Ring in the New Year at a B.C. winery
For food and wine lovers, the best way to say good-bye to 2019 and ring in the New Year is with an evening of dining and wining. Here are 5 B.C. wineries to celebrate New Year’s Eve with.
Kelowna: CedarCreek Estate Winery
In the spring of 2019, CedarCreek's highly anticipated new restaurant, Home Block, opened under executive chef Neil Taylor. An overnight success, Home Block even managed to secure a spot on enRoute’s prestigious Canada’s Best New Restaurants for 2019. Noted not only for its outstanding food, Home Block is also celebrated for its breathtaking design. The restaurant was built using both fieldstone and 100-year old reclaimed barn wood. New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to experience this world-class restaurant. Along with an exquisite five-course wine paired menu, live music will be performed by Derek Joel. Ring in the New Year with complimentary bubbles.
Seating: 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $230 inclusive
(Early seating available at 5 p.m. Tickets: $180 inclusive)
West Kelowna: Quails’ Gate Estate Winery
An intimate New Year’s Eve awaits at the beautiful Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Estate Winery. Enjoy a decadent evening focused on food and wine before ringing in the New Year with a toast at midnight. Splurge: Quails’ Gate’s Reserve/Library wine pairings are a worthy treat and a rare opportunity to enjoy by the glass. Executive chef Roger Sleiman has created a beautiful four-course set menu that will not disappoint. Enjoy the stunning views of the vineyards against the backdrop of Okanagan Lake and the sparkling city lights.
Seating: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $110 plus tax/gratuity. Wine pairings: $35+ or $45 (special Reserve/Library wines)
Oliver: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards & Miradoro Restaurant
With breathtaking views and beautiful modern architecture, Miradoro has become an award-winning destination restaurant in the heart of wine country. Take advantage of the off-season hotel rates in Osoyoos or the newly opened Coast hotel in Oliver and make it a New Year’s getaway. Executive chef Jeff Van Geest promises a memorable four-course set menu to say goodbye to 2019. After an evening of slow dining, ring in the New Year with complimentary bubbles under the South Okanagan’s star-studded evening sky. Excellent value.
Tickets: $65 plus tax and gratuity. Wine pairings: $30+
Kelowna: Summerhill Pyramid Winery / Organic Bistro
Celebrate an early New Year’s Eve dinner at Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s Organic Bistro with award-winning bubbles and the live music of Soprano singer Deevah Craig. Along with the main set menu, executive chef Jeremy Luypen has also created a special vegan-vegetarian five-course feast. Guests can choose to purchase wine by the glass or bottle or follow the suggested wine pairings for each course.
Seating: 7 p.m. New Years toast: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $89 plus tax/gratuity. Wine not included.
Penticton: TIME Winery & Kitchen
This hip urban winery located in downtown Penticton is celebrating New York style with their New Year’s Eve dinner timed to the countdown in Times Square. Enjoy a beautiful five-course meal from executive chef AK Campbell with complimentary bubbles at 9 p.m. Guests can choose to purchase wine by the glass or bottle or follow the suggested wine pairings for each course. And there is exciting news for diners, Time Winery’s first sparkling vintage will be available to ring in the New Year. Excellent value.
Two seatings: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets: $59 plus tax/gratuity. Wine not included.
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