Summer Whites | Live Entertainment | Blind Wine Tasting Challenges
Grab your friends and head out to the Westside Wine Trail for a sippin’ good time on June 4th for the 5th Annual Sip into Summer event. Each winery will be showcasing their summer whites, holding complimentary blind wine tasting challenges and guests can enjoy scenic views and 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 whites, 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. Passports will be available at each winery location.
Date: Sunday, June 4th
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.
Beaumont Organic Estate Winery | : Gewurztraminer
Fresh apple, lychee and tropical fruit flavors make this off dry wine easy to pair with subtly spicy dishes and cheeses. An organic experience. Stop by for an afternoon of entertainment by “Alex the Grape” and put your taste buds to the challenge by guessing our mystery wine!
Ciao Bella Winery | Featured wine: Pinot Grigio
Stop by and relax in our back garden and play some bocce ball or take in the sounds of Remi Picco, an Italian accordion player who will be playing from 1-3pm. Our 2016 Pinot Grigio will be released this day.
Grizzli Winery | Featured wine: Muscat
Enjoy a complimentary sample of the Muscat paired with brie cheese and strawberries and participate in our blind wine tasting challenge.
Kalala Organic Estate Winery | 2015 Dostana Sauvignon Blanc
Blind wine tasting is the skill of determining the varietal, region, vintage and producer by only using your senses. We make it easy for you: the wine region and producer is kind of a giveaway. All you have to do is have fun and yes, guess the varietal and maybe the vintage.’
Indigenous World Winery
Join us at Indigenous World and take in the beautiful views while tasting our new summer releases including Ehrenfelser, Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin white blend, Viognier, Chardonnay, and Rose. Enjoy the sounds of ‘The Gentleman Pianist Travis Suanders’ and test your palette in our blind taste test that is sure to challenge and surprise everyone.
Little Straw Vineyards | Featured wine: Old Vines Auxerrois
Summer is here! During the Sip into Summer event on June 4th enjoy live music from John Anderson from 12-4pm, enjoy some tasty tapas bites and take part in our Blind Wine Tasting Challenge.
Mt Boucherie Winery | participating
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery | Featured wine: Viognier
Celebrate the beginning of summer with an afternoon filled with music and wine. Come enjoy live entertainment by Derek Joel and sip on our newly released 2015 Limited Edition Viognier.
Off the Grid Organic Winery
Live music from Sally Wallick Policy from noon – 5 pm on the grass patio, along with the blind wine tasting challenge. Stop by, take in our views, discover our new releases and see our straw bale tasting room.
Quails’ Gate Winery |
A blind tasting challenge, a chance to win a BBQ themed Father’s Day gift basket, and the sounds of Jeff Piattelli will await you at our Wine Shop from 12 to 4 pm. Jeff’s musical talents and genre’s include pop, top 40, rock and alternative.
Rollingdale Winery | Featured wine: Pinot Blanc
Wine and art are a great pair and you can enjoy them both at Rollingdale Winery for this year’s Sip into Summer event! Get a caricature of yourself drawn with a glass of wine in your hand as Marzio Manderioli, the Travelling Cartoonist will be available for sketches. Our feature wine for the event will be our 2016 Organic Pinot Blanc. Gewürztraminer
the hatch | participating
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery | Featured wine: Gewürztraminer Clone 47 2015
Enjoy browsing one of the largest wine shops in the Okanagan, test your skill in our blind wine testing challenge. Enjoy a complimentary taste of our featured Gewürztraminer.