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ESTATE WINERY EVENTS

The Great Estates Okanagan Wineries are open year-round. Planning to visit us? Check the links to find out what’s happening in Okanagan during your visit.

February 2020
Qwam Qwmt Gallery | Winter Wine & Cheese Pairings
Sat, Feb 1, 2020 - Sat, Feb 29, 2020
Venue: Nk'Mip Cellars

Date: Saturday & Sunday's in February
Time: 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm
Price: $15 per person

Experience the art of food and wine pairing in our semi-private Qwam Qwmt Gallery. Enjoy five of Nk’Mip Cellars award winning wines served in Riedel varietal specific glassware with specially selected cheese pairings.

Reservations Required

 

Wine & Cheese | The Perfect Pairing
4:00 PM     Sat, Feb 1, 2020 - Sat, Feb 29, 2020
Venue: Wine Experience Centre | 21 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton

Date: Daily
Time: 4:00 pm
Price: $25 per person

Serving wine and cheese together feels like a no-brainer but which wines work best with which cheeses? From red and white wine to dessert-styles, join us to discover the wine secrets of creating perfect pairings every time whether it’s with a nutty Parmesan, a creamy Brie or powerful Blue. Taste along with our wine educator in a fun 60-minute session which will give you the essential skills to put together truly harmonious wine and cheese pairings at home.

Taste it Again Tuesday
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM     Tue, Feb 18, 2020 - Sat, Feb 29, 2020
Venue: Wine Experience Centre | 21 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton

Date: February 18, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Price: $5 per person
Complimentary for wine club members

Join us as we compare past vintages with our current best sellers.  Taste it again with us at the Wine Experience Centre.
Limited quantities available. 

Local & Industry Night
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM     Mon, Feb 24, 2020 - Sat, Feb 29, 2020
Venue: Wine Experience Centre | 21 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton

Date: Every Monday Starting February 24
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Price: Complimentary

Every Monday we welcome our fellow industry, friends and locals to check out the Wine Experience Centre. Stop in, meet our team, bring a friend and enjoy complimentary snacks and tastings.

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March 2020
Qwam Qwmt Gallery | Winter Wine & Cheese Pairing
Sun, Mar 1, 2020 - Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Venue: Nk'Mip Cellars

Date: Saturday & Sunday's in March
Time: 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm
Price: $15 per person

Experience the art of food and wine pairing in our semi-private Qwam Qwmt Gallery. Enjoy five of Nk’Mip Cellars award winning wines served in Riedel varietal specific glassware with specially selected cheese pairings.

Reservations Required

 

Weekend Brunch at Jackson-Triggs & Inniskillin
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM     Sun, Mar 1, 2020 - Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Venue: Jackson Triggs & Inniskillin

Date: March 14, 15, 28 & 29
Time: 11:30 am
Price: $25 per person

Join us for a delicious brunch bites accompanied with the best wine pairings this March! 

There's a Glass for That!
4:00 PM     Wed, Mar 11, 2020 - Wed, Mar 25, 2020
Venue: Wine Experience Centre | 21 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton

Venue: Wine Experience Centre, Penticton
Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Price: $29.99 per person

This experience will showcase Riedel varietal specific glasses and explore how imporant the glass really is.  Take home 2 glasses and enjoy a small food bite. 

Don't miss out on this unique tasting offered every other Wednesday.

 

In The Cellar Series: Library Wine Tastings with Justin Hall | Enthusiasts Favourites
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM     Fri, Mar 13, 2020
Venue: Nk'Mip Cellars
ENTHUSIASTS FAVOURITES
Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

Date: March 13, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm
Price: $35 per person ($25 Member Price)

Explore the cellar of North America’s first Indigenous owned and operated winery with Winemaker and Osoyoos Indian Band member, Justin Hall.

The tasting session includes 8 samples of wine from mixed vintages ranging from 2002 to current vintage. The route to the Underground Cellar includes stairs, so comfortable footwear is recommended.

Taste of the Season Wine & Food Pairing Series | Sugar Shack
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM     Thu, Mar 19, 2020
Venue: Wine Experience Centre | 21 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton

Date: March 19, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Price: $25 per person
 

Sugar Shack!

Mingle while discovering monthly seasonal wine & food pairings that will get you excited to entertain at home! 

From sap to syrup, from grapes to wine! Fellow Canadians lets celebrate our land and its gifts by pairing our local wines with maple syrup products together!

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Mastering Meritage at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sat, Mar 21, 2020
Venue: Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Date: March 21, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Price: $35 per person

Learn the artistic craft that our winemaker has created with our Black Sage Vineyard Meritage. In this hands-on seminar you will play winemaker for an hour, exploring different blends with classic Bordeaux varietals produced from our Black Sage Vineyards. Includes a charcuterie and a glass of our 2015 Black Sage Meritage. 

