We are very pleased to announce that Miradoro Restaurant was honoured as "Best Winery/Vineyard Dining" at the 23rd Annual Vancouver Magazine Awards yesterday afternoon.
From the judges:
Manny Ferreira (of Le Gavroche) “has raised the bar in South Okanagan winery dining,” one judge said of Gold winner Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek. In the kitchen, Jeff Van Geest (ex-Aurora Bistro) “brings a keen awareness of sourcing the local and seasonal that puts this restaurant at the top of its class.”
For more info on the Restaurant Awards and a full list of winners and nominees please visit the Vancouver Magazine website.
Wednesday May 16 from 6-9pm
Vancouver Urban Winery
Back by popular demand is our social media event - Wine Tasting with a Social Twist. On Wednesday May 16, join us at Vancouver Urban Winery (55 Dunlevy, Ave, Vancouver) for an evening of wine tasting, tweeting and light canapes. Chef Jeff from Miradoro Restaurant is partnering with Le Gavroche to create some great canapes to pair with the wines.
Wines will be brown bagged and it will be up to you to figure out what the wines are. Great prizes to won!
Meet @SandraOldfield, @Andrew_Tinhorn, @KorolKuklo, @linzyw, @mbuschleague, and @winegirljules!
Our summer concerts are the premiere events in the South Okanagan. Pack a picnic, bring a friend, dance the night away, and sip some of the award winning wine made by our winemaking team all while enjoying some of the best musical talent Canada has to offer.
The past couple of years our concert series has focused on up and coming Canadian bands and this year is no exception.
Crush Club members are able to purchase tickets on December 1st at 10am. If purchasing online (from our website or Facebook Page) you must log-in to your account. Please contact us if you need your username and password.
2012 Canadian Series
There are 150 Season Passes (1 ticket to The Boom Booms, Acres of Lions, Redeye Empire, Said the Whale) available for $100. The remaining tickets will be sold individually. Tickets to Sloan are not included in the Season Pass.
All concerts are in our amphitheatre and start at 7pm (gates will open at 6:30pm).
Miradoro will be offering Dinner & Concert package again for 2012 and will also be BBQ'ing during the concerts. Please check back in the spring for more details from Miradoro.
Student tickets are availbe for those 6 - 18 years of age. Children under 6 are free. Please call to purchase - 888.484.6467
*All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
**No chairs allowed at the concerts; cushions and blankets are welcomed.
***No outside alcohol permitted
Miradoro Restaurant, British Columbia’s premiere winery restaurant, is pleased to announce it’s reopening on March 1st, 2012 after closing for the January / February winter months. The destination restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards offers stunning panoramic views of the South Okanagan Valley wine country and features Mediterranean-influenced cuisine that showcases the region’s finest ingredients.
Miradoro is celebrating with fresh new spring menus and a special for the month of March. Guests can build their own three-course menu by selecting any items from the regular dinner menu for only $35. Miradoro's Executive Chef Jeff Van Geest has created a delectable offering, which features appetizers like crispy calamari frito with Thorpe Organic’s cucumber & roasted pepper salad with squid ink aioli. Miradoro's delicious pizza offerings include pancetta with Italian bacon, roast garlic and smoked mozzarella. For the pasta lovers, there are many options, including orecchiette with sweet sausage, rapini, & chilies. A popular entrée is the rotating cut of grilled Okanagan’s Finest Angus steak served with harissa, arugula, smoked sweet onion & olive oil crushed potatoes.
New this spring is Miradoro's Weekend Brunch, kicking off on Sunday March 11th with a special communal table brunch menu for $25. Regular a la carte brunch will be available for the rest of the season every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The menu showcases European-influenced flair with locally-sourced ingredients, featuring tasty breakfast items like spot prawn risotto cake served with poached eggs, grilled leek and espelette pepper aioli; sweet Italian or Moroccan spiced lamb Merguez sausage with poached eggs; and pannetonne French toast with nutella, white wine poached pears and hazelnut praline cream.
Returning on Tuesday March 20th after its popular debut last fall, The Communal Table will bring together locals and visitors to celebrate regional food, wine and friends both old and new. In keeping with Miradoro Restaurant’s food philosophy, The Communal Table will feature a special menu of family style fare that is local, rustic, simple, straightforward and seasonal. Held at 6:30pm on Tuesdays from March 20th until June 26th, The Communal Table menu is $25 per person. Reservations are required.
Make your reservation today... 250.498.3742
The rumours are true! Last Thursday we received the signed contract from Sloan for our Grand Finale Concert on September 8, 2012.
Set your reminders as tickets will go on sale April 1st at 9am.
The 2011 Harvest is official over! We picked 3.6 tonnes of Kerner for our Icewine this morning. It was a chilly -10C when we started picking just before 7am this morning. It's an all staff effort - tasting room, marketing, hospitality, admin, cellar, and vineyard. It took only 1.5 hours to pick and then we all headed to the tasting room to warm up with coffee, hot chocolate, and other tasty treats.
