Join us at Big White in the Kettle Valley Steakhouse at 6:30 p.m. for our inaugural weekly Sommelier Series starting Thursday, January 6.

The Okanagan Merlot Throwdown features merlots from Perseus, Seven Stones, Ex Nihilo, and Quails Gate, all available as a flight with a specially paired menu or on their own. This is a great way to taste some very distinctive wines that have different styles from a variety of vineyard sites in the region.

Local wine educator, Gerrit Anderson, will be hosting a ‘Vintner’s Table’ on Thursday, January 6 to explore some of the differences among these wines due to Terroir, winemaking practices, and vineyard management.

Jeff Harder, owner of Ex Nihilo Winery, will stop by on Friday, January 7 , and will host a similar table in support of his fantastic 2006 Merlot.

Each of these table top discussions will begin at 6:30 pm.

Wine flight only is $30 per person, with the paired four-course menu it is $90 per person.

When making a reservation for Thursday or Friday night, please mention that you would like to be part of the ‘Vintner’s Table’ for that evening.

The Okanagan Merlot Throwdown runs from Thursday, January 6 to Wednesday, January 12. Look for our ‘Off The Beaten Path’ selections starting the week of Thursday, January 13.

Please call the Kettle Valley Steakhouse to make your reservations at 250-491-0130.