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Check In at Summerhill Estate House

Monday, May 27

After your check in at the Summerhill Estate House, join us for a welcome reception by the pool where you’ll be introduced to the Giro Team and to Summerhill’s Culinary Director and your host, Mara Jernigan. After the reception, we’ll take a short walk through the vineyards to Summerhill Winery for a private tour and then you’ll have dinner at Summerhill’s Organic Bistro. After dinner, stroll back to the guesthouse and enjoy the Okanagan sunset before bed. Tomorrow, great cycling awaits!

Your Home in the Okanagan...


This was the private home of Summerhill Winery owner Stephen Cipes. It was recently converted into a guest house, but rather than “wipe the slate clean” the decision was made to retain the original character and patina of the home. It’s a classic example of 80’s west coast architecture, with numerous personal mementos of the many years Stephen and his family spent in this home..

our dinner destination



Wine-paired cuisine in a rustic-elegant setting featuring a stunning view of the lake and valley. The bistro is located at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, and wine tastings can be part of your experience. The menu highlights organic BC ingredients, including from an onsite garden. Chef Jeremy Luypen comes to Summerhill from Predator Ridge where he spent the last 4 years changing their food philosophy - working closely with local farmers and growers. His culinary journey has included Executive Chef positions at the Hotel Eldorado in Kelowna and Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos, as well as Owner/Executive Chef of Terrafina at Hester Creek in Oliver.