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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is committed to providing authentic wine experiences to Valley locals and visitors alike. We strive to connect consumers through uniquely designed wine festivals and tasting events with over 100 member wineries across the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. 

What’s so unique about the events we produce? We are responsible for creating a wine tour under one roof, and not just any wine tour, a wine tour which at any given event may include wineries from Kamloops to Osoyoos! That’d be quite the accomplishment without our help. The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society has become the pre-eminent source for wine tastings which showcase the diversity of our entire wine region. 

Not only do we produce unique wine experiences, we bring them together. As the official producers of the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival, Winter Okanagan Wine Festival at Sun Peaks and Spring Okanagan Wine Festival, we bring together hundreds of wine themed events which allow consumers to find their perfect wine experience. From intimate dinners hosted by wine makers themselves, to the sensation of old world grape stomps, and even the grandeur of a festival within a festival.   

To further enhance our wine region and strengthen the economic impact of our wine industry, the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society has broadened its focus to include wine events beyond its iconic festivals to drive winery traffic year round. Using the same philosophy of an authentic wine experience, the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society partners with organizations to break the mould and produce tasting events which showcase wine and elevate the social and cultural landscape of our Valley. 

In all that the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society does, we strive to offer the absolute best wine experience suited to each individual consumers wants. Each day we are committed to our wine story, and with every festival and event we produce we invite you to Create Your Own Wine Story.

 

British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards Recognizes Record-Breaking Number of Wines, Honours Harry McWatters
October 18 2019
British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards Recognizes Record-Breaking Number of Wines, Honours Harry McWatters

For Immediate Release October 4, 2019 – Kelowna - The second annual 2019 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards were...


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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Celebrates 39 Years and New Event at Famous Fall Wine Fest
October 18 2019
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Celebrates 39 Years and New Event at Famous Fall Wine Fest

For immediate release September 11, 2019 - Kelowna, British Columbia–It’s fall in the Okanagan which heralds the return of The...


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Announcing the Lineup of Judges for the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
August 6 2019
Announcing the Lineup of Judges for the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards

Announcing the Lineup of Judges for the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – August 6,...


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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Honours Passing of Founding President, Harry McWatters
July 24 2019
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Honours Passing of Founding President, Harry McWatters

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – July 24, 2019: It is with great sadness that the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society absorbs the news of the passing...


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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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