While you may be missing touring our wineries in Osoyoos, Oliver, and the Similkameen, now is not the time to travel in British Columbia.
We’re bringing the wine tasting to you with these virtual wine experiences that you can enjoy from the comforts of home.
If you’re looking to order wine and have it shipped to your door, don’t forget that many of our Oliver-Osoyoos and Similkameen wineries are offering discounts, delivery, or free shipping on wine orders. Click here to learn more!
Here are some of our wineries that are offering virtual tasting experiences in Oliver-Osoyoos wine country:
Tireside Tastings with Road 13
Joe Luckhurst, general manager of Road 13 Vineyards, hosts Tireside Tastings beside the winery’s iconic red tractor, every Thursday at 4.30pm on Instagram Live (@Road13Vineyards). In recent sessions, Road 13 has showcased the newly released 2018 Riesling and the 2017 Syrah Malbec.
Sunday Live Series with Kismet Estate Winery
Kismet Estate Winery has announced the Sunday Live Series, every Sunday at 12noon PST on Facebook and Instagram, where the team will discuss various wine topics, wine pairing suggestions as well as a guided tasting from their portfolio. The Kismet team is also offering personalized, virtual guided tastings, complimentary on purchase of three bottles. Customers have the opportunity to schedule a virtual meeting at a time that suits them and a member of the team will host for up to 45mins. The link can be shared so that family and friends and join in the fun!
At Home with Border Town Winery
Virtual Tastings with Hester Creek
Uncork The Sun Podcast Series
Oliver-Osoyoos Wine Country will be hosting the new Uncork The Sun Podcast Series and monthly virtual wine tasting, held on Facebook Live.
Both will be hosted by Moss Scheurkogel, an experienced wine educator from Oliver’s popular wine school, The Vinstitute.
The first virtual wine tasting takes place on Tuesday April 28th at 7pm on Facebook Live and features the Golden Mile Bench’s Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Pinot Noir and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Pinot Gris in an exploration of the fundamental differences between red and white wines.
Their monthly live virtual wine tastings will focus on the 44 wineries that call Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country home, each with a different theme, allowing the opportunity to compare and contrast grape varietals, while sharing wine tasting best practices and discovering the varied nuances to look for when sampling wines.
Stay tunes into Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country on Facebook for more information!
Clos du Soleil Instagram Live Tasting
Clos du Soleil is hosting their first ever live virtual wine tasting on Friday May 1st at 7pm, featuring acclaimed Canadian sommelier Leagh Barkley.
Join them on Instagram Live @closdusoleilwinery to enjoy a tasting of some of their top-selling wines – Signature, Capella, Célestiale & Fumé Blanc, plus general wine chat. Leagh Barkley, currently wine director for Toptable Group’s Il Caminetto Italian fine dining restaurant in Whistler, will join Clos du Soleil winemaker Michael Clark in a tasting of some of our top-selling wines ~ Signature, Capella, Célestiale & Fumé Blanc ~ as well as a general, and generally entertaining, chat about wine.
You can purchase available Clos du Soleil wines at participating Toptable Group Restaurants, including: Elisa, Vancouver; Bluewater Cafe + Raw Bar, Vancouver; Il Caminetto, Whistler; Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar, Whistler; as well as Toptable’s specially-designed take out and contactless delivery concepts, Toptable2U Vancouver & ABC Eats Whistler. Grab a glass and mark your calendars!
We can’t wait to welcome you back to Osoyoos when it is again safe to travel. For future travel inspiration, be sure to explore destinationosoyoos.com.