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See Why USA Today Named the Okanagan Valley One Of The Best Wine Regions In The World

At Okanagan Wine Festivals, we are more than intimate with the lush landscapes that produce the delicious wines of the Okanagan Valley. Now, readers of the most widely circulated publication in the United States, USA Today, know what we knew all along. The Okanagan Valley is among the best wine regions in the world.

USA Today recently held their “10 Best” awards, and the Okanagan Valley took second place in the Reader’s Choice for “Best Wine Region to Visit”. Given the relative youth of the Okanagan wine region, as compared to established European regions, this latest accolade is yet another testament to our local vineyards, winemakers, wineries, and the hospitality industries that help support them.

Following the splendid news, Shaw TV’s Doug Brown took a trip through the Okanagan Wine Region and you can get a glimpse of the breathtaking landscape, and some of the wine region's characters, in the video below.

Announcing the Lineup of Judges for the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
August 6 2019
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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Honours Passing of Founding President, Harry McWatters
July 24 2019
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B.C. 2019 Best of Varietal Awards Announced
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Announcing the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
April 16 2018
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BC Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards

British Columbia's oldest and most prestigious wine judging competition that recognizes excellence in winemaking for all British Columbia wineries.


Meet our Members

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.


BC Best of Varietal Awards

Every year the Best of Varietal Wine Awards recognizes the best wines in B.C., using a panel of esteemed judges. This year we were privileged to have a diverse group of wine experts from across the country join us and participate in the competition.


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