Join Black Hills after hours as they team up with the Osoyoos Oyster Festival and their local Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country wineries for an evening mingling around tapas, wine, beer, and spirit stations to find that perfect pairing. Located on the famed Black Sage Road, 13 kilometres north of Osoyoos, and 10 kilometres south of Oliver places Black Hills Estate in the Okanagan Valley appellation, centred in the middle of Canada’s only official desert.
The resulting microclimate leaves the winery with one of hottest, driest and sunniest sites in the country. In fact, with their northern latitude, they have more sunlight hours than Napa Valley in the key growing months of June through August.
The vineyards’ west-facing slope aspect and deep desert sand experiences exceptional diurnal temperature variation providing daytime heat that fully ripens their grapes followed by cool nights that allow acid retention. The result? Intensely flavourful grapes.
Black Hills grows four clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, two clones of Cabernet Franc and four clones of Merlot. Each clone reflects its terroir with a unique flavour profile.
$59.90 plus tax and gratuity.