Summerhill Pyramid Winery News & Blog
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Something BIG at Summerhill!
BIG Wine & Cheese Event at Summerhill
March 16 • 6:00 pm
First Time Ever Opening a 2008 Salmanazar (12 Liter) Summerhill Pyramid Winery Cabernet Sauvignon!
With Canadian Cheese Ambassador David Beaudoin's Expert Cheese Pairing Selections:
Discover 5 different styles and flavours of outstanding Canadian cheeses from coast-to-coast, from fresh to firm, many of which are world award winners and some are very rare to find. Each cheese has been carefully selected and paired with accompaniments to make the experience one to remember. The surprise lineup of cheese is to be discovered on the night of the event.
- 2004 Cipes Traditional Cuvée
- 2012 Spadefoot Toad Syrah
- 2021 Biodynamic Chardonnay
- 2015 Riesling Icewine
- 3 oz Pours
- Presentation About Biodynamics and Each Wine Presented
- Ron Firman of Spadefoot Toad Vineyard to Attend
- Winemaker and Assistant Winemaker to Attend
- Member Exclusive: Rights to Purchase a 750 mL portion of the 12L
Something BIG Is Coming
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Romantic Organic Dinner for 2 for $50!
We've cooked up something special for you for this Valentine's!
Enjoy a romantic organic dinner for 2 for $50 in our candlelit bistro from February 11-14 or have your meals made hot to go or take them home frozen to prepare on your own.
Start with a complimentary wine tasting, choose your favourites, and enjoy a bottle with your meal in the bistro at wine shop price and with no corkage fee or take them with you to enjoy on your own.
See all of the tantalizing food options we have available.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW or CALL 250-764-8000 ext 106 TO ORDER or RESERVE.
Organic Dinners of Banquet Magnificence ~ Hot or Frozen ~ to Stay or to Go. Only $25!
You can now enjoy organic dinners of banquet magnificence, hot or frozen, to stay or go, for only $25.
Summerhill Vineyard Team is Now Hiring
The Summerhill Vineyard team is now hiring!
Join our 2023 vineyard crew! Looking for able-bodied individuals for manual labor. This includes, tying, tucking, leaf plucking, bunch thinning, picking and working intimately with the vines at Summerhill’s Organic and Biodynamically managed vineyards.
There are full and parttime positions available beginning in April, until the beginning of October.
Beginning wage with no previous experience is minimum wage.
For more information or to set up an interview please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Wine Festival Jazz Brunch
Join us at Summerhill Winery for a jazz and wine brunch, with live music, games, and prizes. Fun for the entire family!
Price includes taxes, gratuities, and a complimentary Cipes Brut upon arrival.
Come and enjoy an organic feast with carved roast meats, oysters and seafood platters, and signature dishes from our friends at the Bohemian Cafe, all while being serenaded by live jazz.
We look forward to welcoming you all!
“WHEN CHINA SINGS, THE WHOLE WORLD SINGS”
In order for everyone to have a stage to showcase their talents, present themselves, and also reflect the spirit of overseas Chinese. VISM Entertainment Vancouver is hosting Canada's Voice of China. The event spanned several provinces in Canada, where more than 350 participants signed up to participate in the auditions. It has taken several months and over 10 competitions were held in Vancouver, Victoria including other locations.
After the preliminary rounds, the rematch and other successive rounds of competition; The ultimate BC final round of Top 60 will be held on May 20 at the prestigious Summerhill winery in breathtaking and beautiful Kelowna. Stay tuned for the exciting tournament that awaits you, this year's largest show!
Purchase your tickets here:
With love from our organic kitchen
Our culinary team has been busy keeping up the good vibes with creative, delicious take-home offerings during this final winter of hunkering down.
From weekend treats and Valentine's Day splendor to nightly gourmet take home meals, please scroll down to see what our talented and passionate team is cooking up!
To order any of these special offers for pick up at the winery, simply click this link and follow the instructions!
Every Saturday, Pastry Chef Tina Tang offers Pastry Boxes, featuring a dozen surprise mixed sweet treats made fresh each week, and the Lox n’ Bagel Box with authentic freshly baked bagels and the most delicious Oceanwise smoked salmon you will ever taste.
Orders are limited.
Vegan Pastry Box and Vegan “Lox” bagel box also available!
VALENTINE'S WEEKEND SPECIALS
We have two superbly romantic meals on offer throughout Valentine's weekend. When you order you'll have the option to include FleuRich Creations Flower Bouquets, making us your Valentine's Day one-stop-online-shop!
On Friday and Saturday night, enjoy your Valentine’s Cheese Fondue, back by popular demand for only $130 per couple. Includes grassfed beef skewers, poached prawns, chorizo sausage, garlic bread sticks, spiced baguette, broccoli, pickles, and baby potatoes. Also comes with chocolate covered strawberries, red velvet macaroons, heart shaped sugar cookies, homemade chocolates AND a bottle of sparkling wine!
