Sure; there are rumours out there. Reports of clandestine activities in the middle of the night and the like to the music of wine bottles clanking about.
Pure conjecture, we think.
Best that you get a good night’s sleep, and think nothing more about it.
Or just join us.....
More to come............
Please join Chris Tolley, our owner and winemaker, for a Winemaker's Dinner at Chef's Table at Backyard Farm in Oliver, BC.
It will be a special evening of celebrating local food, wine, and the beginning of 2019 harvest. We will pour some of our current releases, and maybe even a library treasure or two from deep within our cellars, all paired perfectly with a fabulous four course meal prepared by the renowned Chef Chris Van Hooydonk.
When: Friday September 20, 2019
Estimated Dinner Time: 6:45pm-7pm
Estimated Shuttle Pick Up Time: 6 pm - subject to confirmation closer to the event date.
Where: Backyard Farm, Oliver, BC
Tickets: $150 +tax Tickets includes a four-course dinner with wine pairings, a guided tasting of the Moon Curser wines from their creator, Chris Tolley, and an ever-engaging walk through the pedigree of each dish served from Chef Chris Van Hooydonk. Shuttle service from Osoyoos/Oliver, and gratuity are also included.
Limited Seating: We only have room for 19 people - please book your tickets early!
Chris Tolley is the winemaker and co-owner of Moon Curser Vineyards. Chris holds a post-graduate degree in Viticulture and Oenology from New Zealand’s Lincoln University, and is known for his success in working with unusual (in BC) grape varieties like Tannat, Tempranillo and Dolcetto. Chris and Beata Tolley purchased the 6-acre home property, a former fruit orchard, in the spring of 2004 and set about transforming it into one of the most intriguing and adventurous wine producers in the Okanagan. Chris’s extensive research and interest in wines not yet planted in BC at the time was the main driving force behind Moon Curser’s decision to go out on a limb and plant grape varieties that, while proven to deliver premium wines in other parts of the world, were unknown and untried in the Okanagan.
Chef Chris Van Hooydonk is a chef with close to 20 years of experience in the high-end culinary industry. Chris’s love of his craft inspired him to pursue a long-anticipated dream - a farm-based intimate dining room. Located on a 2-acre hobby orchard property on the beautiful “Golden Mile” in Oliver, BC, a farmhouse turned Chef’s Table has become a dream turned reality in 2014. Surrounded by vineyards, old growth heritage fruit trees and garden beds, menu inspiration is drawn from the seasonal bounty. It's an awe-inspiring place to be and dine. We are huge fans of Backyard Farm! More about Backyard Farm.
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
Please place your order online here, or, if you prefer, please contact Barbara (our fab Wine Smuggling Operations Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 250.495.5161 (Monday through Friday). Tickets are non-refundable.
Prior to the dinner we will send out an email with shuttle details and pick-up times. Pick-up locations will be available at hotels/landmarks in Osoyoos and Oliver. Please let us know in order notes your preferred pick-up location so we can plan routing and timing. Limited parking is available at Backyard Farms but we strongly encourage you to use the shuttle service unless you have a designated driver. The ticket price will remain the same whether you utilize the shuttle or not.
This dinner features a set menu which is not available until closer to the event (and sometimes not until the day of the dinner). Any dietary restrictions or concerns must be communicated to us by August 15th.
Visit our Osoyoos East Bench tasting room to try Something Old, Something New - we will celebrate harvest with some barrel/tank samples, as well as look back and offer a selection of three library wines (both tasting and purchase; limited quantities). Get a chance to pretend you are a winemaker and taste wines in the making, and be one of the few to smuggle the last of these precious library wines home.
Join us during Fall Wine Festival! We may be offering different library wines throughout the festival so keep an eye out on our social media and stop by often!
Tasting fees apply.