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Central Okanagan Wine Country

Kelowna

April 29, 2015

Okanagan Wine Festivals Spring Trade Tasting

Additional Details

Cost N/A
Start Time 1:30 pm
End Time 4:30 pm
Location Laurel Heritage Packinghouse
Categories Signature

By invite only, the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is proud to present a wine tasting for staff of restaurants, hotels, bars and all licensees responsible for the sale of British Columbia Wines. Sixty-five wineries are proud to pour their new 2015 releases as well as a selection of their other wines to help guests with wine education and help build a better presence of our member's wine throughout the trade in the Interior of British Columbia.

 

      

April 30, 2015

Mead 101

Additional Details

Cost $35.00 (all incl)
Start Time 3:30 pm
End Time 5:00 pm
Location Meadow Vista Honey Winery
Event Contact Info Caitlin Dixon
hello@meadowvista.ca
250.862.2337
www.meadowvista.ca
Categories Member Events
Education

Unveil the mystery of mead, wine made from honey in this fun and informative taste through history. Relax with the Queen Bee, Judie Barta as she shares her tips on how to pair the world's oldest fermented beverage with fresh, local cuisine. Taste nature. Bee joyful.

April 30, May 1 - 10 2015

Sip into Sunset

Additional Details

Cost $65.00 (all incl)
Start Time 5:00 pm
End Time 9:00 pm
Location Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Event Contact Info Keshia Evans
bistro@summerhill.bc.ca
250.764.8000 ext 501
www.summerhill.bc.ca
Categories Member Events
Food

Back by popular demand, every evening during the Spring Wine Festival, join us for a three course menu prepared by Summerhill’s Executive Chef, Jonas Stadtländer; featuring local organic ingredients with wine pairings by winemaker Eric von Krosigk. $49 for 3 courses/$65 with wine pairings.

April 30, May 1 - 10 2015

Oyster Bar and Happy Hour

Additional Details

Cost Various prices
Start Time 3:00 pm
End Time 5:00 pm
Location Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Event Contact Info Keshia Evans
bistro@summerhill.bc.ca
250.764.8000 Ext 501
www.summerhill.bc.ca
Categories Member Events
Food

Book online at www.summerhill.bc.ca  There are very few things which pair better then oysters and our award winning Summerhill Cipes Brut.  Every afternoon throughout the Wine Festival, our chefs will be shucking fresh oysters between 3-5pm.  Reservations recommended. 

 

May 1 - 2 2015

The Spring WestJet Wine Tastings

Additional Details

Cost $72.00
Start Time 7:00 pm
End Time 9:30 pm
Location Rotary Centre for the Arts
Ticket Information http://selectyourtickets.com/event.php?event_id=1356
Categories Signature

The urban chic setting of the Rotary Centre for the Arts is your venue to taste over 250 wines all under one roof.  Let WestJet transport you into the wine culture of the Okanagan by featuring 60 wineries and a live band.  Cleanse your palate with a variety of appetizers from Nesters Market and specialty cheeses from Alexis de Portneuf.  Authentic, fun and incredibly social.  This is a Get Home Safe event.

Tickets available at selectyourtickets.com, or 250.717.5304.  Price $72.00 (all incl) for single night or $125.00 (all incl) for weekend pass

May 1, 2015

FOODIE FRIDAYS AT SPIERHEAD WINERY

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 3:00 pm
End Time 6:00 pm
Location SpierHead Winery
Event Contact Info Dan French
info@spierheadwinery.com
250-763-7777
www.spierheadwinery.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings
Food

Free food and wine pairing, it's Foodie Friday! A SpierHead wine will be paired with unique appetizers prepared by Kelowna chefs and Restauranteurs. Start your weekend off right; join us at SpierHead Winery, it's a monthly event held every First Friday of each month 3pm-6pm SpierHead's Foodie Friday.

May 1 - 10 2015

The Sweet Taste of Spring

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 6:00 pm
Location House of Rose Winery
Event Contact Info Wouter van der hall
info@houseofrose.ca
250.765.0802
www.houseofrose.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Come savour the Sweet Taste of Spring with complimentary tastings of our scrumptious 2011 Tawny and the too yummy to walk away from Winter Wine (2013 Icewine with 2014 Pinot Gris). Enjoy the new release of our 2014 Merlot Rosé as you wander through the flower filled picnic area.

May 1 - 3 and 8 - 10 2015

Nine, Wine & Dine at Kelowna Springs GC (Stay options at Holiday Park Resort)

Additional Details

Cost Cost varies
Location Kelowna Springs Golf Club
Event Contact Info Ian Robertson
gm@kelownasprings.com
250.765.2364, ext 1
www.KelownaSprings.com
Categories Member Events
Reception

Golf 9 or 18 holes of golf (with or w/o cart) and enjoy a Prime Rib Dinner for TWO with VQA bottle of Okanagan Wine - prices from $99 to $172 (plus tax) for TWO people. New for 2015 - Stay and Play options at Holiday Park Resort. Info sheet at www.kelownasprings.com/downloads/WineFestivals2015.pdf

May 1 - 10 2015

Complimentary Wine Tasting

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 6:30 pm
Location The View Winery
Event Contact Info Jill Hansen
info@theviewwinery.com
250.860.0742
theviewwinery.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

At The View Winery we offer sexy, award winning wines, tasty ciders and a unique historical experience just minutes from downtown Kelowna. Tastings are complimentary throughout Spring Wine Fest. We look forward to your visit!

May 2, 2015

Amuse Bouche

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 1:00 pm
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Kelowna FabFive Wineries
Event Contact Info Aura Rose
info@fabfive.ca
250.765.4408
www.kelownafabfive.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

This means "Happy Mouth" in French and Camelot, House of Rose, SpierHead, The View and Vibrant Vines winery intend to make your mouth, not just happy, but ecstatic by offering you complimentary tastings at each winery, paired with free food samples from local establishments.  Come have fun at the Fab Five!

May 2, 2015

Lakeshore Wine Route Unleashed

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 12:00 am
End Time 4:00 pm
Location St Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery
Event Contact Info St Hubertus Wineshop Staff
wine@st-Hubertus.bc.ca
250.764.7888
www.st-hubertus.bc.ca
Categories Member Events
Reception

The Lakeshore Wine Route ( St. Hubertus, CedarCreek, Summerhill, Tantalus) and the SPCA are throwing a party! Bring your pooch for treats and fun activities while you enjoy one complimentary canapé paired tasting at each winery. Have your passport stamped at all 4 wineries and enter to win a sumptuous gift basket filled with wine and goodies for you and your special four legged friend. Wine purchases support the SPCA.

May 2 - 8 2015

The Harvest & SpierHead 3 Course Culinary Experience

Additional Details

Cost $52.00+ tax & grat
Start Time 5:00 pm
End Time 8:00 pm
Location Harvest Golf Club
Event Contact Info Ryan Brown
rbrown@harvestgolf.com
250.862.3177
www.harvestgolf.com
Categories Member Events
Food

Enjoy a relaxing 3 course wine paired Table d'hote menu prepared by Chef Michael Miller and his culinary team while enjoying the breathtaking views from the Harvest Dining Room and Lounge. Reservations Required. Call Ryan or Desmond at 250-862-3177 to reserve your table.

