Summer whites – blind wine tasting challenges – live entertainment
Summer is here and the wineries of the Westside Wine Trail are holding their annual Sip into Summer open house event. Celebrate the start of summer and take a self-guided tour of the twelve wineries along the wine trail. 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.
Back by popular demand, the Blind Wine Tasting Challenge passport returns. This is a fun event where participants are challenged to guess the varietal, alcohol level as well as the vineyard that the grape originates from. Other treats and surprises that visitors can enjoy during the event are tasty bites, including a food truck, complimentary winery tours, live music and new releases. 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 www.thewestsidewinetrail.com.
This event is the perfect time to not only meet the people behind the labels but to also discover some new releases as well. Indigenous World Winery, the newest winery to make its home along the Westside Wine Trail, is sure to be an excellent place to discover a new favourite summer white.
This event and the tasting challenges are complementary and will take place from noon to 5 pm on June 5th. 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, the Holiday Inn or the Cove Lakeside Resort.
When: Sunday, June 5th
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, Ciao Bella Winery, Indigenous World Winery, Kalala Organic Estate Winery, Little Straw Vineyards, Mission Hill Family Estate, Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery, Off the Grid Organic 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 thirteen wineries, each with a distinct personality and story – Beaumont Family Estate Winery, Ciao Bella Winery, Grizzli Winery, Indigenous World Winery, Kalala Organic Estate Winery, Little Straw Vineyards, Mission Hill Family Estate, Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery, Off the Grid Organic 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.