Sip into Summer
The Westside Wine Trail invites visitors to celebrate the summer season with them on June 6th during their ‘Sip into Summer’ event. This summer event is in its third year and is part of the ‘Sip Series’ events that wine trail wineries host.
Take a self-guided tour of the Westside Wine Trail on Saturday, June 6th as the wineries invite you to celebrate the start of summer with them during their third annual ‘Sip into Summer’ event. During this event, which is part of the ‘Sip Series’ events that the wineries host each year, visitors will be able to travel from winery to winery where they can enjoy live entertainment, blind wine tasting challenges and sips of summer whites.
The blind wine tasting challenge passport is new this year. For those who participate in the tasting challenge, there is a chance to win a Westside Wine Trail Prize Package consisting of a gift certificate to each winery! This is a fun event where participants are challenged to guess the varietal, alcohol level as well as the vineyard that the grape comes from.
This event is the perfect time to not only meet the people behind the labels but to discover some new ones as well. Bubbles are making a debut on the wine trail with the release of a new sparkling wine from Beaumont Family Estate Winery, which will be available for visitors to sip on June 6th and ‘the hatch’, the newest winery to makes its home along the Westside Wine Trail, is sure to be an excellent place to discover a new favourite summer white.
Other treats and surprises that visitors can enjoy during the event are decadent wine and chocolate pairings by Purdys Chocolates at Little Straw Vineyards and Rollingdale Winery along with tastings and entertainment at winery tasting rooms along the wine trail. For those who stop by Rollingdale, they may be greeted by some familiar faces, as Wesla and Duane of Global Television will be showcasing their musical talents on the crush pad. A full list of featured wine and entertainment offerings, as well as information on the blind wine tasting challenge can be found on our website at thewestsidewinetrail.com.
This event and the tasting challenges are complementary and will take place from noon to 5 pm on June 6th. Individual wineries may also have specials and additional activities on site.
Visitors are encouraged to start at either end of the trail, either on Glencoe Rd or Boucherie Rd and to pick up a copy of the Westside Wine Trail map at the wineries so they don’t miss out on the fun.
For those who would like a guided tour or are coming from out of town and would like a place to stay, they are encouraged to contact one of the Westside Wine Trail tourism partners, Distinctly Kelowna Tours, Uncorked Okanagan Wine Tours, Casa Loma Lakeside Resort or the Cove Lakeside Resort.
Wineries participating in the ‘Sip into Summer” event include Beaumont Family Estate Winery, Kalala Organic Estate Winery, Little Straw Vineyards, Mission Hill Family Estate, Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery, Quails’ Gate Estate Winery, Rollingdale Winery, the hatch and Volcanic Hills Estate Winery.
When: Saturday, June 6th
Time: noon – 5 pm
Where: Westside Wine Trail | West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC
What: ‘Sip into Summer –
Who: Participating Wineries include:
Beaumont Family Estate Winery, Kalala Organic Estate Winery, Little Straw Vineyards, Mission Hill Family Estate, Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery, Quails’ Gate Estate Winery, Rollingdale Winery, the hatch and Volcanic Hills Estate Winery
Cost: complimentary, although some fees may apply at various locations
The Westside Wine Trail is marketed by the West Kelowna Vintners Association and is home to some of the most accomplished winemakers and chefs in the Okanagan Valley. The Westside Wine Trail is known in the Okanagan for their ‘Sip Series’ events which take place in February, June and December. The wine trail is home to nine wineries, each with a distinct personality and story – Beaumont Family Estate Winery, Kalala Organic Estate Winery, Little Straw Vineyards, Mission Hill Family Estate, Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery, Quails’ Gate Estate Winery, Rollingdale Winery, the hatch and Volcanic Hills Estate Winery. The Westside Wine Trail can be found on Instagram, Facebook and can be followed on Twitter @WestWineTrail. Please visit www.thewestsidewinetrail.com for more information.