Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country announces Savour the Sun Vancouver series

Do you enjoy winemaker dinners?  I do.  It is great to hear about how and why a wine was made, the weather for that season, etc. straight from the winemaker.  Then to taste the wine, and understand it a bit more.  Coming up we have 3 winemaker dinners sponsored by Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country and held at  H Tasting Lounge in The Westin Bayshore, in Vancouver. Here is their announcement.  Enjoy.


Oliver, BC (January 16, 2020) – As part of the popular Savour the Sun series, Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country is excited to announce a new partnership with H Tasting Lounge in The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.

Held monthly from February to April, Savour the Sun Vancouver will celebrate seasonally-influenced menus centered around the bounty of the Vancouver seafood scene, while showcasing wines from some of British Columbia’s most prestigious winemakers. Each interactive dining experience will be prepared by H Tasting Lounge’s Chef Shaun Maclean and his culinary team, and attended by a winemaker or winery principle who will share the unique story behind the wine.

Kicking off the series on Sunday, February 9, H Tasting Lounge welcomes Neelam Dhaliwal from Kismet Estate Winery. Since establishing themselves as one of the Okanagan Valley’s premier grape growers after immigrating to Canada in the early 1990s, it was a natural transition for the Dhaliwal family to start producing their own wine, opening Kismet (meaning Destiny) in 2013.

On Sunday, March 8, winemaker Melissa Smits of Intersection Estate Winery will host the second dinner, celebrating International Women’s Day and sharing insight into how women are a driving force of change in the Okanagan’s wine industry. Dedicated to the hands-on farming and creation of wines that express a sense of place, Intersection’s portfolio reflects the potential of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s unique terroirs.

The final dinner on Sunday, April 5, will feature Gene Covert of Covert Farms Family Estate showcasing the flavours of his 650-acre organic farm and winery. Gene, a third-generation farmer, has a true passion for sustainable farming and has practiced regenerative agriculture for decades. This dedication to the land has resulted in the exceptional fruit flavours and purity that guests will experience with their pairings at H Tasting Lounge.

Located on the lobby level of The Westin Bayshore with direct access to the Vancouver Seawall, H Tasting Lounge features a classic yet contemporary art deco design and unparalleled views of the Coal Harbour Marina.

Tickets for each winemaker dinner experience cost $114 per person (plus GST & gratuity), please visit www.oliverosoyoos.com/savour-the-sun-vancouver to learn more. Special guest room rates at The Westin Bayshore are available for Savour the Sun dinner guests, starting at $169 per night in a King Harbourview Guestroom. For more information and to book, please email bayshore.reservations@westin.com.

About Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

Uncork the Sun in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country and encounter colourful characters, award-winning wineries, and stunning scenery which all give this decorated region its unique glow. Situated at the very southern tip of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, in one of the warmest areas of Western Canada, the region’s 43 wineries have won more accolades than any other wine region in Canada. The sunny slopes of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country are also the perfect place to enjoy fine dining with winery views, the opportunity to stay on a winery and wake up surrounded by vines, and to experience compelling events such as the Half Corked Marathon (May, Canada’s Event of the Year), and the annual food and wine festivals, Pig Out (May) and Savour the Sun (year-round).

For our full list of winery members, visit www.oliverosoyoos.com/category/wineries

About H Tasting Lounge

H Tasting Lounge is your vessel to the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The signature cocktail program takes centre stage at this seaside lounge, and sips are complemented by share plates that highlight the bounty of BC’s seafood scene. Designed by Liv Interiors, the classic yet contemporary art deco design has been recognized by Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) – for the Food & Beverage Award of Excellence, Peoples’ Choice Award, and Award of Merit. Imbibe with us in our Hollywood-era inspired art deco interior, or step outside to our seasonal patio and take in sweeping views of the Coal Harbour Marina. H Tasting Lounge is located on the lobby level of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, with direct access to the Vancouver Seawall. Open daily for dinner service, with “happier hour” from 5-7pm. Brunch and afternoon tea service every weekend from 11:30am – 4:30pm. htastinglounge.com

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