Take us (a bottle of our wine) with you on vacation this spring and summer, snap a picture, and enter it later this summer in this year's "Take Us With You" photo contest.
We want to see where and with who you are enjoying our wines with! There is no limit to the amount of enteries so take us on vacation with you all summer.
The winning photographer will receive a trip for 2 to visit us. Prize includes airfare ($800), car rental ($125), dinner for 2 at Miradoro ($150), 2 night stay in our guest house ($700), VIP tour of the winery, and more!
(Last year's winner - Christine H. of Vancouver)
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards proudly announces Blackie & the Rodeo Kings as the headlining band for its 2013 Canadian Concert Series. The much-anticipated annual event is a rare opportunity to see some of Canada's top musical talent while enjoying award-winning wines and taking in the spectacular views of the South Okanagan Valley.
Tinhorn Creek’s outdoor amphitheatre sits atop the winery’s hillside overlooking the famed Golden Mile, and is a one-of-a-kind venue for dancing the night away under the stars. Premiering May 25th, the 2013 Canadian Concert Series features up-and-coming Canadian talent every month and ends with Juno Award-winning Blackie & the Rodeo Kings for the grand finale performance.
93 points - John Schreiner
91 points - Icon Wines
90 points - Tom Firth, Wine Access
89 points - Anthony Gismondi
Several years in the making the Oldfield Series Cabernet Franc is made from 100% Cabernet Franc from block 2GHI in our Diamondback Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench. It spent 12 months in a combination of new French and American oak barrels before being bottled. It then spent another nine months bottle aging before its releases.
Only 374 cases were produced of the Oldfield Series Cabernet Franc 2010 and it will only be available though the winery and at Miradoro Restaurant.
The Oldfield Series Cabernet Franc will be released on February 1, 2013* and is $34.99 per bottle. For a limited time (until February 15, 2013) we will be offering FREE SHIPPING on full case (12 bottles per case) purchases of this wine.
*Crush Club members get exclusive access to the Oldfield Series Cabernet Franc January 15-31, 2013. Want to know how you can get exclusive access to this wine, other wines, plus other great membership benefits? Click here or contact Terry for more info.
On February 1, 2013 we will be adding a new wine to our Oldfield Series line-up, but we are not telling you what it is just yet. We thought it would be more fun to let you try and guess what it is.
If you guess correctly you will be entered to win 2 bottles of the new Oldfield Series Wine before it is released plus a stay in our Guest House.
You can submit your entry 3 different ways starting December 11, 2012.
1. Submit your guess in the comments below.
2. Visit our Facebook Page and submit your guess through the contest page.
3. On Twitter tweet "I think the new #OldfieldSeries wine is ________."
Now the rules (they apply to all of the above entry methods):
- You can guess as many times as you like, but only 1 guess per day.
- Multiple guesses for the same wine will only be counted once per entry method.
- If you are immediate family of a Tinhorn Creek employee sorry you are not eligible to enter.
- You must be 19 years of age.
- We can only ship to Canadian addresses, so if you live outside of Canada you can still win, but you must have a Canadian address we can ship to.
- Contest ends January 10, 2013. Winner will be announced January 15, 2013.
We are very pleased to be welcoming the following bands (and welcome back one of them!) to our amphitheatre for 2013:
Saturday May 25 - Brickhouse
Saturday June 22 - Jackie Treehorn
Saturday July 27 - The Matinee (so excited to have them back)
Saturday August 24 - Five Alarm Funk
Season Passes will be available starting November 30th, 2012 and invidual concert tickets will be on sale mid-December.
More awards today! 9 medals from the Canadian Wine Awards...
SILVER - Oldfield Series Kerner Icewine 2011
BRONZE - Oldfield Series 2Bench Red 2009 - NEW RELEASE
BRONZE - Oldfield Series Merlot 2009
BRONZE - Oldfield Series Pinot Noir 2008
BRONZE - Pinot Noir 2009
BRONZE - Merlot 2010
BRONZE - Cabernet Franc 2010
BRONZE - Chardonnay 2011
BRONZE - Oldfield Series Rose 2011
Last night the Okanagan Wine Festival Society announced the winners from the BC Awards to kick of the 2012 Okanagan Fall Wine Festival.
