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March 21, 2020 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

CONCERT UPDATE - New Dates

To our Winery Fans,

During this uncertain and challenging time, we want to assure you that your health and safety, as well as that of all our guests, staff members and the community, is of utmost importance to us. We’ve been taking the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation day-by-day and following all directions from Health Canada and our provincial government.

Following the BC Government’s directive to cancel all events for 50 people or more, we have postponed our May and June Concerts. The May Concert (The Steadies) has been postponed until July 11, 2020. The June Concert (Attica Riots) has been postponed until August 8, 2020.  The Season Passes already issued for these events will be valid for the new Concert Series dates: July 11, 2020, July 25, 2020, August 8, 2020, and August 22, 2020.

Want more concert information click here.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and appreciate your understanding. We are committed to doing our part for our whole community by taking these important precautionary measures. We assure you if and when there is more information to share, you will be the first to know. 

Should you be unable to attend the new dates, please contact us to make arrangements for a partial or full refund as needed.

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to call us directly at 1-888-484-6467, or send us an email at winery@tinhorn.com. We truly appreciate all of your support and understanding during this difficult time and look forward to welcoming you back to Tinhorn Creek again soon. 

We wish you and your family good health.

The Tinhorn Creek Team

1-888-484-6467

Time Posted: Mar 21, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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March 19, 2020 | Press Release

Tasting Room Now Closed Until Further Notice

It is with a heavy heart that we share that we have closed our tasting room, and move to offer take-out only from Miradoro Restaurant at this time. With this situation changing by the hour, we know this is the right thing to do for our staff, customers and our community. Any of our staff who have been affected by the closure will receive compensation.


In our best efforts to continue to support our staff and continue to provide what we can, we are offering FREE shipping for all online orders starting today for wine purchases of 6 bottles or more placed at this time, until Sunday, April 12th. Our team is also able to provide drive-thru sales for those who are able to visit us.


To place an order at Tinhorn Creek you can order wine online at www.tinhorn.com or by calling us at 1-888-484-6467. We will either ship wine to your door, or you can drive-by to pick-up. For those picking up, when you arrive at the property in your vehicle, just call 250-498-3743, state your name, and our team will happily bring the wine to the trunk of your car. We look forward to welcoming you to our winery again in the future.

Time Posted: Mar 19, 2020 at 3:31 PM
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March 18, 2020 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

Free Home Wine Delivery

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our guests, staff members, and our community. As a winery, we are following direction from Canadian Public Health Authorities and monitoring the COVID-19 virus closely. 

With the country coming together in a collective effort to limit movement, we understand some of you may need to delay plans to visit Okanagan Wine Country. In view of this circumstance, we are offering free shipping for any online or telephone 1-888-484-6467 wine purchases of 6 bottles or more until April 5th.

Live locally? Order online for pick-up. Call us 1-888-484-6467 when you are ready to pick up and we will have your order waiting for you.

We wish you and your family good health and look forward to hosting you sometime in the future. 

Time Posted: Mar 18, 2020 at 10:38 AM
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March 15, 2020 | Tinhorn Creek Staff

IMPORTANT: Special Announcement to our Winery Fans...

TO OUR DEAR WINERY FANS,

At Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, our number 1 priority is the health and safety of our guests, staff members and the community. We are following direction from Health Canada and monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. We’d like to take a moment to communicate the standards we have in place to ensure the comfort, health, and wellness of our guests, employees and the community. We wish you and your family good health.

In addition to our current stringent food handling safety practices and cleanliness standards, we have implemented the following additional sanitizing precautionary measures:

  • We have increased the frequency of disinfecting in all locations and shared spaces. High traffic areas such as tasting bars, cash desks, menus and pin pads are sanitized after each use.
  • We have eliminated high hand touch features from our tours.
  • We have postponed large scale gatherings scheduled until the end of April.
  • We have increased the level of social distancing in our restaurant by increasing space between tables.
  • In our restaurant, tables will not be pre-set, glassware and utensils will arrive at the table after you have been seated. The payment pin pad will be sterilized after each use in the restaurant.
  • We have increased the number of hand sanitizers throughout the location.
  • We are reducing any unnecessary hand contact with guests.
  • Posters are located throughout the winery to remind all guests of proper handwashing techniques.
  • We have provided staff training specifically related to COVID-19 on handwashing best practices, sanitary standards, and safe work practices, requiring staff with any symptoms of any illness to remain at home.

