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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.

September 26 - 27, October 1 - 6 and 28 - 30 2019 - Thu

Escape from the Vinstitute!

Test your wits in BC's first ever winery-based Escape Room, back by popular demand from its first exhibition in the Spring. Unlock the mysteries behind a missing...

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Intersection Estate Winery, Oliver - $30 per guest



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September 26 - 27, October 1 - 6 and 28 - 30 2019 - Fri

Escape from the Vinstitute!

Test your wits in BC's first ever winery-based Escape Room, back by popular demand from its first exhibition in the Spring. Unlock the mysteries behind a missing...

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Intersection Estate Winery, Oliver - $30 per guest



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September 28, 2019 - Sat

Annual Winemaker's Dinner at Nk'Mip Cellars

Enjoy the bounty Fall brings in the Okanagan. Join our winemaking team, including Randy Picton & Justin Hall as we enjoy a five-course dinner prepared by Winery...

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Nk'Mip Cellars, Osoyoos - $149.00 + tax & grat



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September 26 - 27, October 1 - 6 and 28 - 30 2019 - Tue

Escape from the Vinstitute!

Test your wits in BC's first ever winery-based Escape Room, back by popular demand from its first exhibition in the Spring. Unlock the mysteries behind a missing...

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Intersection Estate Winery, Oliver - $30 per guest



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September 26 - 27, October 1 - 6 and 28 - 30 2019 - Wed

Escape from the Vinstitute!

Test your wits in BC's first ever winery-based Escape Room, back by popular demand from its first exhibition in the Spring. Unlock the mysteries behind a missing...

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Intersection Estate Winery, Oliver - $30 per guest



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September 26 - 27, October 1 - 6 and 28 - 30 2019 - Thu

Escape from the Vinstitute!

Test your wits in BC's first ever winery-based Escape Room, back by popular demand from its first exhibition in the Spring. Unlock the mysteries behind a missing...

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Intersection Estate Winery, Oliver - $30 per guest



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October 3, 2019 - Thu

TASTE OF THE TERROIR - OKANAGAN VARIETAL SHOWDOWN - FEATURING 10 OF BC'S FINEST BOUTIQUE WINERIES

Taste & explore 5 signature varietals from 10 unique wineries, showcasing the many terroir’s of the BC wine industry. Side by side comparison of BC’s...

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Villa Rosa Restaurante, Penticton - $99.95 ++



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September 26 - 27, October 1 - 6 and 28 - 30 2019 - Fri

Escape from the Vinstitute!

Test your wits in BC's first ever winery-based Escape Room, back by popular demand from its first exhibition in the Spring. Unlock the mysteries behind a missing...

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Intersection Estate Winery, Oliver - $30 per guest



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October 4 - 12 2019 - Fri

Dog days of fall... PLUS NEW RELEASE WINES.

Enjoy a free tasting flight of wines including award winners & new releases. Outdoor dog area & treats provided, plus dogs welcome in the picnic area....

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Castoro de Oro Estate Winery, Oliver - free



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October 4, 2019 - Fri

The Bold & The Blind

Join us as we explore an exclusive sneak peek at how our wines develop from first pick off the vine to first release in shop! Learn how we bring the wine to life...

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Bench 1775, Naramata Bench - $30 per person



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September 26 - 27, October 1 - 6 and 28 - 30 2019 - Sat

Escape from the Vinstitute!

Test your wits in BC's first ever winery-based Escape Room, back by popular demand from its first exhibition in the Spring. Unlock the mysteries behind a missing...

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Intersection Estate Winery, Oliver - $30 per guest



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October 5 and October 12 2019 - Sat

Grape Stomping Parties!

Get this off your bucket list! Join us for our Annual Grape Stomping Parties! Fun for the whole family, everyone welcome! Stomps at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm. Learn about...

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm House of Rose Winery, Kelowna - Food Bank Donation



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October 4 - 12 2019 - Sat

Dog days of fall... PLUS NEW RELEASE WINES.

Enjoy a free tasting flight of wines including award winners & new releases. Outdoor dog area & treats provided, plus dogs welcome in the picnic area....

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Castoro de Oro Estate Winery, Oliver - free



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October 5, 2019 - Sat

10th Anniversary, Customer Appreciation Day!

Join us as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary with a Customer Appreciation Day! 10% off all purchases, other wine specials, win a prize with every purchase, free...

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Hidden Chapel Winery, Oliver - By Donation



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October 5, 2019 - Sat

Live Music & BBQ Bites

Join the Rust Wine Co. team for an afternoon of live music, beautiful views, delicious food & most importantly, exceptional wines.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Rust Wine Co, Golden Mile Bench - FREE



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October 5, 2019 - Sat

3rd Annual Crush Party

Bring the whole family and celebrate the harvest during a day of grape stomping, live music, contests, wine tastings and surprises. Pack your lawn chairs and spend...

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Oliver Twist Estate Winery, Oliver - Donation to charity



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September 26 - 27, October 1 - 6 and 28 - 30 2019 - Sun

Escape from the Vinstitute!

Test your wits in BC's first ever winery-based Escape Room, back by popular demand from its first exhibition in the Spring. Unlock the mysteries behind a missing...

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Intersection Estate Winery, Oliver - $30 per guest



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October 6, 2019 - Sun

Pedis and Pinot

Join us Oct 6th for Pedis and Pinot in support of Mammas for Mammas!  Visit the winery and have a hand or foot in making Rose the old fashioned way! ...

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



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October 4 - 12 2019 - Sun

Dog days of fall... PLUS NEW RELEASE WINES.

Enjoy a free tasting flight of wines including award winners & new releases. Outdoor dog area & treats provided, plus dogs welcome in the picnic area....

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Castoro de Oro Estate Winery, Oliver - free



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October 4 - 12 2019 - Mon

Dog days of fall... PLUS NEW RELEASE WINES.

Enjoy a free tasting flight of wines including award winners & new releases. Outdoor dog area & treats provided, plus dogs welcome in the picnic area....

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Castoro de Oro Estate Winery, Oliver - free



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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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B.C. 2019 Best of Varietal Awards Announced
May 10 2019
B.C. 2019 Best of Varietal Awards Announced

B.C. Best of Varietal Awards Results Announced MAY 9, 2019 - Penticton, British Columbia–The 25th annual Spring Wine Festival is under...


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Announcing the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
April 16 2018
Announcing the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards

April 6, 2018 Announcing the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards VICTORIA - The Office of the Lieutenant-Governor of...


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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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