June 2015

Found 9 blog entries for June 2015.

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CedarCreek Estate Winery was purchased in 1986 and provided the first release of wines in 1987. The winery was one of the first eight in BC and considered one of the pioneering wineries of the area. It has produced some of the top wines form the area and has earned the honour of "Canada's Winery of the Year" twice.

The Wines

CedarCreek produces many different wines including:

  • Riesling
  • Ehrenfelser
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
  • And others!

They are known for using only the highest quality grapes to produce amazing wines. Two tiers of wines are produces with only the very best designated at Platinum wines.

The grapes are carefully grown and finessed instead of just produced. They believe this

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Gallagher's Canyon is rated as one of the top golf courses in all of Canada. It's a beautiful par 72, 18-hol championship course with plenty of challenges along way. The greens are well-protected and the scenery is breath-taking. Every golfer should experience this course sometime in their life.

The course is lined with ponderosa pines and is found along a beautiful canyon. It's found just a few minutes from Lake Okanagan and downtown Kelowna, which provide a great location for residents and visitors. There is no better Okanagan golf experience found within the area.

The Canyon Bar & Grill

After your round, you can enjoy a good meal and plenty of drinks at The Canyon Bar & Grill. This restaurant provides a beautiful patio with plenty of items

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If you are looking for some of the best wine in the world, you will find it at the Vibrant Vine. In 2013 The Vibrant Vine was the winner of the Best White Wine in the World award. And according to Trip Advisor, they are the best winery experience in all of BC.

What Wines Do They Offer?

Currently they offer 4 very distinct wines. The 2014 Gewürztraminer, 2013 Phantom Red, 2014 WOOPS?, and the 2013 Pinot Grigio. Here's a quick look at each wine.

2014 Gewürztraminer

If you love fruity flavours you will love the 2014 Gewürztraminer. It's a mixture of pink grapefruit and rich nectarine. And the aroma, which consists of rose petal, Muscat and bright citrus, is simply amazing. The finish is very peachy and it's just a tad bit off dry.

In 2013,

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The Ancient Hill Estate Winery is a boutique winery found in the Ellison area. It's located to the north of Kelowna and provides a great location for those coming in for a visit, along with residents.

With more than 60 years of experience on the land, the winery knows how to produce small lots of very delicious wine. The wine is made only from grapes grown at the vineyard and all wine is processed on-site. Ancient Hill is a European-style winery with plenty to offer for visitors.

The Wines

The vineyard chooses only grape varietals capable of ripening on the vineyard land. The cooler location provides aromatic wines with the ability to create dynamic flavours not found in many other wines. Wines found at Ancient Hill Estate Winery include:

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    Found above the well-known Sturgeon Hall Restaurant, Bordello's Italian Pizzeria & Pasta is found. This restaurant provides an old world type of hospitality and feel with traditional salads, antipasti and pizzas. If you've been searching for a gem of Kelowna, you've found it.

    Bordello's has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence twice: 2013 and 2015. This restaurant has been called, "A little slice of Italy," by many. Out of 91 reviewers 80 have given the restaurant an Excellent or Very Good rating on TripAdvisor.

    The Menu

    Bordello's uses organic and home grown herbs and other ingredients throughout the menu. You will only find the finest ingredients served within the thin crust pizzas and the forno baked pastas. Some of the favourites

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    Dining

    It's all about great service and delicious food at the Waterfront Restaurant. All dishes are crafted with the freshest ingredients, as they buy from local farmers and producers. The Waterfront Restaurant has won recognition for their stunning menu options, which includes their extensive wine, beer and cocktail options. Vancouver Magazine has awarded the Waterfront six consecutive years for the “Best Okanagan Restaurant.”

    They have a massive list of local providers that they deal with, and this results in the highest quality cuisines being served to patrons. The list includes Codfathers, Two Rivers & Mission Meats, Sweetlife Farms, Claremont Ranch Organics, Stoney Paradise and Green City Acres.

    Reservations can be made online or by phone, and

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    You will find the Shannon Lake Golf Club right beside the Lake. It is much more than just a golf course, they offer the Shannon Lake Bar and Grill. You can host your next special occasion at the clubhouse, and allow them to cater your event.

    The clubhouse is designed to resemble a pub, and is newly remodeled. You will gain amazing views of Shannon Lake while lounging on the deck, which wraps around the clubhouse. This premier club is part of the PlayGolfKelowna.com group, which allows patrons of Kelowna and visitors to play a number of golf courses at a discounted rate.

    Shannon Golf Course offers membership opportunities. They also offer a number of daily specials, which allows individuals to play for a discounted rate. This course is beautiful,

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    Kelowna Actors Studio not only offers a dinner theater, they also offer educational classes. If you are looking to expand your stage presents, Kelowna Actors Studio has a class for you. Acting classes are great when trying to help your child expand their social skills. You can register online for classes, or visit the Kelowna Actors Studio box office.

    Those who have attended classes at KAS, have gained a wealth of guidance. Some have even gone on to seeking a career in theater arts.

    Some of the classes that are offered include:

    • Theatrical Potpourri – This class is offered as a day camp during the summer, and participants will gain a variety of theater skills. Offerings include games, improve, drama and comedy, scripts, scenes, film, cold
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