With Father’s Day this weekend, we’ve partnered with some truly awesome businesses in B.C. to highlight some local experiences that will make for great gift ideas for your Dad.
TERMINAL CITY BREWING
Photo: Terminal City Brewing.
For a fun activity to do with your dad, try brewing your own craft beer with Terminal City Brewing!
TCB's U-Brew license allows you to be hands-on in bottling your own personal batch of beer — along with wine or cider if that’s dad’s preference.
You don't need to have any prior experience with home brewing, as the experts at TCB will be there to guide you and your dad through the steps of handcrafting your own individual brew.
TCB’s beer production equipment is similar to that of any other small craft brewery, and their brewing process is just the same. TCB’s grain brewing system and ferment-on-premises licensing lets their team take care of the mashing, boiling, filtering, and carbonating. They make the wort, and then it goes into a fermenter just for you. Your choice of yeast is all it takes to kick it off.
And since your individual batch will be for your own use, you'll also avoid commercial liquor taxes, saving you a bundle.
Not only will you have a memorable bonding experience with your dad, you'll also have a personalized takeaway gift to commemorate your time together!
For more info, visit tcbrewing.com.
ROAD 13 VINEYARDS
Photo: Road 13 Vineyards.
Your dad will love to dig right into the seated wine tastings and vineyard experiences offered at Road 13 Vineyards!
To treat your #1 guy to an unforgettable outdoor food and wine experience at the #1 Canadian Winery in Oliver, reserve the Vineyard’s Edge Experience. At $35 per guest, you’ll have a seat at the edge of Castle Vineyard and enjoy a flight of 3 estate-grown wines. Known for their classic Rhone varietals and blends, along with Chenin Blanc from 50+ year old vines, Road 13 is “All About the Dirt” with their commitment to growing the best fruit from the best sites.
Also included in the Vineyard’s Edge Experience is your choice of a BBQ sandwich and side farm salad or house-made kettle chips. Accommodating parties of up to 6 guests, you can make it a family experience during a local family getaway in the South Okanagan.
Seating is limited, to save your dad (and yourself) a spot now at road13vineyards.com.
MISSION HILL WINERY
Photo: Mission Hill Winery.
Celebrate Father’s Day with an exquisite private lunch at Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna.
This 2-hour experience includes a wine-paired lunch on the Loggia as you overlook the beauty of Mission Hill’s estate and panoramic views of Okanagan Lake. At your private table, you will be guided through three seasonal dishes expertly paired with Mission Hill’s award-winning wines.
Following your dining experience, a sommelier will take you and dad to the estate vineyards to discuss the origins of the Okanagan Valley and the ancient, glacial, and volcanic soils that make up this unique setting. This offering ends with a visit to Mission Hill’s one of a kind underground barrel cellar for a truly well-rounded winery experience.
The Private Lunch package is offered daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and starts at $95 per person.