The Summer Wine Festival is starting off with a bang. In the south, the OK Falls Wineries Association starts out with a party at Kenyon Park in OK Falls. This is the first in a series of events that I’m hoping to bring you a complete podcast and perhaps some video footage so keep it iTuned to Wine Country BC for the sounds of wine country.
OK Falls is positioning itself as one of the more exciting new wine areas in BC right now. Terroir-wise, it is the southern-most region to benefit from the moderating effect of a lake. It has a great mix of old (by BC standards) wineries and vineyards (See Ya Later, Blue Mountain, and Wild Goose) and young and innovative new wineries (Meyer Family Vineyards, Painted Rock, and Kraze Legz). And when you see a photo in a publication related to BC’s wineries, chances are it is a photo of McIntyre Bluff just to the south of OK Falls.
Want to be on a podcast?? Find me at this event and say, “I’m drinking the sounds at Wine Country BC!” Just look for the wine nerd with the microphone.
Here’s the info:
Party in the Park
Friday, July 6, 2012 5 – 9 pm
Presented by the Okanagan Falls Winery Association in Kenyon Park
Celebrate summer in the heart of wine country! Join all twelve of our wineries as they host this inaugural event at the edge of Skaha Lake in Kenyon Park – a summer evening with great food, wonderful wine and festive live music..
Sample premier local wines at a festival-style tasting. Enjoy a sumptuous southern style BBQ buffet dinner with a lake view prepared by The Chef Instead. Wines by the glass can be purchased at a nominal fee.
Tap your toes to the tunes of Kyle Anderson and his Amazing Rubber Band
Dancing and general merriment are encouraged at this party!