May 2, 2015

Wine Tasting is an Art

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 12:00 pm
End Time 5:00 pm
Location Other
Event Contact Info Linda Winnick
lindapictureperfect@telus.net
250.763.6966
www.picture-perfect-kelowna.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

This is a self guided tour thru 4 local galleries. Picture Perfect 534 Lawrence Ave, Turtle Island 1295 Cannery Lane, Roberts Framers 559 Lawrence, W&A Bistro 315 Lawrence. Each gallery will co-host with a local winery and have an artist in attendance. This is a fun filled free afternoon!

May 2, 2015

Lakeshore Wine Route Unleashed

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 12:00 pm
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Lakeshore Wine Route
Event Contact Info events@cedarcreek.bc.ca
778.738.1022
http://lakeshorewineries.ca
Categories Member Events

The Lakeshore Wine Route wineries (CedarCreek, Summerhill, St Hubertus, Tantalus) and the SPCA are throwing a party!  Bring your pooch for treats and fun activities while you enjoy one complimentary canapé paired tasting at each winery.  Have your passport stamped at all 4 wineries and enter to win a sumptuous gift basket filled with wine and goodies for you and your special four legged friend.  Wine purchases support the SPCA.

May 3 and May 10 2015

Wild and Organic Brunch

Additional Details

Cost Various prices
Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 3:00 pm
Location Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Event Contact Info Keshia Evans
bistro@summerhill.bc.ca
250.764.8000 ext 501
www.summerhill.bc.ca
Categories Member Events
Food

Our famous Sunday Brunch will be in full swing with a wide selection of brunch favorites and sweet treats to finish. Seasonal organic ingredients with wine pairings by winemaker Eric Von Krosigk. Held in the Sunset Organic Bistro as well as our patio. Enjoy some of the best views of the valley.  Reservations are required.

May 3 - 7 2015

Okanagan Wine Country Culinary Cycle Tour May 3-7 2015

Additional Details

Cost $3200.00 (all incl)
Location Monashee Adventure Tours
Event Contact Info Ed Trailhead Kruger
info@monasheeadventuretours.com
250.878.3KVR (587)
www.76cycle.com
Categories Member Events
Education

Cycling throughout the Okanagan Valley from Lake Country to Oliver. Join us for this adventure enjoying some of the best wines and food available in the Napa of the North. Individuals can join on daily trips available every day of Spring Wine Festival. Price for daily trips will be from $150.00 per person.

May 6, 2015

An Evening of Wine and Cheese, Culinary Student Style

Additional Details

Cost $42.00 + tax
Start Time 7:00 pm
End Time 9:30 pm
Location Infusions Restaurant at Okanagan College
Event Contact Info Linda Dyck
ldyck@okanagan.bc.ca
250.762.5445 ext 4259
www.okanagan.bc.ca/fwt
Categories Member Events

Have a soft spot for aspiring chefs?  Join Dairy Farmers of Canada & the Culinary Arts at Okanagan College for this popular event. Apprentice chef teams will create their own dessert and savory dishes featuring delicious Canadian cheese paired with Okanagan wines.  Meet the apprentices, mingle with the wineries, and enjoy the pairings.  Every guest will cast a vote to determine the best culinary creation and wine pairing.

May 8, 2015

Comforts of Grilled Cheese & Wine by Dairy Farmers of Canada

Additional Details

Cost $55.00
Start Time 6:30 pm
End Time 8:30 pm
Location Hotel Eldorado
Ticket Information http://ev10.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3ARGP%3ARC1415%3AWF0508%3A&linkID=rgp&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=
Categories Signature

Another original idea from Dairy Farmers of Canada and the Okanagan Wine Festivals.  Grilled cheese sandwiches are a true Canadian comfort food that go oh so well with wine.  Join Dairy Farmers of Canada David Beaudoin and eight Okanagan wineries at the beautiful Hotel Eldorado to savour eight different and memorable Canadian grilled cheese sandwiches served on artisan bread from Ready Bake and paired with 16 different Okanagan wines.  Don’t forget to shout out the winning combination at the end of this unforgettable event.  This is a Get Home Safe event.

Tickets available at selectyourtickets.com, or 250.717.5304.  Price $55.00 (all incl)

May 9, 2015

Iron Sommelier BC

Additional Details

Cost $65
Start Time 7:00 pm
End Time 9:30 pm
Location Okanagan College Atrium
Ticket Information http://ev10.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3ARGP%3ARC1415%3AWF0509%3A&linkID=rgp&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=
Categories Signature

Announcing the newest foodie event at the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival – Iron Sommelier BC.  A marathon of endurance of food and wine.  In a true battle of wits, balderdash and cunning, three sommeliers who are experts on BC wine will be tasked with pairing wines with different samples of local foods, provided by Sysco Kelowna, and each will present their pairings to convince you they are right and the other sommeliers are out to lunch!  After each round of food is presented, the competing sommeliers move on to the next wine to be paired.  After each round, you vote using social media for the best sommelier pairing in each round.  With each round awarding points to the sommeliers, it is a marathon unlike any other that will build your stamina for great food and wine.  After all the votes are counted, the BC Sommelier will be anointed based on total points.  With food aplenty and 16 different wines to be sampled, let the endurance games begin.  Iron Sommelier BC.... another fresh idea from the Okanagan Wine Festivals.  This is a Get Home Safe event.

Tickets available at selectyourtickets.com, or 250.717.5304.  Price $65.00 (all incl)

May 9 - 10 2015

Moms are Fab at the Kelowna Fab Five Wineries

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 12:00 pm
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Kelowna FabFive Wineries
Event Contact Info Aura Rose
info@fabfive.ca
250 765 4408
www.kelownafabfive.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Mothers are celebrated at the Kelowna FabFive wineries on May 9th and 10th, 12-4PM with something special for Mom at each of the wineries: House of Rose, Camelot, Vibrant Vine, The View and SpierHead winery. Bring mom, or mom come by yourself and be spoiled by your favourite FAB wineries!

May 9, 2015

Winemaker's Trail - Vineyard Walk and Picnic

Additional Details

Cost $40.00 + tax & grat
Start Time 12:00 pm
Location CedarCreek Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Heather Courtney
events@cedarcreek.bc.ca
778.738.1022
www.cedarcreek.bc.ca/events
Categories Member Events
Food

Walk through our vineyard while enjoying a food and wine tasting with our Winemaker. Then enjoy a giant vineyard picnic for lunch. Discover the very land our wines come from and enjoy our winemaker's insights on the little things that make our wines special. (comfortable footwear recommended)

May 9, 2015

Small Lots Release Dinner at Sandhill

Additional Details

Cost $120.00 (all incl)
Start Time 6:30 pm
End Time 10:00 pm
Location Sandhill Winery
Event Contact Info David Mann
requestinfo@sandhillwines.ca
1.250.979.4268
www.sandhillwines.ca
Categories Member Events
Food

Join Master Winemaker Howard Soon for a Spring inspired dinner in our Small Lots Barrel Room.  Enjoy a gourmet 4 course meal expertly paired with the new releases of our award winning Sandhill Small Lots wines. Seating is limited, reservations are required.

Lake Country

April 25, 2015

"NEED SOME TLC?"

