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Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Oliver

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Taste fine wines at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, which offers guided tours of its production process. The winery holds many special events, from yoga classes in the vineyards, to music concerts at the onsite amphitheater. Be sure to stop by the restaurant, which utilizes the produce of the surrounding area to create a distinct menu of local dishes. Use our Oliver travel itinerary maker to add Tinhorn Creek Vineyards and other attractions to your Oliver vacation plans.
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  • Since we had a late breakfast, we were not hungry until 4 PM. We heard good things about the restaurant and decided to go there for a bite to eat. The restaurant is perched on a hill with beautiful vi...  more »
  • Took my wife to this winery for a tasting and purchase some wine. We were promptly greeted upon arrival. That is where the service need and the ignoring began. My wife went up to the first tasting bar...  more »
  • During our stay in Oliver we did a wine tasting at Tinhorn Creek Winery and yes we did buy an nice bottle of Red. Next door is the restrauant called Miradoro, this is a must do. Not a wine! lover does...  more »
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  • Delicious food, fun staff and a clean & well designed restaurant. The wine room with all of the barrels was open to observe and take in the fantastic smells! We will be back!! ❤️Sharon & Mark
  • What a disappointment . We did the chefs tasting menu . First a was a broccoli stuffed calzone. It was so hard, dry and overcooked I could barely cut through it . Next was a minestrone soup with way too many noodles. Followed by a dry over cooked chicken breast. I think it was the worst let down of all as I could have made better chicken myself . Didn't stay for dessert and will not be back
  • My girlfriend and I were on vacation through Okanagan wine country. Over six days, we visited sixty wineries. You can follow our various locations with this disclaimer. That’s sixty wineries, not an exaggeration. We ended the trip with 120 bottles acquired. The closest major winery to Oliver, the furthest from Osoyoos, Tinhorn can either be a worthy climax or an early high point further wineries will struggle to measure up to. It’s truly a magnificent representation of what anyone can expect if traveling to this region…and that can be as much praise as criticism. It’s no secret that many of the wineries here look similar, as they all share the same off-yellow outer coat—it’s like every business from Oliver to Osoyoos snagged the entire supply of Glidden’s Mustard Seed exterior paint. I counted at least five wineries that share the same color or close to it, which is also why I consider these wineries part of Osoyoos rather than Oliver given the former matches much of that theme, that of an archetypal village in New Mexico. I half expected men with mariachi jackets, white ruffled shirts, red cummerbunds, and large hats playing guitars on the side of the road. I mean it’s an amazing look, and Tinhorn is one of the better-looking ones, certainly the most extensive. After you’ve seen one period-specific custard-colored building… There’s also an amphitheater and a massive wine shop. There’s even a casual self-walking tour one can take including the storehouses and vineyards. However, the real high point is Miradoro, the lavish restaurant with walls of glass overlooking both the vineyards and the amphitheater. I’m jumping to the end, as after we took in the wine shop, my girlfriend and I finished with the other wineries before returning to Miradoro for dinner. The wine shop is certainly widespread, with bars on both sides of the main room. The wine itself is quite good, though not one single bottle sold me save for a nice Cabernet Franc. The décor is simple, with tan-stained wood covering every corner, though I found the entire wine shop surprisingly small given the expansive premises. Miradoro is the real jewel. With a restaurant erected on stilts, and our table wedged to the edge of the patio, my girlfriend was almost getting vertigo, as we could lean a few inches and look straight down. It’s gorgeous and incredibly romantic. And the view, oh my god, if there’s one place to go for the best view of vineyards…okay, there’s about ten in this part of the country, but how many have views this good at dinner? Okay, there are at least four—THIS IS WHY Osoyoos/Oliver wine country is so amazing! The interior of the restaurant was vacant the day we went—everyone was outside. I had the albacore tuna putanesca calamarata, and one of those words I understood. It was seared rare albacore tuna with artisan pasta and putanesca sauce. I still had to look up what putanesca was. It’s a combination of anchovies, olives, and capers. Also, it’s spelled “puttanesca”—SPELLING MISTAKE. We’ll excuse them and move on. My girlfriend had the grilled wild moon organic pork chop—you see, that I understood, with crab apple mustard, fried polenta, baby kale and charred leeks. We preceded that with the albóndigas, which is Spanish for meatballs. I mean…they could just call it that. It was served in a rich tomato sauce with parmesan and arugula. It was all amazing, so much so that despite almost getting tipsy at Road 13 earlier that day, I polished the evening with a flight of three glasses of white. They paired well. Yes, it’s becoming old hat that every single winery in this region is amazing. Because they are. Tinhorn is barely a few minutes away from Hester Creek and Gehringer Brothers. This is foodie Disney. I can’t wait to go back.
  • Some great wine! Excellent venue for outdoor events like the concerts series at Tinhorn Creek!
  • Stayed at the winery for 2 nights in the Rutherford suite and it was unbelievable. The service at the wine shop itself was hit and miss. For the most part, everyone was friendly, but not super welcoming for 2 people who do not know or pretend to know much about wine, but still enjoy it. We found it intimidating at times. The wine itself was delicious though and we did buy some to take home in the end, but we found other wineries in the area less intimidating and more welcoming when it came to their wine tastings.

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