B.C. Wine Culture

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Can’t wait to sample all the new wine releases but wondering how you’ll ever get around to them all? The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society has you covered this spring with a couple of can’t-miss events.

The season kicks off with the Best of Varietal Awards and Reception on May 2 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Winemakers and winery owners will be on hand for an exclusive tasting of the best varietals in British Columbia, following the awards ceremony. Tickets are only $59 but are very limited so book early.

Missed your window for tickets? Not to worry because the WestJet Wine Tastings will follow May 4 to 5 at Kelowna’s Rotary Centre for the Arts. Here you’ll be able to sample more than 250 B.C. wines all under one roof, along with appies, live music and a photo booth. Tickets for the lively and fun event are $79.

For tickets and info, visit thewinefestivals.com.

Vitis is is an indispensable seasonal guide for vintners, sommeliers and weekend imbibers alike that is dedicated to British Columbia’s rapidly evolving wine culture.

Vitis is is an indispensable seasonal guide for vintners, sommeliers and weekend imbibers alike that is dedicated to British Columbia’s rapidly evolving wine culture.

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