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Entertaining

Throwing great dinner parties and hosting memorable friendly gatherings are all made better with wine.

How to Host the Best Blind Wine-Tasting Party

Take your wine-tasting to the next level with the step by step guide to a secret wine and cheese night. All you need is a selection of cheese, wine-loving friends, and some paper bags. Read More...

Are You a Wine Geek? Take the Challenge

Test your wine knowledge (aka wine-geekness) with this fun quiz. Grab some wine, a few friends, and make a party out of it. Read More...

How to Pick the Perfect Gift for the Oenophile on Your List

Wine-lovers are easy to shop for. There are plenty of options from wine to experiences to accessories and more. Here's your gift guide for that oenophile (or budding oenophile) on your shopping list. Read More...

5 Sparkling Cocktails That Will Make You the Host with the Most

Put a little more sparkle in your holiday celebrations with these drinks topped with Steller's Jay bubbles. Whether you love the Mountain Brut, Rosé, or Sparkling Shiraz - we've got a cocktail for you. Read More...

Can the Shape of Your Glass Ruin the Taste of Your Wine?

Here's a fun adult science experiment for your next dinner party. Test out whether the physics of your wine glass can change what your wine tastes like. Read More...

Mimosa Recipes That Will Make You Swoon

These mimosa recipes are so delicious you won't limit them to brunch anymore. Check out these delicious juice and sparkling wine cocktails. Read More...


Events

Stay in the know about amazing public events happening at Great Estates Okanagan wineries.

Nk'Mip Summer Patio Reception Benefiting REED

On July 13, 2019 join us for dinner and award winning wine as you enjoy the spectacular views of Osoyoos Lake and surrounding hills from the expansive Nk'Mip Cellars Patio Read More...

PiYo + Paint + Wine!

On July 20, join us for a fun evening starting with a 45 min PiYo class, followed by a glass of wine, and painting a beautiful Okanagan scene with Penticton artist Ron Gladish. Read More...

Blind Wine Tasting

Whether you are completely new to wine, or consider yourself a wine-geek, the Blind Tasting experience at the Penticton Wine Experience Centre & Tasting Gallery on June 22-23, 2019 will fun and educational for all! Read More...

An Evening with Nikki Callaway | Exploring Merlot

Join Laughing Stock’s winemaker Nikki Callaway on a journey exploring different Merlot sites through the South Okanagan. Finish off the evening making your very own Merlot. Read More...

Vertical Wine Tasting

The Vertical Wine Tasting on July 27 and July 28, 2019 will teach you the differences between vintages of the same type varietal, and guide you as to how long you may want to age your wines Read More...

Master Your Senses at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Develop your sense of smell while having fun! This interactive experience at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery will help you develop a personal sensory memory and includes four estate grown wines for tastings. Read More...

How to Master the Classic Pairing of Wine and Cheese

Wine and cheese is a classic pairing but how do you make sure you're combinations are harmonious? This event at the Great Estates Wine Experience Centre will help you pair like a pro. Read More...

Discover How to Pair Wine and Chocolate Perfectly 

Do you love wine? How about chocolate? Learn how to pair our amazing South Okanagan wines with decadent local chocolates and find your happy place. Held at our Wine Experience Centre in Penticton. Read More...

Annual Winemakers' Dinner

Join us on September 28 for our Annual Winemakers' Dinner at Nk'Mip Cellars. This is a hugely popular event that always sells out. Don't forget to purchase your tickets when they are released on Aug. 1, 2019! Read More...


Okanagan Travel

Experience winetouring and everything the Okanagan Valley of BC has to offer.

The Perfect Mother’s Day for Wine-Loving Moms

If your Mom loves wine, give her what she wants for Mother's Day. We've got a list of amazing wine experiences in the Okanagan for her (and you!) Read More...

Discover Some of the Best Bubbles in the Okanagan

We share three very different but equally exceptional sparkling wines from the Okanagan Valley in BC. Here are three reasons not to wait for a celebration to enjoy some bubbles. Read More...

Explore the Amazing Pinot Noirs of the Okanagan

The South Okanagan is an exceptional place to grow Pinot Noir grapes. In this video, we explore three of the best options - each very different and a delight to experience. Read More...

Planning Your Perfect Okanagan Wedding

Are you thinking about having a destination wedding in the Okanagan? Vineyard weddings can be magical. A top wedding planner shares what you need to know about getting married at a winery. Read More...

3 of the Best Okanagan Shiraz Options

It's time to explore some Okanagan Shiraz wines. In this video, we learn about 3 different yet equally delicious red wines from the South Okanagan. You'll be ready for some tastings after this. Read More...

Stunning Picnic Spots in the Southern Okanagan

What Okanagan parks and wineries have picnic areas? We pulled together our top picks for picnicking this summer. Read More...


Recipes

Impress your friends and family with delicious meals paired perfectly with wine.

Summer Sippin' Wine Cocktail Recipes

Learn recipes for three incredibly refreshing wine cocktail recipes to enjoy on your patio, at a gathering, or next to the pool Read More...

5 Non-Conventional Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Perfect Wine Pairings

Your childhood love of grilled cheese sandwiches just grew up a little. We've got 5 sophisticated variations on this classic comfort food plus wine pairing suggestions. Read More...

Recipe for Romance featuring Cheese Fondue and Wine

Heat things up with some melted cheese and delicious wine pairings. We've got your recipe for romance (and cheese fondue) right here. Read More...

Beautiful Beef Stew Recipe with Wine Pairings

The antidote to a cold, dark winter night is a hearty beef stew and a glass of red wine. Here is Great Estates Okanagan Chef, Ben Overland's personal recipe and our wine recommended pairings. Read More...

Okanagan Peach Pie and Wine Pairing that will Make Your Day

Seasonal and scrumptious! This recipe offers you a perfect pastry-pocket of peach that pairs beautifully with Riesling. Click to find out which Riesling and a la mode options we suggest. Read More...

BBQ Tuna with Fresh Cucumber, Melon and Arugula

Capture the freshness of summer with this healthy salad recipe incorporating barbecued tuna, watermelon, cucumber and fresh arugula greens. Plus, find out the perfect pairing for this dish. Read More...


Wine Culture

Love wine? We're sharing our wine knowledge so you can enjoy your wine more.

What Happened in the Vineyard this Winter?

We tend to think about lush green vineyards dripping with grapes as the beginning of great wines. But, it's the cold winters that can really make or break a vintage. Here's what happened in the vineyards this winter. Read More...

What You Need to Know About Tannins

Black Sage Vineyard winemaker, Jason James explains everything you need to know about tannins in your wine. Read More...

How to Have an Elevated Wine Tasting Experience

Take your wine tasting experience to the next level by setting the scene like the wine experts do. Read More...

What do You Know About Canadian Wine?

So, you think you know Canadian wine? Take this fun quiz and find out your level of Canuck vino wisdom. Read More...

What is the Perfect Wine for Father's Day?

Looking for a last minute Father's Day gift? Match your Dad's style to a wine varietal with this guide. Read More...

If You Abandoned Chardonnay, It's Time to Love it Again

Chardonnay was the white wine of choice in the nineties and then it fell from grace. Here's what happened and why it's time to quit the ABC club and give Chardonnay a second chance. Read More...

 

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