While we respect that some guests will decide to stay home, we know that other guests will continue with their plans to visit wine country. At Tinhorn Creek, we are monitoring the situation, and we’re committed to maintaining the highest possible standards for the safety of our guests and employees.

Please feel free to contact us directly at 250-498-3743 or winery@tinhorn.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Time Posted: Mar 15, 2020 at 4:57 PM
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December 21, 2018 | Press Release

Bring Heavy Medal to Your Holiday Party

NEWS RELEASE [Oliver, BC] With so many lists to make at this time of year, decision-making can be a challenge, but Tinhorn Creek Vineyards makes holiday wine selection easy, with its award-winning lineup. 

Holiday entertainers and gift-givers can’t go wrong with anything the South Okanagan winery offers, from a crisp Pinot Gris to a bold Pinot Noir. Illustrating this, the winery shares that just in time for the holidays, it has received an armful of medals from the 19th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition:

·      Double Platinum - 2016 Chardonnay

·      Platinum - 2014 Oldfield Reserve Cabernet Franc

·      Platinum - 2017 Pinot Gris

·      Double Gold - 2015 Cabernet Franc 

·      Double Gold - 2016 Oldfield Reserve Chardonnay

·      Gold - 2015 Oldfield Reserve Cabernet Franc

·      Gold - 2014 Oldfield Reserve Pinot Noir

Hosted by Wine Press Northwest magazine, the Platinum Judging is only by invitation and includes wines from BC, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho that have been first been recognized with a gold or better award at other defined competitions. The resulting winner list is a ‘best of the best’ in the Northwest and is a fun way to discover great wines right before the holidays.

Wine Press Northwest editor Gregg McConnell notes "Earning a Platinum is an outstanding accomplishment, and Double Platinum is an exceptional honour."

For Tinhorn Creek to receive seven awards is a notable achievement, and winemaker Andrew Windsor is grateful. “We make wines for our customers and not to attain high scores,” he says, “but it is always nice to receive recognition for our hard work. We track our success based on the acceptance of our wines,” he continues. “The fact that we have been consistently selling out of our wines tells us we are on the right track. It’s an honour to work for this great group of people and be the stewards of such a great place, so these awards are for them.”

To order or learn more about where you can find Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Wines in your neighbourhood:

Call 1-888-484-6467 or email crushclub@tinhorn.com. Commercial sales email winery@tinhorn.com

 

 

Time Posted: Dec 21, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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September 11, 2017 | Press Release

ANDREW PELLER LIMITED TO ACQUIRE THREE BRITISH COLUMBIA WINERIES

$95 MILLION IN ACQUISITIONS TRANSFORMS COMPANY INTO BC’S LARGEST PRODUCER OF QUALITY WINES

This news release contains forward-looking information that is based upon assumptions and is subject to risks and uncertainties as indicated in the cautionary note contained elsewhere in this news release.

