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Celebrate the holidays Okanagan Valley-style with Winter Wine Events

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OKANAGAN - Okanagan Valley wineries are getting in the holiday spirit with open houses, events, light ups and tastings, all part of Winter Wine Events in B.C. Wine Country, a wine-filled event running from Nov. 29 to Dec. 7.

Wineries from five regional associations will participate in the winter event, including Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive, Okanagan Falls Winery Associations, Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country, the Similkameen Wineries Association, and the Westside Wine Trail.

From Nov. 29-30 you can spend a weekend touring Bottleneck Drive Wineries in Summerland as part of the Light up the Vines event. Visit between 3 p.m. and 7p.m. to enjoy complimentary wine tastings, special holiday promotions, and a weekend passport to win a prize valued at over $500. There will be self-guided and guided tour options available as well as weekend accommodation packages.

The same weekend, Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country are hosting Winter in Wine Country, a celebration of the beautiful winter months in B.C. wine region. Food pairings, Christmas carols, and wine tastings will be available at all 27 wineries.

The Holiday Cheer Open House with the Okanagan Falls Winery Association is also held on Nov 29-30. Visit the 12 wineries for food pairings and wine tastings and exclusive features from every winery. There will also be a photo scavenger hunt with a chance of winning a private wine tour for two with Top Cat Tours.

On Dec. 6-7, come out for the Similkameen Country Christmas Winery Open House and enjoy wine tastings, food pairings, art, and holiday cheer. Stop by any of the seven participating wineries between 12-4p.m. and pick up a passport and be entered to win a $200 wine package.

There will be more wine tasting and tours on Dec. 7 at the wineries of West Kelowna. Each winery will host local artisans and crafters in their tasting rooms and cellars for a self-guided wine and craft tour.

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