LaStella and Le Vieux Pin Winemaker’s Dinners bring a taste of the South Okanagan to Vancouver’s Gastown

South Okanagan sister wineries LaStella and Le Vieux Pin will bring a taste of Tuscany and a flavour of France to Vancouver this month when they present winemaker’s dinners at Nicli Antica Pizzeria and Cork & Fin.

Gastown’s Cork & Fin restaurant will be saying bonjour to French influenced wines from Oliver’s Le Vieux Pin for a special winemaker’s dinner on June 12th, 2013. Seven Le Vieux Pin wines have been carefully selected to pair perfectly with a delicious seven-course tasting menu ($99) from Cork & Fin presented by Le Vieux Pin’s General Manager Rasoul Salehi.

LaStella brings a taste of La Dolce Vita to Vancouver’s Nicli Antica Pizzeria restaurant this June 25th, 2013. Nicli’s award-winning Neapolitan pizzas will be paired with Tuscan-inspired wines from LaStella’s Osoyoos’ vineyards. The intimate event will take guests on a culinary journey featuring four antica (Italian for ‘authentic’) pizzas ($60) paired with five newly-released LaStella wines: from Vivace Pinot Grigio and Leggiero Chardonnay, to LaStellina Merlot Rosato rose, Fortissimo red and Moscato d’Osoyoos dessert wine. LaStella’s General Manager Rasoul Salehi will be introducing the wines at the sleek Cordova Street restaurant.

There are limited seats available for both dinners. Tickets for Le Vieux Pin/Cork & Fin Winemaker’s Dinner cost $99pp, plus tax and gratuities and are available by calling Doug at Cork & Fin on 604-569-2215. Tickets for LaStella/Nicli Antica Pizzeria Winemaker’s Dinner cost $60pp, including tax and gratuities. Visit to purchase tickets.