 

April 2020
Nk'Mip Cellars Land to Legacy Tour
2:00 PM     Sat, Apr 4, 2020 - Thu, Apr 30, 2020
Venue: Nk'Mip Cellars

Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday's in April
Time: 2:00 pm
Price: $15 per person; $10 for children

Learn about wine making from grape to glass while taking in the spirit and history of the first Indigenous owned winery in North America. Guests will enjoy a sampling of five of our award winning wines, including our Riesling Icewine, progressively throughout the tour of our on site vineyard and production facility. 

 

Perfect Union: The Four Chiefs Wine & Food Pairing Tour
3:30 PM     Sat, Apr 4, 2020 - Thu, Apr 30, 2020
Venue: Nk'Mip Cellars

Date: Friday, Saturday & Sundays in April
Time: 3:30 pm 
Price: $35 per person

The Four Food Chiefs; Bear, Salmon, Bitterroot, and Saskatoon berry, represent the key elements of Indigenous Cuisine. Experience the art of food and wine pairing with Nk'Mip Cellars award-winning wine and specially prepared Four Food Chief inspired food bites. 

 

Movement & Mimosas
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM     Thu, Apr 16, 2020
Venue: Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Date: April 16 & 30, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Price: $25 per person  

Wake up and start the day with us at Sumac Ridge! Our instructor will lead you through an amazing class for all fitness levels, followed by a light breakfast featuring delicious treats from Summerland’s own True Grain and Mimosas made with our Steller’s Jay Brut.

Taste of the Season Wine & Food Pairing Series | Earth Day
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM     Thu, Apr 23, 2020
Venue: Wine Experience Centre | 21 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton

Date: Thursday April 23, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Price: $25 per person

Mingle with discovering monthly seasonal wine & food pairings that will get you excited at home! Celebrate Earth Day with us and come see how the earth is so important to the wines we drink. Delicious chef inspired vegetarian food, paired with wines from different terroir regions of the valley. 

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May 2020
Celebration of Neighbours
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sun, May 3, 2020
Venue: See Ya Later Ranch

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Price: $35 per person 

It is the 3rd annual Celebration of Neighbours!!  Come join See Ya Later Ranch with their neighbor winery Nighthawk Vineyards for their annual artist walk, wine tasting, food and live music.

Get your tickets today!!

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Mother's Day Bubbles & Bites at Sumac Ridge
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM     Sat, May 9, 2020 - Sun, May 10, 2020
Venue: Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Date: May 9 & 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Price: Complimentary

Make Mom’s day extra special with some Steller’s Jay! We’ll be offering complimentary, specially paired food bites with our sparkling wines throughout the weekend.

 

Taste of the Season Wine & Food Pairing Series | Moments with Inniskillin
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM     Thu, May 21, 2020
Venue: Wine Experience Centre | 21 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton

Date: Thursday, May 21  2020
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Price: $25 per person

Mingle with discovering monthly seasonal wine & food pairings that will get you excited at home! Join us as we look behind the label, and let the wines tell us a tale of moments in history that make up the amazing wines of Inniskillin. 

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Winemaker's Series - Syrah vs Shiraz
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM     Thu, May 28, 2020
Venue: Wine Experience Centre

Date: Thursday May 28th 2020
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Price: $35 per person

Join our winemaker for a tasting of Syrah & Shiraz. Experience first hand how the differences in terrioir, climate, oak aging and growing season effects the outcome of this varietal when grown in different regions of the Okanagan Valley. The atmosphere is casual & relaxed. We are open to all questions! 

We will be serving 6 different styles of this robust varietal and will be able to determie at the end of the tasting, which style or styles best suit your flavour profile. 

A small sampling of cheese & charcuterie will be offered for your enjoyment. 

June 2020
Taste of the Season - Off the Grill
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM     Thu, Jun 18, 2020
Venue: Wine Experience Centre

Date: Thursday June 18th 2020
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Price: $25 per person

Mingle with discovering monthly seasonal wine & food pairings that will get you excited at home! Celebrate all the hardworking grill masters this Father's Day by pairing great wines with foods inspired by the grill. 

Father's Day Weekend Big Bold Reds
Sat, Jun 20, 2020 - Sun, Jun 21, 2020
Venue: Sumac Ridge

Date: Saturday June 20th & Sunday June 21st 2020
Time: All Day
Price: Complimentary

Bring Dad by to sample our Black Sage Vineyard new releases. We’ll be offering complimentary specially paired food bites with the big reds.

Elements Dinner
6:30 PM     Sun, Jun 21, 2020
Venue: Nk'mip Cellars

Date: June 21st 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Price: $159 per person

Held at the stunning Nk'Mip Cellars in Osoyoos on National Indigenous People's Day, this multi course dinner will feature leading First Nations chefs celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the Indigenous peoples. Representing the elements Earth, Water, Fire, and Air, this five course dinner is paired with Nk'Mip Cellars award-winning wine. With live entertainment and stunning vineyard views to soak in, the Elements Dinner will be a night to remember. 

