Coming soon is the opportunity to enjoy a glass of stunning wine paired with handmade food made with the freshest ingredients from local producers. Starting in mid-June, Black Hills Estate Winery’s new will let you do just that.
Opening on June 20, 2014 at Black Hills’ acclaimed Wine Experience Centre, the new Vineyard Kitchen will be operated in a partnership with Joy Road. Renowned in the Okanagan Valley for their successful catering of hundreds of world-class events and their passionate creation of “Cuisine du Terroir”, Joy Road works carefully with regional farmers and producers to ensure the freshest, in-season ingredients.
The partnership will feature a unique shipping container kitchen that has been newly repurposed for this patio restaurant. Equipped with a full kitchen including a pizza oven, the recycled shipping container will be permanently located beside the patio in the vineyard, thus the name Joy Road Vineyard Kitchen. As a creative and environmentally-minded addition to the Okanagan Wine scene, Black Hills president Glenn Fawcett looks forward to the new Vineyard Kitchen. “The opportunity to partner with Joy Road on this innovative concept is a thrill for us, and we look forward to creating many special memories for visitors to our winery this spring, summer and fall.”
Joy Road co-owner Dana Ewart agrees. “With Joy Road Catering, we have been very fortunate to have had the success that we have had in the Okanagan Valley. This new partnership with Black Hills enables us to continue that catering business while growing a daily food service operation in one specific location. We are very impressed with how innovative and customer-centric Black Hills is with their wine experiences, and feel that our terroir-centric cuisine will be a perfect wine-pairing complement to what they are doing.”
The Joy Road Vineyard Kitchen will be offering dining guests an array of menu choices including hand-tossed pizzas featuring the best of house cured salumi, local cheese, and produce, paired perfectly with Black Hills wines. With the best possible ingredients of the season in mind, the menu will change often as Joy Road mixes it up to adapt to the ever-changing bounty from local farmers and suppliers. The Joy Road Vineyard Kitchen will have the following operating hours:
· June 20 – 29, 2014: 11:30 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
· July 3- Sept. 1, 2014: 11:30 to 5:00 pm on Thursday to Monday
· Sept. 4- Oct. 12, 2014: 11:30 to 5:00 pm on Thursday to Sunday.
Further, the Wine Experience Centre will be launching a new Sunset Happy Hour series of special events every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night during the summer. From 4 – 7 pm starting from July 1 to Labor Day a guest DJ will be on hand spinning the Discs by the poolside Cabanas. While soaking up the sunset inspired vibe. Guests will enjoy basking in the late afternoon sun with a glass of wine in hand. Special 2 for 1 wine tasting experiences will be offered to guests along with some special afternoon food offerings. This will be a fun, relaxing and new way to end your day of touring the wineries, golf courses or the beaches of the Okanagan this summer.
About Black Hills Estate Winery
Black Hills Estate Winery was established in 1996 and proudly presents wines that have been carefully hand-crafted from vineyard to bottle. The terroir on its 40-acre vineyard on Black Sage Road is some of the most exceptional in Canada. A combination of rugged desert earth, long sunlight hours and cool nights yields the intensely flavoured grapes and wines for which the winery is renowned. The deep sand and intense heat of this micro-climate enable the growth of exceptional Bordeaux grapes which are carefully hand-picked by the Black Hills team. Please visit blackhillswinery.com for more information.
About Joy Road
From our inception selling pastries at the farmers’ markets, Joy Road has primarily used local ingredients for the simple reason that fresh tastes better. And while socially-responsible food sourcing allows our customers to enjoy the Okanagan bounty at the height of ripeness, it also sustains the farmers and artisans who represent the agricultural heritage of this region. At Joy Road, we proudly showcase the wealth of delicious food and wine options available in this region the best way we know how: creating unique dining experiences that feature premium seasonal ingredients.
Joy Road is excited to expand and enhance their repertoire and learn more about the harmonious relationship between food and wine. Further information on Joy Road Catering can be found at www.joyroadcatering.com