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West Kelowna ice wine festival celebrates Chinese New Year

Grizzli Winery's ice wine festival kicks off Jan. 25.
Grizzli Winery's ice wine festival kicks off Jan. 25.
Image Credit: Grizzli Winery

West Kelowna’s Grizzili Winery is kicking off the Chinese New Year with an ice wine festival this weekend.

Bring your pooch, enjoy an outdoor fire and roast marshmallows at the first annual Grizzli Winery Ice Wine Festival, which continues tomorrow Jan. 26, from 12 to 4 p.m. 

In celebration of the winery’s ice wine harvest and the Chinese New Year, the festival highlights four of Grizzli’s award-winning ice wines 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 ice wine. 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 ice wine.” said Angela Rafter, events coordinator at Grizzli Winery.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased during the event. A hot chocolate pass is $3.


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