Friday Night Flights: Virtual Wine Tastings

In the spirit of connection, and in a time where we needed to isolate, we're brought 8 episodes of our new take on our popular summer wine tasting events live in your living room!

About our Sommelier: Melissa Van der Walle

About our Sommelier: Melissa Van der Walle

Melissa Van der Walle is a certified Wine and Spirit Trust designation Level 3 Sommelier . She recently obtained her level 3 designation working under one of Canada’s distinguished Masters’ of Wine, Rhys Pender. She successfully completed her designation with Honours and Distinction representing the top 5% of those who pass.

Needless to say, Melissa KNOWS wine! 

Melissa has been and continues to be an integral member of the Food & Beverage Team since her arrival here at Predator Ridge in 2013. Melissa has taken lead managing the wine program and related events. 

About Restaurant Manager: Travis Dunnet

About Restaurant Manager: Travis Dunnet

Travis Dunnet has been managing restaurants since 2014 and has been leading the Range Lounge & Grill team for two years. He is a sommelier and master mixologist and has competed in provincial cocktail competitions in both Alberta and British Columbia.

Travis has a passion for food, wine & cocktails and traveled the world honing his craft. 

He was nominated for the Lethbridge Top 40 under 40 for his incredible leadership and management skills.

 

PAST WINE TASTINGS

Missed one of our wine tastings? Not a worry as you can view them here anytime!

 

 

WEEK #8:  50th parallel ESTATE WINERY

At Home Taste Along Wines:  2019 Rose and 2017 Pinot Noir

Tasting Date:  May 29, 2020

This week enjoy a virtual wine tasting with 50th Parallel Estates winemaker Matthew Fortuna and get a private VIP tour of one of their beautiful winery, located just 5 minutes from us in Lake Country, BC.

 

 

WEEK #7:  BLACK HILLS ESTATE WINERY

At Home Taste Along Wines:  2018 Rose and 2018 Cellar Hand Red

Tasting Date:  May 22, 2020

This week enjoy a virtual wine tasting with Ross Wise, one of only 7 Masters of Wine in Canada and the winemaker for Black Hills Estate Winery in Oliver, BC.

 

 

WEEK #6:  sandhill wines

At Home Taste Along Wines:  2017 Cabernet Merlot & 2018 Pinot Gris

Tasting Date:  May 15, 2020

This week enjoy a virtual wine tasting with Sandhill Wines winemaker Sandy Leier. Join Melissa and Manager Travis to learn more about this amazing Kelowna based winery, their varietals, history and get a private tour with Sandy.

 

 

WEEK #5:  VICE & VIRTUE BREWING CO.

At Home Taste Along Beers: The White Lie Pilsner & The Love Potion Raspberry "Berliner Vice"

Tasting Date:  May 8, 2020

In honour of our golf course opening (for Members) this week, enjoy a special virtual beer tasting on location at Vice & Virtue in Kelowna.  Get a special tour and enjoy a tasting with Ryan Fipke and James Windsor.

 

 

WEEK #4: HESTER CREEK ESTATE WINERY

At Home Taste Along Wines: 2018 Pinot Blanc + 2017 Merlot

Tasting date: May 1, 2020

Enjoy an extra special virtual wine tasting on location at Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver.  Get a special tour and enjoy a tasting with Winemaker Mark Hopley and Director of Sales, Robert Smith.

 

 

WEEK #3:  CEDARCREEK ESTATE WINERY

At Home Taste Along Wines:   2018 Chardonnay + 2016 Meritage

Tasting date:  April 24, 2020

Enjoy an extra special virtual wine tasting on location at CedarCreek Estate Winery in Kelowna. Get a special tour and enjoy a tasting with Assistant Wine Maker, Amy Paynter and Assistant Manager, Guest Experience Dan Wiggins.

 

 

WEEK #2:  O'ROURKE'S PEAK CELLARS

At Home Taste Along Wines:   2018 Pinot Gris + 2018 Rosé

Tasting date:  April 17, 2020

Enjoy an extra special virtual wine tasting on location at O'Rourkes Peak Cellars. Get a special tour of O'Rourke's new facility with winemaker Stephanie Stanley.

 

WEEK #1:  Mission Hill Family Estates.

Wines tasted:  Estate Series Cabernet Merlot & Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting date:  April 10, 2020