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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.

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

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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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 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

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 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, 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 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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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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