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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 Rafe Mair
October 16 2020
British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards Recognizes Record-Breaking Number of Wines, Honours Rafe Mair

For immediate release (KELOWNA, BC) October 16, 2020 -The third annual 2020 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awardswere...


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BC’s Largest and Most Prestigious Wine Competition Coming to Kelowna
August 16 2020
BC’s Largest and Most Prestigious Wine Competition Coming to Kelowna

For Immediate Release Okanagan Wine Festivals Societyto host an A-list of wine judges (KELOWNA, BC)August 12, 2020–On September 23-25,...


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Virtual Okanagan Wine Dinner Challenge
April 15 2020
Virtual Okanagan Wine Dinner Challenge

Immediate Release Virtual Okanagan Wine Dinner Challenge! (April 8, 2020, Kelowna, BC) April is BC Wine month, so let's share the love for...


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Get your tickets for the fourth annual Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan June 27
March 12 2020
Get your tickets for the fourth annual Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan June 27

MEDIA RELEASE Get your tickets for the fourth annual Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan June 27 Suggested...


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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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