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April 30, 2020

Best of Varietal Awards & Reception

This event has been cancelled. The wine competition has been postponed.



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June 12, 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 - $89



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June 27, 2020

Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan

The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society presents Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan! Join us at See Ya Later Ranch for this annual event where 40 wineries will pour...

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - $110 Early Bird



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Winery Events

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...



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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 - $68



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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 - $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 - $15.00



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May 1 - 10 2020

Best Paella in the Okanagan

This event is postponed and is no longer being held May 1st-10th. Please check back periodically for more information. Join us for an afternoon on the patio...

11:30 am - 3:00 pm - $48 + tax + gratuity



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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 - $40/head



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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



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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 - Free



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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 - $68



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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 - À la carte menu



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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 - Donation to the RASC



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June 12 - 28 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 - Complimentary



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June 13 - 14 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...

- $40



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June 13, 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 - $39 + Taxes & Grat.



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June 13, 2020

Spring Picnic

Celebrate the spring blossoms under the orchard at The View Winery. Enjoy wine & cider tastings, pizzas, and a special collaboration with QB Gelato. Relax...

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm - $38.00



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June 13, 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 - 30



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June 14, 2020

Garden Tea Party

Enjoy an intimate afternoon in our private picnic area. Experience acoustic sounds while sipping wine, and indulging in a selection of savory bites & decadent...

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - $65.00 + Tax



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June 20, 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 - $15.00



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June 21, 2020

Dad's Day

Ever had a wine made just for you?  We’ve made one!  Dad’s wine is made just for you and available only at the winery!  Bring Dad up...

11:00 am - 5:00 pm - Complimentary



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June 21, 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 - $35.00



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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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Tickets sales announced for the 26th Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival presented by Valley First from April 30th to May 17th, 2020
March 12 2020
Tickets sales announced for the 26th Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival presented by Valley First from April 30th to May 17th, 2020

For Immediate Release February 18, 2020– KELOWNA– Tickets sales were just announced for the 26thAnnual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival...


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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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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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