Summer Sippers | Blind Wine Tasting Challenges
Grab your friends and head out to the Westside Wine Trail for a sippin’ good time on June 3rd for the 6th Annual Sip into Summer event. Each winery will be showcasing their summer sippers, holding complimentary blind wine tasting challenges and guests can enjoy scenic views, with some wineries having live entertainment.
This open house style event is complimentary to attend with the festivities taking place between noon and 5 pm. Spend the afternoon on a self-guided tour discovering our Westside Wine Trail, one sip at a time. Linger in the picnic areas or patios where wine by the glass is available to purchase, or discover the flavours of the Okanagan at one of our four winery restaurants. Please note that tasting fees may apply at some locations.
For those looking to stay the weekend or to have organized transportation, please visit our Area Resources and Attractions page where you will find links to our tourism partners; Distinctly Kelowna Tours, Roots & Vines Tours, Uncorked Okanagan, Casa Loma Resort, Cove Lakeside Resort, Holiday Inn West Kelowna and Visit Westside.
Blind Wine Tasting Challenge
There is no entry fee to participate and people 19 years of age or older are eligible to participate.
All bottles will be disguised and each winery will pour the wine. This wine may be a library wine a new release or something from the barrel. The ‘challenge’ is to correctly identify the grape varietal, the vineyard location and alcohol level of the wine. Once you have challenged yourself at a winery you will have your Blind Wine Tasting Challenge Passport endorsed by the winery and you can find out if your guess was correct. Passports will be available at each winery location.
Date: Sunday, June 3rd
Time: noon – 5 pm
Participating wineries of the Westside Wine Trail, which include Beaumont Family Estate Winery, Ciao Bella Winery, Grizzli Winery, Indigenous World Winery, Kalala Organic Estate Winery, Little Straw Vineyards, Mt. Boucherie Winery, Mission Hill Family Estate, Off the Grid Organic Winery, Quails’ Gate Winery, Rollingdale Winery, the hatch, Volcanic Hills Estate Winery.
Grizzli Winery will be featuring both their 2014 Raspberry Wine and their 2016 Blueberry Wine. Enjoy a delicious bite of cheesecake as a food pairing.
More winery information to come…. stay tuned.