When we arrived in Osoyoos,B.C,
we checked into our hotel
But spent most of our days at the Nk'Mip Resort
the Grand Prairie Marcottes.
They are starting to disperse through the world though...
living in Bermuda, Vancouver and Kamloops
I loved all the metal statues that greeted you to the properties
I think I might try to make my own one day....
The Emile Marcotte family got together to celebrate Emile's 80th birthday
Mary and Emile have 8 kids
(nine... if you count Arnold who has been inducted into the family)
This is just the kids and spouses!!
A wine tour was planned of the area around Osoyoos and Oliver
With Top Cat Tours,
Where this cat under our bus wanted to join in!!
I am not a big wine connoisseur
was willing to learn a few things about good wine
Our first stop was Silver Sage where we tried 15 different kinds of red and white
My sister texted me this picture that morning
to buy her this hot pepper ice wine if we saw it....
That was our first stop!!
The presentation was entertaining and delicious!!
The property was gorgeous
Roses everywhere in the middle of a desert!!
Next was Burrowing Owl....
This was our lunch stop and knew it was going to be good
you see they won Top 100!!
It was an amazing atmosphere
I chose peach and ham soup with grilled 3 cheese sandwich
Arnold had the Stuffed Shells
We scaled to the top of the observation tower to get a look at the area
You can book a room at a lot of these vineyards
They are beautiful and relaxing places
They told us there was a bell at the top
the rope was removed because guests were being disturbed!!
You know that didn't stop us!!
Ring that bell, Ellen!!
The lavender grows like weeds everywhere here
Looks like it should be California...
But it`s B.C
We went to Tin Horn and Hidden Chapel Wineries...
Our final spot was River Stone Winery
The owner completed day as great as it started
He had a real passion for his livelyhood
how he choses what he makes for wine.
He spent time to answer all our questions
gave a good history about wine making.
Arnold`s cousin texted this after our 35 wine tastings...
I wonder if I am going to like red wine now.....