While festivals and events may look a little different this year, the fall wine festival fun continues this October in Osoyoos! This year, events are smaller and more intimate, which gives participants plenty of one-on-one time with our local wine experts and chefs. From the new Pig Out Wine Trail, to private guided wine and cheese tastings, there is so much to do this October in and around Osoyoos.
Here are 5 ways to celebrate the fall wine festival in Osoyoos:
1. Pig Out Wine Trails: October 10th
Adventure through Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country to 4 wineries on your Pig Out Trail, each stop will feature a course in your progressive meal paired with wines from the host winery and give you an opportunity to purchase wines along the route with a convenient carrier! Learn more.
2. Guest Chef Dinner at Hidden Chapel: October 9th
Experience the magic of autumn in the vineyard with starting a sparking wine reception showcasing wines from Hidden Chapel and Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country, before moving into the heated tent for an intimate and socially distanced dinner.
The centerpiece of your dining experience will be authentic Spanish paella from the renowned Paella Guys of Burnaby. All guests will receive a special thank-you gift for attending from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. Learn more.
3. Wine and Cheese Pairing Experience at VinAmité: October 4th & 11th
The team at VinAmité has been busy sourcing some fantastic, all Canadian cheeses this summer. Now is the perfect time of year to dive into some of their fall favourites! Indulge in the ultimate wine and cheese pairing while experimenting with 6 cheeses from all over our beautiful country, paired with 6 wonderful wines. Reservations required. Please call 250-498-2234 to book your spot. Limit of 5 people per group. Groups of 6 will be accommodated at 2 tables. Learn more.
4. Wine Educator in Residence at Spirit Ridge: October 3rd & 10th
Join Tania Tomaszewka of TT Wine Explorer for a tasty event that includes 5 Okanagan wine tastings, Chef Murray McDonald’s vineyard and indigenous inspired food pairings, and wine cards with descriptors for guests to take notes. For registration, call 250-495-5445 or email email@example.com! Learn more.
5. Taste Buds and Molecules Wine and Food Pairing at Nk’Mip Cellars: Weekends starting October 16th – 17th, 23rd – 24th & 30th – 31st
Join Nk’Mip Cellars as they explore the nuances of food and wine, each tasting will feature the same base prepared in four different ways so you can learn how different styles of food can be paired with non-traditional wines. Afterwards be sure to pick up a copy of Taste Buds and Molecules so you can continue the experimentation at home! Learn more.
There are so many local events happening in and around Osoyoos this fall. If you’re visiting Oliver-Osoyoos wine country this season, be sure to get your event tickets ahead of time, and pre-book your wine tasting experiences before you visit so that you don’t miss out!
Many of the wineries you know and love are now offering private and in-depth tastings, so allowing more time and fewer wineries is strongly recommended! Contact our local wineries to make your reservation!