For Immediate Release
February 18, 2020 – KELOWNA – Tickets sales were just announced for the 26th Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival presented by Valley First from April 30th to May 17th, 2020 in the Okanagan Valley, BC. The Festival celebrates Spring and BC Wine with the largest and longest running Wine Festival in the Okanagan Valley. These two ‘signature’ events will kick-off the Festival: Best of Varietal Wine Awards & Reception on April 30th in Penticton; and the Valley First Spring Wine Tastings on May 2nd in Kelowna. Visitors and locals can also attend many Winery events scheduled throughout the duration of the Wine Festival.
Ticket sales launch today (February 18, 2020), to purchase: https://www.thewinefestivals.com
"The Spring Festival is a wonderful opportunity for wine lovers to experience the best of wine country as wineries celebrate new releases and prepare for the upcoming season," says Okanagan Wine Festivals General Manager, Elan Morris. "This year we are pleased to announce Valley First as the new presenting sponsor for the Spring Wine Tastings at Rotary Centre (formerly the WestJet Wine Tastings). We’re excited to kick-off Spring 2020 and celebrate the remarkable wineries of the Okanagan Valley."
The Best of Varietal Wine Awards & Reception will award the Best of Varietal medals as well as the 2020 Best of Show Award. Additionally, Gold and Silver medals will be awarded to the top wines in over 35 different varietal categories. This province-wide competition continues to grow each year, with over 500 wines being judged at the Spring 2019 competition. Tickets to this event being held at the Lakeside Resort in Penticton, BC allows guests to be among the first to taste the award-winning wines.
The Valley First Spring Wine Tastings Event will feature over 40 wineries and over 160 wines under one roof at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna, BC. Featuring locally-made Okanagan inspired hors-deuvres, music, engaging video exhibitions in the Mary Irwin Theatre and lots of BC wine to try and buy at the on-site pop-up liquor store by Public Liquor. The Wine Festival expects to sell 600 tickets to wine lovers from across BC.
For a Valley First Spring Wine Festival Guidebook, available early April, click here: https://www.thewinefestivals.com/about/request-guides/
To see all 2020 Sponsors and Partners, click here: https://www.thewinefestivals.com/sponsors
About The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society:
The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society presented by Valley First is responsible for the development of the wine tourism sector in the interior of British Columbia. It is well known for producing four seasonally inspired Okanagan Wine Festivals in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. It is also responsible for Signature Wine Events including the Valley First Wine Tastings, and it produces and runs the top two annual wine competitions in BC: the British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Competition, and the province’s most prestigious and oldest wine competition, the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards. For more information visit, www.thewinefestivals.com.
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British Columbia's oldest and most prestigious wine judging competition that recognizes excellence in winemaking for all British Columbia wineries.
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.
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.