Latest News & Events

April 2014
Sequoia Restaurants 2014 Tasting Event Series
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM     Tue, Apr 29, 2014
Venue: Seasons in the Park Winebar
Contact: Sarah Ng 604-687-5684, sng@vancouverdine.com

Season's In the Park tastings featuring proprietor John Skinner introducing the 2011 vintage and discussing balance in the vineyard = balance in the wine.

Only 30 tickets available.

Book Today!

May 2014
WestJet Wine Tasting
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM     Fri, May 2, 2014 - Sat, May 3, 2014
Venue: Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna

It's all about the experience and you know you're in good hands when WestJet cares. This is the largest wine tasting of the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival; with 60 wineries, great deli food from Nesters Markets, live music and over 500 fun loving people. The WestJet Wine Tastings - only in the Okanagan! This is a Get Home Safe event sponsored by BC Liquor Stores and Valley First Insurance.  Tickets $70 inclusive.

June 2014
OFWA Kick Off the Summer Familiarization Tour
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM     Thu, Jun 5, 2014
Venue: Wineries of the Okanagan Falls Winery Association
Contact: Kirsten Munro 250 486 5175, events@paintedrock.ca

The Okanagan’s premier wineries invite you to KICK OFF THE SUMMER in style.  
Join us for a sneak peak at what is happening in the tasting rooms of the wineries of the
Okanagan Falls Winery Association this summer.

For participating wineries, please visit ofwa.ca

Everything Wine Morgan Crossing In-store tasting
Wed, Jun 18, 2014
Venue: Unit 112 15735 Croydon Drive, surrey, BC
Contact: Jes Hunt 604 542 2480, jhunt@everythingwine.ca
Weekend at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 - Sun, Jun 22, 2014
Venue: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Contact: Katherine MacRae 250 726-8556, kathy@wildretreat.com

Enjoy the best of Canada and make a difference!
For one very special weekend, the very best of Canada will be in one incredible place.
Starting Thursday June 19 through Sunday June 22 join host TERRY DAVID MULLIGAN at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort for a
weekend of music, food, wine and outdoor adventure for the benefit Power To Be. The proprietors of both PAINTED ROCK and FOXTROT wineries will be pairing their wines with the food of award winning Chefs DAVID HAWKSWORTH of Hawksworth Restaurant and PINO POSTERARO of Cioppino's.

“Clayoquot Unplugged, a unique Gig for Good” will inspire, make a difference and be an adventure of a lifetime!JIM CUDDY of BLUE RODEO will rock the wilderness Friday night with DEVIN CUDDY and ANNE LINDSAY. ED ROBERTSON of the BARENAKED LADIES takes the stage Saturday night with Vancouver Island’s own KINGS WITHOUT. 

 Ticket price: $12,000 CAD + tax per couple plus a suggested donation of $8,000 CAD (tax deductible) to
Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society. Help us reach our fundraising goal for our charity of choice—making
a difference in the lives of more than 800 youth and families.Please contact us at info@wildretreat.com or 1-888-333-5405
Clayoquot Sound, Tofino, British Columbia
www.wildretreat.com

July 2014
OFWA Party in the Park
5:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Fri, Jul 11, 2014
Venue: Kenyon Park, Okanagan Falls
Contact: Monica Horning 250 497 8553f, monica@mfvwines.com

Presented by the Okanagan Falls Winery Association in Kenyon Park
Celebrate summer in the heart of wine country! Join all twelve 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.

Tickets are only $50.  Buy Tickets 

Taste Victoria's Festival of Food and Wine
6:00pm-9:00pm    Thu, Jul 24, 2014
Venue: Hotel Grand Pacific on Victoria’s Inner Harbour
Contact: Kathy McAree 250.385.1527, info@victoriataste.com

Taste: Victoria's Festival of Food and Wine will uncork July 24, 2014 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.

