Maverick Estate Winery Winemakers Dinner-Oct 3-4, Tickets on sale now! Limited Availability.

Winemaker and chef, representing the vision between Bertus Albertyn, winemaker and owner at Maverick Estate Winery, and Chef Chris Van Hooydonk , Owner and chef of Backyard Farm Chef’s Table and Cooking School. Experience an evening celebrating the relationship between food and wine, represented by the passion of two like minded visionaries. Reception and wine tour with Bertus at the winery, followed by a multi-course wine paired dinner at Backyard Farm Chef’s Table. Local and seasonally inspired menu capturing the harvest of  dedicated farming partners, and a testament to the craftsmanship of Maverick Wines. Limited availability, only 20 seats per night-contact the winery directly for tickets and more information.            For The First Time. A Collaboration Between Maverick Estate Winery and Artisan Culinary Concepts. What:  Winemaker’s Reception, Winery Tour, and Chef’s Table When:  5:30pm – 10:00pm October 3, 2014 and October 4, 2014 Cost:  $140.00 per person Limit:   20 persons each night (firm) Details: Transportation from Osoyoos/Oliver and all taxes and gratuities included in the price. Dinner Reservations: Contact Maverick Estate Winery  Transportation:  Landsea Okanagan call 250 495-7565 or email. Please indicate any dietary restrictions or allergies when making your reservation. This limited-capacity event is expected to sell out quickly. We will respond to reservation requests within 3 days on a first-come, first serve basis. We will confirm the first forty paid reservations by email and place any others on a waiting list. Payment required in advance in order to confirm reservation. As members of the Maverick Wine Club, you are receiving this special invitation to join us for the Maverick Estate Winery’s Inaugural Winemaker’s Dinner, showcasing wines by winemaker Bertus Albertyn and fresh local food prepared by Chef Chris Van Hooydonk. Two...

Summer Evening with Old Friends and New Friends at The Chefs Table…..

The essence of dining to me is the melding together of things- good company, honest food and great wine. I had the pleasure of an impromptu booking of some good friends joining us for a last minute dinner at the chefs table. Busy times in the Okanagan for sure, with the peak of tourist season culminating for the August long weekend, some wineries busy bottling and coaxing their vines to prepare for another pending harvest. My good friend Bertus Albertyn has opened a fantastic tasting room just a stones throw away, and with some family and friends in town, both his family and the Johnson family booked this evening with us. What a treat to cook for them all, and truly a pleasure to showcase what this project is all about. Food, friends and family-really some of the most important things in life. Here is a glimpse into one of my favorite chefs table evening thus far. Thanks to Mikkel and Rocket for providing perfect service, and Rocket for playing sous chef with me today(making ricotta gnocchi and hazelnut brittle was tons of fun….) And a big thanks to Pat and Bertus for arranging a family meal and bringing a seriously impressive collection of wine. My highlight? Hard to mention just one, however Pat brought some of his handcrafted Port, the grapes he used are a bit of a mystery to even him, but the end result was superb……         And so another evening in good company comes to an end. The plates are clean, the glasses and cutlery polished and I have spent yet another day...