#BCWineMonth is coming to a close but there are lots of great events coming up!

As April comes to a close we want to be sure you know there are a lot of great wine events to looks forward to this spring and into summer! June 8 Chef Meets BC Grape – Taste of the Okanagan, August 18 BC Pinot Noir Celebration, and August 19 Garagiste North The Small Producers Wine Festival.

Your ticket to paradise.

Wines of British Columbia‘s legendary Chef Meets BC Grape event has confirmed a superb line-up with premium dishes prepared by 12 top Canadian chefs and world-class BC VQA Wine pairings from across British Columbia’s diverse wine regions.

In addition to offering special rates on accommodation, as part of BC Wine Month, we are featuring two new exclusive opportunities! Take advantage of a limited-time VIP guided wine tour package and a VIP Explorer’s Pass package.

Don’t delay! Subject to availability. Come join us in paradise to discover what makes British Columbia’s wine country so unique.

Chef Meets BC Grape – Taste of the Okanagan
June 8, 2019
See Ya Later Ranch Winery. Okanagan Falls


BC Pinot Noir Celebration August 17th

Don’t miss out on early bird tickets for this year’s BC Pinot Noir Celebration… you haveuntil May 1st for special early bird pricing! 

Now in its fifth year, the BC Pinot Noir Celebration is slated to be bigger and better than ever. Held at UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC on August 17th the 2019 event brings together BC’s top 35 Pinot Noir producers for an unforgettable festival-style tasting experience.

The event kicks off with a sparkling reception and keynote address by Madeline Puckette, certified sommelier and author of New York Times Bestseller, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine. A courtyard tasting salon complements exquisite culinary creations prepared by local Chefs from Joy RoadWaterfront Café and CateringFrankie We Salute You, Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Winery, Vice and Virtue, Start Fresh Catering and Vancouver’s Wildebeest followed by a cocktail-style dinner. Watch the rest of the evening unfold with live music featuring The Insiders and dancing under the stars.

To enhance your Pinot Noir experience we are pleased to offer three in-class educational sessions in the morning hosted by winemakers, winery proprietors and leading industry professionals (must be booked in advance).

Early bird rates available until May 1st! 

The Science of Wine: Free Educational Session hosted by UBC
Free (must book in advance)
9 a.m to 10:30 a.m
Saturday August 17, 2019
UBC’s Okanagan Campus
Kelowna, B.C.

Breakout Session A: Pinot Noir from Coast to Coast
hosted by the BC Pinot Noir Celebration

$30 + gst per person (tasting included)
11 a.m to 12:30 p.m
Saturday August 17, 2019
UBC’s Okanagan Campus
Kelowna, B.C.

Breakout Session B: Something Old, Something New
hosted by the BC Pinot Noir Celebration

$30 + gst per person (tasting included)
11 a.m to 12:30 p.m
Saturday August 17, 2019
UBC’s Okanagan Campus
Kelowna, B.C.

Main Event
$125 + gst per person (until May 1st)
$140 + gst per person
3 p.m to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday August 17, 2019
UBC’s Okanagan Campus
Kelowna, B.C.

A festival shuttle will be offered for $25 + gst per person round-trip from select locations in Kelowna. Must be purchased in advance.

To purchase early-bird tickets, click on the button below. Regular tickets go on sale May 1.

Purchase Tickets Here

More info www.bcpinotnoir.ca


This event is only made possible thanks to the generous contributions from our sponsors.

Welcome to Garagiste North: The Small Producers Wine Festival!

What is a garagiste? (gar-ah-jeest).  It started out in France (of course) where it was a derogatory phrase for those avante garde and crazy mavericks making wine in their garage and outside the highly regulated system. Gradually and grudgingly came the acknowledgement that something really interesting was happening with these small case lot artisan wines, and a movement was born.

We bring together the small guys. Wines produced from 100% Canadian grapes and under 2000 cases total production annually.

Come out to one of our events and we’ll help introduce you to these up and coming wine stars.

GAR-aH-Jeest NOrTH…the coolest wine festival ever
Tickets to The Small Producers Wine Festivals are on sale now.  Early bird tickets available to June 30. . With over 25 hard to find, cool, artisan winemakers plus food truck service it’s going to be fun.  August 18 in Kelowna.

Have some great conversations and spend some time with our passionate winemakers.  Ask questions, sample, (you can even buy your favorites from our pop up store and give them some compliments and feedback.  It’s hard to get them out of the cellar and fields, but the wnemakers love to get your response to the wines they are creating. Especially the praise and glory!


Part of our proceeds go towards the Garagiste North Wine Studies Scholarship at Okanagan College.

Meet the Garagistes of 2018!  Make sure to ask them their story – it’s always a good one…

  • Alderlea Vineyards (Vancouver only)
  • Anarchist Mountain Vineyard
  • Anthony Buchanen Wines
  • BC Wine Studio
  • Black Cloud Winery
  • Black Market Wine Co.
  • Bottega Wine Studio
  • Carson Pinot Co
  • Ciao Bella Winery
  • Coolshanagh Winery
  • Dames Wines
  • Gianthead Winery
  • Kraze Legz/Skaha Vineyard
  • Lariana Cellars
  • Marionette Winery
  • MOCOJO Wines
  • Nagging Doubt Winery
  • Origin Wines
  • Rathjen Cellars (Vancouver only)
  • Schell Wines
  • Seaside Pearl (Vancouver only)
  • Seven Directions
  • Tall Tale Wines
  • Truck59 Ciderhouse
  • Vice & Virtue Brewhouse
  • vinAmite Cellars
  • Vista D’Oro (Vancouver only)
  • Winemakers CUT

Media releases and images provided by Wines of British Columbia, BC Pinot Noir Celebration and Garagiste North. Feature image See Ya Later Ranch, courtesy of Wines of British Columbia.

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