Calendar of Events

You must be 19 years of age or older to attend any Signature Event operated by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society.

Central Okanagan Wine Country

Kelowna

April 29, 2016

Spring Seafood & Sparkling

Join us at the Eldorado to enjoy chef Vince Van Wieringen's seafood creations carefully paired with Summerhill's organic sparkling wine selection. Reservations...

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hotel Eldorado - Menu Pricing


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April 28, 2016

Complimentary Wine Tastings

Visit us in-store at Public Liquor for complimentary wine tastings every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during Spring Wine Festival. Each day we will be featuring...

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Public Liquor - Complimentary


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May 6, 2016

Comforts of Grilled Cheese & Wine

Grilled cheese sandwiches are a true Canadian comfort food that go oh so well with wine. Join Dairy Farmers of Canada's David Beaudoin and eight Okanagan wineries...

Hotel Eldorado - $60.00

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April 29, 2016

Golf, Wine & Dine for TWO at Kelowna Springs GC - from $99

TWO can golf in the afternoon, includes VQA bottle of wine and a $35 voucher for dinner in the Clubhouse at Kelowna Springs GC. 9 holes: $99 walking, $109 riding....

3:45 pm - 9:00 pm Kelowna Springs Golf Club - from $99.00


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May 7, 2016

Iron Sommelier

Iron Sommelier British Columbia returns! After a successful test last year we are bringing back one of the more unique events across any of our wine festivals....

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Okanagan College Centre for Learning - Kelowna - $65.00

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May 7, 2016

Winemaker's Trail Vineyard Walk and Picnic

Walk your way through our vineyard while doing a progressive food & wine tasting with our Winemaker. Then enjoy a giant vineyard picnic for lunch. Discover...

CedarCreek Estate Winery - $40.00 + tax & grat


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May 7, 2016

Mead 101

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...

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Meadow Vista Honey Winery - $35.00 (all incl)


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April 30, 2016

Summerhill Biodynamic Vineyard Tour and Tasting

Join biodynamicist Gabe Cipes and CEO Ezra Cipes for a tour of Summerhill's organic and biodynamic vineyard and gardens to discover the benefits and techniques...

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Summerhill Pyramid Winery - $25.00 (all incl)


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April 30, 2016

The Pyramid Experience with Stephen Cipes

Join Summerhill founder and proprietor Stephen Cipes for a winery tour like no other. Learn the story of Summerhill, the importance of the Kekuli and experience...

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Summerhill Pyramid Winery - $25.00 (all incl)


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May 7, 2016

Moms are Fab

Moms are Fab at the Kelowna FabFive. Celebrate this Mother's Day with us - Bring Mom in for a special gift from each of the wineries: The View, SpierHead,...

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Kelowna FabFive Wine Trail - Complimentary


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Lake Country

May 7, 2016

Intrigue Wines Spring Open House

This Mother’s Day Weekend, join the staff at Intrigue Wines to celebrate Moms! Swing by our wine shop for a weekend full of treats, artisan vendors, and...

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Intrigue Wines - Complimentary


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April 29, 2016

Art, Food, Wine & Chaos

Enjoy our Spring Art Collection at Gallery Creatio, locally inspired wood fired pizzas at Chaos Bistro, and Ex Nihilo's most recent releases. April 29th - May 8th.

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Ex Nihilo Vineyard - a la carte


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West Kelowna

May 2, 2016

Astronomical Wine & Sky Gazing

Join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada volunteers to gaze at Jupiter and the stars through their telescopes while sipping wine. Please drop by anytime between...

9:00 pm - 10:30 pm Rollingdale Winery - Comp w/Reservation


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May 7, 2016

Where East Meets West

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

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Kalala Organic Estate Winery - Food Bank Donation


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April 28, 2016

Quails’ Gate Spring Release Dinner Series

Indulge your senses at Quails’ Gate as our 4 course menus are once again offered. Recently listed in the top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada by OpenTable,...

Old Vines Restaurant @ Quails' Gate Estate Winery - $69.00 + tax & grat


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South Okanagan Wine Country

Naramata Bench

April 29, 2016

MONSTROUS WINES! April 29th - May 8th

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...

11:00 am - 6:00 pm Monster Vineyards - By Donation


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April 29, 2016

THE VANILLA POD @ POPLAR GROVE

Experience the culinary creativity of Executive Chef Bruno Terroso, with dishes designed to compliment the award winning wines of Poplar Grove and Monster Vineyards....

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Poplar Grove Winery - $99.00/person + tax


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May 4, 2016

Exploring Spirits with Master Distiller Jorg Engel

Experience a private tasting with Master Distiller and owner Jorg Engel of Maple Leaf Spirits in Penticton. Enjoy a tour of the craft distillery including a tasting...

