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You must be 19 years of age or older to attend any Signature Event operated by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society.

March 28, 2020

Sparkling Wine Workshop

Experience the secrets behind the pop, clink and fizz of our traditional method bubbly, guided by winemaker Mary McDermott. Enjoy a dosage trial tasting, along...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Township 7 Vineyards & Winery , Naramata Bench - $45.97



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April 10 - 13 2020

Opening Weekend & Spring Release

Summerland's local wineries, cideries and distilleries along Bottleneck Drive are officially opening their doors for the 2020 season. Join us Friday April...

Summerland, Summerland



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April 18, 2020

Creative Art Series: Emily Carr

Unleash your inner artist, with a guided painting workshop at Grizzli Winery! Louise Lambert of Wine Country Studios will guide you from the very first brushstrokes,...

11:00 am - 1:30 pm Grizzli Winery , West Kelowna - $68



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April 30, 2020

Best of Varietal Awards & Reception

Join us in celebrating the beginning of the 2020 Okanagan Valley wine tourism season with a tasting of the best wines in British Columbia! The evening begins with...

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Penticton Lakeside Resort, Penticton - $59



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April 30, May 1 - 17 2020

The Perfect Pairing of Wine and Cheese

Join us at Upper Bench Estate Winery & Creamery and experience the perfect pairing of award-winning wines and artisan cheese. Learn about our minimalist approach...

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Upper Bench Winery & Creamery, Naramata Bench - $10 per person



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April 30, May 1 - 17 2020

Sips of Spring

Let us pour a bit of spring in your glass and awaken your taste buds with sips of our amazing Strawberry Rhubarb and Raspberry table wines. These beautifully balanced...

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery, Summerland - Complimentary



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April 30, May 1 - 17 2020

Moon Curser’s Something Old, Something New

Visit our Osoyoos East Bench tasting room for Something Old, Something New - a rare opportunity to taste our spring releases alongside a selection of our library...

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Moon Curser Vineyards, Osoyoos - Tasting fees apply



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April 30, May 1 - 17 2020

Spring Wine Festival Feature Menu

With a farm-to-table approach and evolving seasonal menu, the culinary team at Old Vines designs plates to highlight the best of the region, including the wines!...

11:00 am - 9:00 pm Old Vines Restaurant @ Quails' Gate Estate Winery, West Kelowna - $45 / $79



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April 30, May 1 - 17 2020

Evolve Cellars Sabre School - Presented at TIME Winery & Kitchen

Take your wine tasting experience to a whole new level with the Evolve Cellars Sabre School! Presented at downtown Penticton's TIME Winery & Kitchen, learn...

11:00 am - 8:00 pm Evolve Cellars, Summerland - $40 per bottle



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April 30, May 1 - 17 2020

Ex Nihilo Premium Tasting Experience

Join us for an elevated tasting experience that includes our small lot production Privata and XXX Series. These exclusive wines are beautifully crafted to showcase...

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Ex Nihilo Vineyard, Lake Country - $15.00



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May 1 - 10 2020

Best Paella in the Okanagan

Join us for an afternoon on the patio while soaking up the stunning views of the Okanagan. Enjoy an amazing lunch of Chef Abul's famous paella paired with...

11:30 am - 3:00 pm Da Silva Vineyard and Winery, Naramata Bench - $48 + tax + gratuity



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May 1 - 16 2020

Blind Tasting

Think you know wine? Try a new way to experience our wines at Da Silva Vineyards while learning about how every bottle we produce is our way of honouring our family...

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Da Silva Vineyard and Winery, Naramata Bench - $5



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May 1 and May 8 2020

Meet the Creek with Hester Creek

Join us for a mild hike through the vineyard to the creek. The hike will take approximately 45 minutes and wrap up at the winery for a light charcuterie plate...

Hester Creek Estate Winery, Oliver - $20 per person



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May 1 - 3 and 8 - 10 and 15 - 17 2020

Introduction to the Okanagan

Join us in our private barrel room in the brand new Wine Experience Centre for an educational tasting of our premium wines. Gain new insights into the expansive...

