday season. Post photos of you enjoying Tinhorn Creek wines, wherever and however you are celebrating the holiday season, to our Facebook page and you will be entered to win a 3L Oldfield Series Merlot*. 

You can also enter on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by tagging your posts with #TinhornHoliday

The contest runs December 11, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

For every photo you post you get one (1) entry and you can get bonus entries if you include the following:

  • One (1) bonus entry for every additional bottle of Tinhorn Creek in the photo
  • One (1) bonus entry for every person wearing some tacky Christmas gear

PLUS... For every 10 votes your photo recieves on Facebook you get one (1) additional entry! 

For Example.. 

The above photo gets the following entries

  • 1 entry for submitting it
  • 1 entry for the 2nd bottle of Tinhorn Creek Wine
  • 1 entry for tacky Christmas gear
  • Plus 1 entry for every 10 votes it would get on Facebook

 

*We must be able to ship it to you, so you have to live in Canada or have a Canadian address we can ship it to. Or if you can come and pick it up within a reasonable amount of time (approx 3 months).

Time Posted: Dec 10, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Tinhorn Creek Staff
 
September 15, 2014 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

Harvest 2014

Harvest 2014 has officially begun! We started this year's harvest on Friday, September 12 by hand-picking the Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat from our Tinhorn Creek Vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench. Both of these were whole bunch pressed together before making their way into a small stainless steel tank to ferment. Eventually they will be blended with Semillon, Viognier, and Chardonnay to make our Oldfield Series 2Bench White. 

 

Time Posted: Sep 15, 2014 at 11:19 AM
Tinhorn Creek Staff
 
July 4, 2014 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

World Cup Communal Table Lunch

Join Miradoro and cheer on your favourite soccer team during the semi-finals and finals!

Starting Tuesday July 8 Miradoro will be hosting World Cup Communal Table Lunches. For $35 you get a 3-course lunch while you cheer on your team. Each lunch will have 2 menus for you to choose from. The menus will be themed around what team are playing each other. 

We already know that Germany is playing on Tuesday July 8 at 1pm, so one menu will be German themed, but what will the other be? 

Check the Miradoro Facebook page to find out the themes of the upcoming menus! 

Call Miradoro to make your reservation - 250-498-3742

 

 

Time Posted: Jul 4, 2014 at 1:24 PM
Tinhorn Creek Staff
 
June 27, 2014 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

Happy Canadian Wine Day!

To celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of the passing of Bill C-311 we are offering FREE SHIPPING on full cases (12 bottles) anywhere in Canada on June 28, 2014. 

You can mix & match however you would like to make up a case (or multiple cases if you would like!). The only requirement is that you have to order in multiples of 12 bottles

How do you order? Simply visit our online store, select your wines, and at check-out enter the coupon code CANADAFREE. 

PLUS... We decided to release our Oldfield Series Pinot Noir 2010 a little bit early. It's been collecting great reviews and medals everywhere it goes. It sold out in less than 6 months last year and at $29.99 a bottle it won't be around long. Take advantage of today's (June 28, 2014) FREE SHIPPING and order some today. 

Order Now

 

Sometimes it happens... If for some reason you can't get your order to go through simply send us an email with your order and contact info and we will be happy to process it on Monday. 

 

 

Time Posted: Jun 27, 2014 at 2:12 PM
Lindsey White
 
May 26, 2014 | Lindsey White

Half Corked Marathon

We've now been making our Half Screwed Sangria every year the Half Corked Marathon has been around. We've made it with Cab Franc, Rosé, Chardonnay, and Merlot. It doesn't seem to matter what wine you use in this recipe it always turns out great.

Here are the recipes for our Half Screwed Sangria and the Cucumber Gazpacho from Miradoro Restaurant. Enjoy!

 

Time Posted: May 26, 2014 at 11:11 AM