Jay Drysdale, last seen in the kitchens at the Toasted Oak Wine Bar & Grill in Oliver BC, is dusting off his chef’s whites to provide an exclusive al fresco dining experience under the cherry trees at the private residence of Bella. Using ingredients sourced directly from their four acre homestead that includes a vineyard, pigs, chickens, heritage orchard fruit and extensive vegetable gardens, Drysdale will prepare a four course meal with each course paired with a Bella sparkling wine, also made by Jay. This is a truly unique experience where wine maker and chef are one and the same and showcases the versatility of sparkling wine.
Bella is a sparkling wine house focused on single vineyard expressions of Chardonnay, a classic Champagne grape, and Gamay Noir, an under-appreciated BC grape. Being BC’s only winery exclusively dedicated to sparkling wine, Bella produces natural sparkling wines of exceptional quality using the traditional and ancestrale methods which leave the wines perfectly dry and left natural with no dosage so you can taste an elegant, genuine expression of the vineyards, and therefore micro-climates, we source from.