Additional Details

Cost $25.00 + tax
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Lake Country
Event Contact Info events@graymonk.com
250-766-3168 ext 201
Categories Member Events
Tastings
Food

Indulge yourself and visit the Scenic Sip's six wineries for their third annual multi-cultural food and wine experience. 

"Taste Lake Country" will be showcasing the award winning, diverse wines of this spectacular region.  Participants will be tempted by the cultural small bites and complimentary wine tastings.  This popular event is co-sponsored by your neighbors at Lakestone - we suggest you get your tickets early as this event always sells out!

Tickets 250-766-3168 or events@graymonk.com

 

April 30, May 1 - 10 2015

Okanagn Artisan Bites

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 6:00 pm
Location Intrigue Wines
Event Contact Info Shelby Jeaurond
shelby@intriguewines.ca
250.980.3233
www.intriguewines.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Come enjoy a complimentary tasting of our 2014 varietals in our rustic wineshop and nibble on a variety of locally made Okanagan goodies while you taste! Take your treats out to our beautiful picnic area for an outdoor experience if you please. Be sure to check out our website for each daily feature.

May 1 - 9 2015

"Body Language" ~ Ex Nihilo's Figurative Art Show

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 6:00 pm
Location Ex Nihilo Vineyard
Event Contact Info Decoa Harder
gallery@exnihilovineyards.com
250.766.5522
www.exnihilovineyards.com
Categories Member Events
Education

“Body Language” is a juried exhibition open to artists across Canada that will showcase the best of neo-classical, modern and contemporary interpretations of the human figure. May 1 - 9th, 2015 at Ex Nihilo's Gallery Creatio. 10am - 6pm daily.

May 2, 2015

Blossom Into Spring at Gray Monk Estate Winery & the Grapevine Restaurant

Additional Details

Cost $99.00 (all incl)
Start Time 6:00 pm
End Time 10:00 pm
Location Gray Monk Estate Winery
Ticket Information grape.vine@shaw.ca
Event Contact Info Kimberly
grape.vine@shaw.ca
250.766.3168
www.grapevinerestaurant.ca
Categories Member Events
Food

Come celebrate the arrival of spring with us! Chef Siever and the culinary team are delighted to present an epic spring dinner. Join members of the Heiss family for a sparkling wine reception, with light amuse bouche, followed by a five course wine paired regionally inspired dinner experience.

May 9, 2015

Progressive Wine Tasting – Smell, Taste, Touch

Additional Details

Cost $5.00 (all incl)
Start Time 1:00 pm
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Arrowleaf Cellars
Event Contact Info Margrit Zuppiger or Paul Clark
info@arrowleafcellars.com
250.766.2992
www.arrowleafcellars.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Taste and evaluate Arrowleaf Cellars signature white and red varietal wines alongside the fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices that make up the aroma and flavour characteristics of each wine. Stations are setup around the winery where you can taste and explore six wines in this unique sensory experience.

West Kelowna

April 30, May 1 - 10 2015

Quails' Gate Spring Release Dinner Series

Additional Details

Cost $69.00 + tax & grat
Start Time 5:00 pm
End Time 9:00 pm
Location Old Vines Restaurant @ Quails' Gate Estate Winery
Event Contact Info oldvinesrestaurant@quailsgate.com
250.769.2500
quailsgate.com
Categories Member Events
Food

Indulge your senses at Quails' Gate Estate Winery as our 4 course menus are once again offered. Consistently recognized as the provinces’ best, Old Vines Restaurant designs each menu to showcase our Valley’s bounty.  In addition, and as an option, we have chosen the perfect wine pairings to accompany each course.  Allow us to spoil you. 

April 30, May 1 - 10 2015

'Appy Hour' all day long with Saxon Winery Wines

Additional Details

Cost Appy price $7.99 ea
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 10:00 pm
Location Sammy J's Grill & Bar
Event Contact Info Lydia Hunter
lydia@sammyjs.ca
778.755.5675
www.sammyjs.ca
Categories Member Events
Food

Join us on the Westside Wine Trails for pairing Saxon Winery wines (100% organically grown!) with our innovative thoughtfully paired appetizers. Try the Steak Bites or Garlic Dry Ribs with Saxon Merlot or the lovely white blend 'Four Play' with Panko Shrimp or Calamari. Casual Food with Attitude!

 Sammy J's Bar & Grill (New Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre, West Kelowna)

April 30, May 1 - 10 2015

Triple Trilogy Dinner with Saxon Winery Wines

Additional Details

Cost Cost Varies
Start Time 5:00 pm
End Time 9:00 pm
Location Blind Angler Grill
Event Contact Info Nancy McDonald
nancymcdonald6921@rocketmail.com
250.767.9264
blindanglergrill.com
Categories Member Events
Food

Triple Trilogy Dinner is a 3 course meal paired with a 'flight' of 3 exceptional Saxon wines for a Wine Tasting Flight & Foodie event offered daily. Plus Bubbles 'n Benny's (Sat/Sun only). Eggs Benny, from classic to Lobster & everything in between paired with Saxon's Crown Jewel 'Bubbles.'  Reservations required.

April 30, May 1 - 9 2015

Who's Your Farmer

Additional Details

Cost $18.00 and up
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 10:00 pm
Location The Cove Lakeside Resort
Event Contact Info Bonfire Restaurant at The Cove
info@bonfirerestaurant.ca
250.707.1810
www.bonfirerestaurant.ca
Categories Member Events
Food

Chef Grant de Montreuil presents his Okanagan inspired Wine Festival tasting menus; highlighting the best of BC's sustainable produce, meats, seafood and dairy farmers. Paired with Award-winning Okanagan wines, a local tasting sensation on the Okanagan Waterfront at The Cove!

May 2, 2015

Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery Open House

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 3:00 pm
Location Mt Boucherie Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Karin Vermassen
sales@mtboucheriewinery.com
250.769.8803
www.mtboucheriewinery.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Enjoy our annual Spring Open House event under our signature red sails. Savour wine paired hors d'oeuvres and our newest releases while mingling with our winemaker, Jim Faulkner. Our wine shop is open daily from 10am - 6pm

May 2 and 8 - 9 2015

Little Straw's Spring Dinners

Additional Details

Cost $50.00 (tax incl)
Start Time 6:00 pm
End Time 9:00 pm
Location Little Straw Vineyards
Event Contact Info Little Straw Vineyards
info@littlestraw.bc.ca
250.769.0404
www.littlestraw.bc.ca
Categories Member Events
Food

Experience three courses of sensationally prepared food by Chef Trevor from our Barrel Top Grill, paired with wines selected by our winemaker Pete Slamka.

May 3, 2015

Spring Open House at Volcanic Hills Winery

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 11:30 am
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Volcanic Hills Winery
Event Contact Info Bobby
info@volcanichillswinery.com
778.755.5550
www.volcanichillswinery.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Spring is the season of the “blossom of life.”  We intend to celebrate this occasion with complimentary tastings and tours during our Spring Open House on Sunday, May 3rd from 11:30am - 4:00pm. Tours start at 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Blu Saffron Bistro has created BBQ selections starting at $5.00.

May 6, 2015

Astronomical Wine & Sky Gazing

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 8:30 pm
End Time 10:00 pm
Location Rollingdale Winery
Event Contact Info Kirsty Dale
info@rollingdale.ca
250.769.9224
www.Rollingdale.ca
Categories Member Events
Education

Join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada volunteers to gaze at Venus, Jupiter & Saturn through their telescopes. Please drop by between 8:30pm and 10:00pm on Wednesday May 6th. The event will be weather dependent & could be rescheduled. Reservations required.  Wine will be for sale by the glass.

