Posts Tagged ‘Okanagan wine’

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

Saturday, April 6th, 2013
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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…)

Summer Okanagan Wine Festival Celebrates Local Wines & Vineyards

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Okanagan Wine Country

Okanagan Wine Country vineyards produce fine wines, which are celebrated each year at this exciting summer festival.

This year’s 11th annual Summer Okanagan Wine Festival, which runs from July 6 through 15, 2012, is heating up, so now is the time to plan your tour of the Okanagan Wine Country vineyards and sample the world class wines from this scenic region of British Columbia.

Over 100 wineries in the region participate in this festival, which combines their distinct wines & locations (along with other venues) with a variety of events, which include:

  • Tastings
  • Pairings (everything from cheese & tapas to BBQ & elegant dinners)
  • Eclectic Music Performances and Art Displays
  • Mixology Competition
  • Seminars
  • and much more!

The Okanagan Valley is BC’s oldest and most prolific producer of wine grapes.  Since 2001, it has also been home to this festival, a worthy celebration of the best wines of British Columbia.

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Coming to Kelowna— the Biggest Summer Film Festival in North America

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

The outrageous and exciting 2010 Okanagan International Film Festival is happening in Kelowna July 21-25.   You’ll want to book your Kelowna Bed & Breakfast early for this chance to preview between 60 and 70 films with roughly 130 films being judged.  Upwards of 3,400 movie aficionados  are expected to attend this, North America’s largest summer film festival.  So sip some fine Okanagan wine as you view the flicks,  mingle with the stars, rub elbows with the producers and directors and party from dusk to dawn.   (more…)