Now that fall is officially here – I know this, because I’ve been digging out my woollies and have also started wearing socks again – I thought it as good a time as any to share some of the photos from my summer wine memories, so we can all look back fondly and think, “ahhhh…. Those were the good days.”
Here are the crème de la crème of my Summer 2010 – Okanagan snapshots:
The lovely, expansive grounds at Cedarcreek's beautiful winery on Lakeshore Drive, Kelowna. Check out the spectacular waterfront wedding altar (open for bookings)! (Not that I'm hinting at anything...)
The sublime entree in a meal of epic proportions at Mission Hill Winery, enjoyed September 7th, 2010, complete with wine pairings (SLC Merlot; Compendium). Sezmu (Kelowna-bred, BC red wine-fed) beef tenderloin expertly topped with a dark chocolate melting wafer *drool*, accompanied by earthy Chanterelle sprinkles, tender cannelloni (whether lamb or veal; I can't remember), roasted beets and a herby schmear of sauce. Chocotenderloinissimo.
Pinot Noir grapes growing on Mission Hill's Lakeshore vineyard on the east side of Lake Okanagan. It's true what they say - wine grapes are so much more flavourful and delicious than table grapes! (Don't worry; there'll still be wine for all - I didn't eat THAT many!)
While in Kelowna, I stayed at this very nice hotel called The Cove Lakeside Resort. My suite was larger than my Vancouver apartment, and everything was so comfortable! Pure bliss.