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Maple Leaf Spirits - $38.00 + tax


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May 7, 2016

Spring Brunch on The Patio

Whether celebrating the arrival of Spring, new vintages, or Mother’s Day, Lake Breeze is inviting you to The Patio to experience new culinary adventures...

11:30 am - 3:30 pm The Patio at Lake Breeze Vineyards


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May 7, 2016

MORAINE'S SPRING RELEASE WINE TASTING WITH WINEMAKER

At this exclusive event, you will have the opportunity to meet the winemaker and the owner. We will take you on an interactive tour of the vineyard; followed by...

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Moraine Winery - $20.00 (all incl)


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April 30, 2016

Pinot & Pearls!

Join us at Hillside for Pinot and Pearls Oyster Event! A celebration of BC oysters, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and live music! Reserve today for a table with friends,...

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hillside Winery & Bistro - $25 (applied credit)


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May 7, 2016

ROLL OUT THE BARRELS ON THE NARAMATA BENCH

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...

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Naramata Bench - Complimentary


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May 7, 2016

POPLAR GROVE - ROLL OUT THE BARREL - LIVE MUSIC

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...

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Poplar Grove Winery - Comp w/wine purchase


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April 30, 2016

Cool & Captivating: Spring Releases with Township 7 Winemaker

Visit our Naramata Bench winery and be the first to taste our 2015 refreshing white wines. Our winemaker will guide you in a captivating and interactive tasting...

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Township 7 Vineyards & Winery - $25.00 (all incl)


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April 29, 2016

Visit La Frenz NEW Tasting Area

Join LA FRENZ in our newly completed tasting area for a more relaxed, seated wine experience overlooking the vineyards and Lake Okanagan. Seating is limited so...

10:00 am - 4:30 pm La Frenz Winery - Tasting Fees Apply


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April 28, 2016

Sunshine & Sparkling Wine!

Join us at Lang Vineyards throughout the 2016 Spring Wine Festival (April 28-May 8). During this fun event, join us on our patio and take in the breathtaking views...

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Lang Vineyards


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Okanagan Falls

May 8, 2016

Mother's Day at Noble Ridge

Celebrate the amazing Mum's in your life! Join us for a tasting of "The One" Sparkling and a chocolate pairing at Noble Ridge. Complimentary herbs...

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Noble Ridge Winery - Complimentary


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Oliver

April 28, 2016

Intersection Vertical Tasting

Taste through the years with a vertical look at 5 flagship Merlots ranging in vintage from the earliest days of our winery (2009) until today. Learn firsthand...

10:30 am - 6:00 pm Intersection Estate Winery - $10.00 (all incl)


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April 28, 2016

Wine Appreciation with The Vinstitute at Intersection Estate Winery

Gain a true appreciation of BC wines with this component tasting at the new Vinstitute wine school. Your skilled instructor will break down the elements in each...

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Intersection Estate Winery - $15.00 (all incl)


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May 1, 2016

Icewine & Food Pairing Experience

Luxury begins at -10 degrees Celsius – that’s the extreme conditions required to produce the ever luscious INNISKILLIN ICE WINE. You will experience...

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Inniskillin Okanagan - $15.00 (all incl)


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May 1, 2016

Single Vineyard Wine & Food Pairing

Our experienced wine educators to share what is unique to two premium vineyards – SunRock & Dark Horse, taste how the wines reflect these diverse terroirs....

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Jackson-Triggs Okanagan - $10.00 (all incl)


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April 29, 2016

6-Course Wine Paired Dinner - Nightly at the Sonora Room Restaurant

Each evening during the Spring Wine Festival, the culinary team at the Sonora Room Restaurant is offering a splendid 6-course menu expertly paired with library...

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Burrowing Owl Estate Winery - $100.00 + tax & grat


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April 29, 2016

Release of Small Lots Malbec 2014

C.C. Jentsch Cellars will be releasing the 2014 Small Lots Malbec in celebration of the Spring Wine Festival. Only 75 cases available. Special tastings can be...

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May 3, 2016

Communal Table Dinners

The Communal Table brings together locals and visitors to celebrate regional food and wine every Tuesday in May featuring fare that is local, rustic, simple, and...

Miradoro Restaurant - $30.00 + tax & grat


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April 29, 2016

NOSTALGIA at Oliver Twist Estate Winery

Here at Oliver Twist Estate Winery we are all about vintages. Whether it’s in the vineyard, the vintage of wine, vintage cars, music and art. We love it...

10:00 am - 5:30 am Oliver Twist Estate Winery - Complimentary


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May 6, 2016

Guest Chef Dinner

Join us for an evening of exceptional food and wine. Chef Jeff Van Geest invites Chef Ned Bell of Yew Restaurant Four Seasons Vancouver into the Miradoro kitchen...