We are very pleased to announce that we 8 medals this year.
GOLD – Cabernet Franc 2010
SILVER – Oldfield Series Syrah 2009 - NEW RELEASE
SILVER – Oldfield Series Merlot 2009
SILVER – Oldfield Series 2Bench Red 2009 - NEW RELEASE
SILVER – Pinot Noir 2009
BRONZE – Oldfield Series Pinot Noir 2008
BRONZE – Oldfield Series 2Bench White 2011
BRONZE – Oldfield Series Kerner Icewine 2011
Click here for a list of all winners.
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is offering free shipping as well as 10% off the purchase of cases of wine this Canada Day. This special one day only offer is extended to wine lovers anywhere in Canada to celebrate the recent passage of Bill C-311 which lifts restrictions on inter-provincial purchasing and shipping and is timely to coincide with the winery’s latest vintage releases.
Although the government of British Columbia relaxed liquor restrictions earlier this month to allow BC residents to avoid additional duties when bringing back wine, beer and other alcohol from other provinces for personal use, wineries wishing to sell directly to out of province consumers were still left in the cold. Archaic prohibition-era laws made it near impossible for vintners producing smaller lots of wine to participate in the trade of wine across provincial lines stifling the growth of the wine industry in Canada until the Federal private members Bill C-311 was passed on June 18th, 2012.
Sandra Oldfield, Winemaker and CEO of BC’s leading Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has long been vocal in advocating change. “The restrictions on inter-provincial wine trade have prevented tourists and wine lovers from legally taking home a few bottles from their favourite vineyards,” she states. "The unanimous passage in both the House of Commons and the Senate of Bill C-311 will usher in a new era for Canadian wine culture. I can't be more pleased to see all of our hard work in the vineyard and cellar being available to all Canadians."
July 1st marks the release of Tinhorn Creek’s highly anticipated Oldfield Series Pinot Noir, 2008. From 100% estate-grown grapes, the wine spent a year in French Oak barrels, on top of aging three years in the bottle and is only available directly from the winery. With a limited production of 250 cases it will not be available for long. Also being released on July 1st is 2009 Varietal Series Pinot Noir, the 2011 Varietal Series Chardonnay and the 16th vintage of The Oldfield Series Kerner Icewine, 2011. The 2011 Oldfield Series 2Bench Rosé is the ultimate summer sipper, perfect for a picnic, barbecue or any patio party.
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is offering free shipping across Canada on July 1st as well as 10% off the price of each case of wine ordered (Crush Club members will receive 15% off each case). Available for purchase of full cases of wine only on July 1st, 2012 from 12am PST to 12am PST July 2nd. Click here to purchase and enter the promo code CanadaFree.
Join the online conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #CanadaFree
Enter to win a trip for 2 to see Sloan live at Tinhorn Creek on Saturday, September 8, 2012.
Grand prize includes:
- return airfare for 2 to Kelowna
- 2 tickets to the Sloan concert at Tinhorn Creek on Sept 8
- 2 tickets to the pre-concert BBQ
- 1 night accomodation at Walnut Beach in Osoyoos
- 2 day car rental for September 8/9
Our Sloan contest is now closed. Click here to purchase tickets.
What’s better than an Okanagan summer day? An Okanagan summer day paired with the Oldfield Series Rose and a pig roast! Join us in our amphitheatre for a picnic featuring our 2011 Oldfield Series Rose. Miradoro Executive Chef Jeff Van Geest will be serving up roast pig from his custom BBQ pit (the largest in the Okanagan!). Food will be served from 1:30pm to 3pm. After lunch enjoy the musical entertainment or participate in some picnic style games - 3-legged race anyone? Reservations required.