Like fine wine
By a vine
Wind your way through the Shuswap Wineries, Part Two
Monte Creek, Celista, Sunnybrae, Tappen and Silver Creek
Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Just 15 minutes west of Chase, Monte Creek Winery, has pioneer taste for adventure and as of June 3, the wine shop, tasting room and terrace restaurant have reopened daily from 11 am to 6 pm with COVID safety protocols in place. Maximum of 6 people per tasting room and reservations are highly recommended.
Celista Estate Winery, Canada’s most northern grape winery is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm and is offering free local delivery.Wine tours have now resumed to twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 am. Limited availability and $5 per person, social distancing rules are in effect.
Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery,The Turner family is hard at work on this year’s wines and vines. While the tasting room is currently closed, curb side pick up is available (please call or e-mail 24 hours in advance) and their wines are widely available at local private liquor outlets and restaurants.
Recline Ridge Winery,in Tappen Summer is always time for a Shuswap Celebration. Their delightful rose is the perfect accompaniment for a fresh air meal of fresh local produce. Their wine shop is open for subside pick from noon to 5pm daily. Please call 250 835-2212 or visit their online wine shop.
Ovino Winery, in Silver Creek It’s a family affair at Ovino Winery in the scenic Salmon Valley. The grapes bathe in the warm sun in sandy loam soils. And only grapes from the vineyard are used in the award-winning wine. Currently closed for tasting, please contact them online or by phone for curb side pick and delivery.
Louise Wallace Richmond