Contest – Guess Tinhorn Creek’s New Oldfield Series Wine


Hey folks. Long time no post… Well, it’s an odd-numbered year, so I thought it was about time to get back to wriiting about wine a bit. God knows I drink enough of it, so here we go again. Over the next while I plan to re-design the site (it’s been too long) and actually make an effort to sit down and put word to screen.

On that note, I was recently contacted by the good folks from our beloved Okanagan Valley’s Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. They’re running a contest to see if you can guess the new wine in their Oldfield Series line-up. If you can, you stand a chance at winning 2 bottles of the new Oldfield Series Wine before it’s released, along with two tickets to Tinhorn’s Canadian Concert Series. Sounds good, am I correct? Entries must be received by midnight, January 14th. Keep reading for more details.

On February 1, 2013 Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in Oliver BC will be adding a new wine to their Oldfield Series line-up, but they are not revealing what it is just yet. They thought it would be more fun to let you try and guess what it is.

The Oldfield Series is Tinhorn Creek’s reserve tier of wines, for which they currently produce a Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Noir, a 2Bench Red (a Bordeaux style blend made up of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, & Petite Verdot), a Rosé and the 2Bench White (a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Semillon and Muscat).

“Throughout the growing season, winemakers often find a golden spot – or two – in the vineyard that tempts our creativity. The Oldfield Series is a way for me to showcase what best defines that vintage. It’s where I can experiment, and push myself as a winemaker.”

~ Sandra Oldfield, Executive Winemaker and CEO

So what is the new Oldfield Series wine?


If you guess correctly, you will be entered to win 2 bottles of the new Oldfield Series Wine before it is released, along with two tickets to Tinhorn’s Canadian Concert Series. The winning tickets will be to see the high energy and phenomenal musicianship of Jackie Treehorn on June 23, 2013. The coveted annual concert series is a rare opportunity to see some of Canada’s top talent while sipping award-winning wines and enjoying a breathtaking view of the South Okanagan Valley.

About Tinhorn Creek Vineyards:

Established in 1993, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is located just south of Oliver B.C., in the famed Golden Mile wine-growing district. As the number one winery destination evoking classic south Okanagan terroir, Tinhorn Creek proudly offers 100% estate grown wines, growing grapes on both the Black Sage and Golden Mile benches. As the first winery in Canada to support carbon neutral measures, Tinhorn Creek continues their commitment to land stewardship, conservation and environmentally sustainable practices. Family owned and operated, Tinhorn Creek offers an unrivalled visitor experience including a self-guided tour, along with wines that rank among the best in the world, and since April 2011, the exceptional Miradoro Restaurant. For more information about Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, call 1.888.484.6467 or visit the website at

How can I enter?

I’m sure you’re asking that by now, so here are the details. Keep in mind that this is completely separate from the contest on the Tinhorn Creek web site. There are 2 ways for you to enter:

  1. Comment on this post.
  2. Fire up Twitter and tweet your answer using “I think the new #VinificoOldfieldSeries wine is ________.”

Good luck!