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Winery events with Valentine's Day in mind highlight weekend list of things to do

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February 08, 2019 - 3:00 PM

PENTICTON - With snow and cold weather in the forecast, this weekend is made to order for those wishing to indulge indoors in some Valentine’s Day activities at some of the region’s wineries where a number of food and wine pairing events are taking place.

The Four Chiefs Food and Wine pairing event happens again this weekend at Nk’Mip Cellars in Osoyoos, starting at noon tomorrow, Feb. 9, and again on Sunday. Experience food and wine pairing with the four food chiefs: bear, salmon, bitterroot and Saskatoon berry at the Qwam Qwmt Tasting Gallery. The cost is $15.

Wine & Macaroon pairing is a Valentine’s celebration at Township 7 Vineyards featuring two new sparkling wines. Enjoy a seated tasting in the barrel room with these new sparkling wines and Pinot Noir paired with three macarons. The pairing takes place tomorrow from 1 to 2 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. The cost is $20.

Fondue for two is an afternoon of perfect pairings of cheese or chocolate fondue at the Jackson-Triggs & Inniskillin Okanagan winery, 7857 Tucelnuit Drive in Oliver. The event takes place tomorrow and Sunday from noon to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $50 per couple.

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery in Summerland is holding a winter grazing event tomorrow and Sunday. Enjoy a flight of Black Sage Vineyard wine accompanied by an artisan cheese and charcuterie board for $25.

The red wine and chocolate at Tinhorn Creek Vineyard event takes place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tinhorn Creek Winery. Ingrid Schellenberg provides live entertainment on the harp as guests enjoy a decadent day of complementary wine and chocolate treats. There is no cost for the event.

Sweet Nothings Silent Auction is a partnership between the Summerland Community Arts Council and the Summerland Montessori School, taking place today from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Summerland Arts & Cultural Centre at 9525 Wharton Street in Summerland. Pick up the perfect Valentine’s gift, from a selection of local artisans paintings, pottery and other works, along with an evening of wine and desserts. Tickets are $25, available at the Summerland Montessori School, Barn Owl Gifts, the Summerland Arts Centre and at the door.

Okanagan Valley Throwdown is back for its seventh year in Penticton, taking place at the South Okanagan Events Centre tomorrow and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Athletes compete across several different team and individual divisions in this cross-fit style event. Vendors and a broad range of fitness minded companies also have a presence at the event. One day ticket prices are $8 for an adult, a one day family pass is $30.

Summerland Community Arts Council presents “Budding Artists” featuring artwork from the students of Giants Head Elementary School. The opening reception takes place Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Hotel California is the original Eagles tribute band that has travelled the globe, thrilling thousands of Eagles fans. The group is in Penticton Monday, Feb. 11 for a show at the Cleland Community Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.50.

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