GRIMSBY, Ontario – September 11, 2017 – Andrew Peller Limited ADW.A/ADW.B (“APL” or the “Company”) announced today that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire 100% of Black Hills Estate Winery and Gray Monk Estate Winery and has entered into a letter of intent to acquire 100% of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, for a combined purchase price of $95 million. The three estate VQA wineries in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley generated total revenues of approximately $25 million in their latest fiscal years. The purchase will be funded by a combination of $78 million in cash from the Company’s credit lines and $17 million worth of Class A common shares. The company expects to close all of the transactions on or before the end of October 2017. “My grandfather started our business in the Okanagan nearly 60 years ago, and we have always been inspired by the Valley’s promise to make wines that rival the very best in the world. We have long admired these leading estate VQA wineries and now it is a privilege to bring their ultra-premium wines and talented people into our family,” said John Peller, Andrew Peller Limited’s Chief Executive Officer. “With our investment and resources, these wines have the potential to grow, develop and compete in the growing luxury wine market around the world.” Black Hills Estate Winery, located on the Black Sage Bench near Oliver, B.C., is one of Canada’s most prestigious wine producers with an award-winning portfolio of premium and ultra-premium wines, including its flagship Nota Bene, the number one ultra-premium red wine in Canada. Recognized for its terroir and 50 acres of vineyards, the winery consistently sells out of its high performing portfolio of VQA wines. “Black Hills has been proud of how we have evolved our quality over the years. This new partnership allows us access to resources and tools to evolve even further,” said Glenn Fawcett, President, Black Hills Estate Winery. Gray Monk Estate Winery, founded in 1972, is a family-owned and operated winery located in Okanagan Centre in the Lake Country region north of Kelowna, B.C. With a beautiful estate winery and 50 acres of grape plantings, Gray Monk is a favorite destination for wine lovers visiting the Okanagan Valley to enjoy BC’s best-selling Pinot Gris as well as other popular red and white wines. “We’ve known the Peller family for many years and share and appreciate the same values and approach to quality winemaking. We are delighted to partner with them to continue the legacy of Gray Monk Estate Winery in the Okanagan,” said George Heiss, co-owner, Gray Monk Estate Winery. Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, located on the Golden Mile Bench, the Okanagan’s only sub appellation, near Oliver, B.C., sits among 150 acres of vineyards and the winery’s prestigious and award-winning Miradoro Restaurant. Family-owned and operated since 1993, Tinhorn Creek produces both red and white wines in the ultra-premium category sold through their loyal wine club, numerous on-site events, restaurants and fine wine retailers. “It has been the honour of my life to have helped build Tinhorn Creek, to make great wines with an attention to sustainability and most importantly, to run our business with empathy toward our employees, our customers and our community.” said Sandra Oldfield, CEO, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. “Andrew Peller will continue the long term development and growth in the Okanagan that we started.” According to Randy Powell, the Company’s President, there is a significant opportunity for growth in the Okanagan wine region. “Canadian consumers are becoming more and more interested in super and ultra-premium wines, and these are some of the greatest brands in the country” Powell stated. “They complement our Western Canada VQA portfolio well and will significantly strengthen our presence in the region.” Completion of the each transaction is subject to a number of conditions customary for transactions of this nature and, in the case of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, entering into a definitive agreement. In addition, the issuance by the 2 Company of Class A common shares in connection with the transactions will be subject to the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Each transaction is independent of, and not conditional upon, the other transactions.

About Andrew Peller Limited Andrew Peller Limited is a leading producer and marketer of quality wines in Canada. With wineries in British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, the Company markets wines produced from grapes grown in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula, British Columbia’s Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, and from vineyards around the world. The Company’s award-winning premium and ultra-premium VQA brands include Peller Estates, Trius, Thirty Bench, Wayne Gretzky, Sandhill, Conviction and Red Rooster. Complementing these premium brands are a number of popularly priced varietal brands including Peller Estates French Cross in the East, Peller Estates Proprietors Reserve in the West, Copper Moon, Black Cellar, and XOXO. Hochtaler, Domaine D’Or, Schloss Laderheim, Royal, and Sommet are our key value priced brands. The Company imports wines from major wine regions around the world to blend with domestic wine to craft these popularly priced and value priced brands. The Company also produces wine based liqueurs and cocktails under the brand Panama Jack and a new craft cider called No Boats on Sunday. In October 2016, the Company also launched its new Wayne Gretzky No. 99 Red Cask Canadian Whisky in certain markets across Canada and will be continuing to launch new offerings from the Wayne Gretzky Estate Winery and Craft Distillery in the coming year. With a focus on serving the needs of all wine consumers, the Company produces and markets premium personal winemaking products through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Global Vintners Inc., the recognized leader in personal winemaking products. Global Vintners distributes products through over 170 Winexpert authorized retailers and more than 600 independent retailers across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and China. Global Vintners award-winning premium and ultra-premium winemaking brands include Selection, Vintners Reserve, Island Mist, KenRidge, Cheeky Monkey, Traditional Vintage, and Cellar Craft. The Company owns and operates 101 well-positioned independent retail locations in Ontario under The Wine Shop, Wine Country Vintners, and Wine Country Merchants store names. The Company also operates Andrew Peller Import Agency and The Small Winemaker’s Collection Inc.; both of these wine agencies are importers of premium wines from around the world and are marketing agents for these fine wines. The Company’s products are sold predominantly in Canada with a focus on export sales for its icewine and personal winemaking products. More information about the Company can be found at www.andrewpeller.com. Andrew Peller Limited common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbols ADW.A and ADW.B). 

