Launching this October, this boutique-sized, 5-day journey explores British Columbia’s wines, and the people and natural world that creates them. The trip includes plenty of time exploring little-known gems from the mediterranean-style western islands to award-winning reds from the semi-desert Okanagan and Similkameen regions.
A partnership between Oliver Osoyoos Winery Country, Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre and Sun Peaks Resort, the festival brings together winemakers from BC’s most award-winning wine region to the mountains for a weekend of creative, fun and educational events, all paired with the legendary food and hospitality of the Sun Peaks Grand and Sun Peaks Resort culinary teams.
On October 24, Cactus Club Cafe Chef Rob Feenie will be teaming up with the city’s most renowned chefs to present Chefs on Deck for Camp Goodtimes. The charity dinner will be hosted at Cactus Club Cafe’s iconic English Bay location with all ticket sales proceeds benefitting Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtimes.
The team at Water Street did an incredible job presenting 6 courses starting with a selection of delicious canapés. The following courses were wonderfully seasonal, fresh and local orchestrated to a high level of culinary delight. As always the choice of dishes were complimented by the excellent choice of Noble Ridge wines.
The month of October is synonymous with harvest time and for Canadians also Thanksgiving and Halloween. This is the time we start to think about the bounty of the local farms and markets have to offer us. Thoughts turn to cozy nights around the dinner table enjoying the best of the season. Comfort food is at the forefront and what pairs best is deep, dark, rich red wines of Côtes du Rhône.