One hour away from Trail, BC over the mile high pass on the Salmo-Creston highway lies the sleepy town of C;eston. It is nestled in a valley and enjoys a micro climate that is perfect for grapes to grow in particular some varieties not found in the much drier and hotter Naramata Bench.
Our destination was Skimmerhorn Winery and Bistro which is not easy to find from 'downtown Creston' so google it before you go as signage is lacking. Do make a reservation as this is a small operation with limited tables on the veranda overlooking the vineyards.There are also tables inside.
Our party of four was seated at the primo table in the corner under the shade of a huge tree which was appreciated on the sunny and warm day.The menu is limited and changes so check it out online for a sample.
Three of us had the daily soup, slaw and sandwich special which was just enough to fill us, but not overwhelm us. The soup was a creamy vegetable soup and the open faced sandwich was smoked salmon. The fourth in our party had the chicken, pineapple and zuccini kabob. We shared two desserts--we got the last chocolate pot de creme and a fruit clafoutis. oh, and did I mention the bottle of Devil's Chair yummy wine??
Arrive early so you can enjoy the free wine tasting...4 whites and 4 reds. Based on that, we chose the Devil's Chair to enjoy with our lunch. There is a 'free' bottle if you buy a case mix or match so pay for 11, get 12. We did purchase wine after lunch and we all liked different ones which shows that variety IS the spice of life.
Excellent friendly service, beautiful surroundings and delicious lunch. Perfect way to spend time with friends.
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