Stag's Hollow Winery News
Welcome to the Stag's Hollow blog! Stay up to date on everything happening at the winery, including highlights on wine competition awards, events (on and off-site), wine education info, promotions, and articles that feature our wines.
Advent Reveal #4 is our Heritage Block 2020! This red blend has the supple softness and fruit of Merlot, the lifted bouquet of Cabernet Franc and the spice and elegance of Syrah - an age-worthy, yet approachable Okanagan Meritage-esque blend that will satisfy almost any palate and pairs with a broad range of red meats and grilled fare.
Saturday is a great chance to get caught up on your Christmas wrapping so we've added a few gift tags to get you started, plus Julie's famous Red Wine Braised Short Ribs recipe to throw in the oven for a fancy holiday dinner (no problem, right?).😆🍴
Advent Reveal #3 is our rich and silky Shuttleworth Creek Pinot Noir 2021! Deceptively complex and concentrated in flavour, the palate of cherry, raspberry and wild strawberry is complimented by savoury and earthy notes, fresh minty herbs and botanicals.
Pinot Noir is lovely with poultry so we've included our resident chef Jordan's (@flambeathome) Herb Roasted Chicken recipe for the win, hope you can make it over the holidays! We're lucky enough to enjoy it this weekend at our staff Christmas party 🎉🍷🐔
VIEW RECIPE HERE
The next big reveal is Wine #2, our sparkling Muscat Frizzante 2022! This wine is light and spritzy, with perfumed aromas of orange blossom, jasmine, lime zest, orchard and citrus fruit.
Nothing says "celebrate your last day of freedom before the kids get out school for Christmas" like a sparkling wine, and we've included some potato chips for you to enjoy along with it. Take a few minutes for yourself before the holidays are in full swing 🍾🥂😆
Welcome to our first day of our Wine Advent countdown! Over the next twelve days we will reveal a new wine each day paired with our winery family's favourite holiday activities, as part of our 12 Wines of Christmas Advent. We invite everyone to join in on the fun with us. Almost every bottle has a surprise attached to it, so be sure to watch for this and pull out each wine carefully.
Let's get the holidays rolling with wine #1, our newly released Syrah 2021! Syrah pairs well with charcuterie, so we included our popular wine jelly for you to make a fabulous cheese and meat board. Grazing boards seem to be the 'it' thing this season with endless ways to make it more festive - wreath shaped, tree shaped, star shaped or simple and square - if you feel inspired to try your own, send us a pic! We've also created a Stag's Hollow Favourite Holiday playlist on Spotify to get you in the holiday mood (https://bit.ly/3GHDAyg), enjoy 🎶🍷
Shop local and sustainable this holiday season!
As part of The Heart of Wine Country™ Holiday Cheer Weekend (November 18-19), Stag’s Hollow Winery will be offering free & festive tastings by reservation from 11am to 5pm each day, accommodating walk-ins if there is availability.
Join the Stag’s Hollow family for complimentary wine tastings, enter to win a holiday prize pack, and get a jump start on your holiday shopping at our mini-market featuring local artisans. Plus, Sommelier Ron Rocher will entertain you with his magical “old world vs. new world” wine pairing station.
For more information on what our neighboring wineries are also offering that weekend, please visit theheartofwinecountry.ca. Each winery will also be collecting for the Food Bank if you wish to drop off your non-perishable items.
Our November Hours:
Open 12-4pm for tastings from Friday to Sunday, with sales only rest of week.
Don't miss out on our upcoming Harvest Dinner on September 13th catered by Chef Ben Godin (Wild Goose Bistro). Join winemaker Keira Lefranc, assistant winemaker Libby Nixon, sommelier Ron Rocher and the rest of the Stag's Hollow family for an extraordinary evening of food and wine to celebrate this year's harvest and toast the new season.
We are lucky to have our friend and sommelier, Ron Rocher (@vinetowinebc), work with us over the next few months, offering his extensive industry knowledge and passion for local wine to our guests looking for a more elevated tasting experience. Ron is a big supporter of our small, family-owned winery, and we love the energy and humour he brings to Stag's Hollow when he is here! If you're interested in meeting with Ron on your next visit to the winery, try to let us know ahead of time so we can book you in on a day that he is on site. Call to reserve your spot with Ron: 250.497.6162.
NEXT DATES to taste with Ron:
Saturday, Oct 7th
Sunday, Oct 15th
Saturday Oct 21st
Join us for FOOD TRUCK TUESDAYS every week over July & August! 🌭🍷🌮
July 4th – The Wienery
July 11th – Law Of Attraction
July 18th – The Wienery
July 25th – Law Of Attraction
Aug 1st – Law Of Attraction
Aug 8th – The Wienery
Aug 15th – Law Of Attraction
Aug 22nd – Fiesta Mexicana
Chef Brock Bowes and Chef Courtney Koga are joining forces with Stag's Hollow Winemaker Keira LeFranc for a special six-plate chef's tasting event. Each course will alternate between comfort brewery food and high-end "fine dining" with an unexpected pairing twist. Join us in Kelowna for this culinary adventure!
THURSDAY, FEB 23rd 6:30pm
KETTLE RIVER BREWERY & PROVISIONS KITCHEN
TIX $97 HERE
INCLUDES FOOD, WINE & BEER, TAX & GRATUITY