Okanagan: Sipping Season

As any oenophile knows, wine is a year-round enjoyment – not just those delicious rosés in the summer. So all throughout October there are weekly events – just check out the Okanagan Wine Festivals website (thewinefestivals.com). Signature events include the prestigious Lietenant Governor’s Wine Awards and reception Sept. 27 in Kelowna; the Young Chefs event Oct. 4 in Kelowna where 12 apprentice chefs create unique small-plate offerings that are paired with wines; and the Cropped events in Penticton on Oct. 5 and 6 – touted as the grand finale to the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival.

From Nov. 23 to 25, the Winter in Wine Country event takes shape in Oliver/Osoyoos wine country. In 2017, more than 20 wineries opened their doors for tours where participants could sample wine and nibble snacks. Last year’s gathering featured musical performances, the Festival of Trees, in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, plus events to explore the region’s burgeoning and award-winning wine industry. Watch the website oliverosoyoos.com for this year’s schedule. – Staff

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