Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive Tasting Rooms Open for the Season


Bottleneck Drive kicks-off the 2019 season with their newest releases

Summerland’s Bottleneck Drives 24 tasting rooms will open for the 2019 season on April 20, 21 and 22; and visitors will be the first to taste their newest releases of wine, cider, beer and spirits. Tasting rooms will be open the long weekend and will stay open until the end of October.

This inaugural event will focus on introducing visitors to the regions newly released wines from their 19 wineries, Ciders from 3 cideries, Brews from 1 brewery and Spirits from their 1 new distillery.

“Our tasting rooms are looking forward to introducing visitors to what we have been working on since the harvest of 2018. They will be the first to sample an array of wines, ciders, beers, and spirits that have been crafted over the winter and are now ready to release to the public. This is a great way to kick off the 2019 season. Come see the vineyards and orchards as they are just beginning to awaken from a winter slumber. Blossoms are blooming and buds are bursting on the vine and Spring is in the air. What a fabulous time to visit BC’s most exciting wine region, it truly is the gem of the Okanagan.” said Bottleneck Drive Association President, Rick Thrussell.

For a full list of Summerland tasting rooms and local businesses, visit Bottleneck Drive’s brand new website here.

Visitors can use the Map of Bottleneck Drive to tour around Summerland or pick up a brochure at any one of their 24 tasting rooms and Information Centre on the April long weekend. Hours for all 24 tasting rooms can be found on their website here. Follow them on social media for more events and specials around this weekend.

April is #BCWINE month, visitors can also use the Wines of BC Trip Planner to plan their visit.

Social: @bottleneckdrive on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram

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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 23 members; including 19 wineries, three cideries, one brewery, and a new distillery.

Media release provided by Donita Dyer, Bottleneck Drive Association.

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