The first press is completed and intial tests show the juice at 44 brix. Once we are done pressing the Kerner juice will ferment for about 3 months in a small tank before bottling. The 2011 Oldfield Series Kerner Icewine will be released on July 1, 2012.
Miradoro Restaurant, British Columbia’s premiere winery restaurant, is pleased to announce The Communal Table, its weekly late-harvest dining series featuring fine Okanagan ingredients. The destination restaurant at Tinhorn Creek offers stunning panoramic views of the South Okanagan Valley wine country and features Mediterranean-influenced cuisine that showcases the region’s finest ingredients.
Premiering Tuesday, November 22nd, The Communal Table will bring together locals and visitors to celebrate regional food and wine and friends both old and new. Carefully crafted by Executive Chef Jeff Van Geest, the first of the series’ weekly-changing family style menus opens with a light salad of lettuces dressed in good olive oil and vinegar with preserved summer tomatoes and soft-boiled egg. Beef Kalimotxo Cocido, a rich one-pot meal of Okanagan’s Finest Angus Beef neck braised in red wine and cola with local vegetables, porcini mushrooms, potatoes and broad beans, is a hearty main course served as multiple dishes. Fresh cheese with Similkameen honey and Agassiz hazelnuts is a delightful third course, while chestnut and marsala cake with amoretti and dulce de leche gelato round out the meal.
In keeping with Miradoro Restaurant’s food philosophy, The Communal Table will feature fare that is local, rustic, simple, straightforward and seasonal. In the kitchen, Executive Chef Jeff Van Geest is guided by the belief that there’s nothing better than simple, well-prepared ingredients from our local fields, forests and ocean. Drawing inspiration from Spain, Portugal and Italy – cuisines designed to pair perfectly with wine — Van Geest works closely with local farmers and producers to pay homage to the bounty of the Okanagan.
Held at 6:30pm on Tuesdays from November 22nd until the end of the year, The Communal Table menu is $25 per person. Reservations are required. Individual dates will be cancelled if a Christmas party is booked.
The cool spring this year meant that Andrew Moon, our viticulturist, and Sandra Oldfield, our winemaker, had to carefully monitor the vineyard to ensure that the grapes would reach full ripeness. The cool spring and slightly later start to the summer weather pushed the start date of harvest back almost 2 weeks. We started our harvest on September 28 with Pinot Gris from our Diamondback Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench. In a perfect year once harvest starts it is fairly constant with maybe a day or two here and there that we do not pick. This year there were three or four days in between picking days which really seemed to make harvest drag out, but also made for a much more relaxed harvest... until the end of October. Around October 26 the temperatures took a nose dive and the vineyard and cellar teams had some very long days as they worked constantly to bring in most of our reds. Luckily for us by this time the reds were ripe enough to harvest thanks to Andrew's management of the vineyard prior to harvest.
We did have one block of Cabernet Franc that Andrew and Sandra felt was not going to reach full ripeness (as the rest of the Cabernet Franc blocks would), but it would perfect for a rose. After some deliberation and monitoring, to see if it would ripen further, the decision was then made to harvest that one block of Cabernet Franc specifically for a rose. In total we will have just under 1400 cases of 2011 Oldfield Series Rose and it will only be available at the winery and Miradoro Restaurant. To forewarn you though... For the 2012 vintage the rose will go back to being a very limited production (200-300 cases) and will only be available to our Crush Club members and at Miradoro Restaurant.
September 21, 2011
Miradoro is holding a Pumpking Carving Contest on October 22, 2011 from 11:30am-1:30pm for kids aged 3-12. Kids carving pumpkins will receive a complimentary lunch.
All pumpkins will be judged by Miradoro visitors from October 22-30. Winners will be announced on October 30. Prizes will be awarded for kids aged 3-7 and 8-12.
For more info please contact Miradoro at 250.498.3742
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards continues its commitment to local charities with the presentation of $9500.00 to the Boys and Girls Club of Canada. Since 2005 the BC winery has contributed to various Boys and Girls Clubs programs in local communities, with their cumulative cash donations equalling over $75,000. This year’s donation was presented on July 21st at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek in Oliver, BC by Tinhorn Creek Vineyards VP and CFO Shaun Everest.
This year, Tinhorn Creek’s donation will support Boys and Girls Clubs in five communities throughout BC and Alberta including: The Boys and Girls Club Oliver Youth Centre Initiative, Okanagan Falls Summer Youth Centre, the Year-Round Youth Centre in Osoyoos, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, Ready, Set, Go! Preschool Program, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Great Vancouver, Afterschool Enhancement Program, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Edmonton, Kaleidoscope Program and The Boys and Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria Central Saanich Club Program. Tinhorn Creek Vineyards values the continued dedication to children of all ages demonstrated by Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and are thrilled to be able to contribute to these programs and communities.