The GOODS from the Similkameen Wineries Association
Keremeos, BC | The Similkameen Wine region, which was once named “one of the world’s five best wine regions you’ve never heard of”, is quickly becoming recognized as one of BC’s best wine regions. There are many things that make the grape and fruit wines and cider from the Similkameen so special. Vancouver, this is the opportunity for you to Discover Similkameen Wine Country in your own backyard.
Caroline Cottrill, President of the Similkameen Wineries Association explained, “On Wednesday June 17th, the winemakers and owners from the Similkameen Wineries Association are hitting the road and bringing their wines to Vancouver for two very special and intimate winemaker dinners. We are working with Fable and Forage to host two multi-course, wine-paired dinners.”
Both dinners start at 7pm and are priced at $125 per person. Both dinners will feature a collection of Similkameen beverages. Cottrill continued, “The winemakers/owners from each winery will be in attendance to speak with you about their wines. This is a great way to learn more about the wines and Similkameen Wine Country.”
The dinner at Forage, located at 1300 Robson Street in Vancouver, features wines from Cerelia Vineyards & Estate Winery, Orofino Winery, Robin Ridge Winery and cider from Twisted Hills Craft Cider. For tickets, click here.
The dinner at Fable, located in Kitsilano at 1944 West 4th Avenue will feature wines from Seven Stones Winery, Hugging Tree Winery, Corcelettes Estate Winery, Clos du Soleil Winery and Rustic Roots Winery. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Fable or by phoning 604.732.1322.
Tickets for both dinners are very limited. Purchase your tickets today. Dig Deep and Discover Similkameen Wine Country.
The Similkameen is one of the hot spots for grape and fruit wine in British Columbia, Canada. It was named by enRoute Magazine as one of the world’s 5 Best Wine Regions You’ve Never Heard Of! The Similkameen Wineries Association is a collective of 12 wineries/cideries located in Cawston and Keremeos in the Similkameen Valley including Cerelia, Clos du Soleil, Corcelettes, Eau Vivre, Forbidden Fruit, Hugging Tree, Orofino, Robin Ridge, Rustic Roots, Sage Bush, Seven Stones and Twisted Hills Craft Cider. For more information on the Similkameen Wineries Association or any of its fine award-winning wineries and wines, visit www.SimilkameenWine.com, call 250.488.0878 or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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Nine of the Similkameen wineries have joined together to form the Similkameen Wineries Association (SWA) to help put the spotlight on the exciting developments in this region. Clos du Soleil, Eau Vivre, Forbidden Fruit, Orofino, Robin Ridge, Rustic Roots, Sage Bush, Seven Stones and VineGlass are working together to welcome everyone to the beautiful Similkameen Valley!
About the Similkameen Wine Region
Soak up the sunshine and dare to dream while meandering through the vineyards of the family-run boutique wineries of the Similkameen. Sip award-winning wines with the winemakers while learning about their love of the land in one of the hot spots for grape and fruit wine in British Columbia. Discover for yourself why this special little wine region was named by enRoute Magazine as “one of the world’s 5 best wine regions you’ve never heard of!” This little patch of vineyards and orchards in the hot, dry and sunny Similkameen Valley is turning out some stunning grape and fruit wines.
There are currently over 600 acres of vineyards in the Similkameen and a large number of orchards. In fact, the region is considered to be the organic farming capital of Canada with an estimated 42% of all crops grown organically. This is due to the ideal conditions of dry heat, long hours of sunlight and the famous wind that whips through the valley keeping out pests and diseases.
The Similkameen Valley has been growing fruit and grapes for many years, but it is only recently that there has been a rapid expansion in the number of wineries. Prior to this, many of the grapes were sold to Okanagan wineries and contributed to a number of award winning wines. Now the awards are piling up for wineries in the Similkameen! Hundreds of medals have been awarded to Similkameen wineries over the past few years.
On the second Saturday each July, we join together for a very special event called the Similkameen BBQ King. Guests enjoy an extraordinary summer evening savouring the award-winning wines from nine of the Similkameen wineries and nine distinguished chefs who are vying for the title of Similkameen BBQ King. Passion and expertise rule the competition as some of the most sought after Chefs from BC prepare a plate of locally grown food for each guest. This award-winning event is held in the lovely outdoor gardens at the historic Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos. The Similkameen is becoming one of Canada’s premier wine destinations.
Located 3.5 hours east of Vancouver along beautiful highway 3, and just 30 minutes from Penticton and Osoyoos, the location makes the Similkameen the perfect weekend adventure or the perfect first stop on your Okanagan wine getaway! Kick back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine while you discover the hidden gem called the Similkameen Valley.
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