Sip with your Senses – a wine & garden event
See. Swirl. Smell. Sip and explore the floral and herbal notes in our wines. The Westside Wine Trail is having a wine and garden party event on May 12th from noon – 5pm.
Visitors will be able to enjoy complimentary tastings of the featured wine at each winery and in celebration of our garden party theme, the wineries will be giving away seeds to help you get a head start on your summer gardens. There will be a different seed at each winery, ranging from floral and herb to vegetable seeds. So bring out your garden dresses and floral shirts and spend a leisurely afternoon along our wine trail.
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 winery restaurants. Please note that tasting fees apply for full tastings. Featured wine and seeds are complimentary.
This self-guided tour will have maps at each location. For added convenience, touring options are available through Roots & Vines Tours or Uncorked Okanagan. If you are looking for overnight accommodations, our tourism partners Casa Loma Lakeshore Resort and the Cove Lakeside Resort can help you out!
Time: noon – 5 pm | Cost: Complimentary
Participating wineries (complimentary featured wine and seed selection will be updated)
Beaumont Family Estate Winery – Featured wine: White Pinot Noir | Seed: Bee attracting mixed flowers
Stop by for a sip and learn some gardening tips. Proprietor Louise Lubchynski will be doing a talk and display at 3 pm on how to choose flowers and plant in large planters. Also learn about small space organic gardening in grape bins. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of their White Pinot Noir which pairs wonderfully with risotto, creamy past or reduction glazed scallops.
Ciao Bella Winery – Featured Wine: Pinot Grigio
Our newly released 2018 Pinot Grigio is crisp and refreshing with citrus notes of lemon and lime, followed by pear! Great summer sipper, excellent pairing with your favourite cheese (parmigiano), seafood dish, risotto, pork (spaghetti carbonara!), curry dishes and of course your favourite pasta dish!
Grizzli Winery – Featured wine: 2014 Meritage Red Wine| Seed: Calendula
Combining some of the best wine types, the Meritage features Grizzli’s favourite reds, including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. The wines are blended together, creating perfect harmony as a whole, the same way you’ll be able to create harmonious summer garden with the calendula seeds that you’ll receive when you visit Grizzli Winery on May 12th.
Indigenous World Winery – Featured wine: 2017 Gewurztraminer |
At Indigenous World our 2017 Gewurztraminer will be paired with locally foraged greens and lightning mushrooms. We will be having a local foraging expert in our tasting room to speak about seasonal foraging and items will be available to purchase.
Kalala Organic Estate Winery – Featured wine: 2018 Kalala Rosé| Seed: Peas
This Rosé is light, easy to drink and pairs well with many foods. It’s very fresh & fruit forward with notes of watermelon candy, strawberry and lemon zest. This wine is the perfect pairing for spring and summer parties with your friends & family.
Little Straw Vineyards – Featured Wine: Tapestry | Seed: Pansy
Tapestry highlights notes of light citrus on the palate. Aromas of pansies, daisies and sunflowers capture the nose. This wine is perfect for a garden party.
Mt Boucherie Winery – Featured wine: 2018 Rosé |Seed: Basil
Our 2018 Rosé is made from 100% Zweigelt farmed right here in West Kelowna. You can look forward to a crisp profile expressing ruby red grapefruit, strawberry, spice, and orange zest.
On May 12th enjoy a complimentary tasting of our recently released 2018 Rosé and receive a Basil seedling starter kit. This fragrant herb is perfect for completing your fresh patio platters while enjoying a glass (or two) of Mt. Boucherie Estate Rosé with friends.
Mission Hill Family Estate – Featured wine: Exhilaration Brut | Seed: Shasta Daisy
Although the Daisy looks like a simple flower, it is actually a composite of several different parts joining to form the flower; much like our wines at Mission Hill that bring to you in a glass the confluence of our vinicultural heritage, precision farming and winemaking excellence. Join us this Sunday, for a complimentary tasting of the Exhilaration Brut. Enjoy the stunning views and live music and let yourself be tempted into a tasting of our collection of wines. Mums will get to take home Shasta Daisy seeds.
Off the Grid Organic Winery – Featured wine: Pink Pinot Gris | Seed: pink bulbs
Stop by on May 12th when we release our new Pink Pinot Gris, just in time for Mother’s Day! Pink bulbs will be giving out to compliment our new wine release.
Quails’ Gate Winery – Featured wine: 2018 Gewurztraminer | Seed: Okanagan Lavender Seeds
Join us for a complimentary tasting of our charming and fruit forward Gewurztraminer. Enter to win a draw for a wine and Lavender basket, and take home your own Lavender seeds from the Okanagan Lavender Farm.
Rollingdale Winery – Featured wine: Riesling | Seed: Sunflower Seeds
This off-dry Riesling is a vibrant burst of fruit and is sure to brighten up a day, as are the sunflowers that we plant generously around the farm to attract pollinating bees and give the birds something to eat other than our grapes! Enjoy the rapid growth and beautiful heads that will spring up from our estate grown sunflower seeds.
the hatch – participating
Truck ’59 Ciderhouse – Featured Cider: Raspberry Hibiscus / Seed – TBA
Our first time participating in Westside Wine Trail’s Sip Series and we are very excited. This cider is all about layers. Not too sweet, clean and refreshing for a hot day. Lots of floral and berry notes. Be sure to also grab a bite from the Stoked Embers food truck which be on site during the event. We look forward to seeing you!
Volcanic Hills Family Estate – Featured wine: Mystery Blind Wine | Seed: Sweet Peas
Want to learn about flavours and aromas in wine? We will be featuring our Mystery Blind Wine all afternoon! Bring your nose, and take your best educated guess as to what beautiful vino is in your glass! You could be entered to win a $100 Giftcard for our Wine Shop!”