Bottleneck Drive’s 4th Annual Grand Sommelier Express Event


Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive presents BC’s only Heritage Steam Train Wine and Food Event

Back by popular demand, the Grand Sommelier Express returns June 22 to Summerland’s Kettle Valley Railway Station with two unique events. This is a one-of-a-kind event in the Okanagan and in British Columbia.


There are two time slots (1:00pm and 5:00PM) to choose from each offering a different experience. Festivities include a picturesque steam train ride with an on board wine tasting, all while taking in the scenic views of Summerland. The afternoon train makes a quick picture stop (and lavatory) at the trestle; while the evening train begins with a sparkling wine reception and makes a trestle stop to enjoy a special cider and beer tasting along with food and live music.

Both trains return to the station with an outdoor grazing reception complete with live music. Brodo Kitchen and their team of chefs provide the food; and Bottleneck Drive’s wine, cider, beer and brand new distillery serve up tastings of their craft beverages. Before heading home, each attendee will receive a souvenir wine glass to commemorate the day along with discounts along Bottleneck Drive. The Grand Sommelier Express attracts visitors from all around traveling to the Okanagan to take part.

For tickets click here.

To view the 2017 Grand Sommelier Express video on Facebook click here.

Visit Bottleneck Drive’s brand new website here.

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About Bottleneck Drive

Enjoy the warm community environment and beautiful scenery while touring winding roads to award winning wineries, cideries, brewery and distillery – each with its own story to tell. Meet charming craft beverage creators, knowledgeable staff while sampling a variety of products. It is a comfortable, well signed, easy-to-follow drive that offers sweeping views of vineyards, orchards and Okanagan Lake with new discoveries around each corner. Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive industry association is made up of 24 members; including 19 wineries, three cideries, one brewery, and a new distillery.

Media release and images provided by Donita Dyer, Bottleneck Drive Association.

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