As the colours of the valley begin to change, Osoyoos and the wineries of the South Okanagan and Similkameen are preparing for harvest in more ways than one!
Celebrate this magical time with our Fall wine festival experiences happening throughout the area.
This season not only marks the grape harvest here, but it also celebrates our amazing wine and culinary experiences.
Celebrate what’s in season (farm fresh squash, pears, apples, salad greens, and much more!) as our local chefs delight your senses.
Or, take in the stunning views of the changing colours of the valley while grapes are being harvested. Sip local wines (practically straight off the vine) and learn about what makes the South Okanagan wine region so spectacular.
Many of our wineries will be offering unique experiences and tastings. Here are just a few of the fun happenings this fall!
Fall Winemakers Dinner at Black Hills | September 28th, 2019
Meet Winemaker Ross Wise and join him and one of the most talented executive chefs in the Okanagan, and culinary legend Jeff Van Geest, for an unforgettable food and wine pairing dinner. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views from Miradoro Restaurant with a selection of rare and vintage library Black Hills wines exquisitely paired with delicious dishes from this award winning winery restaurant team. This event will sell out fast! Learn more.
Grazing the Vineyard | September 29th, 2019
Enjoy a stroll through the vineyards at Tinhorn Creek with viticulturist Andrew Moon while sampling our wines with canapes from Miradoro Restaurant. Afterwards enjoy a 3-course lunch at Miradoro with Tinhorn Creek wines. Learn More.
Exclusive Wine Maker Dinner with Howard Soon & Chef Murray McDonald | September 30th, 2019
Prepare for a culinary and wine experience like no other as Chef Murray and Howard Soon take you on a adventure like no other- Spectacular Canadian Themed 4 course wine paired Menu-featuring Vanessa Vineyard, taking you on a journey from coast (Atlantic) to coast (Pacific) to coast (Arctic). Learn more.
Escape Room: “The Lost Vintage” | October 3rd – 16th, 2019
The Lost Vintage is BC’s first winery-themed and located Escape Room at Intersection Estate Winery!
You and your friends find yourselves locked in a mysterious vintner’s workplace with only one hour to uncover the mysteries surrounding the fabled “lost vintage.” Guests will use intuition, memory, logic, and exploration to solve puzzles, find keys, and unravel the secrets of the room. Learn more.
Something Old, Something New at Moon Curser Vineyards | October 3rd – 16th, 2019
Visit Moon Curser Vineyards on the East Bench of Osoyoos to try Something Old, Something New. Taste some barrel/tank samples (what’s new) and a selection of library wines (what’s old) to try and purchase while quantities last! Get a chance to pretend you are a winemaker and taste wines in the making, and be one of the few to smuggle the last of these precious library wines home. Learn more.
8th Annual Garlic Festival | October 5th, 2019
Join in the fun at the 8th Annual Garlic Festival at Hester Creek Estate Winery and celebrate local garlic growers, artisan crafters, food carts, live entertainment and more! This family friendly event is in support of the Oliver Elementary School Farm to Table lunch program. Admission is by donation and the festival runs from 10am to 5pm. Learn more.
Quinta Ferreira Lamb Dinner | October 5th, 2019
Join us we celebrate Harvest Quinta Ferreira style! This 4 course wine dinner prepared by Chef Adam Relvas will be a sell-out. All courses are paired with Qunita Ferreira’s award winning wines. Book now to avoid disappointment as space is limited. Learn more.
Crush Party at Oliver Twist | October 5th, 2019
Rock, Stomp, and Get Dirty at Oliver Twist!
Join the girls at Oliver Twist Estate Winery to celebrate harvest the old fashioned way. Teams of two people will compete in a grape stomp competition with added obstacles to elevate the experience. Kids always have a blast during the Little Foot Stomps competition. There will be plenty of fun for the whole family! Learn more.
Guest Chef Wine & Beer Dinner Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek | October 5th, 2019
Join us for an evening of exceptional food, wine and beer as part of the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival.
Chef Jeff Van Geest invites Chef Felix Zhou, formerly of Heritage Asian Eatery in Vancouver, into the Miradoro kitchen to partner on a delicious and unique multi-course gourmet dinner paired with Tinhorn Creek wines AND Vice & Virtue Brewing Co beers. Find out more.
Cask & Keg | October 5th, 2019
Cask and Keg is an outdoor, adult-only evening event focused on celebrating the creations from local and regional breweries, distilleries and cideries. This fun, relaxed evening will be filled with live entertainment provided by Knacker’s Yard and tasty morsels created by a variety of local food trucks. Learn More.
23rd Annual Festival of the Grape | October 6th, 2019
Canada’s Wine Capital is home to Festival of the Grape, the premiere family-friendly event during the South Okanagan’s Fall Festival Weekend. The Festival attracts more than 4,500 attendees annually who come to sample a variety of BC wines, dance to live music, and cheer on the fun and chaotic grape stomp. In addition, there are mouth-watering food trucks, an interactive Kids Zone, an artisan Merchant Market and the Fall Art Show and Sale. Learn more.
Fromage and Ferment: An evening of wine and cheese education | October 9th, 2019
Join Cheese Expert and Consultant with the Dairy Farmers of Canada, David Beaudoin (named the cheese poet) and owner/winemaker Ted Kane at River Stone Estate Winery for a night of wine and cheese. Seating is very limited for this educational session in a unique location. Contact the winery directly for tickets. Learn more.
Library dinner with Road 13 Vineyards | November 2nd, 2019
Join the Road 13 Vineyards Team for a spectacular evening that pairs Road 13’s library wines with a sumptuous four course meal created by Chef Chris Van Hooydonk of Backyard Farm. Dine in the picturesque Executive Lounge and take-in the stunning views as the sun sets and the stars appear. Learn More.
Osoyoos has an abundance of Fall wine experiences for wine enthusiasts, foodies, and fall foliage seekers.
With so many great festivals and events – not to mention the beautiful scenery and amazing culinary and wine experiences, Osoyoos is the place to be this season.
If you’re looking for more reasons to visit this season, check out some ideas for exploring Osoyoos this Fall!