Twenty fourteen is a big year for Tinhorn Creek Vineyards and they want their loyal fans, friends and supporters to be part of the 20th anniversary celebrations. There are plenty of ways to join in the fun, with 20 events happening in 2014 to commemorate the 20 years of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.
Since harvesting their first grapes in 1994 on the Golden Mile in the Okanagan, the family-owned and operated Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has been a pioneer of carbon-neutral winemaking and has been instrumental in introducing the world to British Columbian wine.
"Our 20th anniversary is a great time to celebrate what we’ve managed to build in an ever-changing BC wine industry," says CEO and Winemaker Sandra Oldfield. "It's a chance to look ahead to where Tinhorn Creek and BC wine lovers are heading. I’m very excited about what the next 20 years will have to offer because I know we’ll be right there helping to shape and strengthen the wines and the wine industry.”
It's the 12 Days of Christmas at Tinhorn Creek! We've put together 12 great offers* for you to choose from. We decided to tell you 11 of them all at once, so you can pick & choose what offers you want to take advantage of. Each offer is valid only on that specific date (unless stated otherwise). We had to have some mystery, so check back on December 13th to find out what the last offer is.
*Free Shipping, $1 off, and Free Gifts with purchase will automatically be applied to your order if you qualify.
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In September we were nominated for the The Real Estate Foundation of BC's Land Awards for our extensive composting program. Our composting program combines food, grape/filtration and landscape waste as compost that is then used on the vineyards and takes into consideration how composting would effect our neighbours as well as the local wildlife.
Early this month we were excited to learn that we were a finalist in the Private Sector category and this past Friday Sandra Oldfield, CEO/Winemaker, took Cody Isted, our groundskeeper, to the awards ceremony. We may not have taken home the prize, but it was great to meet other like minded people from so different industries and to learn how they are doing their part.
Using photos we sent them, the Real Estate Foundation produced a short video about our composting program.
The Real Estate Foundation of BC - a philanthropic organization that funds projects that advance responsible and informed land use, conservation and real estate practices - also unveiled the finalists for its fourth annual Land Awards Gala. The awards honour companies, non-profits and governments leading innovative land-use projects that contribute to sustainable communities.
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
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.
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, 2013
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.
This Canada Day (July 1 from 8am to 6pm PDT) we are offering Free Shipping anywhere in Canada on all online orders (minimum 6 bottle purchase).
To place an order:
We understand that with any technology there can be hiccups. If you experience one of those hiccups please send us an email with your order and contact info. We will get back to you on July 2 to process your order (emails must be received between 8am and 6pm PDT July 1).
Enter to win a trip for 2 to see Blackie & the Rodeo Kings on September 7, 2013 at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.
Grand Prize includes:
- Return airfare for 2
- 1 night accommodation at Walnut Beach Resort
- 2 tickets to the concert
- Car Rental ($125 value)
- Pre-Concert dinner @ Miradoro
- VIP Tour & Tasting
- The latest cd from Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
- and more!