Enjoy holiday-themed treats, events and offers during Winter in Wine Country
Sip, savour and get ready for the holidays during Winter in Wine Country, taking place November 25th-26th and December 2nd-3rd, 2023, in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country.
Tasting rooms throughout the region are preparing to embrace the holidays and welcome guests with two packed Winter in Wine Country weekends. From special seasonal treats to offers on festive gifting ideas, vineyard light ups to library tastings, a visit to wineries in Oliver and Osoyoos is an exciting way to kick start the holidays.
The wine shop at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery will be decorated for the season and guests can guess how many owl ornaments are on the tree for a chance to win a gift basket. On November 25th, Pluto the Burrowing Owl will be making a very special visit to the winery, which donates 100% of its tasting fees to the protection of this endangered species.
At Cellar Door & More, home to Jackson Triggs and Inniskillin, enjoy chilly afternoon chili tastings, $15 for non-members, $10 for members.
Church & State will host a live band and complimentary festive snacks on November 25th and December 2nd from 1-4pm. Visitors can also enjoy discounts on wine purchases, the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list!
Road 9 – Audrey’s Breads will be at Culmina Family Estate Winery on November 25th and December 2nd, selling artisan-made sourdough breads and baked goods. Complimentary wine tastings are also available as well as a 10% discount on purchases of six bottles or more.
Hester Creek Estate Winery will offer complimentary mulled wine in addition to their regular complimentary wine tastings, with mulled wine kits available for purchase, part of the Terrafina at Home collection. Hester Creek will also be inviting guests to delight in a Sweet or Savoury wine pairing experience. Guests will have the option to choose from a sweet option of three Terrafina at Home handcrafted chocolates paired with a pre-selected flight of wines or a savoury option of three types of cheese paired with pre-selected wines. The Sweet or Savoury wine pairing experience is $20 per person and includes three 2oz glasses of wine and three types of chocolate or cheeses that are expertly paired with the wines.
Throughout both Winter in Wine Country weekends, Lakeside Cellars will offer library tasting flights for visitors, the chance to sample something new and exciting with the opportunity to purchase bottles for gifts. Tasting flights aer $10, waived with the purchase of two bottles. Reservations recommended.
Moon Curser Vineyards is offering a 15% discount on all wine and retail purchases during Winter in Wine Country weekends, along with complimentary bottle gift wrapping. All tasting fees will benefit South Okanagan Women in Need Society.
Shop for locally crafted, one-of-a-kind gifts at Nostalgia Wines pop up shops including Bridge Lake Wood Company for beautifully carved charcuterie boards (November 25th) and JCI Designs Jewellery (December 2nd).
A twinkling holiday light up will take place at Silver Sage Winery on Saturday November 25th from 4pm with thousands of sparkling lights, alongside complimentary appetizers, wine tastings and gifts for children.
At Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, enjoy a wine and chocolate pairing tasting experience and complimentary mulled wine, along with 20% off wine and gifts.
Both weekends (11am-5pm), vinAmité Cellars will offer a Cheese Fondue Party for guests; a complimentary 45-minute pairing of cheese fondue with wine tastings in a comfy, cozy atmosphere, with the stocking up on wine for festive dinners and local gifts.
Wine Advent Calendars
Many wineries are offering a wealth of gift inspiration including Advent Calendars, featuring 12-bottles of mystery wines to sip and savour in the lead up to the holidays, available from Moon Curser Vineyards, Nostalgia Wines and Road 13 Vineyards while stocks last. Others offer beautifully packaged wine gift packs, local artisan tasty treats and trinkets, ready to purchase at the winery or to order online for delivery.
For the full list of events and experiences taking place over Winter in Wine Country weekends, visit www.oliverosoyoos.com/events/winter-in-wine-country.
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