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Experience Winter with Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country offers a range of festive treats this holiday season including wine advent calendars, themed gift packs and free shipping!
Enjoy the magic of winter in wine country shipped to your door

Prepare for the festive season by bringing delicious Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country wines to the holiday table, taking advantage of a range of innovative gifting and entertaining options including wine advent calendars, themed wine gift sets and virtual events, available now until December 7. 

“Although recommendations against non-essential travel are in place, there are many ways that Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country can help create positive moments and lasting memories this festive season, from engaging virtual wine tastings to innovative and beautifully packaged gifts,” says Jennifer Busmann, executive director of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. “For those local to our region, select wineries will be open by appointment throughout the winter season, offering safe and well-spaced wine tasting opportunities that adhere to regional health authority guidelines.”

With over forty award-winning wineries to choose from, from prestigious brands with long histories to boutique, family-owned vineyards producing incredible wines, there is something for everyone to enjoy at home this holiday season. 

Wine advent calendars

  • Gold Hill Estate Winery: limited availability 2020 Advent Calendars featuring twelve bottles (six cellar-worthy reds and six bright, crisp whites), $299 plus tax and shipping. 
  • Road 13 Vineyards: annual Advent Calendar features a beautifully packaged case of 12 wines, delivered just in time for the holiday countdown. A mix of old favourites, new releases and special occasion wines pulled from the winery’s vault. Wine Advent Calendars cost $440 plus tax.
  • Stoneboat Vineyards: limited availability of Advent Calendar Packs feature 12 surprise wines, including rare library releases, previously sold-out wines, sparkling for holiday celebrations and a dessert wine. $363 plus tax, shipping included. 
  • Tinhorn Creek Vineyards: limited availability 12 Days of Tinhorn Advent Calendars features 12 bottles of their award-winning wines. $285 plus tax (must be collected from the winery). 

Complimentary or discounted shipping

Virtual events

  • Church & State: offering Very Virtual Online Christmas Parties: guided and personalized tasting packages for holiday parties via Zoom. Package includes two bottles of wine, a crystal Riedel glass and a one hour private virtual tasting with the wine shop manager. From $69 to $99 plus tax and shipping. 
  • Kismet Estate Winery: complimentary with a purchase of three wines or more, a member of the Kismet team will host a 45 minute virtual tasting tailored to the customer’s choices. 

Holiday gift packs and wine baskets

  • CheckMate Artisanal Winery: elegant, limited edition Gift Sets are available including a four bottle vertical of their 100 point Little Pawn Chardonnay ($440 + tax, shipping is complimentary).
  • Covert Farm Family Estate: offering two themed gift baskets for the Wine Aficionado (choose from two, three or four-bottle gift sets from the Covert Farms portfolio of 100% estate-grown, organic wines) and the Culinary Lover (curated selections featuring local preserves, honey, small-batch spices alongside Covert Farm’s award-winning wines). Gift baskets start from $65.
     
  • Culmina Family Estate Winery: offering three holiday gift box sets featuring multi-vintage verticles of their most notable wines, from $175 plus tax. Complimentary shipping is offered on all box sets. 
  • River Stone Estate Winery: offering Holiday Wine Packs in multiples of two, six or twelve, featuring newly released vintages of their coveted Stones Throw and Corner Stone reds and brand new 2017 Reflections, a fortified red wine produced from a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Wine Packs start at $70.
  • Road 13 Vineyards: choose from five festive themed wine gift sets packaged in stylish gift boxes. Options include All is Bright (2018 Viognier, Roussanne and VRM), T’is the Season (2016 Sparkling Chenin and Sparkling Syrah) and Deck the Halls (2018 Viognier, 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2019 Gamay Noir). Gift sets start from $66.98 plus tax and shipping is complimentary.

For more information on Winter with Wine Country and other ways to bring British Columbia wine into your home this holiday season, visit www.oliverosoyoos.com/winter-with-wine-country.

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Our Van Wine Fest Top Picks

Get ready wine lovers because the countdown is officially on and the Vancouver International Wine Festival is almost a month away!! Happening from February 11-19, 2017, the festival features so many incredible events- from winery dinners and tasting minglers to lunches and educational seminars. There is also a massive tasting room featuring over 180 wineries from around the world.

This year, the festival will celebrate Canadian wine from coast to coast including British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Over 70 wineries from all three provinces will pour local wines and show the countries extremely diverse wine regions.

Of course, and we may be biased, but we are so excited to explore our favourite region of them all, our BC Wines. There is so much to celebrate this year at the festival, especially the diversity and growth of our regions. Not to mention, the impressive line up of BC winery dinners including Culmina Estate Winery, Mission Hill, Black Hills, Meyer Family Vineyards and Blasted Church.

Here are our top festival picks of BC wine related events during the festival:

Wines of Canada Party | February 15

  • Casual, fun, wine and food grazing event
  • Discover new wines exploring Canada’s diverse and evolving wine growing regions
  • 31 wineries complemented by great Canadian music
  • Tickets $59

BC’s Pioneers & New Kids | February 17

  • BC’s wine industry over the past 25 years and how industry pioneers and the new kids are putting their stamp on making wine in BC
  • Tickets $50

BC’s Original Icon | February 15

  • Explore BC’s most iconic wine, Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene
  • Vertical tasting with winemaker Graham Pierce and president Glenn Fawcett
  • Starting with the inaugural 1999 vintage to the current 2014 release
  • Hosting in Glowbal’s Gold Room
  • Tickets $125 

Oculus Retrospective | February 14

  • Discover the greatness of Mission Hill’s Oculus through an 8-vintage vertical
  • Tickets are $125

The Tasting Room | February 16, 17 & 18

A Culmination of Flavours | February 13

  • Join Oliver’s Culminia Family Estate Winery
  • Delicious courses from Ancora’s kitchen with a selection of award-winning wines: Decora, Unicus, Dilemma, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Hypothesis
  • Tickets $225

The Benchmarks | February 15

  • Oliver’s Black Hills Estate Winery pours their benchmark wines paired to perfection with one of Vancouver’s top restaurants, Glowbal
  • Tickets $175