Light Up the Vines with Summerland's Bottleneck Drive

Event Dates:
  • Sat November 25, 2023 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri December 1, 2023 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat December 2, 2023 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Event Cost: No Cover
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Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive Association  Announces the Return of Light Up the Vines


The Bottleneck Drive Association is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated return of “Light Up the Vines,” a signature holiday event that has become a beloved tradition in the Okanagan Valley. This year, the event is back for its 13th year, promising visitors an enchanting experience filled with wine tastings, sparkling lights, refreshments, and music. It’s an ideal opportunity for guests to stock up on the finest wine, beer, spirits, and cider for their holiday entertaining and gift-giving needs.

A huge attraction in the Okanagan, “Light Up the Vines” kicks off November 24 with festivities held at The Summerland Festival of Lights. During this community celebration, Summerland’s Main Street is transformed into a magical wonderland, complete with the closure of traffic, numerous vendors, pop-up stores, and a breathtaking fireworks show. The entire downtown area will be adorned with Christmas lights, creating a perfect setting for a memorable family event. The Bottleneck Drive Beverage Garden featuring Summerland beverage producers from Bottleneck Drive Association will be among the highlights of the evening. Tickets are available at the door.

The main Light Up the Vines program spans three evenings: November 25, December 1, and December 2, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Bottleneck Drive Association members will open their tasting rooms to provide holiday cheer and delightful experiences for all ages.

Enjoy special experiences like fireside mulled wine, charcuterie and wine pairings, and photos with Santa.

Participating Members of Bottleneck Drive and their light up offering:

  • Alchemist Distiller – offering Hot Toddies & house-made crepes
  • Controlled Entropy Distilling – offering mini cocktails & flights
  • Detonate Brewing Company – open late with live music
  • Dirty Laundry Vineyard – offering sparkling wine tastings
  • Dominion Cider Co. – offering mulled cider, purchase discounts, and a lit up path to Pamplemousse Jus
  • Haywire Winery – offering charcuterie & wine pairings
  • Heaven’s Gate – offering food; watch social media for details
  • Lightning Rock Winery – offering fire pits, apple cider, & new releases
  • Lunessence Winery & Vineyard – offering a bonfire and smores station
  • Millionaires’ Row Cider – offering hot apple cider, food, and a fire
  • NOMAD Cider – offering hot apple cider and a bonfire
  • Oak Estate Winery – offering photos with Santa, festive tree tour, holiday cocktails
  • Pamplemousse Jus – offering a bonfire & music, and a lit up path to Dominion Cider
  • Sage Hills Wine – offering refundable tastings with purchase
  • Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery – offering mulled wine and snacks
  • SummerGate Winery – offering outdoor tastings, fire torches, poutine, smores, hot chocolate, holiday photos with a giant lit up tree
  • Summerland Heritage Cider – offering fire pits, tasting stations, apple cider, & grilled cheeses

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with the Bottleneck Drive Association and its members. Light Up the Vines promises to be a magical and memorable experience for all who attend. Summerland looks forward to welcoming you to this festive celebration!