Time Posted: Sep 11, 2017 at 11:34 AM
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August 28, 2017 | Press Release

Celebrate the Arts brings music, drama, dance and art to Oliver Schools

Oliver, BC (August 26, 2017) – Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ CEO and Co-Owner Sandra Oldfield presents a $15,000 cheque on behalf of the winery’s Celebrate the Arts charity to Lori Martine, Fine Arts Director at Oliver Elementary School, Tracy Harrington, Principal, South Okanagan Secondary School, Lisa Ante, Music Teacher at Tuc el Nuit School and Rod Kitt, School District #53 Career Education Coordinator during The Mounties concert at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards on Saturday August 26th.  The donation will be divided equally between Oliver Elementary School, Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School and South Okanagan Secondary School to support their arts programs.
 
“Our annual Canadian Concert Series is all about bringing people together through music and celebrating our country’s musical talent,” says Sandra Oldfield, CEO and Co-Owner of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. “We want to support our community and encourage the next generation of artists and performers by inspiring them through strong school arts programs that also give youth an outlet for expression. This supports their emotional well-being, their self-esteem and their overall balance to help them become well-rounded human beings.”
 
Tinhorn Creek launched Celebrate the Arts in 2015 and this is their third cash donation to the program, which supports local schools to fund extra music, drama, dance and fine arts programming for students. Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has also committed to in-kind donations, such as the use of their outdoor amphitheatre, tasting room and barrel cellar for performances and rehearsals, and use of the guest suite for visiting performers.
 
Tinhorn Creek remains committed to Celebrate the Arts and has pledged proceeds from next season’s Canadian Concert Series, as well as a portion of Tinhorn Creek’s annual income, to continue to support the program.

 

Time Posted: Aug 28, 2017 at 2:58 PM
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August 21, 2017 | Press Release

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards introduces new flagship wine, The Creek

Oliver, BC (August 21, 2017) Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is proud to announce the release of The Creek, its highly anticipated flagship wine.Tinhorn Creek 2014 The Creek

A toast to 23 years of experience in farming and winemaking on the southern Okanagan Valley, The Creek is an elegant, luscious and modern wine that reflects both place and time. 

The 2014 The Creek is a unique blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Aptly named after the iconic waterway that has shaped the surrounding landscape, the new flagship wine is a celebration of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ longstanding pursuit of both excellence and innovation in winemaking. 

“We have been working toward this wine since my husband Kenn and I first landed in Oliver in 1994,” says Sandra Oldfield, Founder and CEO of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. “Inspired by our desire to honour the region where the grapes come from, and to create the best possible wine in our cellar, The Creek reflects a spirit of innovation both in how we farm our land and how we treat our wines. We will continue to push forward and evolve with creativity and dedication because that is what our customers have come to expect from us.” 

Fermented using wild and selected yeasts, the wine is aged for 24 months in 40% French new and Hungarian oak barrels. Boasting opulent flavours of blueberry, cassis and black cherry, with a warm toasted spice finish - the flagship wine’s rich undertones and full-bodied palate make it a perfect pairing for richer dishes. 

“The planning for this release really began in 2014, spearheaded by our winemaker Andrew Windsor and viticulturist, Andrew Moon”, says Oldfield. “This flagship wine is the result of a focused and passionate collaboration, made possible by our people, land and grapes here at Tinhorn Creek”. 

Each estate grown, handcrafted vintage will bring forth a structured, intense and powerful blend, reflective of Tinhorn Creek’s ongoing commitment to its stunning terroir and quality vineyard practices. 

2014 The Creek wine retails for $55 for 750ml and $120 for magnum bottles, both of which are available in limited quantities from Tinhorn Creek’s tasting room, wine club, online store, as well as their onsite restaurant, Miradoro. The Creek will be released to the public in September 2017, and will be available from liquor stores and in select restaurants in BC and Alberta. 