May 9, 2015

Spring Epicurean Dinner

Additional Details

Cost $129.00 + tax & grat
Start Time 6:30 pm
End Time 9:30 am
Location Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Winery Concierge
tours@missionhillwinery.com
250.768.6483
www.missionhillwinery.com
Categories Member Events
Food

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with Executive Winery Chef Chris Stewart as he creates seasonally inspired creations for you to enjoy. Designed as ‘The Ultimate Tasting Experience,' each course will be perfectly paired with the award-winning wines of Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.

May 9, 2015

Where East Meets West

Additional Details

Cost Food Bank Donation
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Kalala Organic Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Tibor Erdelyi
wines@kalala.ca
250.768.9700
kalalawines.ca
Categories Member Events
Reception

Come and sample Kalala wines expertly paired with exquisite East Indian tapas. Enjoy the burst of flavours; immerse yourself in the cultural diversity.

Naramata Bench

April 30, May 1 - 10 2015

WINE, DINE & VIEW

Additional Details

Cost $90.00 (all incl)
Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 5:00 pm
Location Naramata Bench
Event Contact Info George Railton
grailton@ambrosiatours.ca
250.492.1095
ambrosiatours.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

WINE DINE & VIEW--a unique and we mean one of kind, day-long tour of "The Bench" marvelling at the work of sculptures, painters, potters and a lavender farm. Mix in a sampling of our incredible South Okanagan wine. Enjoy a lunch and the sculpture garden at Red Rooster winery.

May 1 - 10 2015

Awakening Spirits

Additional Details

Cost By donation
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 6:00 pm
Location Maple Leaf Spirits
Event Contact Info Anette or Jorg Engel
marketing@engel.ca
250-493-0180
www.mapleleafspirits.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

New to the Naramata Bench, we offer award winning spirits, fruit brandies and liqueurs handcrafted locally since 2005 in our Craft Distillery in Penticton.  Enjoy daily special treats inspired by European traditions along with new recipes.  Book ahead to reserve a tour!

May 1 - 10 2015

Taste our New Spring Release Wines!

Additional Details

Cost Comp w/wine purchase
Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 5:00 pm
Location La Frenz Winery
Event Contact Info info@lafrenzwinery.com
250.492.6690 ext. 2
www.lafrenzwinery.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Spring is in the air and so are the beautiful aromatics of our highly anticipated Spring Releases!  Be one of the first to enjoy a taste of our award-winning wines while soaking in the breathtaking Naramata Bench view featuring the $100 bill of the historical "Canadian Landscape Series."

May 1 - 10 2015

The Vanilla Pod @ Poplar Grove

Additional Details

Cost $109.00 p/p + tax
Start Time 5:00 pm
End Time 9:00 pm
Location Poplar Grove Winery
Event Contact Info vanillapod@shaw.ca
250.493.9463
www.thevanillapod.ca
Categories Member Events
Food

Experience the culinary creativity of Executive Chef Bruno Terroso, with dishes designed to compliment the award winning wines of Poplar Grove and Monster Vineyards. Join us for a 5 course wine paired tasting menu; nightly reservations.

May 1 - 10 2015

Monstrous Wines! May 1st - 10th

Additional Details

Cost By Donation
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 6:00 pm
Location Monster Vineyards
Event Contact Info wine@monstervineyards.com
250.493.9463
www.monstervineyards.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Monster wines - Fun, feisty and ready to be set free! Open daily for tastings 11am to 6pm. One of the first wineries along the Naramata Bench, it is the perfect beginning or end to a leisurely day of wine tasting. Live music on the patio, May 10th only, 1pm to 4pm.

May 2, 2015

BENCH 1775's BREAKING BUD PARTY

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 2:00 pm
End Time 6:00 pm
Location Bench 1775
Event Contact Info Sonya Patrick / Val Tait
Sonya@bench1775.com
250.490.4965
www.Bench1775.com
Categories Member Events
Reception

Come and celebrate "Breaking Bud"- the coming of Spring. Relax on our beautiful deck and enjoy exciting new releases of our white and red wines. Live music, dancing and a lot of fun! Don't miss it! Check out our Facebook page.

May 2 - 10 2015

A Taste of The Kitchen at Misconduct Wine Co.

Additional Details

Cost $25.00 + grat
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 3:00 pm
Location Misconduct Wine Co.
Event Contact Info Barbara Kahlo
barbara@misconductwineco.com
1.800.851.0903
www.thekitchen-mwco.com
Categories Member Events
Food

Come and join The Kitchen for lunch during the Spring festival.  Each day, our chef Abul, will have a daily lunch feature with a choice of three options that are paired with a glass of one of our wines. $25 includes your lunch, a glass of wine, and all applicable taxes.

May 2 and May 9 2015

Pinot and Pearls at Hillside Winery & Bistro!

Additional Details

Cost $10.00/6 oysters
Start Time 3:00 pm
End Time 6:00 pm
Location Hillside Winery & Bistro
Event Contact Info Lisa Henderson
Lisah@hillsidewinery.ca
250.487.1350
hillsidewinery.ca
Categories Member Events
Food

Join us at Hillside for Pinot and Pearls! A celebration of BC oysters and our newly released Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir! Reserve today for a table with friends, and enjoy platters of a half dozen freshly shucked oysters for $10! Our regular menu is also available.

May 2 and May 9 2015

Come and play a game of Bocce Ball with the Winemaker

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Location D'Angelo Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Stephanie D'Angelo
info@dangelowinery.com
250.493.1364
www.dangelowinery.com
Categories Member Events
Reception

Enjoy an afternoon relaxing around the Bocce court with Winemaker Sal D'Angelo, enjoy a complimentary wiine tasting led by Sal.

May 2 - 10 2015

ROLL OUT THE BARRELS - On the Naramata Bench

Additional Details

Location Naramata Bench
Event Contact Info naramatabench.ca
Categories Member Events

A behind-the-scenes opportunity to taste wines straight from barrel.  

Join Naramata Bench winemakers who will be rolling out their barrels to give you the experience of tasting upcoming new wines and interesting blends before they reach the bottle.  Stop by participating wineries from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association to taste and to discuss the winemaking process.  Check our website for participating wineries, dates and times to plan your visit to Naramata Bench wine country.  http://naramatabench.ca

May 2 and May 9 2015

Winemaker for an Afternoon: The Art of Blending Chardonnay

Additional Details

Cost $45.00 (all incl)
Start Time 1:00 pm
End Time 3:00 pm
Location Township 7 Vineyards & Winery
Event Contact Info Trevor Allen
wine@township7.com
250.770.1743
www.township7.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Experience the thrill of crafting your own Chardonnay on Township 7's crush pad. Arrive with a team or join one of ours and be entertained by our winemaker Mary McDermott as you attempt the Art of blending Chardonnay on the picturesque Naramata Bench. Contact the winery for tickets.

