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July 2015
Okanagan Falls Winery Association Party in the Park
5:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Fri, Jul 10, 2015
Venue: Kenyon Park, Okanagan Falls
Contact: Monica Horning 250 497 8553, monica@mfvwines.com

Presented by the Okanagan Falls Winery Association in Kenyon Park


Celebrate summer in the heart of wine country! Join all thirteen of our wineries as they host this annual event at the edge of Skaha Lake in Kenyon Park – a summer evening with great food, wonderful wine and festive live music.

Sample premier local wines at a festival-style tasting. Enjoy a sumptuous southern style BBQ buffet dinner with a lake view.  Tap your toes to the tunes of a live band.

Dancing and general merriment are encouraged at this party!  Check the event out on Facebook.  

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Alfresco Summer Celebration
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Sun, Jul 12, 2015
Venue: Tasting Room at Painted Rock, 400 Smythe Drive, Penticton
Contact: Kirsten Munro 250 486 5175, events@paintedrock.ca

Join John Skinner on Sunday, July 12, 2015 as he teams up with Dana and Cam from Joy Road Catering.  Joy Road takes great pride in producing "food of the earth" with the unique flavours imparted to food by a  region's specific climate, soil, weather and growing conditions.  A great pairing for Painted Rock’s estate grown, terroir driven wines.

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Tickets are $140 per person including gratuity, taxes are additional.  BUY TICKETS NOW.

Event transportation services are provided by Top Cat Tours and start from $20 per person round trip depending on where you are staying.  To reserve transportation for this dinner, please contact Myles directly at info@topcattours.com

Taste Victoria's Festival of Food and Wine
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM     Thu, Jul 16, 2015
Contact: Kathy McAree 250.385.1527, info@victoriataste.com

Taste: Victoria's Festival of Food and Wine will uncork July 16, 2015 with The Main Event – a delicious and generous cuisine and wine tasting. This unique evening offers tastings of over 100 British Columbia wines as well as the most amazing local cuisine presented by some of the best Vancouver Island chefs. ** Purchase on-line until noon Thursday. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door after 1:00pm Thursday.

August 2015
Building a Legacy Dinner EXCLUSIVE TO WINE CLUB MEMBERS
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Sun, Aug 2, 2015
Venue: Tasting Room at Painted Rock, 400 Smythe Drive, Penticton
Contact: Kirsten Munro 250 486 5175, events@paintedrock.ca

THIS EVENT IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR WINE CLUB MEMBERS

Join the entire Skinner Family on Sunday, August 2, 2015 for a backyard “farm to table” generational dinner. Guest Chef Chris Van Hooeydonk will be pairing back vintage Painted Rock wines with his extraordinary food. Chris’s approach to sustainable eating is always locally sourced and seasonallyinspired. Chris and John are both “creatively inspired and passionately motivated” which will ensure a truly unique, Okanagan wine and culinary experience.

Tickets are $120 per person including gratuity, taxes are additional.  BUY TICKETS NOW.

Event transportation services are provided by Top Cat Tours and start from $20 per person round trip depending on where you are staying.  To reserve transportation for this dinner, please contact Myles directly at info@topcattours.com

 

Harmony Arts Festival Best of the West
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Aug 5, 2015
Venue: Ferry Building Landing Pier at the foot of 14th & Argyle, West Vancouver
Contact: Harmony Arts Festival 604-925-7268, harmony@westvancouver.ca

Best of the West is an event where West Vancouver will be celebrating BC’s best (timely with BC day). There will be 13 participating wineries and 13 participating restaurants.  The restaurant will be in charge of creating a dish to go with the wine given by the winery. There will also be a competition that night.  The guests will be asked to choose the best food and wine pairing of the evening.  There will be a draw from the people who entered their vote.  The winning person will receive a gift certificate from the winning restaurant for $100. 

Tickets are $100 and will be sold on the Harmony Arts website.

About the Harmony Arts Festival
Harmony Arts, a vibrant summer festival situated on the Ambleside waterfront has been a regular fixture on the North Shore for the past twenty-three years. Since 1989, guests from across the Lower Mainland have enjoyed all the best sights, sounds and tastes that West Vancouver has to offer. Organized around three central pillars of musical performances, visual arts and culinary sensations, the festival provides a relaxing atmosphere to visitors both young and old.

The Lower Mainland has long been a community infatuated with the arts in all its forms. Whether it’s catching an afternoon concert, strolling the art market or enjoying a glass of wine at sunset, the Harmony Arts Festival has something for everyone. Be sure to join us for a ten day celebration of everything West Vancouver has to offer!

