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Founder's Award

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Congratulations to Jurgen Gothe for his outstanding contribution to the Wine and Grape growing industry of British Columbia. He is the deserving recipient of the 2015 Founder's Award.

 

Past Winners

The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Founder's Award

Lyall Denby, 1985

Tony Biollo, 1987

Evans Lougheed, 1988

Dick Stewart, 1989

The Capozzi Family, 1990

The Hughes, Dulik, Schmidt,

Casorso Families, 1991

Ron Taylor, 1992

The Heiss Family, 1993

Maurice Gregoire, 1994

Michael Warren, 1995

Richard Cleave, 1996

Lynn & John Bremmer, 1997

Howard Soon, 1998

Connie Bielert, 1999

Marjorie King, 2000

Rick Thorpe, 2001

John Schreiner, 2002

W.M.(Bill) Cross, 2003

Frank Whitehead, 2004

Dave Gamble, 2005

Adolf Kruger, 2006

Les Adams, 2007

Anthony von Mandl, 2008

Gehringer Family, 2009

Bill Collings, 2010

John Vielvoye, 2011

Lanny Martiniuk, 2012

Don Triggs, 2013

Leo Gebert, 2014

Jurgen Gothe, 2015

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July 13 2017
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SEEKING SUNSHINE, WINE & MUSIC IN THE ALPINES
May 25 2017
SEEKING SUNSHINE, WINE & MUSIC IN THE ALPINES

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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society announces 2017 Best of Varietals Wine Awards
May 5 2017
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society announces 2017 Best of Varietals Wine Awards

MAY 4, 2017 - Penticton, British Columbia - The 2017 British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards were announced tonight by the Okanagan Wine...


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Spring Celebrations to Kick-off the Season, 23rd Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival
March 30 2017
Spring Celebrations to Kick-off the Season, 23rd Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – March 30, 2017: Grey skies can’t keep the excitement away! The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is thrilled...


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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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