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Warm up to Winter with Poutine & Pinot

Classic Canadian Cuisine Paired with BC Wine this February KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – FEBRUARY 2, 2016: The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is delighted to partner with Squeaky Cheese, the Dairy Farmers of Canada and Hotel Eldorado on our first gourmet poutine and wine pairing dinner.  The evening of February 20, 2016, Hotel Eldorado Chef Vince van Wieringen will create seven...

Spectacular Start to 18th Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival

Alpine Resort Sees Vintage Snow Conditions for Delectable Winter Wine Celebration KELOWNA & SUN PEAKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA – JANUARY 11, 2016: The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and Sun Peaks Resort are delighted to announce the start of the 18th Winter Okanagan Wine Festival at Sun Peaks Resort this coming weekend.  A celebration of fine wine, local cuisine and legendary winter...

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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Spreads Christmas Kindness Campaign To Support WestJet’s 12,000 Mini-Miracles Day KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – December 9, 2015: The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society has been selected by WestJet to participate in their 12,000 mini-miracles day.  As part of the holiday charity campaign, the Society took nominations from the Okanagan community of locals...

Okanagan Wine Festival Society Announces New 2016 Board of Directors

Okanagan Wine Festival Society Announces New 2016 Board of Directors Society Continues Strong Industry Participation For Upcoming 36th Year KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – DECEMBER 2, 2015:  The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is pleased to announce its new board of directors for the coming year.  Newly appointed at the Society’s annual general meeting are: Luke Whittall with Clos du...

18th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival Returns With New Events

Elevate your Palate in Canada’s Alpine Village KELOWNA & SUN PEAKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA – NOVEMBER 25, 2015:  The Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival returns with an expanded roster of delectable events, January 14 to 24, 2016. Now in its 18th year, the festival has built on two of our province’s best assets, winter recreation and British Columbia wine, growing into one of Canada’s...

Results Announced: Record Entries in the Oldest Provincial Wine Judging

2015 British Columbia Wine Awards Kicks Off 35th Fall Okanagan Wine Festival Record Entries in the Oldest Provincial Wine Judging   KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – OCTOBER 1, 2015: The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is delighted to announce the results from their annual British Columbia Wine Awards competition. The awards ceremony is the official celebratory start to this year’s...

Sparkling up the Cheese

Canadian cheeses, especially those made with outstanding milk from Dairy Farmers of Canada, have long been recognized for their incredible taste and the wines of British Columbia are of course renowned for their high quality and variety.   So it makes sense that one of the newest signature events on the 2015 Fall Okanagan Wine Festival, Sparkling up the Cheese in Your Life, being...

British Columbia Wine Awards and Reception

If you’re looking for excellence in our region’s phenomenal wines, then you need look no further than the British Columbia Wine Awards and Reception, being held this year Oct. 1 at the historic Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna.   The event reveals the winning vintages as judged by 9 of the most respected wine judges from across North America and it’s also a chance to be the first...

Cropped: A novel twist on an old favourite

Great food and great wine just naturally go together — you might say they are the perfect complement to each other.   So it makes perfect sense that Cropped by Valley First - the newest event on the 2015 Fall Okanagan Wine Festival calendar – to be held Oct. 9 and 10 at the Penticton Convention Centre will bring the two together, with a novel twist on an old...

Remarkable Start to 35th Annual Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

With Record Setting 2015 British Columbia Grape Harvest KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – SEPTEMBER 28, 2015: The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is delighted to announce the start of the 35th annual Fall Okanagan Wine Festival later this week.  The record early beginning to the grape harvest on August 12, 2015, with the first pick of wine grapes, bodes well for another stellar vintage. This...

35th Annual Celebration of Harvest for Another Record Breaking Year

2015 Fall Okanagan Wine Festival 35th Annual Celebration of Harvest for Another Record Breaking Year KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – AUGUST 17, 2015: The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is delighted to announce the 35th annual Fall Okanagan Wine Festival this autumn.  This coming October 1-11, the festival is expected to attract over 20,000 visitors who enjoy more than 120 events...

Sip, Savour & Summit at Mile High Wine & Food Festival

Silver Star Mountain Resort Hosts Popular Okanagan Summer Festival VERNON & KELOWNA – August 4, 2015 – This coming weekend new wine and culinary heights are in store at the breathtaking Silver Star Mountain Resort’s third annual Mile High Wine & Food Festival. The festivities kick off with an exceptional long table dinner by starlight, crafted by renowned Vancouver chef David Hawksworth and...