May 9 - 10 2015

Spring Brunch at Lake Breeze

Additional Details

Cost $50.00 + tax & grat
Start Time 11:30 am
End Time 1:00 pm
Location The Patio at Lake Breeze Vineyards
Event Contact Info info@lakebreeze.ca
250.496.5659 ext.204
www.lakebreeze.ca
Categories Member Events
Food

Lake Breeze is calling all brunch lovers to join us at The Patio to celebrate spring, wine and new culinary adventures. Our Chef will be gathering locally sourced eggs, fresh produce and other tastes from the land and sea to create a 3 course brunch menu to celebrate this special weekend in May.

May 9, 2015

Poplar Grove - Roll Out the Barrel - Live Music

Additional Details

Cost Comp w/wine purchase
Start Time 1:00 pm
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Poplar Grove Winery
Event Contact Info wine@poplargrove.ca
250.493.9463
www.poplargrove.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Tastings are complimentary with purchase. On this day is a rare barrel tasting conducted by Poplar Grove's Winemaker in our Library Barrel Hall. Relish sipping on award winning wines while enjoying one of the finest views in the Okanagan. Guests are welcome to picnic on the lawn & enjoy live music.

May 9, 2015

Roll out the Barrel at Hillside Winery!

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 2:00 pm
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Hillside Winery & Bistro
Event Contact Info Lisa Baxter-Burke
Lisa@hillsidewinery.ca
250.493.6274
hillsidewinery.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Meet Hillside's Winemaker, Kathy Malone at the winery door as she opens up a barrel of a specially selected wine! This is a great opportunity to taste wines well before their release and to chat with Kathy about all things related to her craft!

May 9, 2015

Moraine's Spring Release Wine Tasting with Winemaker

Additional Details

Cost $ 20.00 (all incl)
Start Time 2:00 pm
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Moraine Winery
Event Contact Info Oleg Aristarkhov
info@morainewinery.com
250.460.1836
morainewinery.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

At this exclusive event, you will have the opportunity to meet the winemaker and the owner. We will take you an interactive tour of the vineyard, followed by a tasting of 6 exclusive hand selected wines from the Spring release collection, paired with delicious artisan cheeses and fine meats.

May 9, 2015

Roll Out The Barrel at Upper Bench!

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 12:00 pm
End Time 3:00 pm
Location Upper Bench Winery & Creamery
Event Contact Info Sarah Sloan
info@upperbench.ca
250.770.1733
www.upperbench.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Join the Upper Bench crew as we "Roll Out the Barrel!" Enjoy a tasting and discussion of something new and exciting specially selected by Winemaker, Gavin Miller from our cellar; all while taking in the beautiful scenery of our sunny patio overlooking the picturesque Naramata Bench.

May 9, 2015

25th Year Anniversary Spring Celebration

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 12:00 pm
End Time 5:00 pm
Location Lang Vineyards
Event Contact Info Mike Lang
mike@langvineyards.ca
778.514.5598
www.langvineyards.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Join us for our first event of the year celebrating our 25th Year Anniversary since our humble beginning back in 1990. We will have complimentary tastings throughout the day of our new wine releases, live painting by local artists in our vineyard and snacks to enjoy while sipping some of our great wines!

Okanagan Falls

May 1 - 10 2015

OFF-Leash Vineyard Tour & Picnic Lunch

Additional Details

Cost $50.00 + tax
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 1:00 pm
Location See Ya Later Ranch
Event Contact Info Tara Silvius
info@sylranch.com
250.497.2987
www.sylranch.com
Categories Member Events
Food

Get off the beaten path and experience wine country casual at its finest. Your exclusive experience will begin with a tasting of our featured wines and vineyard tour followed by a casual picnic right in the heart of the vineyard.

May 1 - 10 2015

LIQUIDITY BISTRO SPRING FRESH SHEET MENUS

Additional Details

Cost Price Fix Menu's
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 8:00 pm
Location Liquidity Wines
Event Contact Info Lucia Martin
contact@liquiditybistro.com
778.515.5500
www.liquiditywines.com/bistro
Categories Member Events
Food

Come and enjoy Spring fresh sheet menus crafted by Chef Rob Walker of Liquidity Bistro. Menus will change daily,  pairing the culinary creations of Liquidity Bistro with Liquidity Wines to showcase the best of Okanagan Falls. Plan your visit to experience the wines, the food and the views of Liquidity.

May 2, 2015

Take a Walk on the Wineside

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Location Stag's Hollow Winery
Event Contact Info Linda Pruegger
info@stagshollowwinery.com
250 497-6162
stagshollowwinery.com
Categories Member Events
Education

Walk with Winemaker Dwight Sick to check out the cellar. Find out what goes on in the cellar daily and at harvest. If you've been on tours with Dwight you know they are fun, informative & always come with a special treat at the end! Plan a break in your day & learn how the wines you are tasting are made. Event runs twice in the day at 11:30am and 1:30pm.

May 3, 2015

Patsy Cline Wine & Dine

Additional Details

Cost $45.00 + tax
Start Time 12:00 pm
End Time 3:00 pm
Location Wild Goose Vineyards
Ticket Information http://wildgoosewinery.com/shop/events/patsy-cline-wine-dine/
Event Contact Info Kate Durisek
kate@wildgoosewinery.com
250.497.8919
www.wildgoosewinery.com
Categories Member Events
Food

Come get “Crazy” at Wild Goose Vineyards as we kick off our 25th Anniversary year with this BBQ buffet lunch prepared by Chef Sarren Wolfe in our Smoke & Oak Bistro. Live Patsy Cline tribute artist, patio dining, vineyard views and award-winning wines will have you “Falling to Pieces” with fun.

May 10, 2015

SPRING WINE FESTIVITIES

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 12:00 pm
End Time 5:00 pm
Location Topshelf Winery
Event Contact Info Myra Kwiatkowski
topshelfwine@telus.net
778.515.0099
www.topshelfwine.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Come and enjoy a chocolate fondue and outdoor entertainment (weather permitting). All mothers receive 25% off on their choice of wine. 

May 10, 2015

Mother's Day at Noble Ridge

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 5:00 pm
Location Noble Ridge Winery
Event Contact Info info@nobleridge.com
250.497.7945
www.nobleridge.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Looking for a special and memorable way to say thank you to your Mom? Bring her to Noble Ridge's picturesque Wine Shop and Picnic area on Mother's Day and we will take care of the rest. Complimentary wine tastings, special promotions and a surprise gift for all Mothers that day.

May 16, 2015

Meyer Family Vineyards Release Party

Additional Details

Cost $75.00 + tax
Start Time 1:00 pm
End Time 6:00 pm
Location Meyer Family Vineyards
Ticket Information http://www.mfvwines.com/products-page/event-tickets/wine-swine/
Event Contact Info Monica Horning
marketing@mfvwines.com
250.497.8553
www.mfvwines.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Join us at Meyer Family Vineyards on May 16th for our annual release party!  Be among the first to try our new release 2013 Single Vineyard and 2014 Spring wines!  Mingle with proprietors JAK and Janice Meyer, enjoy a delicious Pig Roast & BBQ buffet prepared by Chef Heinz Schmid while taking in the stunning views from our Okanagan Falls vineyard.  Live music with UnCorked!