Pick up Feb 12 or 13 (Friday or Saturday) anytime after 2pm. Orders open until Wednesday the 10th or until sold out
And on Sunday morning, take home the Valentine's Day Brunch "Charcuterie" Board, featuring lox &bagels, BLT devilled eggs, caprese skewer, breads & spreads, sausage rolls, cream cheese cinnamon knots, chocolate cover strawberry, Heart sharped sugar cookie and a mimosa kit of a Cipes Brut bubbles and real OJ
Pick up Sunday, Feb 14 from 9 am till 12 pm. Orders open until Friday the 12th or until sold out.
TAKE-HOME 3 COURSE MEAL
Do you have your own special occassion to celebrate, or just feel like treating yourself one evening?
Our 3-course dinner for two includes:
Course 1: Spanish-inspired La Rioja antipasto with lemon herb toast points
Course 2: Estofado de Catalan - slow-cooked red wine beef short rib + Pollo Al Ajillo - garlic & herb marinated roasted 1/2 chicken + Crushed baby potato bravas and charred vegetable medley
Course 3: Valencian Orange Tart - orange custard and shortbread crust
Gluten-Free Option available
To order any of these special offers for pick up, simply click this link and follow the instructions!
Add fun and flavour to brighten the end of your 2020
After an abrupt and unexpected late October snowfall, we have officially entered a new season in the Okanagan and at the winery. This November and December is a fantastic time to visit Summerhill. Our team has come up with a bunch of creative and delicious promotions and programs to safely and responsibly tempt you, adding fun and flavour to brighten the end of your 2020.
First let's talk about our Wine Shop:
On Sundays, join Winery Sommelier Susan Watkins for an amazing sensory experience. Explore food & wine pairing and dive deeply into Summerhill's organic & biodynamic portfolio in an intimate guided conversation. Susan, formerly wine director at Vancouver's fabulous The Mackenzie Room fine dining restaurant, is deeply knowledgable and at the same time totally approachable. With a limit of only eight people per session (6 per group max), this is an amazing opportunity to be inspired, whether you are curious about the fascinating world of wine, already an expert, or anywhere in between. You can find more information and book your seats here.
Every Friday and Saturday this winter, we open all our expensive bottles and offer Gray Label tastings of our small lot, premium wines. The weekend is a great time to visit! This tasting is complementary with purchase of premium wine, or you are welcome to experience these rare, special vintages for $20 per person.
Meanwhile our socially distanced tasting room is open daily. No need to reserve, just drop in to taste our delicious organic wine. The tasting is complimentary with purchase, or $10 per person if you just want to come in for the experience.
And starting November 14, just in time for Christmas shopping, our Gallery Tasting Room will transform into the Fabulous Finds Pop-up Artisan Shop & Art Gallery! In lieu of a craft fare, which can't happen this year due to COVID, the organizers have arranged a consigment store with a curated list of super high quality crafters and artists to take place at Summerhill. We're really excited to provide this opportunity to shop local for the holidays and support our local economy!
And here's what's happening in our restaurant:
We know how important it is to be conscientious and safe when dining out, and we know there is a range of feelings and comfort levels. We want to offer you the opportunity to treat yourself and to celebrate comfortably and safely. That's why we have committed to keeping our patio open all winter long this year! We're turning on the heaters and blocking the wind. Wear a cozy sweater and we'll make sure you are comfortable.
Also, now that we're through the tourist season, our Local's Special theme nights are back! Here's the weekly schedule of special offers:
- Wednesday is Date Night / Pizza night! This is for dine in or take out service.
- Thursday is Fondue Night! This decadent and sumptuous special service pairs amazingly well with our aromatic white wines, which are sold in the restaurant at wine shop prices on Fondue Night.
- Friday and Saturday afternoon we offer Sparkling High Tea! Plus there is a High Tea Travel Club. This special service is by reservation only. Find out more and book your seats here.
- Happy Hour is 3 - 5 pm Tuesday - Sunday
And if you feel more comfortable staying home, we are pleased to announce the return of our Family Dinners To Go, Frozen Dinners, and organic grocery service, available for curbside pickup when ordered from our website here (click the link and scroll down).
Please note that the restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner Tuesday thru Saturday, and for lunch only on Sundays. We will be closed all day Monday, and for dinner on Sunday.
Reopening our Tasting Room and Restaurant
We are so happy to welcome you back! Our tasting room opens today (!) and our restaurant opens June 3rd.
Visiting us this year is going to be a little different, but it's going to be great. It'll hopefully be a little more intimate (as in a little less busy), and even more caring.
We have increased table space in our outdoor and indoor dining areas, and implemented sanitary procedures so you can relax and dine in comfort in our large dining room and patio.
The tasting stations in our wine shop are well spaced, and every precaution is taken to protect all of our health. Instead of cozying up to the bar like in previous years, your group will be led to its own tasting station, at least 6 feet away from the next group over. This will provide better service as well as be in line with health guidelines.
Please see the links here for our Worksafe BC Safety Plans, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.