Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive Association celebrates the 9th annual ‘Light Up The Vines’ event to celebrate the holiday season. This free event welcomes visitors to tour along Bottleneck Drive and visit wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries who have decorated their vineyards, orchards and tasting rooms for the holidays.
The Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – a crowd-sourced online survey curated by the BC Wine Institute launches today inviting the public to vote on their favourite BC wine experiences from specific “Best of” categories related to BC wine and food tourism. From Monday, July 23 through August 17, the Best of … Read more The Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – vote for your ‘Best of’ with Wines of British Columbia!
If ever there was a time to remind us of the many facets of the Okanagan, the flooding of some of our beaches and properties is it. Long gone – if they ever existed – are the days when all the Okanagan had to offer was “Beaches and Peaches” as a popular tourism tag promised. Clearly, … Read more Explore the Okanagan’s many facets – come hell or high water
Unique two-day festival brings together international wineries, craft breweries, cideries, gastronomy & more On September 7 and 8, the annual Top Drop Vancouver event will return, with its continued focus on sustainably-farmed, handcrafted wines offering a distinct sense of place, without heavy-handed winemaking trickery to get in the way. While honest wines are the centrepiece of the festival, the restaurant … Read more Terroir-focused Top Drop Vancouver event returns
Four Fraser Valley estate wineries have banded together to promote awareness of their local, Langley-based wineries. These wineries are so close to metropolitan Vancouver and yet many people have never discovered them. I suggest you head out for a Sunday afternoon drive to the scenic Campbell Valley and taste what these wineries have to offer. … Read more Campbell Valley Wine Tour Part 1
April 22 to 25 I love Spring and its palette of green and blushes of blossoms that paint the landscape against the Robin’s-egg blue sky. I love the tangible sense of hope and anticipation as the Okanagan valley sweeps away the dust of the off-season. I love oysters, their salty smidgen of vast oceans and … Read more Springtime and it’s Oyster Orgy in the Okanagan
As if on cue, cooler spring days gave way to warmth in Osoyoos for the Slow Food Thompson Okanagan second annual Market of Taste. The warmth went beyond the Okanagan sun to the cheerful chatter and embraces as volunteers and vendors gathered to set up a farmer’s market-style street fair. It was staged on Main … Read more Taking it slow in the Thompson Okanagan