Plan a Fall Food and Wine Adventure with Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s Pig Out Trails: September 24th & 25th, 2021
Tickets are selling fast for the Pig Out Trails, taking place on Saturday September 25th, 2021 in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the proven format follows rigorous safety plans, allowing wine lovers to engage with the destination in a safe and responsible way.
“Thanks to countless valuable learnings, we are confident in our safe and practical plan for this year’s well-loved Pig Out Trails, taking place during the exciting harvest season,” says Jennifer Busmann, executive director of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. “The health and safety of our guests and local community is paramount and this format mirrors that of last year, which allowed us to welcome visitors in carefully controlled ways, while continuing our region’s legacy of fun, innovative and immersive wine country experiences.”
With staggered timings throughout the day, small groups will board dedicated buses adhering to recommended safety protocols, before heading to the first of four winery stops. The event’s “Escape the Pen” theme will be interpreted in unique ways at each winery, as they create thoughtful tasting experiences, aimed at showcasing their portfolio of wines as well as educating guests in farming and grape growing practices and the art of winemaking. Each stop will also feature a delicious dish prepared by Oliver Eats Ltd., visiting guest chefs and from select onsite restaurant partners including Terrafina at Hester Creek Estate Winery; Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards; the culinary team at Phantom Creek Estates and Masala Bistro at Kismet Estate Winery. A popular addition to last year’s Pig Out Trails, Vancouver’s Paella Guys will return with their innovative take on the event’s celebration of nose-to-tail dining at select wineries.
Wineries featuring on the specific trails will be unveiled on the day, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the experience, which traditionally adopts new themes and quirky elements every year. 40 wineries will feature on the 10 trails, including Rust Wine Co. and Road 13 Vineyards on the Golden Mile Bench; Black Hills Estate Winery and Church & State Wines on the Black Sage Road Bench; Moon Curser Vineyards and Lakeside Cellars in Osoyoos; River Stone Estate Winery and Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery north of Oliver; and more.
On Friday September 24, two iconic wineries, one on the Black Sage Road Bench and one on the Golden Mile Bench will host simultaneous Pig Out Guest Chef Dinners: small, outdoor, multi-course feasts prepared by the Paella Guys alongside other notable local and guest chefs and paired with a range of wines from vineyards nearby.
Limited tickets for the Guest Chef Dinners ($129 per person plus taxes and booking fee) as well as tickets for the Pig Out Trails ($99 per person plus tax and booking fee) are available online at www.oliverosoyoos.com/collection/pig-out while quantities last.
Image credits: 1 + 3 – Shari Saysomsack, 2 – Leila Kwok