Sunday, April 24, 2005

A couple Okanagan Wine Festival ideas

It's just a couple weeks now to the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival. If you're still thinking about booking an event for your group then I have a few recommendations.

At only $10 per head the best deal has to be the custom tasting at Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards. Just call up and book your group anytime during the regular tasting hours and you'll be treated to six current releases plus a sneak peek at the upcoming vintage. It's all done in the Major Fraser private tasting room. It's being booked through the sister winery Sumac Ridge. Call 250 - 494- 0451. The stunning view from Hawthorne is worth the trip alone.

If you're in the south half I'd make a point of heading to the Toasted Oak Bar and Grill in Oliver to take in the Six Wineries Under One Roof dinner. For $120 you'll get a unique experience to taste the products of six local winemakers and a superb six course meal. Wineries in attendance: Golden Mile, Gehringer, Inniskillin, Hester Creek, Tinhorn Creek and Domaine Combret. No word if there'll be a battle royal. 250-498-4867

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