Nk'Mip Winemaker's Dinner - July 28, 2017
Join Nk'Mip Cellars Winemaker, Randy Picton, for an intimate 5-course winemakers dinner atop Grouse Mountain. Located in the rustic Timber Room, there is nothing but stunning mountain and city views awaiting you.
Friday, July 28th, 2017 | 6:30pm - 10:00pm | The Timber Room, Grouse Mountain Chalet
$95 per person - Alpine Experience admission tickets are complimentary for each member in your party with advanced reservation. Prices do not include taxes or gratuity.
Call Chalet Reception at 604.998.5045 for your reservation.
Pronounced “in-ka-meep”, the winery is the first in North America to be aboriginally owned and operated. Overlooking the shores of Osoyoos Lake in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, the winery sits on natural desert land surrounded by the stunning contrast of sagebrush and vineyards. Using grapes grown from the Band’s own 30+ year-old Inkameep Vineyard, winemaker Randy Picton and Osoyoos Indian Band assistant winemaker Justin Hall produce an award winning portfolio of wines in three tiers: Winemakers Series, Qwam Qwmt and Mer’r’iym.
Randy Picton graduated from the Winery Assistant Program at Okanagan College. He completed his two hands-on internships at Cedar Creek Estate Winery and moved up the ranks from assistant cellar master, to assistant winemaker, to associate winemaker in charge of Pinot Gris and Icewines. From there, Randy joined the new state-of-the-art Nk'Mip Cellars, the first Aboriginal owned and operated winery in North America, as winemaker. A non-native, Randy is also training youth from the Osoyoos Indian Band to assume winemaking duties for Nk'Mip Cellars.
Some of Randy's recent awards are Double Gold & 2nd In Class –2014 Winemaker’s Dreamcatcher, Six Nations Wine Challenge. Gold – 2014 Qwam Qwmt Cabernet Sauvignon, InterVin. Canadian Winery of the Year, Intervin.
Randy's philosophy is to pay attention to detail in the vineyard to produce the best possible grapes, and then carry this practice to the winery. The expression of the vineyard is displayed in the bottle.
Call Chalet Reception at 604.998.5045 for your reservation