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Spring Okanagan Wine Festival

May 1-12, 2019

The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society (OWFS)

Began in 1980 in the infancy of the Okanagan wine industry. Since then, they have grown alongside the industry itself, and now produce four seasonal festivals with over 100 events annually, as well as two wine judging competitions; one of which is the oldest in the province.

The OWFS is committed to providing unique a wine experience to Valley locals and visitors alike. They bring together hundreds of wine themed events which allow our guests to create their perfect wine experience in what has been named by USA Today as the world’s second best wine region to visit.

Spring Okanagan Wine Festival

Here are the events happening in and around Penticton during this year’s Spring Okanagan Wine Festival.

May 1st – 12th, 11:30am – 3:00pm
Best Paella in the Okanagan
The Kitchen at Da Silva Vineyard and Winery – 1-800-851-0903
Join us for an afternoon on the patio while soaking up the stunning views of the Okanagan.  Enjoy an amazing lunch of Chef Abul’s famous paella, paired with Da Silva’s new Spring releases.  Price includes paella for tow and two glasses of wine.
$48 + tax + gratuity (seating limited, please call to make a reservation)

May 3rd – 31st (Every Friday through Sunday in May), 11:30am – 3:30pm 
Major’s Favourites Wine & Food Pairings 
See Ya Late Ranch – 250-497-8267
Come, sip & stay while soaking up the spectacular view.  Enojy a selected wine flight and perfectly paired bites.  A la carte.

May 3rd – 12th, 1:30pm – 2:30pm 
Black Sage Vineyard Food & Wine Pairing
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery – 250-494-0451
Enjoy 6 delicious food & wine pairings from our Black Sage Vineyard premium brand.  This is a harvest table seated experience in the Black Sage Hall.  Taste our new winery exclusive new releases – Viognier & Chardonnay along with our delicious Meritage, discover the magic that makes it so unique.
$30 per person + tax

May 3rd – 12th, 3:30pm – 4:30pm 
Steller’s Jay Bubbles ‘n’ Bites
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery – 250-494-0451
Enjoy 5 vivacious sparkling wines paired perfectly with small bites.  Relax in a seated harvest style setting in the Steller’s Jay Sparkling Wine Cave.  Discover our portfolio of handcrafted Method Classique sparking wines and learn the traditional process of making sparkling wine.
$30 per person + tax

May 11th, 11:00am – 12:30pm & 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Get into the Groove: Red Blending Workshop
Bench 1775 – 250-490-4965 ext 106
Learn about red wine blending from our Wine Maker, Valeria Tait.  Work on your own blend and take home your very own custom-blended bottle at the end of the workshop.

May 11th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Bubbles & BBQ
Noble Ridge Winery – 250-495-7945
We invite you to the inaugural Bubbles & BBQ, a new upscale celebration of fresh local food paired with our “The One” for Spring.  Listen to live music, surrounded by budding vines and the back drop of Vaseux Lake.  Ticket price includes a complimentary wine tasting.
$50 + tax + gratuity (tickets are limited)

May 12th, 11:30am – 2:00pm
TIME for Mom
TIME Winery & Kitchen – 250-422-2556 ext 107
Treat Mom to something a little different this Mother’s Day with a grazing-style brunch at TIME Winery & Kitchen.  Menu price includes multiple food and chef attended stations throughout our unique winery & cellar spaces, accompanied by perfectly paired TIME and McWatters Collection wines. 19+ event.
$69 per person

May 12th, 10:30am – 2:30pm
Mother’s Day Bubbles ‘n’ Brunch
Evolve Cellars – 236-422-2556 ext 107
Treat Mom to a delightful brunch at Evolve Cellars on Sunday, May 12th.  Brunch will consist of a 3-course menu, paired with Evolve’s collection of sparkling wines.
$55 per person (reservations available for 10:30am and 1:00pm seatings – space is limited)