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Mt Boucherie Winery, West Kelowna - $20



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May 2, 2020

Valley First Okanagan Spring Wine Tastings

The Valley First Okanagan Spring Wine Tastings (formerly the WestJet Wine Tastings) is back by popular demand for one night only! Taste over 160 British Columbian...

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna - $89



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May 2 - 3 2020

Stepping into Spring with Winemaker

Enjoy a progressive food and wine paired tasting while touring our 1/2 acre garden and 5 acre on site vineyard. 5 perfectly paired canape with our new spring release...

O'Rourke's Peak Cellars, Lake Country - $40



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May 2, 2020

Elemental Ensemble

Jeff Martin leads a captivating vineyard tour explaining the importance of biodiversity & terroir. Winemaker Dominic hosts a white Bordeaux blending session...

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm La Frenz Winery, Naramata Bench - $40/head



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May 2 - 3 2020

pair ing Pass Program with Similkameen Independant Winegrowers

Join us in the Similkameen for the pair· ing Pass Program. Participating wineries will provide pair· ing pass holders with a variety of locally sourced...

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Various Wineries, Similkameen Valley - $30.00



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May 2, 2020

Bacchanalia Food and Wine Event

Join us and experience an evening of culinary creations accompanied by wine from over 50 Okanagan Wineries. Tickets are available for puchase at the Front Desk...

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Penticton Lakeside Resort, Penticton - $85 + Tax



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May 2, 2020

Get Blissed Spring Lunch

Join us at our Artisan Farm Winery for a fresh and fun Spring lunch on our patio featuring 5 small courses paired with our internationally award-winning meads....

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Meadow Vista Honey Winery, Kelowna - $39 + Taxes & Grat.



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May 2, 2020

Sip into Spring

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with a vertical tasting of our Gewurztraminer paired with small bites.

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm The View Winery, Kelowna - $15.00



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May 2 and May 9 2020

Viticulture Lunch & Tour

Join our Viticulturist Chad Douglas for an interactive afternoon! Explore our Estate vineyards and hear about Quails’ Gate’s history and viticulture...

11:00 am - 2:00 pm Quails' Gate Estate Winery, West Kelowna - $85



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May 2 - 3 2020

Hidden Chapel Winery, Sparkling Wine Release, Celebration!

Join us at Hidden Chapel Winery, May 2nd & May 3rd to sample our first ever release of our 2020 White Sparkling wine...Honeymoon and our 2nd release of our...

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Hidden Chapel Winery, Oliver - $5 Tasting Fee



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May 4 - 8 2020

Happy Hour at Hester Creek

Why limit happy to an hour? Come join us on our patio from 1-5pm (Monday to Friday) $5 glasses of select wines and delicious complimentary treats accompanied by...

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hester Creek Estate Winery, Oliver



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May 8, 2020

Winemaker's BBQ

To kick off the 2020 wine season Wild Goose's Smoke & Oak Chef and the Winery Founders & Winemakers, are hosting an intimate and fun evening of BBQ...

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Wild Goose Vineyards, Okanagan Falls - $99 + Taxes + fees



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May 9 and May 16 2020

Endangered Wine Tastings!

We here at Back Door Winery cultivate two of the most endangered grapes in the world, and are proud of the delicious wines we make from them! Swing by anytime...

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Back Door Winery, Summerland - Free



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May 9, 2020

Mothers Day at the View Winery

Celebrate Mom at the View Winery for an afternoon garden party. Enjoy wine tastings, Wood-fired pizzas, and a special collaboration with QB Gelato. Relax amongst...

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm The View Winery, Kelowna - $38.00



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May 9 - 10 2020

Spring Lunch at Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery

Join us a Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery and enjoy lunch with a view on our patio. Serving traditional Portuguese cuisine flavours join us Saturday for BBQ'd...

11:30 am - 3:00 pm Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery, Oliver - $20.00



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May 9, 2020

Creative Art Series: Monet

Unleash your inner artist, with a guided painting workshop at Grizzli Winery! Louise Lambert of Wine Country Studios will guide you from the very first brushstrokes,...

