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The BC Pinot Noir Celebration (BCPNC) was conceived in 2013 when a collection of passionate Pinot Noir producers across the province got together (over a pint or two of beer, of course) with a vision to create an event for an intimate group of winemakers and Pinot Noir lovers. The idea was simply to get together for a casual evening to enjoy great wine and incredible food, and open the dialogue about Pinot Noir in BC, how it compares to benchmarks around the world, and where the varietal is headed. Now in its fourth year, BCPNC has expanded to not…

As spring arrives, wineries dust off tasting rooms and patios to greet visitors with the latest wine releases. In addition to rolling out welcome mats, members of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association (NBWA) hit the road to take their wine to the people. March 4th marks the 5th Vertical & Vintages at Apex Mountain Resort, where winter activities are rewarded with après wine tasting, appetizers and live music. The NBWA is delighted to be invited back by Vancouver City College, March 9th, to “Flourish” – a food and wine tasting event to raise scholarship and bursary funds for VCC students.…

One of the Kelowna’s favourite events, the 8th annual Earth Wind Fire 2016 will be held on Saturday June 18th at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. This event celebrates the spectacular natural surroundings of the Okanagan and the 45th anniversary of The Nature Trust of BC. Guests will enjoy an evening that features the culinary talent of local chefs who are members of the Canadian Culinary Federation, serving dishes paired with fine Okanagan wines. There is also a great line up of musical entertainment including jazz vocalist Anna Jacyszyn and wrapping up with rock’n roll band Cover2Cover. And adding to the…

The Heart of Wine Country wraps around the Okanagan Falls area stretching from Skaha Lake to Vaseux Lake. The area is famed for some of Canada’s top wine production with the highest quality wines in the valley. What has largely been kept a secret only sought out by those wine lovers in the know, these hidden gems of small wineries offer a taste of some of the finest wines, wonderful people and the heart of the Okanagan wine experience. Call each winery for wineshop hours.   Blasted Church Vineyards 378 Parsons Rd., OK Falls 250.497.1125 www.blastedchurch.com   Blue Mountain Vineyard…

With a nod to J.R. Tolkien’s The Old Walking Song aka The Road Goes Ever On by hobbit Bilbo Baggins, each time I travel the 15-km route along Naramata Road, I marvel at the epic adventure that unfolds. Here you’ll find the Naramata Bench Wineries Association and its 27 member wineries including Bella Wines, Bench 1775 Winery, Black Widow Winery, D’Angelo Estate Winery, Daydreamer Wines, Deep Roots Winery, Elephant Island Orchard Wines, Hillside Estate Winery & Bistro, Howling Bluff Estate Winery, Kettle Valley Winery, La Frenz Winery, Lake Breeze Vineyards, Lang Vineyards, Misconduct Wine Co., Monster Vineyards, Moraine Estate Winery,…

Edible Education Modeled after successful edible education classes all over North America, Chefs In The Classroom is unique as it is an Okanagan inspired, hands-on curriculum with links to our Aboriginal community and practices.   Created by the Okanagan Chefs Association, Launching Spring 2016 in select School District 23 Classrooms Learn More At Chefsintheclassroom.ca

This year’s Festival of the Grape is the 19th annual, and is the premier family wine event in the province. The festival takes place at Oliver’s Community Park and features live music, food vendors, a market, an art show, a massive children’s play area, and a grape stomping competition. The centrepiece of the festival is the wine tasting which takes place in big-top tents and features wineries from around the province. As the Wine Capital of Canada, the area around the town of Oliver has more vineyards than any other community making this festival a great way to celebrate the…

WHERE: At Hester Creek Winery in Oliver Address: 877 Road 8, Oliver, BC V0H 1V5 Phone:(250) 498-4435 WHEN: Oct 3, 2015 Featuring Music by Brent Tyler & Joshua Smith Join us for Garlic Growers, Food Carts, Food & Wine Pairings Live Local Entertainemnt, Local Organic Breads & Artisans Admission by donation to the OLiver Elementray School Farm to Table Lunch Program Sponsored in part by Eat Magazine, Okanagan Event Rentals and Food & Wine Trails Magazine.