South Okanagan winery launching eco-friendly accommodations
Picture waking up to the sunrise overlooking vineyards and a stunning Green Lake valley below.
At Nighthawk Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, the family-owned and operated winery is launching two eco-accommodations in the spring of 2022.
These luxury tent house accommodations will run on solar power and have impressive features like; locally crafted amenities and furniture, soaker tubs on each private patio, and a natural sense of place in the mountain landscape. This will truly be the ultimate in relaxing romantic destinations.
Of course a getaway like this isn’t complete without incredible culinary experiences, award winning wines and genuine elevated service. The Vineyard Kitchen and Patio at Nighthawk Vineyards has been open for two seasons now and has quickly established itself as one of the premier lunch destinations in the South Okanagan. Chef Carson Bibby will be adding an exclusive dinner menu for tent house guests in the spring of 2022.
“We are very excited to provide a one of a kind experience at a family farmgate winery that is completely integrated with nature,” said owner Daniel Bibby. “You can’t beat a view like that… you’re literally staying right over top of the vineyard.”
Another exciting feature in 2022, with be the release of the winery’s first sparkling wine. This highly anticipated addition to their portfolio is made with 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay, all estate grown grapes made in a traditional hand-riddled method.
A new label was designed for the sparkling wine using a commissioned painting by local artist Alex Fong, featuring a nighthawk with the image of the vineyards reflected in its eye.
Lux de Vinea is latin for “light of the vineyard’, which will be the name of this new release. The sparkling wine was born out of a conversation with Daniel’s winemaker and son Dakota Bibby and his wife and co-owner of the winery, Christy Bibby.
Dakota’s career in the wine industry started in a sparkling house, so it was a natural progression for him to delve into developing a sparkling wine using a small lot of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown on property.
“It was a really fun project. I had never really done anything like that before and we’re hoping it turns out really well and people enjoy it,” Dakota said.
Next up is a promising 2021 vintage. “Now that the wine shop is closed and everybody’s gone home for the season, our work behind the scenes starts.” he said.
The winery will reopen Easter weekend in 2022.
For more information on Nighthawk Vineyards, visit its website.
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