Winemaker's Series - Chardonnay the Misunderstood Varietal
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM     Thu, Jun 25, 2020
Venue: Wine Experience Centre

Date: Thursday, May 28th 2020
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Price: $35 per person

Chardonnay is a very much misunderstood grape varietal as it is produced in a variety of styles from crisp and lean to big, bold and buttery.

Join our wine makers for an afternoon exploring the different styles of chardonnay represented in the Okanagan Valley. By the end of this tasting those of you who are or were staunch ABC ( anything but chardonnay drinkers) will be sure to take away a favorite from this tasting.

A small sampling of food bites will be served and plated individually for each guest.

Cost per person  $ 35.00 + tax

July 2020
Canada Day Party
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM     Wed, Jul 1, 2020
Venue: Sumac Ridge

Date: Wednesday, July 1st 2020
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm 
Price: Complimentary

Sip some sparkling and celebrate Canada Day at Sumac Ridge. Join us for our Sabre Ceremonies at 11:00am and 2:00pm and try for the best time in our Riddling Races. And what is Canada Day without a giant cake? Complimentary for all our visitors throughout the day.

Taste of the Season: O’ Canada
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM     Thu, Jul 16, 2020
Venue: Wine Experience Centre

Date: Thursday July 16th 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Price: $25 per person

Mingle while discovering monthly seasonal wine & food pairings that will get you excited to entertain at home!

Join our celebration of all things Canadian, as we enjoy amazing food and wine pairings, inspired by our great country.

Winemaker's Series - Exploring Uncommon Varietals in the Okanagan
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM     Thu, Jul 30, 2020
Venue: Wine Experience Centre

Date: Thursday, July 30th 2020
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm 
Price: $35.00

Do you enjoy new wines and new varietals? This tasting features Derek Kontkannen the wine maker from Inniskillin and his Discovery Series of wine along with Steve Ward who will provide some insight into how wine and food pair together. This tasting will allow you to sample Tempranillo and Sparkling Tempranillo, Chenin Blanc, Malbec, and Zinfandel...

August 2020
BC Day
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM     Sat, Aug 1, 2020
Venue: Sumac Ridge

Date: Saturday August 1st, 2020
Time: All day
Price: Complimentary

Spending BC Day in the Okanagan? Come visit Sumac Ridge, BC’s very first Estate Winery, and taste through our three iconic brands – Steller’s Jay, Sumac Ridge Private Reserve, and Black Sage Vineyard. Complimentary food bites will be paired with a selection of wines throughout the day.

 

Taste of the Season: Fruits of the Valley
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM     Thu, Aug 13, 2020
Venue: Wine Experience Centre

Date: Thursday, August 13th 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Price: $25 per person

Mingle with discovering monthly seasonal wine & food pairings that will get you excited at home! Discover the vibrant flavours of the Okanagan as we showcase the fruits of the valley, paired with award winning wines. 

September 2020
Labour Day Love
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM     Sat, Sep 5, 2020
Venue: Sumac Ridge

Date: Saturday, September 5th 2020
Time: All day
Price: Complimentary

Spending Labour Day in the Okanagan? Come visit Sumac Ridge, BC’s very first Estate Winery, and taste through our three iconic brands – Steller’s Jay, Sumac Ridge Private Reserve, and Black Sage Vineyard. Complimentary food bites will be paired with a selection of wines throughout the day.

Whites After Labour Day
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sat, Sep 26, 2020
Venue: Sumac Ridge

Venue: Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Date: Saturday, September 26 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Price: $25 per person

We break all the rules with this food & wine pairing event. Experience a selection of white wines from all three of our iconic brands – Steller’s Jay, Sumac Ridge Private Reserve, and Black Sage Vineyard – paired with savory, hearty dishes that will see you through the colder seasons. $25 per person

Annual Winemaker's Dinner
6:30 PM     Sat, Sep 26, 2020
Venue: Nk'mip Cellars

Date: Saturday, September 26th 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Price: $159 per person

Enjoy the bounty Fall brings in the Okanagan. Join our winemaking team, including Randy Picton & Justin Hall as we enjoy a five course dinner prepared by Winery Chef Orlin Godfrey, expertly paired with a selection of Nk'Mip Cellars wine. 

