Not so long ago I went on a girls only road trip to Osoyoos, British Columbia. I've been to Summerland many times, but never to the South Okanagan Valley. I am still dreaming about the beautiful summer weather, blue skies and the meal we enjoyed at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery. Miradoro and Chef Jeff Van Geest was recently handed "Best Winery and Vineyard Dining" winner of Vancouver Magazine; Miradoro topped best of BC and the best of the Okanagan Valley, beating Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill.
After exploring the valley and a few rounds of wine at See Ya Later Ranch, we were ready to relax and enjoy more wine.
Miradoro Restaurant is modernly designed with floor to ceiling windows, large wrap around patio balcony with view of the lush wine and orchard valley. It was a hot and stuffy BC summer. We got the best seat in the house on the balcony to watch the sunset next to the amphitheatre. During the summer months, we highly recommend making reservations as tourist and locals flood this area.
Tinhorn Creek Gewuztraminer is a refreshing classic gewurz. This medium weight gewurz is pale lemon color with flavors of rose petals, lychee, pink grapefruit, and spice. I love that it is balanced and not overdone.
honey grilled quail 19: Soft tender and succulent quail flavored with hazelnut, prosciutto & cabbage cappuccio. Best paired with Oldfield Series Pinot Noir 2010.
heirloom tomato & stonefruit panzanella 16: bread salad with basil, buratta, shallots, organic olive oil & mosto cotto. Best paired with Oldfield Series 2Bench White 2013.
sloping hill pork belly 29: Fall of the fork pork belly with gewürztraminer glaze, chick pea fritter, apricot, jalapeño, cilantro, roasted carrots. Oldfield Series 2Bench Red 2010
forno roasted ling cod 26: puy lentils with braised greens, pine nut & raisins, garlic & bread fonduta, garlic chips. Fresh and light flakey fish and best paired with Oldfield Series 2Bench White 2013.
wild boar bacon carbonara 26: spaghetti alla chitarra, black pepper, slow poached egg, arugula & parmesan. Best paired with Oldfield Series Syrah 2010.
There's something about being on vacation. No matter how full you are, there is always room for dessert.
olive oil & hazelnut cake 12: praline, summer fruit preserves, birch syrup, vanilla bean gelato. This was my favorite dessert. Soft sponge cake soaked with birch syrup.
chocolate bundino 12: sponge toffee, blackberry, dulce de leche cream
lemon crema 12: citrus mint salad & lavender sablé cookie
I love that Tinhorn Creek has a top notch restaurant to match their vineyard winery. You can spend a good day here. Go a on Tinhorn Creek wine tour. Learn about their sustainable farming practices. Tinhorn Creek Vineyard on the west bench for sunrise and morning light produces Gewürztraminer. Across the valley, Diamondback Vineyard soaks up heat from intense afternoon rays to produce wines like Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series are wines selected for the winery's top tier vino. Wines can be purchased online.
Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery Vineyards
Cuisine: Wineries, Mediterranean, Pacific Northwest
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Okanagan-Similkameen, BC V0H 1T1