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(Last updated: 02/20/2015 )

 

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Sat
Mar 7
7 – 9 pm
3rd Annual Vertical and Vintages Wine Festival.  Spend a weekend of skiing, great food, music and wine tasting with the Naramata Bench Wineries Association.  This Saturday event is the highlight of the weekend, an evening of tasting of many renowned wines from the Naramata Bench.  Eighteen wineries will be pouring a selection of tastings and the wines will be complimented by delicious tapas and chef specialties created by the Gunbarrel’s gourmet kitchen. 

Your ticket allows you to join a fun ski/board event on the mountain Saturday during the day then join the wineries afterward for an evening of tasting at the Gunbarrel Saloon and Restaurant for live music and dancing.  Tickets are $38 plus taxes and fees.  With the Purchase of your ticket receive 25% off of day lift tickets valid March 6th, 7th & 8th. Purchase online by clicking HERE.  For more information contact emily@apexresort.com or call 250-292-8222 or toll free 1-877-777-2739.

Apex Mountain Resort
Gunbarrel Saloon (at the base of the Apex lifts)
1000 Stray Horse Rd
Hedley, BC
Sat
Mar 28
7 – 9 pm
Big Whites at Big White.  Big Whites at Big White brings together fantastic food and wine from across the Okanagan.  This event showcases the best white wines produced in the Okanagan Valley and gives event goers the opportunity to taste the quality and individuality that comes from the Okanagan terroir.  Chefs from the mountain will be on hand to prepare locally inspired appetizers so you can sample delectable nibbles from Big White’s delicious restaurants.  The event features primarily white wines; however there are always a few red options for those who simply love their reds.  Tickets are $60 per person. For ticket information call 866.491.9040 or e-mail concierge@bigwhite.com. Big White Ski Resort
Village Centre Mall
Kelowna, BC
Apr 30 – May 10
Times vary
Okanagan Spring Wine Festival.  A premier wine festival for the spring celebrating wines of the Okanagan.  Spread over two weeks this festival offers a variety of wine related events. Kelowna, BC
Sat
May 2
1 – 4 pm
Pig Out!  Celebrate this exciting time of year with 31 wineries of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country.  The 3rd Annual Pig Out is an outdoor, tented affair set at Covert Farms with the latest releases and fan favorites from the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country Wineries.  Interact with local chefs as they dare to impress you with their pig roasting and poultry plucking skills while enjoying the music of local artists throughout the afternoon. Covert Farms
107th St
Oliver, BC
Sat
May 2
11 am – 5 pm
Lakeshore Wine Route Unleashed.  The Lakeshore Wine Route (CedarCreek, St. Hubertus, Summerhill, Tantalus) and the SPCA are throwing a party! Bring your pooch for treats and fun activities while you enjoy one complimentary canapé paired tasting at each winery.  Have your passport stamped at all 4 wineries and enter to win a sumptuous gift basket filled with wine and goodies for you and your special four legged friend.  Wine purchases support the SPCA.  For more information call 778-738-1020 or e-mail apouget@cedarcreek.bc.ca. CedarCreek Estate, St. Hubertus, Summerhill, and Tantalus Wineries

Kelowna, BC
Sat
May 9
Noon
Winemaker's Trail - Vineyard Walk and Picnic at CedarCreek Estate Winery.  Walk your way through CedarCreek Estate’s vineyard while doing a progressive food and wine tasting with their Winemaker Mr. Darryl Brooker, and then enjoy a giant vineyard picnic for lunch.  Discover the very land the wines come from and enjoy their winemaker's insights on the little things that make their wines special.  It will be an authentic experience and a fun afternoon in the vineyard (comfortable footwear recommended).  Event fee is $40 plus tax and gratuities.  For more information call 778-738-1020 or e-mail apouget@cedarcreek.bc.ca. CedarCreek Estate
5445 Lakeshore Rd
Kelowna, BC
Fri – Sun
May 22 – 24
Times TBA
Half Corked Marathon Weekend.  The Half Corked Marathon has become one of the most highly anticipated events in Canada.  This race is all about having fun.  If you are looking to set a record, this probably isn't the event for you, instead this event includes: a custom welcome bag (including exclusive offers from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country Wineries), fine wines and cuisine from local restaurants on the route, a picnic at the finish line, an awards ceremony following the race, fantastic costumes, and an opportunity to meet the people behind the wines of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country.  Spend the weekend in this world-class scenery. Oliver, BC
Sun
Jul 5
Time TBA
Okanagan Cycling Event – Ride the Kettle Valley Railway.  Spend a wonderful weekend riding the historic Kettle Valley Railway.  This event offers two different tours, a BBQ, clothing, wine/beer at the finish line and live music.  Experience this amazing cycle route and the beautiful Okanagan. Penticton Lakeside Resort
21 Lakeshore Dr W
Penticton, BC‎
Sat
Jul 11
5 – 9 pm
Similkameen BBQ King.  The 6th Annual Similkameen BBQ King event is a unique wine and food experience including a competition featuring chefs vying for the coveted title of Similkameen BBQ King or Queen. Grist Mill & Gardens
2691 Upper Bench Rd SS 4
Keremeos. BC
Sat - Mon
Aug 8 - 10
Times TBA
Silver Star Mountain Summer Wine and Food Festival.  Imagine the warmth of the Okanagan summer sun and the spectacular views from the Silver Star Mountain Resort.  Then imagine the wonders of learning about the great wines of the Okanagan in this phenomenal setting.  The Silver Star Summer Wine & Food Festival offers Wine Masters' Dinners, wine & food seminars, art gallery viewings, guided alpine flower hikes and the main event - The Mile High Wine Tasting.  Packages start from $133 including accommodation and Mile High Tasting Tickets. Silver Star Mountain Resort
123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain, BC
Sat
Sep 12
6:30 – 9 pm
Tailgate Party.  Join the Naramata wineries and Naramata Chefs for this annual Naramata wine tasting, and celebrate the coming of the Fall harvest season.  There will be distinctive wines from the Association’s wineries, delicious cuisine from local restaurants, and music to listen and dance to. Red Rooster Winery
891 Naramata Road
Penticton, BC
Oct 1 – 11
Times vary
Okanagan Fall Wine Festival.  A premier wine festival for the autumn celebrating wines of the Okanagan.  Spread over two weeks this festival offers a variety of wine related events. Kelowna, BC

 

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