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Pets welcome at West Kelowna icewine festival

Grizzli Winery is hosting its first icewine festival.
Grizzli Winery is hosting its first icewine festival.
Image Credit: Grizzli Winery

Reap the rewards of a chilly Okanagan winter with an icewine festival.

Bring your pooch, enjoy an outdoor fire and roast marshmallows at the first annual Grizzli Winery Icewine Festival, held Jan. 25 and 26, from 12 to 4 p.m.

In celebration of the winery’s icewine harvest and the Chinese New Year, the festival will highlight four of Grizzli’s award-winning icewines and two specially selected table wines, according to the winery’s news release. The wine will be paired with culinary creations from across the Okanagan.

“This is the perfect event for all wine lovers, new or experienced. There is a certain romance when it comes to icewine. Hardy pickers brave the elements to harvest frozen grapes in the middle of the night, while the ground is decked in freshly fallen snow, turning frozen grapes into icewine.” said Angela Rafter, events coordinator at Grizzli Winery.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online, through Grizzli Winery, or during the event. A hot chocolate pass is $3.


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