Soapstone Carving, Wine & Culinary Experience at Okanagan Vineyard

Enjoy a unique wine and art experience for beginners or accomplished artists. Join a professional soapstone carver for this day of art, wine, and fine food. Enjoy a 2.5-hour class of professional soapstone carving in a vineyard setting with wine to sip during the class. At the end of the session, take an original soapstone carving home.

Following the class, relax in the Blu Saffron Bistro at Volcanic Hills Estate Winery and enjoy an optional gourmetSoapstone Jason and Ashley lunch entree and more wine or other beverages. After lunch, take a private winery tour to learn about the grape growing, harvesting, and wine-making process. This informative session will be followed by a private, educational wine tasting to learn about the different varietals and the subtleties of taste created, in part, by the unique terroir of the different areas of the Okanagan Valley.

    • Lunch (2-course)
    • Beverages (3 glasses of wine)
    • Carving class and all supplies
    • Wine tasting
    • Private tour
    • Gratuities
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Local taxes

This is an all-inclusive art, wine, and optional culinary experience from May 23 to October 10 2017. All art supplies are included.

Soapstone Carving, Wine and Culinary Experience at Okanagan Vineyard

The Okanagan Valley is one of the top wine destinations in the world and offers an amazing variety of activities anchored by Okanagan Lake. This is an experience you will remember forever!

About Allan Waidman – Creative Creations in Stone
Allan began carving stone in the late 90`s working primarily in chlorite, alabaster andAllan Waidman soapstone, using a variety of tools and techniques he has developed many unique applications to perfect his work. His reputation as a carver and instructor continues to grow. He has been featured on television, has had many articles written about him and has done a variety of workshops from Edmonton to Mississauga, Yellowknife to Whistler.

About the Winery.

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Wine-making Philosophy

We believe in making wine with minimal interference and low impact techniques, to show case varietal characteristics, through our sustainable grape growing practices. It is also very creative when it comes to making “very unique and unusual blends”.

v h wines“Our focus is to produce distinctive, fruit forward wines by utilizing premium grapes” says proprietor Bobby Gidda. All our wines have the BC VQA Mark of Quality, so you are guaranteed the wine has been produced from 100% BC grown grapes. The vineyards are located on volcanic soils which impart a distinct minerality to our wines.

Origin of the Name

The new 15,000 square foot winery is situated on the south-eastern slope of a 60 million year old dormant strata volcano, Boucherie Mountain, which inspired the name Volcanic Hills. Continuing with volcano-lingo is our medium bodied red blend called Magma, and Eruption. The names were spawned with help from customers filling out an in-house ballot.

The Bistro

Blue Saffron Bistro - Volcanic Hills Estate Winery

Blue Saffron Bistro – Volcanic Hills Estate Winery

At the Blu Saffron Bistro, Chef Colin Rayner will be offering lunch and dinner either in the restaurant or on the large patio with breath taking lake and vine views. With daily changing features to make the most of what is on offer, all paired with one of Volcanic Hills award winning wines.

Book this unique and memorable experience now.


  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator or designate reserves the right to refuse service to guests who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Minimum Drinking Age is 19 years old.



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