 

Time Posted: Aug 21, 2017 at 9:34 AM
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July 26, 2017 | Press Release

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards wins Double Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition

Oliver, BC (July 26, 2017) – Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is proud to announce that its 2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red has been awarded a Double Gold designation by the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC). 

Reserved for the finest wines in the world, the Double Gold rating comes from the SFIWC - one of the world’s most respected and longstanding international wine competitions. Now in its 37th year, the competition has been integral in setting the standard for expert wine judging, attracting over 4,200 entries from 31 countries across the globe. 

“The Oldfield Series 2Bench Red is one of our greatest achievements,” says Sandra Oldfield, CEO and Founder of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. “Our goal has always been to inspire innovation and improvement with every vintage and this award makes us very confident in the work we’re doing.” 

This year, the 2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red achieved a Double Gold medal and 94 points rating from the SFIWC’s panel of esteemed judges and wine critics. A blend of five Bordeaux varietals (47% cabernet sauvignon, 24% cabernet franc, 20% merlot, 6% malbec, and 3% petit verdot) sourced from Tinhorn Creek's estate vineyards on the Black Sage and Golden Mile Benches, this unique blend has earned its place as an international double gold winner. Its full-bodied, balanced and powerful palate boasts a complex aromatic range from spice and dark fruit to tobacco. The 2Bench Red’s dark fruit and herb-infused profile is a perfect fit for pairing with richer meat dishes. 

Tinhorn Creek’s 2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red retails for $30.49 and can be cellared for up to 15 years. Bottles and cases are available for purchase at the winery or online at Tinhorn Creek’s wine store.

Time Posted: Jul 26, 2017 at 10:44 AM
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May 3, 2017 | Press Release

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Announces New Branding for Premium Tier Wines

New Oldfield Reserve label marks the beginning of a new era while reflecting a distinctive evolution

Oliver, BC (May 3, 2017) – Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is excited to introduce its new Oldfield Reserve brand, along with a refresh of the Tinhorn Creek varietal series labels. 

Oldfield Reserve replaces the previous Oldfield Series; communicating an evolution of the brand and reflecting the quality and sophistication of Tinhorn’s top tier wines. The update also demonstrates a clear distinction between Tinhorn Creek’s premium wines and the Tinhorn Creek varietal series, which has also undergone a label revamp that speaks to Tinhorn’s modern, fresh approach. 

“The philosophy behind the varietal tier and Oldfield tier has always been ‘best of grape’ for the former and ‘best of site and winemaking’ for the latter,” says Jan Nelson, Sales & Marketing Manager at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. “We hope our new labels underscore this differentiation, whilst letting the wines speak for themselves. The Oldfield Reserve label now has a more luxurious feel that speaks to the elevated quality of our premium line, while the new look of our entire portfolio also marks Winemaker Andrew Windsor’s first Oldfield Reserve wines to market.”

The Oldfield name is still prominently displayed to express the continuity of the brand and its rich history. Since experiencing her first “crush” at Tinhorn Creek in 1995, past Winemaker Sandra Oldfield remains actively involved as the winery’s CEO. Sandra was recently recognized by WXN as one of the country’s most powerful female entrepreneurs in the Trendsetting and Trailblazing category, with more than 20 years of winemaking and leadership in the BC wine industry under her belt. 

Andrew Windsor joined the team in 2014 and has worked tirelessly and collaboratively with the winemaking team and Viticulturist Andrew Moon to produce the latest releases of both the new Oldfield Series Reserve wines and the Tinhorn Creek varietal series wines. “I’m very proud of the wines that are in the market now, and of all the hard work our team has put into making them,” says Windsor. “The 2014 vintage reds look great and I'm particularly proud of the Syrah, which is probably one of the finest wines I've ever been a part of making. It's a varietal that I'm very passionate about. The Bordeaux varieties are also excellent; with only the best wines going into the small production of the Oldfield Reserves, they are built to last and I suggest stocking up on them."

Time Posted: May 3, 2017 at 10:53 AM