Taste Victoria's Festival of Food and Wine (Trade Tasting)
1:30pm-4:00pm    Thu, Jul 24, 2014
Venue: Vancouver Island Ballroom at Hotel Grand Pacific
Contact: Kathy McAree 250.385.1527, info@tastevictoria.com
Alfresco Summer Celebration
6:30 PM to 10:30 PM     Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Venue: Painted Rock Tasting Room 400 Smythe Drive, Penticton
Contact: Kirsten Munro 250 486 5175, events@paintedrock.ca

Join us on Thursday, July 31, 2014 for an Alfresco Summer Celebration of Painted Rock Wines and Joy Road Catering's cuisine de terroir.

Hosted by proprietor John Skinner, guests will enjoy Painted Rock's ultra premium wines along side a shared multi-course dinner prepared with the finest seasonal Okanagan ingredients all while taking in the panoramic views of Skaha Lake.

Tickets are $125 per person including gratuity, taxes are additional.  Book tickets now.

August 2014
Harmony Arts Festival Best of the West
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Aug 6, 2014
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 starting May 24th, 2013.

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!

Thursday Alfresco Dinners with Joy Road Catering
6:03 PM to 10:00 PM     Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Venue: God's Mountain
Contact: Joy Road Catering 250 493 8657, eat@joyroadcatering.com

Enjoy an inspired menu featuring the freshest, regional cuisine expertly paired with Painted Rock wines. Dine with Proprietor John Skinner, in an idyllic vineyard setting overlooking Skaha Lake.

Tickets $120.00 plus tax

October 2014
Valley First Grand Finale Consumer Tasting
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Oct 10, 2014 - Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Venue: Penticton Trade and Convention Centre
Contact: Okanagan Wine Festvals Society 877.763.2849, info@thewinefestivals.com

Experience Okanagan wine country all under one roof! Over 80 wineries will showcase and pour more than 200 wines. Grab your souvenir wine glass, savour artisan breads and gourmet cheeses, and sway to live music. NEW THIS YEAR, guests will have the opportunity to sit in on intimate, vibrant cheese seminars from Dairy Farmers of Canada or expand their education with Wine 101 seminars.  This is a get home safe event sponsored by BC Liquor Stores and Valley First Insurance. Tickets available at www.valleyfirsttix.com or 877.763.2849

Cost $65/Two nights $110

www.thewinefestivals.com

November 2014
Cornucopia Crush Gala Grand Tasting Whistler
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM     Thu, Nov 6, 2014 - Sun, Nov 16, 2014
Venue: Whistler (various venues)
Contact: Amy Sefton 604-938-3399, asefton@watermarkinc.ca
Crystal Ball in support of BC Children's Hospital Foundation
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM     Thu, Nov 27, 2014
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver
Contact: Gillian Wallis 604-875-2514, gwallis@bcchf.ca

Since its inception in 1987 the Crystal Ball, an annual black-tie fundraising gala in support of BC Children's Hospital, has grown to become the premier fundraising gala for child health in British Columbia and one of the most exclusive holiday events in Vancouver.  


Your participation in the Crystal Ball is helping make the dream of better care for generations of BC kids a reality through the Campaign for BC Children, supporting a new BC Children's Hospital.

Planned and organized by a talented and dedicated committee of volunteers, the Crystal Ball promises to be an extravagant evening. Guests will first enjoy a champagne reception followed by a four course dinner prepared by Four Seasons' Executive Chef. Fundraising activities will include a silent and live auction and the ever popular jewelry raffle.

 

February 2015
Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction
5:45 PM to 11:00 PM     Sat, Feb 21, 2015
Venue: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Contact: Kelly Snider 604-637-3098, gala@vanwinefest.ca
Vancouver International Wine Festival
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 - Sun, Mar 1, 2015
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 26, 2015 - Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Venue: VCC West, Ballroom C
BC Paired: Indulge Your Senses
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM     Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Venue: Location TBA