11:00 am - 1:30 pm Grizzli Winery , West Kelowna - $68



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May 9, 2020

CorkForknLearn with Naramata Bench Wineries Association

The Naramata Bench Wineries Association with Okanagan College and BCBTAC are offering a fun new event to fund scholarships & bursaries. Sip Naramata wines,...

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Okanagan College, Penticton, Penticton - $125



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May 9, 2020

Volcanic Hills Winery 10th Anniversary Bhangra Bash

2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of Volcanic Hills Winery. In honor of this momentous occasion we will be celebrating Bhangra style! Join us Saturday May 9th for...

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Volcanic Hills Winery, West Kelowna



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May 10, 2020

Celebrate MOM

Join us as we Celebrate MOM! Nibbles, special tastings, specials and a surprise gift for Mom. Bring your Mom, Mom-in-law, Step Mom, new Mom or whatever kind of...

10:00 am - 6:00 pm House of Rose Winery, Kelowna - Complimentary



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May 10, 2020

Mothers Day Dinner @ Road 13

Treat that special lady in your life to an evening of Road 13's artisan wines paired with a decadent chocolate themed four-course meal created by Chef Chris...

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Road 13 Vineyards, Oliver - $130



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May 10, 2020

Mother's Day Garden Tea Party

Treat the mothers in your life with an intimate afternoon in our private picnic area. Enjoy acoustic sounds while sipping wine, and indulging in a selection of...

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Intrigue Wines, Lake Country - $65.00 + Tax



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May 10, 2020

Mother's Day Sparkling High Tea

Give mom the sparkling royal treatment this Mother’s Day! Enjoy savoury small bites and sweet pastries, paired with a luxurious pot of tea, glass of bubbly...

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Quails' Gate Estate Winery, West Kelowna - $50 - $59



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May 10, 2020

TIME for Mom at TIME Winery & Kitchen

Celebrate all that is Mom at TIME Winery & Kitchen! Featuring a carefully crafted à la carte menu with decadent brunch-style delights. Raise a glass...

10:30 am - 3:00 pm TIME Winery, Penticton - À la carte menu



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May 11, 2020

Un Lavoro d'Amore – A Labour of Love: A Celebration of Italians and the Okanagan Wine Industry

A celebration of the highly successful century-long blend of Italian Heritage and the Okanagan’s wine industry - with educational sessions and a special...

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Laurel Heritage Packinghouse, Kelowna - $30



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May 11, 2020

Astronomical Wine & Sky Gazing

Join us for an evening of wine under the stars and view them along with Venus through telescopes with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada while sipping Rollingdale...

9:30 pm - 11:00 pm Rollingdale Winery, West Kelowna - Donation to the RASC



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May 12, 2020

Spring Wine Celebration

We invite you to come soak up the spectacular views of the lake, vines, and valley from our Home Block restaurant and celebrate the kickoff of the 2020 growing...

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CedarCreek Estate Winery, Kelowna - $175.51 inc tax+grat



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May 15 - 17 2020

Reserve Paired Lunch

Settle in with a welcome wine and take in the view of Okanagan Lake as our culinary team serves up a seasonal 4-course, farm-to-table lunch menu expertly paired...

Quails' Gate Estate Winery, West Kelowna - $85



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May 15, 2020

Quails' Gate Icons Dinner

With over 30 years of winemaking and some of the oldest vines in the Okanagan, Quails’ Gate has developed a number of truly iconic wines. Join us for this...

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Quails' Gate Estate Winery, West Kelowna - $129



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May 16, 2020

Vineyard Experience Tour

Experience a guided educational tour through the vineyard. Then join us in the cellar where you can taste through a selection of some of our latest wines, paired...

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm The View Winery, Kelowna - $35.00



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May 16, 2020

Winery Tour and Wine Tasting with Winemaker

Enjoy the tour through our brand new, state of art winery with our winemaker where you will be infused into details of winemaking art and magic. After tour we...

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Moraine Winery, Naramata Bench - 30



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May 17, 2020

Welcome Spring Brunch

Join us for our 'Welcome Spring Brunch' where we will be celebrating our new 2019 Spring Releases with a four-course brunch. Hosted by Sara Triggs in our...

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Culmina Family Estate Winery, Oliver - $95.00 per person



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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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