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Win a Half Corked Marathon Getaway

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:09am PDT
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In BC we’re known for our creative runs and races, and there’s nothing quite like the Half Corked Marathon hosted by the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association. This 18km race through the vineyards of the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country (“OOWC”) was inspired by the legendary Medoc Marathon in Bordeaux. Participants of the Half Corked Marathon are encouraged to sample wines along the route, paired with celebrated regional cuisine from local chefs, restaurateurs and café owners, as they run or jog the course on May 23, 2015.

2014 Half Corked Marathon. Photo courtesy of OOWC.

Half Corked Marathon

Now in its 5th year, the Half Corked Marathon has a full weekend of events and festivities, starting with registration on Friday, May 22nd that includes a welcome bag of goodies.

On Saturday May 23rd, groups of 250-300 runners will set off in 4 waves; running or jogging the 18km route. The race trail leads through the incredible surrounds of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country and brings together the region’s winemakers, chefs and producers, all of whom whole-heartedly embrace the event with 10-12 refreshment and wine tasting stations along the route. After the race, the Finish Line celebration includes a picnic lunch, live music, more wine tasting and an awards ceremony.

While tickets to the race are sold out, there are tickets available to the Primavera Dinner on May 22nd, the ultimate pre-race pasta dinner. Enjoy rustic pastas, salads, and your favourite wines from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country as you dine family-style at a long table amongst rows of budding grapevines.

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Tinhorn Creek Concert Series

Tinhorn Concert
Photo courtesy of Tinhorn Creek

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ Canadian Concert Series is returning for 2015 with a stellar line-up of musical artists gracing the picturesque amphitheatre stage, including Yukon Blonde, Rich Hope & his Evil Doers, John Welsh and Reuben & The Dark.

The much-anticipated annual event is a rare opportunity to see some of Canada’s top musical talent while enjoying award-winning wines and taking in the spectacular views of the South Okanagan Valley. The Grand Finale is planned for September 12 with the headliner of the summer to be announced in April. For those wanting to get in on the fun, tickets go on sale April 1st and can be purchased via Tinhorn Creek’s online store, Facebook store, or by telephone: 250.498.3743 or 888.484.6467

Win a Half Corked Marathon Getaway

Like last year, Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country has offered up an incredible weekend experience to one lucky Miss604 reader who loves good wine and a scenic run in the beautiful South Okanagan. The giveaway includes:

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming an Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country member (1 entry)
  • Share/Like/or comment on this post on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win an @UncorktheSun #HalfCorkedMarathon getaway from @Miss604

Follow Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country on Facebook and Twitter for more information about this event and the region’s many other attractions.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash or different travel dates. Must be 19+ to enter.

Update The winner is Benita Crombie!

Current contests on


  1. Heather says:

    I will name Tinhorn Creek. We have visited this winery before. We loved it!

  2. kay says:

    Gold Hill

  3. Wendy says:

    Iniskillin ๐Ÿ™‚ Love it.

  4. Katherine C. says:

    I ran this once and the stop at Silver Sage Winery made a huge impression on me, loved their hospitality and friendliness!

  5. Helen mills says:

    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

  6. Cookie says:

    As much as I LOVE all of the wineries in Oliver Osoyoos, I have to say that Nk’Mip Cellars has made quite an impression on me.

  7. Lesley L says:


  8. benita crombie says:

    Love Inniskillan winery!

  9. mar says:


  10. Margaret says:

    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

  11. SHARA says:

    Inniskillin. I’d love to check out more of these wineries!

  12. Jake Hamilton says:

    Burrowing Owl.

  13. Christina says:

    I love running & I love wine, sounds like an amazing time,a beautiful race course & delicious BC wines:D

  14. Annie says:

    considering I’ve never been to any of them!!

  15. Annie says:

    considering I’ve never been to any of them!! I would love to go to Inniskillin

  16. Christa W. says:

    Definitely Silver Sage Winery. They’re Sunset and Flame wines are both amazing.

  17. Carole says:

    Wow! Lots of good ones but a favourite is Tinhorn Creek. This run is motivation to … train.

  18. Szilard Laszlo says:

    Nk’Mip Cellars. Would love to win this!

  19. Gary says:

    Tinhorn Creek

  20. Ivy T says:

    Hester Creek

  21. Sarah says:

    Silver Sage Vineyard goes all out for this… glass stemware and amazing snack to go with their gorgeous wines

  22. Alexa says:

    Silver sage! Love their chili wine

  23. Wendy Jensen says:

    An Oliver Ooysoos Wine Country member is Burrowing Owl.

  24. Ali says:

    Burrowing Owl! Always & forever ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Lisa says:

    Maverick! Awesome to have South African style wine in our region.

  26. Margaret Buttner says:

    I love Young & Wyse wines – order them all the time!

