Strawberry season celebrated at Covert Farms in Oliver

Chef Jeff VanGeest of Miradoro restaurant, with Covert Farms’ chef Derek Uhlemann will create a culinary tribute to organic strawberries.

Covert Farms in Oliver has been making a rosé since 2006 and acclaimed winemaker Sandra Oldfield’s first rosé was created in 2009, covertly in the wee hours of the morning.

Now you can enjoy these two covertly made rosés side-by-side.

On Thursday, award-winning chef Jeff VanGeest of Tinhorn Creek’s Miradoro restaurant, along with Covert Farms’ chef Derek Uhlemann will create a multi-course culinary tribute to organic strawberries.

Rosé wines from past and present will be paired individually with each course. Farmer/winemaker Gene Covert will talk about growing vines and strawberries side-by-side while Tinhorn Creeks Vineyard manager Andrew Moon will speak about the South Okanagan terroir and the challenges of growing vines in a desert sagebrush environment.

This rustic dinner will take place in the strawberry fields of Covert Farms. Organizers suggest casual dress with sturdy shoes.

Tickets are $85 and can be purchased online at www.covertfarms.ca or by calling 250-498-9463. Reception is at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. on July 11.