Flipping the Traditional Wine Festival Upside-down
By Tourism Sun Peaks, posted 23, October 2014
Now in its 17th year, the ten day Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival (January 16 to 25, 2015) continues to outgrow the confines of an ordinary wine festival. Infused with mountain personality, the festival celebrates both the rough and tumble and the sophisticated sides of Canada’s Alpine Village. Not content to sample varietals around ordinary tables, the festival’s famous Progressive Tasting takes over 650 participants into the mountain air and ski through village to taste over 30 B.C. wineries’ diverse offerings. The first event to sell out every year, Port Chocolate & Cheese: After the Après Social, transports the wine event from a soulless boardroom to secret location - an exquisite personal home and chalet in Sun Peaks’ east village. This sense of exploration continues to the new Explorer Series hosted by Voyageur Bistro. Guests will explore and learn early Canadian history while simultaneously exploring new tastes during a delectable five course dinner and wine pairing. The surprises are around every corner, as mulled wine is combined with an evening snowshoe and comforting grilled cheese sandwiches are elegantly served with fine wine. These are just a few of the inspired combinations guests will uncover! Also new this year are the events Vertical Goes Vino, I Heard It Through the Grapevine and The Big Varietal Showdown.