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Grand Sommelier Express returns to Okanagan

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April 26, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The members of Bottleneck Drive present a tasting experience on-board the elegantly restored Kettle Valley steam train, showcasing delicious offerings from local wineries alongside the natural beauty of Summerland. The Grand Sommelier Express returns for a second year on June 24, 2017.

“We are excited to partner with the historic Kettle Valley Steam Railway again this year to bring guests an experience that is absolutely unique to Bottleneck Drive,” says Bottleneck Drive President Christa-Lee McWatters Bond. “Delicious wine, food, ciders and beer, Summerland scenery, and the beautiful steam train combine for an event you will not find anywhere else.”

Following a sparkling reception, guests will enjoy the scenic 90-minute train ride with wine poured by informative proprietors and winemakers. The tour includes a trestle-side stop to sample Bottleneck Drive’s hand-crafted beer and ciders. A three-course dinner paired with Bottleneck Drive wines follows the train trip. Entertainment includes live music and an attractive live and silent auction.

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About Bottleneck Drive:

Located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the world’s top wine regions, Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive is a collection of 23 award-winning wineries, cideries, and a craft brewery, each with distinctive products and charming personalities. Rolling hills lined with a vivid patchwork of vineyards, orchards and meadows surround Summerland’s charming town centre, located above Lake Okanagan. Visit

About the KVR:

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway showcases a unique part of the Okanagan’s history. The lovingly restored 1912 steam locomotive travels the only preserved section of historic railway for a 90 minute journey in a vintage passenger coach or open air car. The 10-mile stretch travels through lush scenery and includes the 238 ft. Trout Creek trestle. Visit for more information.

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