Pork-inspired tastings, wine pairings in Oliver Osoyoos wine country this fall
Tickets are selling fast for the Pig Out Guest Chef Dinners, taking place Friday, Sept. 24, the Pig Out Trails, taking place on Saturday, Sept. 25 in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country.
Each of these pork-inspired wine events treats people to an exclusive tour and tasting at select south Okanagan wineries.
Limited tickets for the Guest Chef Dinners ($129 per person plus taxes and booking fee) as well as tickets for the Pig Out Trails ($99 per person plus tax and booking fee) are available online at www.oliverosoyoos.com/collection/pig-out while quantities last.
Pig Out Guest Chef Dinners
On Friday, Sept. 24, two iconic wineries, one on the Black Sage Road Bench and one on the Golden Mile Bench will host simultaneous Pig Out Guest Chef Dinners: small, outdoor, multi-course feasts prepared by the Paella Guys alongside other notable local and guest chefs and paired with a range of wines from vineyards nearby.
Pig Out Trails
The Pig Out adventure adventure starts with transportation pick-up at a central location in Oliver, Osoyoos or Penticton. From there, the small group will visit four carefully-selected wineries where each will pair their wines with a pork-inspired tasting bite through a four-course progressive lunch.
The event’s “Escape the Pen” theme will be interpreted in unique ways at each winery, as they create thoughtful tasting experiences, aimed at showcasing their portfolio of wines as well as educating guests in farming and grape growing practices and the art of winemaking.
Each stop will also feature a delicious dish prepared by Oliver Eats Ltd., visiting guest chefs and from select onsite restaurant partners including Terrafina at Hester Creek Estate Winery; Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards; the culinary team at Phantom Creek Estates and Masala Bistro at Kismet Estate Winery. A popular addition to last year’s Pig Out Trails, Vancouver’s Paella Guys will return with their innovative take on the event’s celebration of nose-to-tail dining at select wineries.
Wineries featuring on the specific trails will be unveiled on the day, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the experience, which traditionally adopts new themes and quirky elements every year. 40 wineries will feature on the 10 trails, including Rust Wine Co. and Road 13 Vineyards on the Golden Mile Bench; Black Hills Estate Winery and Church & State Wines on the Black Sage Road Bench; Moon Curser Vineyards and Lakeside Cellars in Osoyoos; River Stone Estate Winery and Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery north of Oliver; and more.