Vertical and Vintages at Apex Mountain Resort

The Naramata Bench Wineries Association is partnering with Apex Mountain Resort for the third annual Vertical and Vintages Wine Festival Weekend.

The Naramata Bench Wineries Association is partnering with Apex Mountain Resort for the third annual Vertical and Vintages Wine Festival Weekend.

Skiers and boarders need to mark their calendars for the Naramata Bench Wine Tasting event on Saturday, March 7, from 7- 9 p.m.

“This is one of the events our locals look forward to every year.  It always sells out for a reason.  With so many first class wineries in the Naramata Bench all coming together to one location at the Gunbarrel Saloon, it gives our guests an opportunity to sample these award winning wines, said James Shalman, general manager at Apex Mountain Resort.

Hosted at the Gunbarrel Restaurant and Bar in the heart of the Apex Village, 18 wineries will be pouring a variety of wines.

“The Vertical and Vintages Wine Festival is the perfect partnership between Apex Mountain culture and the charismatic Naramata Bench. This unique wine region of the Okanagan and the atmosphere of the Apex village is a great pairing. The wineries are only a 45 minute drive from the resort and the personalities of these wineries and the Apex Village coming together is going to make another very special night this year,” said Shalman.

In addition, the Gunbarrel Restaurant will be showcasing a selection of savoury appetizers to savour with the wines.

Ticket price is $38, plus fees. And, ticket holders receive a free pass to the Gunbarrel Saloon to enjoy the musical talents of Naramata’s favourite party band, UnCorked, as they play the night away following the wine tasting.

Adding more value to the event ticket is a 25 per cent discount off an adult lift ticket ($17.75 value) for one day. This discount can be applied to lift tickets March 6 to 8. 

Adding even more value is the mountain scavenger hunt for skiers and boarders holding a Verticals and Vintages event ticket. Check for details and sign up at the Apex Mountain office when you arrive. The hunt starts at 10 a.m.

“We are delighted to be the wine partner with Apex Mountain Resort and look forward to sharing our very best wines with attendees on what is sure to be another fun winter weekend in the Okanagan,” said Tina Baird, Naramata Bench Wineries spokesperson.

Vertical and Vintages tickets for Saturday, March 7 are on sale now. There are limited tickets so to avoid disappointment, buy early.

To purchase go to www.eventbrite.ca and search Vertical and Vintages or click the link at www.apexresort.com.