Autumn is a special time of year, bringing fantastic seasonal food that will surely delight your palette.
From sweet pies and preserves to creamy ales, and smooth red wines, the fall season calls to us to slow down, savour and celebrate fall flavours in the South Okanagan.
Here we share with you some of the ways you can celebrate the deliciousness of BC’s fall bounty around the Osoyoos area this season.
Shop the Harvest at a Fruit Stand
The many fruit stands around the Osoyoos area will be loaded up with pumpkins, gourds and other locally-produced products from this year’s harvest and are worth stopping even just to see the full bins of colour!
Apples are coming into season through the end of September and into October and so not only will the fresh products be available (including apple juice and cider), but a fun, whimsical activity that many may not have tried is going apple picking!
Visit the Discovery Garden Pumpkin Patch
Covert Farms, a popular winery and family-run farm, will be running their Discovery Garden Pumpkin Patch which is available to guests who book a tour or tasting. Pick a pumpkin, see the fall colours, tour the farm and embrace the season!
Savour Farm-to-Table Meals with Seasonal Ingredients
One can savour a farm-to-table dinner from this year’s harvest at The Bear, The Fish, The Root and The Berry restaurant, located at Spirit Ridge. The chefs will utilize seasonal ingredients to serve modern vineyard cuisine inspired by Indigenous roots.
Raise your Spirits at Tumbleweed Distillery
Tumbleweed Distillery continues to make incredible, award-winning craft spirits and is a great place to warm the body and soul with a drink as the weather changes from summer.
In addition to celebrating with drinks in their tasting room, you can also enjoy a seasonal experience when Tumbleweed hosts a Thanksgiving Weekend Market at its distillery on Oct. 8.
Festival of the Grape
The Fall Wine Festival is returning this year in Oliver, which will be a celebration of local wines and vineyards and include an annual Grape Stomp Competition, along with a handful of other events. This truly is a celebration of wine that you don’t want to miss!
More information can be found here.
Seasonal Beers at North Basin Brewing Co.
North Basin Brewing Co. always has a roster of seasonal beers that ring in that autumn vibe. Head to Osoyoos’ only brewery to try one or try them all!
Fall Treats at Lake Village Bakery
The pre-fall weather has brought out the perfect stone fruits that the Lake Village Bakery is taking advantage of for seasonal treats. Also, find specialties like Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies, Cardamom-Plum Bread Pudding and more delicious goodies utilizing chai spice.