Wineries ready to soak up spring

The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is thrilled to announce it’s 21st year of spring festivities from April 30 to May 10.

The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is thrilled to announce it’s 21st year of spring festivities from April 30 to May 10, with the largest number of local wineries participating than previous years.

The Spring Okanagan ‘Bud Break’ Wine Festival offers a savoury atmosphere for soaking up the record breaking warm Valley weather with a glass in hand at over 120 member wineries, inviting visitors and locals to indulge in more than 90 culinary and wine activities from Osoyoos to Oyama.

As the heady aromas of spring blossoms burst forth and the Valley’s vintners eagerly await the annual rite of bud burst in the vineyards, the celebratory kickoff to the season with the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival commences.

From savoury bites to music-filled nights some delectable new highlights this year include: an Iron Sommelier B.C. wine and food pairing competition, sensory wine and viticulture workshops at Okanagan College, and live music and record spinning DJs in the Valley’s numerous new architecturally striking wineries, breweries and fruit distilleries.

The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is responsible for the development of the wine tourism sector in the interior of British Columbia and well-known for producing two annual festivals to celebrate the bud break and in the fall to celebrate the grape harvest. Visit them at www.thewinefestivals.com.