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Announcing the 2017 British Columbia Best of Varietal Competition & Awards

March 7, 2017 - The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is delighted to announce the 23rd British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Competition presented by Grant Thornton, Farm Credit Canada, ContainerWorld and TricorBraun Winepak. This provincial wine competition is held to recognize the top British Columbia wine varietals as part of the kick off to the 2017 annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival,...

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society reels in a new partnership

Kelowna, Canada  - January 26, 2017 The cast has been thrown and the catch is in, The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society (OWFS) is proud to announce the new partnership with a West Coast organization, Haida Wild Seafoods, a subsidiary of the Haida Enterprise Corporation (HaiCo), to bring a beautiful relationship with wine and seafood full-circle. “We are excited about our partnership...

Okanagan Wine Festival Society Announces New 2017 Board of Directors

NOVEMBER 28, 2016:  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: Daniel Bibby - Nighthawk Vineyards, Lindsay Kelm - Quails’ Gate Winery, Melody Schneider - Sandhill Wines, Raquel Meriam - Travel Penticton, Terry Meyer Stone - Tinhorn Creek Vineyards and Jonathan Rouse...

19th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival

November 4, 2016 - The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and Sun Peaks Resort are delighted to announce the Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival this coming January. Tickets for the 20 plus events are online at www.thewinefestivals.com and www.sunpeaksresort.com. The festival in its 19th year will run January 13 to 23, 2017. This celebration of fine wine and local cuisine is complimented...

British Columbia Wine Awards™ Results

September 29, 2016 - The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society announced the results of the British Columbia Wine Awards™ tonight, marking the official launch of the 36thannual Fall Okanagan Wine Festival. The competition featured a record 624 wine entries from over 90 British Columbia wineries. Ten well  respected wine judges worked for 4 days to determine which wines were worthy of recognition...

36th Annual Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016    It’s that time of year again, sunsets ease into the valley a little bit earlier, the wind stirs orange and yellow leaves into the brisk air, and most importantly – the Fall Okanagan Wine Festivals roll into town. The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is pleased to announce its 36th annual Fall Okanagan Wine Festivals this coming September 29 – October 9. To kick...

More Than Passengers Pouring into YLW.

Kelowna, British Columbia - September 26, 2016     The warm welcome to the Okanagan for guests arriving at Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is going to get a lot juicier this year for the arrival of the 36th Fall Okanagan Wine Festival. YLW and the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society, representing 110 member wineries and 54 tourism operators, have come up with a novel promotion that...

Elevate Your Palate with Mile High Wine & Music

SilverStar Mountain Resort Hosts Popular Okanagan Summer Wine & Food Festival VERNON & KELOWNA – June 20, 2016 – The best moments of Okanagan summers are spent outdoors enjoying local food and wine with loved ones. This year, the fourth annual SilverStar Summer Wine and Food Festival brings a multitude of opportunities to indulge your palate with the best of the Okanagan in a three-day...

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...

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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...
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Announcing the 2017 British Columbia Best of Varietal Competition & Awards
March 7 2017
Announcing the 2017 British Columbia Best of Varietal Competition & Awards

March 7, 2017 - The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is delighted to announce the 23rd British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Competition presented...


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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society reels in a new partnership
January 26 2017
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society reels in a new partnership

Kelowna, Canada - January 26, 2017 The cast has been thrown and the catch is in, The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society (OWFS) is proud to announce...


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Okanagan Wine Festival Society Announces New 2017 Board of Directors
December 5 2016
Okanagan Wine Festival Society Announces New 2017 Board of Directors

NOVEMBER 28, 2016: TheOkanagan Wine Festivals Societyis pleased to announce its new board of directors for the coming year. Newly appointed at the...


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19th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival
November 7 2016
19th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival

November 4, 2016 -The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and Sun Peaks Resort are delighted to announce the Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival...


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