If you love food, there's no better place to be than the Okanagan in summer. Our markets and fruit stands abound with a cornucopia of delicious, colourful and fresh produce. Our lakes and forests provide their own bounties and the number of artisan bakeries, coffee roasters and independent restaurants in Penticton continue to grow.
JoieFarm has always prided itself on making European-inspired wines made specifically to pair with all this wonderful West Coast cuisine in mind. So in August we wanted to pair up with our good friends from Joy Road Catering to highlight Okanagan terroir and celebrate this region's best food and wine together.
This three course lunch will be served alfresco amongst our vines and fruit trees. The dates are Sunday August 11th, 18th or 25th, with three seatings for each (12:30, 2:00, 3:30). Arrive early for a complimentary tasting flight so you can chose which Joie wine you'd like to enjoy with lunch.
This event will sell out and spaces are limited, so reserve your seats now on the Joy Road website.
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