Oliver

May 1 - 10 2015

Extreme Winemaking

Additional Details

Cost $30.00 (all incl)
Start Time 3:30 pm
End Time 4:45 pm
Location Inniskillin Okanagan
Event Contact Info Stephen Ward
info@Inniskillin.com
250-498-4500
www.greatestatesokanagan.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

This extreme educational experience begins in the vineyard where you will discover Inniskillin's history and the process of bringing icewine to your table, returning to our tasting room to enjoy the versatility of this nectar with a selection of sweet, savory, salty and spicy food creations.

May 1 - 10 2015

Perfect Pairing

Additional Details

Cost $20.00 (all incl)
Start Time 12:30 pm
End Time 1:15 pm
Location Jackson-Triggs Okanagan
Event Contact Info Stephen Ward
okanaganestate@jacksontriggswinery.com
250-498-4500
www.greatestatesokanagan.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Your experience will take you to another heightened sensory level as we guide you through the art and science of food and wine pairing with a selection of our prestigious flagship wines from Jackson-Triggs and Inniskillin with perfectly matched food bites.

May 1, 2015

Hops, Grapes & Grub

Additional Details

Cost $75.00 (all incl)
Start Time 6:30 pm
Location Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Event Contact Info info@miradoro.ca
250.498.3742
tinhorn.com
Categories Member Events
Food

Miradoro’s Executive Chef and his team take on the challenge of creating a 3-course dinner and pairing each course with a Tinhorn Creek wine AND a craft brewery beer. Enjoy the company of friends and family while you dine family style at Miradoro’s famous Communal Table dinner.

May 1 and May 9 2015

Cooking Classes @ Hester Creek

Additional Details

Cost $120.00 + tax & grat
Start Time 6:30 pm
End Time 9:30 pm
Location Hester Creek Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Sarah Lefebvre
sarah@hestercreek.com
250.498.4435
www.hestercreek.com
Categories Member Events
Food

Join one of only 14 guests seated in our state of the art demonstration kitchen. Multi-course menus skillfully pair locally sourced, seasonally inspired flavours w/ our award winning wines. Watch as the chef prepares each course & shares little known culinary secrets. Dinners May 1st and May 9th.

May 1 - 10 2015

Burrowing Owl's "Essence of Wine Country Dining"

Additional Details

Cost Prices to vary
Location Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Lisa Baadsvik
restaurant@burrowingowlwine.ca
250.498.0620 x 1
www.burrowingowlwine.ca
Categories Member Events
Food

Enjoy daily tasting menus by Chef Damian Mischkinis. Fresh-Sheet menus will showcase products available from our exceptional local suppliers. Plus, select a flight of library wines from Burrowing Owl's cellar to pair with your meal and voila, you shall experience the essence of wine country dining!

May 1 - 3 and 6 - 9 2015

WineSense

Additional Details

Cost $20.00 + tax
Start Time 1:00 pm
End Time 1:45 pm
Location Intersection Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Lorraine Gibson
lorraine@xwine.ca
250.498.4054
www.xwine.ca
Categories Member Events
Education

Your nose will guide you through this 45 minute interactive tasting experience. A fun approach exploring white and red wine via your senses. Interpret what you are tasting. We will include a Merlot tasting highlighting different styles and terroirs!  By appointment, please book ahead.

May 1, 2015

Riesling, Records, Raclette, & 'Raiser: A Fundraising Benefit for Peach City Radio at Culmina

Additional Details

Cost Minimum Donation $5
Start Time 3:30 pm
End Time 6:30 pm
Location Culmina Family Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Sara Triggs
info@culmina.ca
250.498.0789
www.culmina.ca
Categories Member Events
Reception

Enjoy a glass of Riesling and Raclette-style nibbles - generously supported by Calgary's Janice Beaton Fine Cheese - while you enjoy all-vinyl DJ performances by Penticton's Kevin Rossion and Victoria's Potashnik. All proceeds will be donated toward Peach City's Community Radio's  'Raise the Radio' campaign.

May 2, 2015

PIG OUT!

Additional Details

Cost $49.00 (all incl)
Start Time 1:00 pm
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Covert Farms
Event Contact Info Admin
info@oliverosoyoos.com
www.oliverosoyoos.com/PigOut
Categories Member Events

Celebrate this exciting time of year with 36 wineries of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country.  The 4th Annual Pig Out is an outdoor, tented affair set at Covert Farms with the latest releases and fan favourites from the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country wineries.  Interact with local chefs as they dare to impress you with their pig roasting skills while enjoying the music of local artists throughout the afternoon.  Your $49 ticket includes admission, entertainment, souvenir wine glass, food and wine.

April 30, May 1 - 10 2015

2014 White & Rosé Wine Releases

Additional Details

Cost By Donation
Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 5:00 am
Location Hidden Chapel Winery
Event Contact Info Deborah Wilde
hiddenchapel@gmail.com
250.490.6000
www.hiddenchapelwinery.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Join us for tastings of our popular new 2014 White & Rosé wines! Tour the gardens & visit the Hidden Chapel at the same time!! Open 7 days a week April through October from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Tastings by donation to SOWINS. Come experience a boutique winery that produces small releases of great wine!

May 2 and 9 - 10 2015

Bubbles and Glass A Fusion at Stoneboat Vineyards

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 1:30 pm
End Time 4:30 pm
Location Stoneboat Vineyards
Event Contact Info Jennifer
info@stoneboatvineyards.com
250.498.2226
www.stoneboatvineyards.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Discover the artisanal beauty of the vibrant, colorful fused glass of Penticton based Orchid Designs in our wine shop. The afternoon will be filled with complimentary sparkling wine samples, tasty morsels provided by Jules and Kent and one of a kind glass art.

May 3, 2015

Bifana's, Wine and Live Music

Additional Details

Cost $15.00 (all incl)
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery
winery@quintaferreira.com
250.498.4756
www.quintaferreira.com
Categories Member Events
Food

Join us for an afternoon on our licensed patio for a traditional Portuguese sandwich "Bifana's" (pork in a bun). Includes one glass of wine and runs from 11am-4pm (or we run out of Bifana's). We will also have live music from 11am-3pm. Price $15 (includes sandwich, glass of wine and salad)

May 7, 2015

Wine & Food Paired Grazing with Hester Creek

Additional Details

Cost 75.00 + tax & grat
Start Time 6:30 pm
End Time 9:00 pm
Location Terrafina Restaurant
Event Contact Info April Goldade
agoldade@terrafinarestaurant.com
250.498.2229
www.terrafinarestaurant.com
Categories Member Events
Food

Chef Jenna Pillon has created an exciting and versatile menu for this unique tasting evening. Showcasing some of our local growers & producers while you graze your way through wine paired stations hosted by the celebrated personalities of Hester Creek Estate Winery.

May 9, 2015

Joy Road Catering at Road 13 Vineyards

Additional Details

Cost $125.00 + tax & grat
Start Time 6:15 pm
End Time 10:00 pm
Location Road 13 Vineyards
Event Contact Info Brooke Munday
winery@road13vineyards.com
250.498.8330
winery@road13vineyards.com
Categories Member Events
Food

Join the owners at Road 13 for a spectacular evening that pairs Road 13’s artisan wines with a sumptuous four course meal created by Joy Road Catering. Cam and Dana from Joy Road focus on Cuisine du Terrior and the food that they create is honest, local, seasonal, and ultimately, simply delicious.

