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September 30, 2013 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

Take Us With You Photo Contest

Did you Take Us With You this summer? If you did we hope you snapped a couple of photos of how and where you enjoyed a bottle (or 2!) of our wine. Our Take Us With You Photo Contest is now accepting entries until October 10, 2013. Starting October 11 (until October 28) have your friends and family to vote for you photo(s) and you could win a trip for 2 to visit us!

If you didn’t Take Us With You this summer there is still time to do so! Just have your photo submitted by October 10.

There are 3 ways to submit your photos:
•    Facebook - http://bit.ly/16cd0Je
•    Twitter – use #TakeUsWithYou in your tweet
•    Instagram – use #TakeUsWithYou in your description

The Basic Rules:
•    All photos must be submitted through one of the above methods
•    Each photo may only be submitted one; duplicate photos will be deleted
•    You can enter as many photos as you like
•    You must be 19 years or older
•    Full contest rules & prize details can be found here: http://bit.ly/16cd0Je

 

Time Posted: Sep 30, 2013 at 9:58 AM
Tinhorn Creek Staff
 
September 19, 2013 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

Raising a Glass to New License at Miradoro

The team at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards and their onsite Miradoro Restaurant are today raising a glass to their new Food Primary license. The new license will allow guests to enjoy BC beer and spirits alongside the Tinhorn Creek and other local regional wines currently served at the award-winning restaurant. The first beer that will be featured is from the award-winning Firehall Brewery in Oliver, BC, just 5km from the winery.

Like most wineries in the Okanagan, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is situated inside the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and is therefore under restrictions that prohibit business activities that are not related to agriculture. The restaurant was allowed to serve wine produced on the vineyard but was restricted when it came to offering more beverage choices to guests.

“We’ve worked with all levels of government, from local to regional and provincial, to make this license possible,” says Sandra Oldfield, Proprietor and Winemaker at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. “It’s been a great collaborative experience to work with all of the organizations involved to achieve our goal of being able to offer more choice to our guests by showcasing other locally made beverages alongside our fantastic wines.”

Attaining the license has been a cooperative effort and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards would like to thank Allan Patton, Director of the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen and his Advisory Planning Committee (APC), the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC), and the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Commission (BCLCLC) for their help in making the license possible and opening the doors for other Okanagan wineries to be able to offer the same choice as Miradoro.

Time Posted: Sep 19, 2013 at 1:08 PM
Tinhorn Creek Staff
 
September 12, 2013 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

Our 20th Harvest Begins!

September 30, 2013

We took a couple of days off harvest and will be jumping in again later this week. We have now harvest 30% of our fruit. Most of the whites are fermenting in tanks with just our Chardonnay and a little bit of Viognier and Semillon left to go. This week will hope to be harvesting the Chardonnay and our first reds of the vintage (Pinot Noir and maybe some Merlot). 

 

September 19, 2013
The Pinot Gris is all harvested for this week and today we started bringing in Gewurztraminer. We are hand-picking today and tomorrow at Tinhorn Creek Vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench.

 

September 16, 2013Last load of Pinot Gris for the day.

We stuck our toe into harvest last week, but this week we are jumping right in. We've have 3 full days of Pinot Gris to start the week and we will finish if off with 2 days of Gewurztraminer. 

This photo was taken from the balcony where you can watch the cellar team at work.

 

September 12, 2013

Today was a beautiful day to start our 20th Harvest at Tinhorn Creek. The sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky.

At about 7am we started harvesting our Muscat, Chardonnay, and a small amount of Sauvignon Blanc from our Tinhorn Creek Vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench.These 3 varietals are being field blended and will eventually become part of our Oldfield Series 2Bench White. By 10:30 am everything was picked and in the press.

Next week we will start harvesting our Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris.

Stop by anytime (we are open 7 days a week) and check out all the harvest action from our balcony that overlooks the crush pad.

Time Posted: Sep 12, 2013 at 10:55 AM