October 2020
Cellar Grazing & Harvest Dinner
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Oct 7, 2020
Venue: Sumac Ridge

Date: Thursday, October 7th 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Price: $99 per person

This will sure be an evening to remember! Visit our Sparkling Wine Cave and be a part of a Sabre Ceremony. Enjoy delectable food pairings in our Tasting Gallery. Dine in the Black Sage Hall and enjoy a Chef’s dinner showcasing our bold Black Sage wines. Includes 2 x appetizers, harvest dinner, followed by a decadent dessert with our Port-Style pipe. $99 per person + tax + gratuity

Perfect Union: The Meat & Potatoes of Food Pairings
Fri, Oct 16, 2020 - Sat, Oct 31, 2020
Venue: Nk'mip Cellars

Date: October 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th & 31st 
Time: 2:00pm
Price: $35 per person

The old adage "white wine with white meat" & "red wine with red meat" misses the mark on finding the ideal pairing for your meal. Join us fo a journey into wine and food pairings as we prepare a main element four different ways so you can see how broad a pairing spectrum you can enjoy to enhance your meals. 

Fall Artisan's Market
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM     Sat, Oct 24, 2020
Venue: Sumac Ridge

Date: Saturday, October 24th 2020
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Price: Complimentary

Local artists & creators will be set up at Sumac Ridge for the day. Come see all that the amazing Okanagan craftspeople have to offer while enjoying a complimentary tasting of our three labels – Steller’s Jay, Sumac Ridge Private Reserve, and Black Sage Vineyard.

November 2020
Winter Wine & Charcuterie
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sun, Nov 1, 2020 - Sun, Feb 28, 2021
Venue: Sumac Ridge

Venue: Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday's
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Price: $25 per person

Swirl, sip and savour a selection of 6 wines from our three iconic labels – Steller’s Jay, Sumac Ridge Private Reserve and Black Sage Vineyard – while sharing an artisan cheese and charcuterie board. Featuring winery exclusives and focusing on suggested food and wine pairing with each.

The Basics of Wine
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM     Sat, Nov 7, 2020 - Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Venue: Nk'mip Cellars

Date: Saturday & Sundays in November 
Time: 12:00pm & 2:00pm
Price: $15 per person

Whether you are a wine novice or a well travelled vinophile, you will want to join us for this tasting experience where we will help you demystify "wine speak" and give you a greater appreciation on how to enjoy and share the wine you love. 

Light Up the Vines
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM     Sat, Nov 21, 2020 - Sun, Nov 29, 2020
Venue: Sumac Ridge

Date: Saturday & Sunday November 21st & 28th, 2021
Time: 3:00pm - 8:00 pm
Price: $5.00

Nothing gets you into the spirit of the season quite like enjoying a glass of wine surrounded by the twinkle of holiday lights. Experience 5 different food and wine pairing stations throughout the winery from our three iconic brands, Steller’s Jay, Black Sage Vineyard, and Sumac Ridge Private Reserve. While you enjoy your pairings, you can do a little holiday shopping and find the wine-lover on your list the perfect gift. No need to book online, just show up!

December 2020
Saturday's with Santa
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sat, Dec 5, 2020 - Sat, Dec 12, 2020
Venue: Sumac Ridge

Date: Saturday December 5th & 12th
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Price: Complimentary (with a Food Bank donation)


Start off the Christmas season with Sumac Ridge! Bring your little ones to visit with Santa, shop our amazing selection of gift ideas for the wine lover and culinary king or queen in your life, and enjoy a complimentary tasting with a donation to the Summerland Food Bank.

Perfect Union - Holiday Feast
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM     Sat, Dec 5, 2020 - Sat, Dec 19, 2020
Venue: Nk'mip Cellars

Date: December 5th, 12th & 19th
Time: 2:00 pm
Price: $45 per person

Looking for the perfect wine to enjoy with your holiday feast? Join us to experience the art of food and wine pairing with specially prepared holiday season inspired food bites and award winning Nk'mip Cellars wine

January 2021
All About the Pipe
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM     Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Venue: Sumac Ridge

Date: Saturday, January 16th 2020
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Price: $25 per person

Warm up with us during this afternoon session, pairing out Black Sage Vineyard Pipe with sweet and savory food selctions. Deliciously decadent, a perfect way to spend a cold winter afternoon. $25 per person.

February 2021
Palentines "Make & Take" Workshop
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sat, Feb 13, 2021
Venue: Sumac Ridge

Date: Saturday, February 13th 2021
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Price: TBD

Bring your favorite girl or guy pal to Sumac Ridge and let your creative flow during our workshop event. Fee includes a glass of wine and light charcuterie.

 
 
 

Valentine's Day Dine in the Dark
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Sat, Feb 13, 2021
Venue: Sumac Ridge

Date: Saturday February 13th, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Price: $140 per couple

While blindfolded, let your smell, touch, taste and feel lead you through a romantic three course dinner created by our Great Estates Okanagan culinary team. Each course will be paired with a wine from one of our three iconic labels – Steller’s Jay, Sumac Ridge, and Black Sage Vineyard. $140 per couple + tax + gratuity

 

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