May 9, 2015

Pick Up Party

Additional Details

Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 5:30 pm
Location Oliver Twist Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Gina Mitchell
info@olivertwistwinery.com
250.485.0227
www.olivertwistwinery.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Wine lovers and Twist Club members, where were you in '52? Cruise on in and have a glass on our licensed scenic patio. Featuring oldies music, deli delights, newly released wines, spring specials and classic cars. A great event to pick up your wines in time for your summer entertaining.

May 16 - 17 2015

1st Anniversary Celebration- Exotic Food and Wine Pairing event

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 6:00 pm
Location Kismet Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Dapinder Gill
info@kismetestatewinery.com
250.408.9800
kismetestatewinery.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

What better way to celebrate our first Anniversary than to experience authentic East Indian food with great wine pairing, including our new releases, along with music, entertainment and prizes. Entry is complimentary, however we urge you to register on our website for either day as numbers will be limited.

Osoyoos

May 2 and May 9 2015

Wine & Chocolate

Additional Details

Cost $40.00 (all incl)
Start Time 3:00 pm
End Time 4:30 pm
Location Nk'Mip Cellars
Event Contact Info Preston Radford
info@nkmipcellars.com
250.495.2985
www.nkmipcellars.com
Categories Member Events
Education

Take an insider’s view of how our wines are created followed by an educational chocolate pairing session in the Grotto or private Qwam Qwmt Tasting Gallery.

May 3 and May 10 2015

Wine and Cheese

Additional Details

Cost $40.00 + tax
Start Time 3:00 pm
End Time 4:30 pm
Location Nk'Mip Cellars
Event Contact Info Preston Radford
info@nkmipcellars.com
250.495.2985
www.nkmipcellars.com
Categories Member Events
Education

Take an in-depth look into the history and traditions of one of Canada’s premier wineries. Your tour concludes in our Grotto or private Qwam Qwmt Gallery with a guided tasting of several award-winning wines and a number of carefully selected artisanal BC cheeses.

Penticton

April 30, 2015

Best of Varietal Awards and Reception

Additional Details

Cost $50.00
Start Time 6:30 pm
End Time 8:30 pm
Location Penticton Ramada
Ticket Information http://ev6.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=WINE&linkID=global-penticton&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=
Categories Signature

A phenomenal way to celebrate the launch of the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival.  Be the first to see who wins at the annual Best of Varietal Awards and taste the new releases for 2015.  With over 20 different award categories representing the Okanagan’s major varietals and blends, these awards are perfect for consumers to choose their favourite Okanagan wines for the Spring and Summer.  There are only 100 tickets available so book early.  Speak to winemakers, savour local foods and sip your way through a great evening.  This is a Get Home Safe event.

Tickets available at valleyfirsttix.com, or 1.877.763.2849.  Price $50.00 (all incl)

April 30, May 1 - 10 2015

Spring Releases In Your Glass

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 9:00 am
End Time 6:00 pm
Location BC VQA Wine Info Centre
Event Contact Info wine@pentictonwineinfo.com
250.490.2006
www.pentictonwineinfo.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Join us as we pour the new Spring releases and the "Best of Varietal" award winners every day during Festival. With over 700 VQA wines in stock this is a must stop. You will also find local cheeses, artisan foods, wine accessories and giftware. Friendly, knowledgable staff.

May 1 - 3 2015

The Art of Pairing

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 5:30 pm
Location Painted Rock Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Kirsten Munro
events@paintedrock.ca
250.486.5175
www.paintedrock.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Join us at Painted Rock’s stunning tasting room as we open for the season.  Enjoy tasting each of our wines perfectly paired with gourmet cheese and charcuterie from Oyama Sausage.  Learn about the art of pairing food and wine to highlight, enhance and elevate the overall taste experience.

May 1 - 10 2015

Grand Opening!

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 1:00 pm
End Time 5:00 pm
Location Pentage Winery
Event Contact Info Julie Rennie
julie@pentage.com
250.493.4008
www.pentage.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of our new wine shop and natural rock wine cellar. Meet the winemaker, sample our award-winning wines and enjoy a guided tour. Tastings and tours are complimentary during  Spring festival. Tour runs at 2pm daily - space is limited so please email to reserve.

May 2, 2015

Bacchanalia Food & Wine Festival

Additional Details

Cost $75.00 + tax
Start Time 7:00 pm
End Time 10:00 pm
Location Penticton Lakeside Resort
Event Contact Info Brannigan Boyd
brannigan@rpbhotels.com
250.493.8221
www.pentictonlakesideresort.com
Categories Member Events
Reception

Experience over 200 wines from over 50 different wineries and Executive Chef Chris Remington's culinary masterpieces at the 20th annual Bacchanalia event. Tickets on sale now at the Penticton Lakeside Resort front desk or by calling 250-493-8221. Cocktail attire strongly encouraged.

May 3, 2015

An Evening of Fine Italian Cuisine Featuring a Signature BC Varietal Showdown Pairing

Additional Details

Cost 89.95 + tax & grat
Start Time 6:30 pm
End Time 9:00 pm
Location Villa Rosa Restaurante
Event Contact Info Tyler
info@thevillarosa.com
250.490.9595
www.thevillarosa.com
Categories Member Events
Food

Explore and compare 5 Signature BC Varietals-Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Meritage. 5 courses, 10 Wines! Compare the contrasts and style of each varietal paired with each course featuring wines from Moon Curser, Fairview Cellars, Misconduct Wine Co, Bella, Mt. Boucherie & Ex Nihilo

May 3, 2015

Sensory Wine Tasting Workshop

Additional Details

Cost $67.20 (all incl)
Start Time 1:00 pm
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Okanagan College, Penticton
Ticket Information http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Programs/Areas_of_Study/cs/Courses.html?course=AGR_172
Event Contact Info Danielle Robinson
feedyourpassion@okanagan.bc.ca
250.492.4305 Ext 3402
www.okanagan.bc.ca/fwt
Categories Education

Looking to improve your wine knowledge?  This introductory session in wine tasting will walk you through a systematic approach to identify appearance, aroma, flavour and varietal characteristics in a selection of benchmark BC and international wines.  Takes place in the new BC Wine Information Society Sensory Centre.

 

May 4, 2015

Wine Varietals of the World - Syrah

Additional Details

Cost $46.20 (all incl)
Start Time 7:00 pm
End Time 9:00 pm
Location Okanagan College, Penticton
Ticket Information http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Programs/Areas_of_Study/cs/Courses.html?course=PIR_504
Event Contact Info Danielle Robinson
feedyourpassion@okanagan.bc.ca
250.492.4305 Ext 3402
www.okanagan.bc.ca/fwt
Categories Education

Sample wines from BC and around the world and enhance your knowledge of different varietals at this evening educational session with instructor Erin Korpisto.  Takes place in the new BC Wine Information Society Sensory Centre.

May 7, 2015

Spring Pairings with BC Wine

Additional Details

Cost $102.45 (all incl)
Start Time 6:30 pm
End Time 9:30 pm
Location Okanagan College, Penticton
Ticket Information http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Programs/Areas_of_Study/cs/Courses.html?course=PIR_546
Event Contact Info Danielle Robinson
feedyourpassion@okanagan.bc.ca
250.492.4305 Ext 3402
www.okanagan.bc.ca/fwt
Categories Education

Regardless of the season, classic pairings stand the test of time.  To help shake off the winter layers, we'll take a look at some Spring favourites:  salmon and Pinot, spring lamb and Syrah, early truffles and Barbera, plus a few other surprises.  You'll experience some of the world's classic food and wine pairings featuring BC wines.  

