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Located on a gorgeous piece of luxury real estate along Lakeshore Road, Cedar Creek is one of the local wineries that are getting involved in pre-holiday celebrations.
Fill Your Wine Cellar This Winter
Try before you buy. Those are sage words to live by. And when it comes to wine tasting, it can mean a lot of fun, too. For people who own luxury real estate, and whose homes often feature wine cellars, tasting events also represent a great opportunity for stocking up before the holidays.
Kelowna is right in the heart of Okanagan wine country, and there are plenty of upcoming local events where you can sample the goods firsthand and decide which varietals you’d like to take home with you. Whether you prefer reds, whites, roses or port-style wines, there’s sure to be something to suit every taste.
Plus, it’s way more entertaining than simply driving down to the liquor store and picking something off the shelf.
1. Winter Wine Land
Each of the Kelowna Fab Five wineries will be serving up a festive cheer and offering discounts on select wines for their Winter Wine Land celebration. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28.
The Fab Five is a series of boutique wineries located on luxury real estate in the southeastern part of Kelowna. The members include:
- House of Rose Winery
- Camelot Estate Winery
- The Vibrant Vine
- SpierHead Winery
- The View Winery
Admission is free, but the wineries will graciously accept non-perishable food items for donation to the Kelowna Food Bank.
2. Fifth Annual Light up the Vines
Just down the road in Summerland, the 18 members of the popular Bottleneck Drive wine route will be celebrating a weekend of fun for the 5th annual Light up the Vines on Nov. 28-29 (3-7 p.m.). In addition to stopping by the wineries for tastings, you’ll be able to enter a weekend wine passport contest to win a grand prize valued at more than $500. And, of course, there’s the spectacular light-up of the vineyards.
3. Sommelier-led Food & Wine Paired Tastings
For a more intimate experience, Cedar Creek Winery is hosting a seated educational tasting of some of their exclusive portfolio wines. Paired perfectly with cheese and charcuterie, this sommelier-guided wine tasting will be fun and informative.
Located on prime luxury real estate along Lakeshore Road in Kelowna, Cedar Creek is hosting this food and wine tasting event on weekends at 2 p.m. until March 27. The cost is $15.
4. Sip Into the Season
Join the wineries of the Westside Wine Trail as they celebrate the holidays with their Sip into the Season event on Sunday, Dec. 6 (noon to 5 p.m.). Each winery will host local artisans and crafters in their festively decorated tasting rooms and cellars for a one-of-a-kind wine and craft tour.
To learn more about other seasonal activities in the area, check out our post: Kelowna: A City for All Seasons.
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