Triggs Family Welcomes Guests for Series of Celebrations Including Collaborative Chefs’ Dinner Featuring Library Wines and Exclusive ‘Anniversary Rosé’,
Donates Tasting Fees to Local Charity


A pioneering family that helped blaze the trail for BC’s flourishing wine industry will raise a glass to five fruitful years for Culmina Family Estate Winery when Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs host a Fifth Anniversary Weekend Celebration at their Golden Mile Bench estate September 14, 15 and 16.

Throughout the weekend, guests can take part in an exclusive series of events including a Collaborative Chefs’ Dinner prepared by Vancouver Magazine 2018 Chef of the Year Alex Chen of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar and Executive Chef Mark Filatow of Kelowna’s Waterfront Wines Restaurant, recently named ‘Best Okanagan’ by Vancouver Magazine for the ninth-straight year. The event will also showcase an Anniversary Rosé created exclusively for the dinner, showcasing the talents of a world-renowned BC-artist.

The complete schedule for Culmina’s Fifth Anniversary Weekend Celebration includes:

  • A special edition of Culmina’s ‘Open Deck’ event series on Friday, September 14 from 5 to 8 p.m., featuring R&D by Culmina wines paired with small bites and a special guest DJ playing an all-vinyl set, all ‘served’ in the Tasting Room overlooking the winery’s picturesque vineyards;
  • A multi-course Collaborative Chefs’ Dinner with Vancouver’s Chef Alex Chen and Kelowna’s Chef Mark Filatow in Culmina’s Barrel Room on Saturday, September 15 at 6 p.m. The event will include a canapé reception, a Proprietor-hosted vineyard and winery tour, as well as a selection of wines that highlight Culmina’s critically-acclaimed portfolio, such as the Number Series, a selection of library releases and an Anniversary Rosé produced exclusively for dinner guests;
  • A send-off, drop-in Continental Brunch on Sunday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. catered by Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek and served throughout the winery.

During the weekend, Culmina will donate all Reserve Tasting proceeds to CreateAbility, a non-profit initiative launched in Oliver in 2017 that helps people with disabilities explore art as a creative outlet in a supportive environment.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our Culmina family to celebrate a happy milestone with Waterfront Wines and Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar alongside all of our supporters, neighbours and friends, while also giving a little something back to the community as well,” says Culmina Co-Proprietor and Principal Don Triggs.

A limited number of tickets to Culmina’s Fifth Anniversary Weekend Celebration on September 14, 15 and 16 are available for $250 per person including taxes, gratuity and Saturday dinner shuttle service to/from Oliver and Osoyoos. À la carte tickets to the ‘Special Edition Open Deck’ event on Friday, September 14 are also available for $25 per person including tax. To purchase tickets, visit

Guests are invited to book their accommodations at hotel partner Watermark Beach Resort using the ‘CULMINA’ promotional code for a preferred rate.

For more information on Culmina Family Estate Winery or to stay up to date on its latest developments, go to, become a fan of /CulminaWinery on Facebook or follow @culminawinery on Twitter and Instagram and CulminaWinery on Pinterest.

ABOUT CULMINA FAMILY ESTATE WINERY | Culmina Family Estate Winery, located on the Golden Mile Bench in the South Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, is the result of a lifetime of experience in the wine industry for Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs. Through their hard work, scientific study, commitment to craft, unwavering pursuit of excellence and longstanding faith in the potential for icon-quality wines from Canadian soil, Culmina — meaning ‘peak’ or ‘apex’ in Latin —has cultivated a reputation for producing a variety of high-quality grapes and unique wines from exceptional terroir with a sharp focus on sustainability.4790 Wild Rose Street, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 | 250-498-0789 |

Hours: May 1 – October 31 open Mon – Sun for wine tastings, tours, and wine sales from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. / November 1 – April 30 open Mon – Fri excluding statutory holidays for wine sales only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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