Getaway to the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival

If you have some time available May 1st to the 11th, consider heading up to the Okanagan and taking in some of the amazing events happening there.  Whether you head to Osoyoos or Vernon or anywhere in-between (even Kamloops), you’re going to find lots to do with nearly two hundred planned events.  Over one hundred and twenty eight wineries are participating in this year’s festival.


Here is a small sampling of what you can expect:

  • Art, featuring talented local artists
  • Awards ceremonies
  • Barrel samplings
  • Blind tastings
  • Car shows
  • Dancing, even dance lessons
  • Disgorging a sparkling wine
  • Food and lots of it, from artisan crafted breads and cheeses, picnics, appetizers, canapés, tapas, barbecues, pig roasts, special menus, ethnic foods, chocolates, desserts, lobsters, oysters, cooking demos, wine pairing dinners and wine makers dinners.
  • Guided wine tastings
  • Make your own blend
  • Music, lots of live music
  • Sampling library collections (past vintages) from the winery’s vaults
  • Winery tours
  • Vineyard tours


The events take place at the wineries, at restaurants, hotels, resorts and larger venues.  And don’t be surprised to find some mead (honey wine), local craft beers or even some local spirits as well.  For more details, pick up a free brochure at participating wine stores, or go to the festival web site at:


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