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Let Us Take Your Breath Away At Mile High Weekend

 


Fine Okanagan wines & cuisine at 5,280 feet above sea level

 

KELOWNA & VERNON – MAY 27, 2014 – The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and Silver Star Mountain Resort are thrilled to announce the second annual Mile High Wine & Music event proudly presented by Valley First. A uniquely Canadian getaway for thrill seekers and foodies alike, featuring scenic outdoor hikes and mountain biking, wine and cheese seminars, cooking classes, taste maker wine dinners and much more, August 8-10, 2014, at Silver Star Mountain Resort.

Indulge your palate with the best in British Columbia wines and local gastronomy. Savour the fine wines of the Okanagan and revel in fresh mountain air in a stunningly beautiful outdoor setting. 
 The Okanagan Wine Festivals and Silver Star Mountain Resort invite you to an authentic British Columbian sensory experience of local wine in a picturesque mountain village – the signature event Mile High Wine & Music – on Saturday, August 9th. Experience wine tasting to live music under the open sky as 30 wineries from across the Okanagan Valley showcase their newly released varietals at our signature summer event.

This event is the highlight of a two-day food, wine and outdoor adventure festival that takes place on Main Street in Silver Star’s charming, colourful and intimate mid-mountain village. The weekend is about relaxing, unwinding and sipping on smooth reds, crisp whites and refreshing rosés in the warm Okanagan sun with live entertainment.

Blair Baldwin, General Manager, The Okanagan Wine Festivals states, “It is always fun to create an event that makes everyone smile when they hear about it. If you love wine, want to dance and do this a full mile above sea level under the warm August sky, then you really need to be at Silver Star.”

Ian Galbraith, Summer Business Manager, Silver Star states, "To be able to taste so many of the Okanagan's finest wine in a fantastic mountain setting is an incredible B.C. experience. To avoid disappoint people should get their tickets early though, as the event did sell out last year and was very popular."

Also on tap for the weekend… Meet the Artists, a charity fundraiser presented by Gallery Odin, six Okanagan artists will capture the beauty and serenity of Silver Star Mountain until Saturday night when their unique pieces will be available for bid by Silent Auction.  Learn culinary artistry in a Wine Cooking Class with Gum Tree Catering. Meet for the Wine Masters’ Dinner at Silver Star’s premier fine dining restaurant the Silver Grill with a guest chef and winery, or a fabulous Tapas Degustation with five courses paired with four flights of wine. Attend the Sparkling up the Cheese in your Life seminar with the award winning Dairy Farmers of Canada for an unforgettable pairing of local bubbly with some of Canada's best cheeses.  Cap off the weekend of festivities with another delectable sparkling event with a delicious brunch on Sunday before heading home.  Tickets are available at: summer.skisilverstar.com

A variety of packages for the Silver Star Summer Wine and Food Festival are available. Stay for 1 night or more at one of Canada’s most beautiful alpine resorts!  Packages start at only $133 per person with the “Night Under the Stars” up to the “Ultimate Wine Lovers” at $541 per person. More details are at: summer.skisilverstar.com or call 1-800-663-4431.

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About Silver Star Mountain Resort www.skisilverstar.com  

Silver Star Mountain Resort is nestled in the heart of British Columbia’s Thompson Okanagan region, less than a one-hour drive from Kelowna International Airport (YLW). A year round mountain destination, the resort offers 3,065 acres of varied skiable terrain, with an annual snowfall of more than 700 cm of dry B.C. interior powder. Award-winning Silver Star is recognized as being one of Canada’s best family resorts. An intimate, colourful, mid-mountain village provides true slope side lodging. In summer, the Silver Star Bike Park is widely regarded as one of the premier downhill mountain bike facilities in North America.

About The Okanagan Wine Festivals www.thewinefestivals.com

The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is responsible for the development of the wine tourism sector in the interior of British Columbia. It is well known for producing two annual Okanagan Wine Festivals in spring to celebrate the bud break and in fall to celebrate the grape harvest. Its Winter Okanagan Wine Festival is run in partnership with Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops. It is also responsible for Signature Wine Events and two annual wine judging competitions.

Media Contacts:

Lori Pike-Raffan, Okanagan Wine Festivals Society

604.808.6655 / [email protected]

Scott Henderson , dHz Media Inc. 

250-317-3751 / [email protected]

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