Celebrate Half Corked Marathon weekend in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country 

 

Food, wine and music events for all: May 26-28 2017

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country hosts the much anticipated sold-out Half Corked Marathon this May 26-28 but non-runners can still join in the celebrations with long table vineyard dinners, concerts and recovery brunches happening throughout the weekend. 

Festivities begin with the Primavera Dinner on May 26 ($90); the ultimate pre-race pasta dinner catered by the renowned Joy Road Catering. Enjoy rustic pastas, salads, and favourite wines from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country as you dine family-style at a long table among rows of budding grapevines of Moon Curser Vineyards.

Cheer on the 1,100 runners that will be taking part in the 18km route through the vineyards on May 27. Join them for a celebratory glass of wine (or two or three) at the Party at the Finish Line (free entry, $23 for a wine tasting package), where wineries from the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association will be on hand with wine tastings and guests can enjoy live music and food trucks at this fun afternoon for all the family.

Relax after the race, or after some serious wine tasting, at Road13 Vineyard’s Recovery BBQ ($40) on Saturday May 27, from 6-9pm; take in the winery’s epic view and enjoy wood-fired pizza from Wine Crush Pizza Wagon. Tickets include pizza, dessert and a glass of wine.

Put on your dancing shoes and head to Tinhorn Creek Vineyards for the Canadian Concert Series – held every month in the stunning natural vineyard amphitheatre. May 27 sees Vancouver-based funk and soul stars The Boom Booms bring a sultry sound to the open-air concert (7.30pm, $30).

The following morning, head to Oliver Twist Estate Winery for a delicious Pancake Breakfast among the vines, with all fund raised going to the NICU at the Kelowna General Hospital. (7-11am, by donation).

For more information on all events please visit the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association website: http://www.oliverosoyoos.com/Events.

About Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association:

The Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association is a non-profit organization with a goal to develop the wine industry in Oliver and Osoyoos through education and promotion. Founded in 2007 as the South Okanagan Winery Association, the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association (OOWA) was renamed in 2011 to better reflect its geographical boundaries and now has grown to include 39 member wineries.

Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association members are: 

Adega on 45th                                                      Jackson-Triggs

Bartier Bros                                                          Kismet

Black Hills                                                            Lariana Cellars

Blue Sky Estate Winery                                         Maverick

Bordertown Winery                                               Montakarn

Burrowing Owl                                                     Moon Curser

C.C. Jentsch Cellars                                              NK’MIP Cellars

Cana Vines Winery                                                Oliver Twist

Castoro de Oro                                                     Platinum Bench

Church & State (Coyote Bowl)                               Quinta Ferreira

Covert Farms                                                       River Stone

Culmina Family Estate Winery                               Road 13 Vineyards 

Desert Hills                                                          Rustico

Fairview Cellars                                                    Silver Sage

Gehringer Brothers                                               Stoneboat

Gold Hill                                                               TIME Estate Winery

Hester Creek                                                        Tinhorn Creek

Hidden Chapel                                                      vinPerdu

Inniskillin                                                             Young & Wyse

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