  27. Alyson Steele says:

    Hester Creek!! Would love to win this!! My mom & sister are coming out from NB to run this, I’d love to be able to run with them.

  28. Cadi says:

    Tinhorn Creek … Yum ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Monique says:

    Hester creek

  30. Rhonda Hoppe says:

    I would love to run to Silver Sage Winery

  31. Judy White says:

    tinhorn creek. Would love to win this!

  32. dean says:

    one of my favs – Desert Hills

  33. jan says:


  34. leigh striegler says:

    Desert Hills or Fairview Cellars – 2 of my favourites!

  35. Michelle W says:

    Oliver Twist! What an awesome giveaway!

  36. marnie berg says:

    Moon Cursor – yummy

  37. jessica eapen says:

    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

  38. miranda says:

    Desert Hill, love!

  39. Amanda SIlvers says:

    Burrowing Owl ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. brandy schmidt says:


  41. Nancy says:

    Desert Hills…..a great little winery!

  42. Michelle says:

    Tinhorn Creek!

  43. Karen says:

    Would love to win this! Tinhorn Creek would be a member winery!

  44. jae says:

    Tinhorn creek

  45. Cindy KS says:

    Desert Hills

  46. Samantha says:

    Road 13 ! Would love to win this ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Afton says:

    Silversage Winery – My fav!

  48. Anna Turner says:

    this would be fun I have tried to get in a few times pick me

  49. Shelly says:

    Have been to lots of fabulous wineries in the Okanagan, but still love Tinhorn Creek the most!

  50. Kristi says:

    Silver sage

  51. Matt says:

    Church & State one of my favourites!

  52. Allie Meeres says:

    Iniskillin – so great!

  53. Stacey says:

    Hester Creek!

  54. lindsay says:

    mmmm, mmmmm Tinhorn creek!

  55. Rachelle says:


  56. Gabrielle D. says:

    Iniskillin, one of my favorites!

  57. Bonnie VD says:


  58. Marilyn says:

    LOVE all the wineries there! I’m not picking favourites but I’ll name Hidden Chapel. They aren’t on the race route but are great at the after party!

  59. Jennifer M. says:

    Tinhorn Creek!

  60. jeanie says:

    Inniskilling =D

  61. jeanie says:


  62. Jason says:

    Tillhorn Creek Vineyards!

  63. Glenda Winger says:

    Burrowing Owl

  64. Amanda says:

    Hidden Chapel ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Jason says:

    Whoops….autocorrect…….Tinhorn Creek!

  66. Jason says:

    Nkโ€™Mip Cellars

  67. brenda walker says:

    Burrowing Owl

  68. Christine Pottle says:

    Silver Sage !

  69. Betty says:

    Hester Creek! Good tasting wine.

  70. Kevin Morin says:

    Le Vieux Pin and La Stella are our favourites.

  71. Caitlin says:

    Inniskillin!! This would be a perfect getaway!

  72. Heather says:

    TIME Winery!!!! I just tried the Meritage that isn’t even on the market yet and it is AMAZING!!! Can’t wait for it to go on the shelves!!!

  73. Lynn says:

    Burrowing Owl mmmm love them all!

  74. Leslie says:

    this would be a dream come true. For myself and my sister Lynn for both of us to do this together.

  75. Jaclyn says:

    My fav: Burrowing Owl

  76. Susan Ewing says:

    Burrowing Owl

  77. Gary says:

    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

  78. Inga Wheeler says:

    Tinhorn concert series- 2015 will be the first time for me and heard so much!

  79. Ian Y says:

    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

  80. Lorraine Capelle says:

    Tinhorn creek vineyard.

  81. Shirley Hill says:

    A Crush Club member for years โ€ฆ Tinhorn Creek Vineyards!

  82. Sarah Nelson says:

    Yum to Burrowing Owl!! Can’t wait till I get back there.

  83. Lindsay H says:

    Tinhorn Creek

  84. Valerie says:

    love running and love wine and not necessarily in that order! I am a member at Oliver Twist Winery!

  85. Kelly Krol says:

    Burrowing Owl!

  86. Kyla says:

    Road 13 ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. Dawn adair says:

    tinhorn creek — love it!

  88. Chaminda says:

    Road 13

  89. Tracey says:

    Burrowing Owl…one of my Fav’s

  90. Lori Smith says:

    Tinhorn Creek

  91. Rebecca says:

    Tinhorn Creek

  92. Susan says:

    Black Sage. Awesome

  93. Susan says:

    Drat. Almost got it right. I meant Black Hills. lol

  94. Janet Baldwin says:

    I love Inniskillin!

  95. kath grace says:

    Tinhorn Creek!

  96. Trevor Barry says:

    Silver sage

  97. Tammie Barry says:

    Silver sage!!

