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Monte Creek Winery Unveils New Offerings Ahead of the 2024 Season

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Monte Creek Winery proudly announces their endeavours for the year. As the winery navigates the season, it continues to push the boundaries of cool climate viticulture, harness the unique qualities of their South Thompson and Similkameen terroir, and refine the art of culinary excellence. With each innovation, Monte Creek Winery elevates the wine experience for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.

Certified Organic

Dedicated to the pursuit of successful and sustainable farming practices, Monte Creek Winery farms its vineyards with permaculture in mind. Benefiting from the desert climate, the vines experience minimal disease and pest pressures. Certified Organic as of September 2023, Monte Creek wines are authentic expressions of the terroir, showcasing the unique characteristics and environment of the grapes. This emphasis on natural farming not only preserves the integrity of the land but also results in wines with enhanced complexity and depth. 

Grape Production – Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, & Cold-hardy Grape Varietals

With two vineyards located in the stunning Thompson Valley at 50.6 degrees latitude, Monte Creek Winery is more than a destination for fine wines – it embodies a dedication to both innovation and sustainability. Through farming techniques such as burying the vines and utilising geo-textiles, the grapevines are meticulously nurtured, ensuring prosperity despite harsh winter conditions. 

Monte Creek Winery has over 120 acres of grape vines, including a third vineyard site in the Similkameen Valley GI, specialising in cool-climate grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Noir. In addition, the winery is also growing cold-hardy grape varietals, such as Marquette and La Crescent. 

“Our main priority in the vineyard is soil health. We believe that healthy soil leads to healthy fruit, which leads to higher quality wine.” says Galen Barnhardt, winemaker at Monte Creek Winery.  “We celebrate the idea that great wines come from balanced vines and earth that is truly alive and thriving.  Within our vineyards, we promote and maintain an environment that is healthy and working with nature, not against it – with our goal being to farm for flavour. Our winemaking philosophy is to show the terroir, we have vineyards in extraordinary places and we want to highlight what makes our site unique by letting the wines speak for themselves.”

In the Tasting Room

Starting June 15th, the winery will unveil its newest offering: a Seated Wine & Food Pairing Experience. Located on the North Side of the Greenhouse, overlooking the South Thompson River, guests are invited to indulge in three carefully selected Monte Creek wines expertly paired with delectable small bites crafted by our Chef and Sommelier, Carolina Medina, for just $25 per person.

The Terrace Restaurant will be open from May to October, and offers farm-to-table dining with a focus on local, sustainably farmed food. Enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the stunning views of Monte Creek’s Lion’s Head Vineyard and the South Thompson River. 

Visit Monte Creek Winery year-round to savour our panoramic Thompson Valley views. From mid-April to October, enjoy a $10 stand-up guided tasting with five wine samples. From October to April, opt for our seated guided tastings.

Tasting Room Hours 

  • May to October: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • November to April: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Terrace Hours 

  • May to September: 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Long Table Dinner Party Series

Enjoy a delectable culinary experience with the newly launched Long Table Dinner Party series, featuring a sparkling wine reception and an exclusive vineyard & winery tour, with the first being Chef Romeo from Romeo’s Kitchen + Spirits. The series will continue with esteemed chefs from The Salty Fig, Sage & Plate, and The Noble Pig throughout the summer. 

DETAILS: 

  • May 23: Romeo’s Kitchen + Spirits
  • June 27: The Salty Fig
  • July 25: Sage & Plate
  • August 22: The Noble Pig
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Ticket Price: $124.99
  • Maximum of 48 seats/event

Music at Monte

Enjoy a two hour concert featuring local musicians on the lawn at Monte Creek Winery. Ticket prices begin at $40 and include a bottle of wine and a reusable glass.  Guests can also add a charcuterie board for $25. 

  • Dates: June 28, July 28 & Aug 16 

Monte Creek Winery welcomes wine enthusiasts and culinary aficionados to savour the flavours of its organic wines and enjoy its events throughout the season.

For more information on the winery and to book tickets for the Long Table Dinner Party Series, visit montecreekwinery.com.

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