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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2016 BEST OF VARIETAL WINE AWARDS

APRIL 28, 2016 - Penticton, British Columbia - The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards tonight, marking the official launch of the 22nd Spring Okanagan Wine Festival. The competition featured 24 different varietal categories, with a record total of 567 wines entered. Within each of the categories, the...

Spring Okanagan Wine Festival Blooms

Exceptional wine touring conditions for 22nd Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – APRIL 25, 2016:  The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is thrilled to commence its 22nd year of spring festivities this week from April 28-May 8, 2016.  An early kickoff to the summer tourism season, the aptly nicknamed Spring Okanagan “Bud Break” Festival provides a...

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society: A Decade of Giving

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Celebrates 10th year of Bursary for Okanagan College Students KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – APRIL 19, 2016: This spring, the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is delighted to announce that 2016 marks ten years of supporting bursaries through the Okanagan College Foundation.   Since 2006, the Society has granted over $21,000 to 21 students at Okanagan...

Okanagan Spring Wine Festival Blossoms Into It’s 22nd Season

A Taste of Spring in the Valley Offers A Feast for the Eyes and Senses KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – MARCH 21, 2016:  The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is thrilled to announce it’s 22nd year of spring festivities from April 28 to May 8, 2016.  With spring’s arrival, the popular annual “bud break” festival heralds the start of the season for the region’s local farmers and vintners. With...

2016 Best of Varietal Wine Awards Open for Entries

Premier Spring Competition Celebrates British Columbia Wine Excellence KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – February 22, 2016: The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is delighted to announce the 22nd Best of Varietal Wine Awards. The contest is held in conjunction with the annual Spring Okanagan “Bud Break” Wine Festival, the official celebratory welcome of spring in the Valley. The 10-day tasting...

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...

#WestJetChristmas

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...
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2016 BEST OF VARIETAL WINE AWARDS
April 29 2016
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2016 BEST OF VARIETAL WINE AWARDS

APRIL 28, 2016 - Penticton, British Columbia - The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 British Columbia...


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Spring Okanagan Wine Festival Blooms
April 25 2016
Spring Okanagan Wine Festival Blooms

Exceptional wine touring conditions for 22nd Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – APRIL 25, 2016: The Okanagan...


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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society: A Decade of Giving
April 19 2016
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society: A Decade of Giving

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Celebrates 10th year of Bursary for Okanagan College Students KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – APRIL 19, 2016:...


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Okanagan Spring Wine Festival Blossoms Into It’s 22nd Season
March 21 2016
Okanagan Spring Wine Festival Blossoms Into It’s 22nd Season

A Taste of Spring in the Valley Offers A Feast for the Eyes and Senses KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – MARCH 21, 2016: The Okanagan Wine...


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