Feast of Fields
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sun, Aug 16, 2015
Venue: Meadow Vista Artisan Farm Winery, 3975 June Springs Rd, Kelowna BC
Contact: Alison Love 250 864 6997, okfeast@farmfolkcityfolk.ca

Feast of Fields, FarmFolk CityFolk's annual fundraiser, highlights restaurants that have year-round connections and established relationships with local farmers, fishers, ranchers and food artisans.  With our host farm transformed into a gourmet harvest festvial, guests experience the majic of farm ot chef to table; a wondering, 3-hour gastronomic food journey complimented by BC's best vintners, brewers, distillers and juicers.  

September 2015
Thursday Alfresco Dinners with Joy Road Catering
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Thu, Sep 10, 2015
Venue: God's Mountain Estate, 4898 Lakeside | Eastside Rd.
Contact: Joy Road Catering 250 493 8657, eat@joyroadcatering.com

Enjoy an inspired menu featuring the freshest, regional cuisine expertly paired with divine Okanagan wines from specially selected boutique wineries. Dine with Painted Rock's proprietor John Skinner in an idyllic vineyard setting overlooking Skaha Lake.  Click here for tickets and details.

 

Fall Feast
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Fri, Sep 18, 2015
Venue: Tasting Room at Painted Rock, 400 Smythe Drive, Penticton
Contact: Kirsten Munro 250 486 5175, events@paintedrock.ca

Guest Chef Paul Cecconi of Brodo Kitchen joins Painted Rock proprietor John Skinner on Friday, September 18, 2015 or a delicious and hardy fall meal.  Paul’s food features fresh, locally harvested ingredients, that when combined create a meal that is quintessentially the Okanagan Valley. An evening sure to be delicious.

Tickets are $140 per person including gratuity, taxes are additional. BUY TICKETS NOW.

Event transportation services are provided by Top Cat Tours and start from $20 per person round trip depending on where you are staying.  To reserve transportation for this dinner, please contact Myles directly at info@topcattours.com

October 2015
Harvest Dinner
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Oct 10, 2015
Venue: Tasting Room at Painted Rock, 400 Smythe Drive, Penticton
Contact: Kirsten Munro 250 486 5175, events@paintedrock.ca

Join guest Chef and Sommelier Mark Filatow of Waterfront Wines on Saturday, October 10, 2015 for a truly memorable evening of food and wine pairing. Mark uses the bounty of the Okanagan in his stylish seasonal cooking that pairs perfectly alongside Painted Rock wines. Come experience why Mark’s food continues to earn him rave reviews in the emerging Okanagan food scene.

Tickets are $140 per person  including gratuity, taxes are additional.  BUY TICKETS NOW.

Event transportation services are provided by Top Cat Tours and start from $20 per person round trip depending on where you are staying.  To reserve transportation for this dinner, please contact Myles directly at info@topcattours.com

 

November 2015
Cornucopia Cellar Door Tasting
7:30 PM to 10:30 PM     Fri, Nov 6, 2015
Contact: Kelly Hand 604-966-7764, khand@watermarkinc.ca
Cornucopia Crush Gala Grand Tasting Whistler
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM     Sat, Nov 7, 2015
Venue: Whistler (various venues)
Contact: Kelly Hand 604-938-3399, khand@watermarkinc.ca
Okanagan Falls Winery Association Cheers Open House
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM     Sat, Nov 28, 2015 - Sun, Nov 29, 2015
Venue: Tasting Room
Contact: Kirsten Munro 250 486 5175, events@paintedrock.ca

Join the wineries of Okanagan Falls this holidayseason for our open house weekend in the
“Heart of Wine Country”. Come visit our 13 wineries for your holiday gifting ideas, food
pairings & sample our delicious wines! 

*More information visit us online at www.OFWA.ca or visit us on facebook!

February 2016
Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction
5:45 PM to 11:00 PM     Sat, Feb 20, 2016
Venue: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver International Wine Festival
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 - Sun, Feb 28, 2016
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre
Contact: Visnja Vukelich 604.637.3104, visnja@vanwinefest.ca
Vancouver International Wine Festival Consumer Tasting
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Thu, Feb 25, 2016 - Sat, Feb 27, 2016
Venue: VCC West, Ballroom D
Vancouver International Wine Festival Vintner's Brunch
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM     Sun, Feb 28, 2016
Venue: VCC West, Ballroom D