Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

Event Dates:
  • Fri September 28, 2018 12:00 AM
  • Sat September 29, 2018 12:00 AM
  • Sun September 30, 2018 12:00 AM
  • Mon October 1, 2018 12:00 AM
  • Tue October 2, 2018 12:00 AM
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The Fall Okanagan Wine Festival, now in its 38th year, is the premier wine festival produced by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society. Talk about an authentic experience, the 10 day festival takes place across the Valley during grape harvest! The festival has been among the 100 top events in North America for the past 16 years, and has earned a reputation for creating a superb wine experience at the heart of the industry. With over 80 events happening throughout the valley, including wine tastings, vineyard tours, grape stomping, live music, creative food pairings, and young chef battles – there’s something for everyone. For more information visit thewinefestivals.com.

Signature Event Dates:

  • Thurs September 27, 2018 • 7:00-9:30 PM – British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards Reception
    Introducing our Province’s most prestigious wine competition – The 1st annual British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards. It is a merger of the province’s two premier judging competitions and is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. A celebration of the best wines from across our Province with Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals awarded, as well as the Lieutenant Governor’s Platinum medals and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for the Best Wine in British Columbia.

  • Sat September 29, 2018 • 7:00-10:00 PM – The Fall WestJet Wine Tasting at YLW in the Carson Air Hangar
    In partnership with WestJet Airlines, and Carson Air, the Okanagan Wine Festivals’ ever-popular Fall WestJet Wine Tastings will have a new spin this fall! The event will now be held at the Kelowna International Airport in the brand-new Carson Air hangar. The event will have the largest capacity of any indoor wine tasting in the Okanagan, and a venue design that will surely be stunning. Over 80 wineries, local food, DJ, and an onsite liquor store!

  • Thurs October 4, 2018 • 7:00-9:30 PM – The Young Chefs presented by Kelowna International Airport
    Twelve apprentice chefs compete to create a unique small plate that pairs perfectly with their partner winery. Taste the creativity of these young chefs, and enjoy the beautiful setting of the Atrium at Okanagan College. Please bring your smart phone to vote for People’s Choice Best Food & Wine Pairing while our professional judges will choose the Top Young Chef.
  • Fri October 5, 2018 • 7:00-10:00 PM – Cropped presented by Valley First at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre
    Over 200 wines to taste, food from local providers, food demos, artisan vendors, live music, and an onsite liquor store. BC’s Largest Wine Tasting & Farmers Market. Cropped is a sensory and visual experience that truly depicts the Okanagan in its Fall splendor.
  • Sat October 6, 2018 • 7:00-10:00 PM – Cropped presented by Valley First at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre
    Over 200 wines to taste, food from local providers, food demos, artisan vendors, live music, and an onsite liquor store. BC’s Largest Wine Tasting & Farmers Market. Cropped is a sensory and visual experience that truly depicts the Okanagan in its Fall splendor.

  • Sun October 7, 2018 • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Thanksgiving Brunch at Watermark Beach Resort

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