  98. Marie Larson says:

    Hester Creek!! Newish to BC, I’ve been told many times I need to do this race. Would love to win an entry!! Thank you!

  99. Bruce TenHoeve says:

    Desert Hills Winery

  100. Rod Cameron says:

    Tinhorn Creek would love to take part in this event.

  101. Alex says:

    Burrowing Owl!

  102. Alex says:

    Burrowing Owl. Excellent choice as always!

  103. Stephanie says:

    Burrowing Owl!!

  104. rino says:

    Burrowing Owl

  105. tania says:

    Burrowing Owl

  106. Stephanie says:

    Black Hills

  107. Betty C2 says:

    Silver Sage – best wine in the world!

  108. linda says:

    Nkโ€™Mip Cellars

  109. Ania says:

    Road 13…love their wines!

  110. Eric T says:

    Burrowing Owl
    Some of the best wine I’ve had.

  111. Emilia says:

    Bartier Brothers

  112. Elaine says:

    Tinhorn Creek

  113. Pheonix says:

    Thinhorn Creek is my fav ๐Ÿ™‚

  114. Shawna says:

    Silver Sage!!!

  115. Linda says:

    Gehringer Brothers are the best!

  116. Shaunene Neilson says:

    Do I have to just list one?!?!?! Silver Sage,Oliver Twist, Hidden Chapel of course Tinhorn Creek. OMG I can’t forget Road 13, Hester Creek or Burrowing Owl.

  117. Emily says:

    Tinhorn Creek!

  118. Christine says:

    My husband and I had a bottle of Young & Wyse with our dinner at home Monday night. Delish!

  119. Tanya H says:

    Burrowing Owl

  120. Jeff S says:

    Oliver Twist. This getaway sounds awesome!

  121. Diane To says:

    Desert Hills

  122. Amy says:

    Desert Hills

  123. Karen Dyck says:

    Silver Sage Vineyard

  124. Blair says:

    Burrowing Owl

  125. Alanna says:

    Church + State, which is one of my favourites!

  126. Erin D says:

    Church and State!

  127. Tina says:

    Burrowing Owl!

  128. Carlie says:

    Tinhorn creek!

  129. Nicole Johnston says:

    Tinhorn creek!!
    Pick me!!pick me!!!

  130. Eileen says:

    Love Inniskillin!

  131. wen says:


  132. Katie Schiebler says:

    Tinhorn creek

  133. Rox says:

    Church & State

  134. Wendy Heshka says:

    Silver Sage because of their authentic hospitality and gorgeous setting.
    One year they even had their grandson as a greeter, dressed as a little Flash Gordon, welcoming all the runners. He would yell, “Grandma, Grandma, another runner!” and then shake everyone’s hand as they entered the property

  135. Jeremy says:

    Church & State

  136. dee says:

    Burrowing owl

  137. Katie borrett says:

    Silver sage

  138. Issa says:

    Had a great time at Silver Sage

  139. Running_GalDeb says:

    Burrowing owl – yum! Favourite wine and beautiful winery.

  140. darci says:


  141. darci says:

    liked/comment on fb

  142. Erin W says:

    Tinhorn Creek, love them!

  143. Tiffany Roos says:

    Burrowing owl

  144. Linda says:

    Burrowing owl

  145. Gabriella Schmidt says:

    Burrowing Owl ๐Ÿ™‚

  146. Debra says:

    Tinhorn Creek!

  147. Jeremy says:


  148. Jen says:

    Burrowing Owl!

  149. Sonja S says:

    Burrowing Owl! Yum!

  150. Angie Stevens says:

    Tinhorn Creek

  151. Dee says:

    Heard so much about the wineries, but especially interested in Burrowing Owl. ๐Ÿ™‚

  152. Katherine Wisener says:

    Church & State!

  153. Janet says:

    Tinhorn Creek!!

  154. Jason says:

    My wife loves Gehringer Brothers riesling.

  155. Paula Chisholm says:

    My favorite: Silver Sage

  156. Bonnie R says:

    Tinhorn Creek

  157. Renfrew says:

    Silver Sage.

  158. Helen says:

    Tinhorn Creek

  159. Luc says:

    Road 13 is a lucky number.

  160. Barb W says:

    Tinhorn Creek!

  161. Rob says:

    Tinhorn creek

  162. Mary says:

    Tinhorn Creek!

  163. Ariel C says:

    Tinhorn Creek!

  164. carly says:

    Silver Sage!!

  165. Sarah M says:

    Black hills

  166. Jen S says:

    Burrowing Owl. Mmmmm

  167. Sanaz says:

    Tinhorn Creek

  168. How can you not love Silver Sage?

  169. Jenn K says:

    I loooooove Tinhorn Creek!

  170. Marion M says:

    Tinhorn creek winery

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