Wine Tasting Event: January 26th

Jan 24

This January we’re happy to announce the Palms Restaurant’s first wine tasting event.

Our chef Kevin Cooper will be preparing a carefully curated five-course meal to delight your palate, carefully pairing each dish with a signature wine from Martin’s Lane Winery, and CheckMate Artisanal Winery.

Seating for this event is limited to 25 tickets.

Learn more about the event, wine and vineyard accolades, menu, and overall experience below.

Event Details


When: January 26th 6pm – 9pm (Our cocktail lounge and restaurant will be operating usual hours and menu during this time)

Where: The Palms Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge (1450 Douglas Street)

Price: $150 per person, nonrefundable $50 deposit (gratuity not included)

Please note: Seating for this event is limited to 25 tickets. You can follow us on social media to be the first to know when tickets will be available for experiences hosted at The Palms. 

The Menu

First Course

From the Winter Garden
White asparagus purée with Tangerine Asparagus tips, Parsnip Purée with a Parsnip Pave, Yukon Gold Potato purée with fried Chèvre

Paired With

2021 Sime Vineyards Riesling
Martin’s Lane Winery

Second Course

Shrimp & Grits
B.C Side Stripe Shrimp, white cornmeal grits and grilled peaches, passion fruit buerre blanc

Paired With

2018 Fools Mate Chardonnay
CheckMate Artisinal Winery

Third Course

Christmas in January
Sous Vide Lamb Sirloin, Juniper & Sage Lamb Consommé, Mint gelee cubes, Cranberry Pearls

Paired With

2017 Naramata Ranch Pinot Noir
Martin’s Lane Winery

Fourth Course

The Elevated Beef Dip
Black Angus AAA Reserve Prime Rib shaved Mocha Foam, Crispy Croquettes, Fig horseradish Aioli, Grilled Crustini, Merlot Reduction

Paired With

2018 Opening Gambit Merlot
CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Fifth Course

Okanagan Stone Fruits
Bavarian Cream, Chardonnay Poached Pears, Honeycrisp Apples and Apricot Purée

Paired With

2018 Capture Chardonnay
CheckMate Artisanal Winery

The Vineyards


Martin's Lane Winery

Vineyard tastings by appointment only.

Vineyard Philosophy: “I like to wander the three tiny estate vineyards every morning to get to know and check on the individual blocs. Kurt and I will often do this together. I take a micro view of the vineyard and think about wines right down to the single block or vine. I consider my winemaking approach gentle and guiding. We use gravity alone, and five simple movements in our 6-level winery. Our wines are tended, harvested and crafted by hand. We don’t interfere. We don’t use a single pump. We believe this brings out elegant and complex expressions of Pinot Noir and Riesling.”

Martin's Lane Vineyard Featured Wines

Martin’s Lane Simes Vineyard Riesling 2021

Off dry in style to highlight & capture the vibrancy of this cool, lakeside parcel of Riesling. Tangerine zest. White flowers. Delicate. Succulent. Pure

Martin’s Lane Naramata Ranch Pinot Noir 2017

Two distinct vineyard parcels. Vivid elevation transitions through this geologically diverse site challenge the combination of Dijon clones to present a bold wine with purity and focus. Powerful. Cranberry. Spicy. Broad. Fruit-rich . Luxurious


CheckMate Artisanal Winery

CheckMate Artisanal Winery is the only British Columbia winery in history to be awarded a 100 point score on a wine.

About The Vineyard: Phil set out to make sophisticated Chardonnays and Merlots by meticulously focusing on family-owned and farmed estate vineyards, relentlessly studying and researching rows within them to define micro-blocks. These sites, natural yeasts and artisanal winemaking resulted in a collection of remarkable Chardonnays and outstanding Merlots. He let nature take its course, with no fining or filtration to allow for the full potential of flavour expression.

CheckMate Artisanal Winery Featured Wines

CheckMate Fool’s Mate Chardonnay 2018

A complex wine with aromas of peach, mango and passionfruit backed by hints of graphite. The palate has a rich entry with flavours of pear and nectarine. There is tension across the mid palate followed by long lasting herbal, wet stone and mineral elements.

CheckMate Capture Chardonnay 2018

The natural ferment contributes lifted aromatics and a subtle infusion of herbs, spices, and fruit. The palate has a fresh entry of apple blossom and mandarin followed by silky stone fruits with a long sea salt finish. This wine has finesse.

CheckMate Opening Gambit Merlot 2018

An elegant nose of plum and black fruits with creamy undertones and mocha notes. The palate is charming with a rich entry of blackberry and black cherry fruits giving way to chocolate notes and polished tannins.