We'll awaken your senses, broaden your understanding and send you home with plenty of "tricks of the trade." A class for food and wine lovers.  Takes place in the new BC Wine Information Society Sensory Centre.

May 7 - 10 2015

Cool Climate Viticulture Short Course

Additional Details

Cost $529.00 (all incl)
Start Time 9:00 am
End Time 5:30 pm
Location Okanagan College, Penticton
Ticket Information http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Programs/Areas_of_Study/cs/Courses.html?course=AGR_054
Event Contact Info Danielle Robinson
feedyourpassion@okanagan.bc.ca
250.492.4305 Ext 3402
www.okanagan.bc.ca/fwt
Categories Education

If you're interested in pursuing entry-level employment or further education in the viticulture industry, this introductory workshop is the perfect place to start.  You'll learn basic information on topics such as physiology of the vine, vineyard establishment, pruning and trellising, irrigation, and pests and disease.  The workshop is condensed into four days of classroom instruction and a field trip on the final day.  Takes place in the new BC Wine Information Society Sensory Centre.

Similkameen Valley

May 1 - 3 and 9 - 11 2015

Silver Anniversary of the Crowsnest Roots

Additional Details

Cost Cost varies
Start Time 12:00 pm
End Time 3:00 pm
Location Crowsnest Vineyards
Event Contact Info Heinecke Family
info@crowsnestvineyards.com
250.499.5129
www.crowsnestvineyards.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings
Food

With our wine roots 25th anniversary in 2015, we showcase our wines in a unique way to you this Spring. The chef, together with our winemaker, have paired each new release with a special creation in our restaurant. You will taste the wines paired with in-house cured and smoked meats, preserves and fresh baked goods.

May 2 - 3 2015

A Taste Of Spring At Forbidden Fruit Winery

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 5:00 pm
Location Forbidden Fruit Winery
Event Contact Info Steve Venables
forbiddenfruit@nethop.net
250.499.2649
www.forbiddenfruitwines.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Join us Saturday May 2nd & Sunday May 3rd as we offer tastings of our "'Double Platinum" and "Double Gold" award winning wines. Enjoy this wine and cheese open house while taking in the beauty of the Springtime in the Pristine Similkameen Valley.

May 9, 2015

Syp Syp 7 vintages of Syrah in the Caves at Seven Stones

Additional Details

Cost $50.00 + tax
Start Time 2:00 pm
End Time 4:00 pm
Location Seven Stones Winery
Event Contact Info George Hanson
sevenstones@nethop.net
250.499.2144
sevenstones.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Come and experience a vertical tasting of seven vintages of our legendary Syrah. This tasting event will be limited to 45 people and will be held in our caves.  Please call in advance for reservations and payment.

July 11, 2015

Similkameen BBQ King

Additional Details

Start Time 5:00 pm
End Time 9:00 pm
Location The Grist Mill and Gardens, Keremeos
Ticket Information http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/similkameen-bbq-king-2015-tickets-15050156423?aff=eac2
Event Contact Info Kim Lawton
info@similkameenwine.com
250.488.0878
similkameenwine.com/events
Categories Member Events

Ladies & gentlemen, start your grills!  The Similkameen is about to name a new Similkameen BBQ King.  The annual Similkameen BBQ King event will be held on Saturday, July 11th from 5-9pm at the historic Grist Mill & Gardens in Keremeos.  This truly unique Similkameen food and wine experience is a competition where some of the top chefs in our region compete for the coveted title of Similkameen BBQ King or Queen.

This event is a competition where the competing chefs will create unique dishes for our guests using ingredients from local Similkameen farmers in the heart of Canada"s organic capital. Attendees at the event will go from station to station enjoying the foods prepared by each chef, along with Similkameen wines specifically paired to go with each dish and then all attendees get the opportunity to cast their vote for the best food and wine pairing!

Summerland

May 1 - 10 2015

New Releases - Wine Tasting

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Cost Tasting Fees apply
Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 5:30 pm
Location Silkscarf Winery
Event Contact Info Roie
roie@silkw.net
250.494.7455
www.silkw.net
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Come and enjoy complimentary wine tastings of our new releases every day of the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival - May 1st -10th from 10am - 5:30pm. 

May 1 - 10 2015

UnEarth

Additional Details

Cost $35.00 + tax
Start Time 3:00 pm
End Time 4:15 pm
Location Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Marion Christian
events@sumacridge.com
250.494.0451
www.sumacridge.com
Categories Member Events
Education

Sumac Ridge is the ideal setting to create perfect pairings!  Have fun exploring & creating wine & culinary pairings that complement & contrast. Taste 6 of our VQA wines including our sparkling wine & our Black Sage Vineyard™ premium, bold red wines, while sampling locally inspired culinary bites.

May 1 - 10 2015

Sonoran's new location!

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 6:00 pm
Location Sonoran Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Ada Smits
sonoranwinery@gmail.com
250.494.9323
www.sonoranwinery.com
Categories Member Events
Reception

Visit Sonoran Estate Winery at their new location just above the lake on Bridgeman Road. Try our newly released wines including our delicious port style wines.  Purchase a picnic lunch and take in the fabulous view over the lake and mountain.  We welcome you to take time to stroll down the vineyard.

May 1 - 10 2015

A Taste of Spring

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 9:30 am
End Time 5:00 pm
Location Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery
Event Contact Info Janet Braid
sleepinggiant@telus.net
250.494.0377
www.sleepinggiantfruitwinery.com
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Take a scenic drive to our winery and enjoy complimentary tastings of our delicious fruit wines.

May 1 - 10 2015

CELEBRATE SPRING WITH A TASTE OF HEAVEN

Additional Details

Cost Complimentary
Start Time 10:00 am
End Time 5:00 pm
Location Heaven's Gate Estate Winery
Event Contact Info Diane & Andy
heavensgatewinery@shaw.ca
778.516.5505
www.heavensgatewinery.ca
Categories Member Events
Tastings

Celebrate Spring with a complimentary taste of our hand-crafted vintages and highly anticipated new releases.  Enjoy the peaceful serenity, natural beauty and spectacular view surrounding our heavenly patio while savouring an array of award-winning wines. May 1st to May 10th - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

May 9, 2015

3rd Annual Roch & Troll Lobster Party

Additional Details

Cost TBA
Start Time 6:00 pm
End Time 9:00 pm
Location Dirty Laundry Vineyard
Event Contact Info Lauren Selfridge
lauren@dirtylaundry.ca
250.494.8815 ext 215
www.dirtylaundry.ca
Categories Member Events
Reception

Roch Fortin & his "Roch Lobster" crew are bringing a taste of the Maritimes to us again as they prepare some fresh East Coast Lobsters w/ all the delicious fixings. Join us for an evening full of great wines & good times. Tickets $$ TBA; contact Lauren Selfridge to confirm at lauren@dirtylaundry.ca


March 26 2015
Okanagan Wine Festival Celebrates Over 20 Years of Spring Festivities

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February 24 2015
2015 Best of Varietal Wine Awards Opens for Entries

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January 19 2015
Surging Sales for the Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival

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

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