Miradoro Restaurant - $125.00 (all incl)


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May 6, 2016

Spring Release Cooking Class

Join River Stone Winemaker, Ted Kane and Culinary Adventure Chef, Roger Planiden as they celebrate the flavours of Spring. This one of a kind cooking class in...

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm River Stone Estate Winery - $55.00 (all incl)


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April 28, 2016

New 2015 Releases - White & Rosé Wines!

Join us at Hidden Chapel Winery April 28th to May 8th & sample our 2015 releases of White Wedding, St. Vincent, Amazing Grace, The Flying Nun & Blushing...

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Hidden Chapel Winery - By Donation


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Osoyoos

May 1, 2016

The Perfect Union - Wine & Cheese!

Take an in-depth look into the traditions of Nk’Mip Cellars while exploring the cellars where our wine is produced. Your tour concludes in our private Qwam...

Nk'Mip Cellars - $15.00 (all incl)


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April 30, 2016

BYOB ~ BBQ that is!

“Bring Your Own” feast; BBQ’s, cooking utensils & picnic area avail for lunch, daily Apr 30 - May 8. First come, first serve. Enjoy the cozy...

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Castoro de Oro Estate Winery - Comp w/wine purchase


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May 8, 2016

Mother's Day Rosé Brunch At Watermark Beach Resort

We invite you to treat mom like the Queen she is by joining us for a morning of handpicked local Rosé wine and an array of savory and sweet treats...

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Watermark Beach Resort - $39.00 + tax, grat


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Penticton

April 29, 2016

A Taste of Spring in Your Glass

Featuring over 750 VQA wines, we will be pouring the award winners, and new Spring releases. We also carry shipping boxes for airline use, local artisan foods,...

9:00 am - 6:00 pm BC VQA Wine Info Centre - Complimentary


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April 3, 2016

Feed your passion for food and wine with Okanagan College

Take your wine knowledge to new heights as you explore the world of B.C. wine and food in the bountiful Okanagan. Whether you want to enrich your life with a beer,...

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April 29, 2016

New Releases and Verticals

Come by and taste our new releases and have fun blind tasting our varietals and verticals with owners/winemakers Sue and Gerry . Pairings with gourmet popcorn.

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Kraze Legz Vineyard & Winery - Complimentary


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Similkameen Valley

May 8, 2016

Mothers Day Brunch at the Crowsnest Restaurant

Treat your mother to a wonderful brunch in the Similkameen Valley. Taste an assortment of foods and wines grown and raised locally. Our new wines as well as house...

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Crowsnest Vineyards


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Summerland

April 28, 2016

A Taste of Spring

Take a delightful scenic drive to our winery through orchards and vineyards, then enjoy a complimentary tasting of our delicious fruit wines. Be sure to try our...

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery - Complimentary


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April 30, 2016

New Releases at Sonoran Estate Winery

Join us during the Spring Wine Festival to taste our new releases. You will be amazed at the fantastic view and surroundings. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with...

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sonoran Estate Winery - Complimentary


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April 28, 2016

Tasting of our New Releases

Come and enjoy tasting our new 2015 white releases and some of our reds during the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival.  

10:30 am - 5:00 pm Silkscarf Winery - Tasting fees apply


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May 1, 2016

Bubbles & Brie

Visit the Sparkling Cave and enjoy a flight of Steller's Jay wines with delicious cheese pairings from Dairy Farmers of Canada. Available at 10am & 12:30pm

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery - $15.00 (all incl)


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April 29, 2016

Discover Raised in Concrete

Stand in the heart of our winemaking facility and learn how we use concrete tanks and natural fermentation methods to craft pure, Okanagan terroir-driven wines....

10:30 am - 5:30 pm Okanagan Crush Pad Winery


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April 29, 2016

CELEBRATE SPRING WITH A TASTE OF HEAVEN

Celebrate the season with a complimentary taste of our hand-crafted vintages and highly anticipated new Spring releases. Enjoy the peaceful serenity, natural beauty...

10:00 am - 5:30 pm Heaven's Gate Estate Winery - Complimentary


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May 7, 2016

Roch Lobster Patio Party at Dirty Laundry Vineyard

DLV is thrilled to be hosting our annual Lobster Patio Party featuring Roch Fortin. Please join us for a fabulous evening of Roch's fresh Atlantic Lobster...

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dirty Laundry Vineyard - $90.00 + tax


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May 7, 2016

THORNHAVEN'S 15TH YEAR

Come help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary....great way to start off the spring wine season...free tastings

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Thornhaven Estate Winery - Complimentary


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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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