Posts Tagged ‘Central Okanagan’

The Spring Okanagan Wine Festival Celebrates the Wakening of BC Wineries’ Vines

Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Okanagan Wine Festivals logo

Kelowna Wine and Cuisine This celebration of Okanagan Wines is considered one of the best small festivals in BC.

The 2013 Spring Okanagan Wine Festival runs from May 2-12 at over 100 wineries and vineyards, plus other venues located throughout the Central Okanagan and surrounding area of British Columbia.

Mid-spring is a wonderful time to visit BC’s Central Okanagan wine region.  The Okanagan vineyards grapes are in bud break and the wineries open their doors to welcome you to explore the season’s new debutante wines, sample gourmet local foods, enjoy their gracious hospitality and take pleasure in a wide variety of entertainment.

Wine tastings and pairings are the primary draw of this annual festival, but there is also plenty of music, art and other events to enjoy.  The Spring Okanagan Wine Festival is the annual home of the Best of Varietals Competition among BC wines.  Challenge your taste buds at the blind taste testing of wine and cheese.

Attendance of this festival is expected to be very high, so now is the time to make your plans for travel and accommodations.  We recommend you pair your Spring Okanagan Wine Festival with the luxuriant and individualized Central Okanagan lodging of our member bed & breakfast inns. (more…)

Organic Okanagan Festival Promotes BC Green Living at Summerhill Winery in Kelowna

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Okanagan Greens Society

The 7th Annual Organic Okanagan Festival will be held on September 23, 2012.  Organized by the Okanagan Greens Society, the Organic Okanagan Festival (or OOF) is dedicated to promoting sustainable green farming, products and trade in the Central Okanagan of British Columbia.

The overall message of this year’s festival is “Love the Apple – NO GMO”. In response to Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ recent request to Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to approve their “non-browning” Genetically Modified (GM) apple variety, the festival will celebrate organic apples with:

Organic Central Okanagan Apples

The 2012 Organic Orkanagan Festival celebrates the humble, but vital apple grown without chemical fertilizers or food additives, irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic pesticides.

  • Live organic apple juicing with Old Meadows Farm & the Mobile Juice Factory
  • Inspired organic apple culinary creations
  • Organic apple panel discussion
  • Organic apple art and more

Consider the Central Okanagan lodging of our member bed & breakfast inns to pair your festival experience with personalized accommodations. (more…)