Things are Heating Up at Kismet in Oliver

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Kismet Owners and Family- Dapinder, Balwinder and Sandeep at the winery

A new winery on the Oliver Wine Route, Kismet Estate Wines, opened its doors in May, 2014, and has spent the last 2 years making award-winning, quality wines from grapes off their family estate- which are over 20 years old.

Originally from India- Dapinder, Sandeep, Suki and Balwinder- all bring something unique to Kismet, which is a Punjabi word meaning ‘Destiny’. They not only share a special bond but have a deep passion for not only their wines, but making their winery an unforgettable tasting experience for guests. At the tasting bar, enjoy complimentary tastings of Kismet award-winning wines, alongside fresh offers from their new kitchen, opening very soon (summer, 2016).

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New Patio- home to Kismet Restaurant- coming Summer 2016!

 

 

The kitchen, which is located on a brand new patio right outside the winery and overlooks the vineyards, will feature tapas and small plates, focusing soley on indian flavours and spices.

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The cook, Franco Ignelzi, comes all the way from southern Italy. He has travelled all over north America focusing on Mediterranean  cuisine but just recently, grew a deep love for indian food. Now living in Osoyoos, Kismet Estate Winery was a perfect spot for him to hand create the menu, using local organic ingredients straight from the Kismet family garden farmed by their father. He promised a seasonal menu that will change on a regular basis depending on fresh ingredients available to him at the time.

Kistmet Wines, like the 2014 Kismet Safed which is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion and Orange Muscat, are the perfect pairing for spicy indian cuisine such as curry, with its highly aromatic and fruit forward flavours. Next time you visit the Oliver region, be sure to make a stop at Kismet and enjoy their welcoming tasting room and definetly plan for lunch or an afternoon on the new patio!

 

 

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Sunset Happy Hours at Black Hills

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FINALLY! A winery in Oliver, Okanagan’s premier wine region, is providing guests with an alternative way to get to and from the winery for tastings. Black Hills Estate Winery, is located on the famed Black Sage road about 15 minutes north of Osoyoos, BC. Known for their Bordeaux style red blend, Nota Bene, this winery has been setting the stage not only when it comes down to their handcrafted wines, but also their winery tasting experience.

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New this Summer, Black Hills is offering guests from Osoyoos to board the “Coconut Express” shuttle bus that will be running from hotels in the area just in time for Sunset Happy Hour at the winery from 4-7pm every day in July and August. For only $20 per person roundtrip, you will be picked up and taken to the winery to enjoy live music or a live DJ, 2 for 1 portfolio wine tastings, artisan pizza or charcuterie platters from their Vineyard Kitchen and of course, poolside Cabanas to relax in.

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