Join Nk'Mip Cellars' Winemaker, Randy Picton, for an intimate 5-course winemaker's dinner atop Grouse Mountain. Located in the Timber Room, there is nothing but stunning mountain and city views awaiting you.
Date: Friday, July 28th, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Where: The Timber Room, Grouse Mountain Chalet
Cost: $95 per person - Alpine Experience admission tickets are complimentary for each member in your party with advanced reservation. Prices do not include taxes or gratuity.
Reservations: Call Chalet Reception at 604.998.5045 for your reservation.
Fir-cured Salmon with confit lemon and brioche
Central Park Farms chicken with Golden Ears brie and blueberries
garden zucchini & lettuces, gribiche, charmessan, octopus
Roasted Duck Breast
cherry ravioli, young fennel, onion
Braised Beef Cheek
king oyster mushrooms, Pemberton potato, beet root
Okanagan Apple Pie
Golden Ears Blue cheese ice cream with garden thyme and bay laurel
Reception Wine - Nk'Mip Winemaker Series Dreamcatcher 2016 - Dreamcatcher is a vibrant and luscious blend of premium white varieties displaying aromas and flavours of tangy lemon zest, green apple, kiwi and mandarin. A soft entry balanced by crisp acidity that leads to a clean and lengthy citrus finish.
Course #1 - Nk'Mip Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay 2015 - Aromas of vanilla, hazelnut, marzipan and pear. The pear continues on to the palate, along with intense flavours of clove and butterscotch from the oak aging. The wine has a lush, creamy texture with nicely structured tannins that lead to a long and elegant finish.
Course #2 - Nk'Mip Qwam Qwmt Syrah 2015 - Spicy aromas along with black pepper and cherry, with multi-layered flavours of berries and pepper. The wine has a soft entry with smooth tannins and features a good acid backbone which contributes to the length of the finish.
Course #3 - Nk'Mip Qwam Qwmt Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 - Aromas of black currant, cedar, herbs and tobacco lead to flavours of black cherry, cassis and mocha. The entry is soft with a full structure of ripe chewy tannins that add great length to the wine.
Finish - Nk'Mip Qwam Qwmt Riesling Icewine 2015 - Aromas of honey, apricot, apple and lemon lead to flavours of citrus, mango and peach. The sweetness of the palate is balanced by a nice bit of acidity which lends to a clean crisp finish with great length.
Pronounced “in-ka-meep”, the winery is the first in North America to be aboriginally owned and operated. Overlooking the shores of Osoyoos Lake in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, the winery sits on natural desert land surrounded by the stunning contrast of sagebrush and vineyards. Using grapes grown from the Band’s own 30+ year-old Inkameep Vineyard, winemaker Randy Picton and Osoyoos Indian Band assistant winemaker Justin Hall produce an award winning portfolio of wines in three tiers: Winemakers Series, Qwam Qwmt and Mer’r’iym.
Randy Picton graduated from the Winery Assistant Program at Okanagan College. He completed his two hands-on internships at Cedar Creek Estate Winery and moved up the ranks from assistant cellar master, to assistant winemaker, to associate winemaker in charge of Pinot Gris and Icewines. From there, Randy joined the new state-of-the-art Nk'Mip Cellars, the first Aboriginal owned and operated winery in North America, as winemaker. A non-native, Randy is also training youth from the Osoyoos Indian Band to assume winemaking duties for Nk'Mip Cellars.
Some of Randy's recent awards are Double Gold & 2nd In Class –2014 Winemaker’s Dreamcatcher, Six Nations Wine Challenge. Gold – 2014 Qwam Qwmt Cabernet Sauvignon, InterVin. Canadian Winery of the Year, Intervin.
Randy's philosophy is to pay attention to detail in the vineyard to produce the best possible grapes, and then carry this practice to the winery. The expression of the vineyard is displayed in the bottle.