Latest News & Events

July 2014
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.

*If you have any dietary requirements that we need to be aware of please let us know upon booking in the Order Notes section.

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!

Feast of Fields
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sun, Aug 17, 2014
Venue: Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm 4380 Takia Road, Kelowna
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.  

Thursday Alfresco Dinners with Joy Road Catering
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Venue: God's Mountain Estate, 4898 Lakeside | Eastside Rd.
Contact: Joy Road Catering 250 493 8657, eat@joyroadcatering.com

THURSDAY ALFRESCO DINNERS | WINEMAKER'S CULINARY SERIES

Served select Thursday evenings in the summer at 6:30 pm  
God's Mountain Estate, 4898 Lakeside | Eastside Rd.

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. 

Tickets $120.00 plus tax

September 2014
Colour BC VQA Fall Release Trade Tasting
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM     Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre
Contact: Jennifer Peters 250 762 9744, jpeters@winebc.com
ChefmeetsBCGrape
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM     Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Venue: Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre
Contact: Jennifer Peters 250-762-9744, jpeters@winebc.com

  

October 2014
Cycling BC Gala: An Evening of Champions
Thu, Oct 9, 2014
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre
Contact: Natasha Irvine 604-767-2256, natasha@cyclingbc.net

Tables and seats are now being sold for Cycling BC's 2014 Gala on October 9th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The evening will feature BC's top riders who will be joining us to raise funds for youth cycling programs in BC. 


RESERVE YOUR TABLE OR TICKETS by emailing natasha@cyclingbc.net

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

Flavours of Okanagan Falls - A Wine & Food Journey
4:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Venue: Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars, Meyer Family Vineyards and Painted Rock Estate Winery
Contact: Kirsten Munro 250 486 5175, events@paintedrock.ca

A Wine & Food Journey  

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Here's your opportunity to savour both wine and food with a strong sense of place on this culinary journey throughout Okanagan Falls.

Join us on Sunday, October 12, for this premier progressive wine and food event! The Flavours of Okanagan Falls will showcase Joy Road Caterings Cuisine du Terroir paired with the best wines and hospitality the region has to offer as you visit Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars, Meyer Family Vineyards and Painted Rock Estate Winery.

This exciting evening begins as the Mavety Family welcomes you to Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars for the first course of your culinary adventure served with their famed, Brut NV "Gold Label" Sparkling and 2012 Estate Chardonnay. Enjoy the iconic view of McIntyre Bluff as you learn about the history of Blue Mountain Vineyards.

From here, you will be transported to your second dining adventure, courtesy of GrapeEscapes Wine Tours.  You will be whisked away to Meyer Family Vineyards for the successive course with Jak and Janice Meyer featuring the freshest, locally-produced seasonal ingredients available, paired with their Single Vineyard Chardonnay & Pinot Noir.

The finale to the evening is at John Skinner's ultra-modern new tasting room at Painted Rock Estate Winery. Guests will enjoy the final course paired with Painted Rock’s estate grown Syrah & flagship blend the Red Icon, while enjoying live music and the view of Skaha Lake.

Tickets are $175 per person plus GST, including transportation and gratuity.  Space is limited to only 30 tickets. 

The Holiday Beach Resort in Okangan Falls and the Penticton Ramada have offered special rates for our guests booking on Saturday, October 11 and/or Sunday, October 12 at the following rates:

Penticton Ramada $122 + tax per night

Holiday Beach Resort $70 + tax per night

To book email Gordon Ferguson at gm@pentictonramada.com or call 250 492 8926.

Make your visit to wine country a complete package by booking tickets to the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival Consumer Tasting on October 10 and 11 or other wine festival events.  Click here for more information

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