Mile High Wine & Music presented by Valley First Anchors Silver Star Summer Food & Wine Festival

 Award Winning Year Round Alpine Resort Features Canada’s Highest Outdoor Wine & Music Event   VERNON & KELOWNA – June 29, 2015 – The best moments of Okanagan summers are spent outdoors enjoying local food and wine in the company of family and friends. This year, the third annual Silver Star Summer Wine and Food Festival brings a multitude of opportunities to experience the best of...

2015 British Columbia Wine Awards

Celebrated Province-wide Contest Opens for Entries   KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – June 15, 2015: The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is delighted to announce the 2015 British Columbia Wine Awards is now accepting entries.  The British Columbia Wine Awards honours wineries across the province for their excellence. The competition is held in conjunction with the annual Fall Okanagan...

Best of Varietal Awards Results 2015

Okanagan Wine Festival announces 2015 Best of Varietal Wine Awards Results with record 30% increase in wine entries.   APRIL 30, 2015 - PENTICTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA - The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards tonight, marking the official launch of the 21st Spring Okanagan Wine Festival. The...

Spring Okanagan Wine Festival is About to Blossom!

New Culinary Events, Tastings and Wine Seminars at 21st Annual Celebration   KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – APRIL 29, 2015:  The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is thrilled to commence it’s 21st year of festivities this week from April 30-May 10, 2015, with a record 123 local wineries participating in the annual Spring Okanagan “Bud Break” Wine Festival.  The wine culture of the...

Okanagan Wine Festival Celebrates Over 20 Years of Spring Festivities

Popular Ten Day Festival Heralds Rite of Spring in the Valley’s Vineyards & Farms KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – MARCH 26, 2015:  The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is thrilled to announce it’s 21st year of Spring festivities from April 30-May 10, 2015, with the largest number of local wineries participating.  The Spring Okanagan “Bud Break” Wine Festival offers a savoury atmosphere for...

2015 Best of Varietal Wine Awards Opens for Entries

Annual Spring Contest Celebrates Over Two Decades of BC Wine Excellence KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – February 24, 2015: The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is delighted to announce the 21st annual Best of Varietal Wine Awards. The contest is held in conjunction with the annual Spring Okanagan “Bud Break” Wine Festival, which is the official welcome to spring in the Valley. The 10-day...

Surging Sales for the Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival

JANUARY 15, 2015 - SUN PEAKS & KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA - The largest winter gathering of B.C. wineries in the province begins tomorrow with over half of 20 events sold out, making for the most successful pre-event ticket sales in the festival’s history. Infused with mountain personality, the 17th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival runs from January 16 to 25, drawing thousands...

Cassini Cellars 2008 Cabernet Franc is BC's Wine of the Week

Cassini Cellars Cabernet Franc Collector’s Series 2008, Okanagan Valley Price $24 | Score 88/100 UPC: 00626990159063 A solid effort in a cool year, which likely contributed to the aromatics that combines cool, dark fruit and leafy notes with hints of candied fruits. The attack is soft with a savoury, black fruit flavours with a subtle dusting of oak. This will improve...
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Warm up to Winter with Poutine & Pinot
February 2 2016
Warm up to Winter with Poutine & Pinot

Classic Canadian Cuisine Paired with BC Wine this February KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – FEBRUARY 2, 2016: The Okanagan Wine Festivals...


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Spectacular Start to 18th Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival
January 11 2016
Spectacular Start to 18th Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival

Alpine Resort Sees Vintage Snow Conditions for Delectable Winter Wine Celebration KELOWNA & SUN PEAKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA – JANUARY 11,...


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#WestJetChristmas
December 9 2015
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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Spreads Christmas Kindness Campaign To Support WestJet’s 12,000 Mini-Miracles Day KELOWNA, BRITISH...


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Okanagan Wine Festival Society Announces New 2016 Board of Directors
December 2 2015
Okanagan Wine Festival Society Announces New 2016 Board of Directors

Okanagan Wine Festival Society Announces New 2016 Board of Directors Society Continues Strong Industry Participation For Upcoming 36th...


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The Okanagan Wine Festival Society is made up of a number of Okanagan wineries and tourism related businesses. Every member is recognized as an outstanding service or product supplier in their related industry.


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