Location: Conference Centre
11:00am – 1:00pm – $20.00 + Tax and Gratuity
Cross Canada Competition of Canadian Chowder Making. 6 guest Chefs from Nova Scotia, BC and Alberta showcasing their best Chowders. Who will reign supreme according to a panel of distinguished judges? Local Cideries, Breweries, Distillers will be on hand. Also enjoy Oyster Shucking.
Wine Education Series:
1:30pm – 4:30pm – $20.00 + Tax Per Session, Or $50.00 + Tax For All Three Sessions
Get up close and personal with Similkameen Independent Winegrowers.
Best Varietals of the Similkameen 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Join winemakers and owners from 4 Similkameen wineries for a lively discussion on what varietals work best in the Similkameen Valley. Winemakers will present their case and share award winning wines that back up their claims. This is your chance to taste the best of the Similkameen!
The Micro-Terroirs of the Similkameen Valley 2:30pm – 3:30pm
The grape growing part of the Similkameen Valley is only 28 km long but within this small stretch is a number of very diverse and distinct micro-terroirs. Soils, sunshine and wind are just a few of the considerations when planting grapes and choosing a style of wine that best expresses each particular area in the Similkameen. Learn from those who understand these complexities the best, as 4 principles of Similkameen Valley wineries share wines that showcase the valley’s diversity. Taste our micro-terroirs!
Ciders and Fruit Wines of the Similkameen 3:30 – 4:30
This masterclass will focus on the world-class organic fruit wines and ciders produced. Three Similkameen producers will lead you through a top selection of their award-winning fruit wines and ciders that express the Similkameen. Expand your drinking universe and taste the varied flavours and styles created from various Similkameen fruits.
Saturday Evening Gala
Location: Watermark Conference Centre
6:00 – 10:00 – $85.00 + Tax and Gratuity
A series of short food films, with guest Chefs and wine pairings. Each short food film will inspire a Guest Chef to create a course from the inspiration taken from the film. Food and film will be perfectly paired with Similkameen wines. The Similkameen Independent Winegrowers and Chefs will be there tableside during their course.
After-party at Burrowing Owl
Location: Owl Pub
Try their specially crafted Devour! Cocktail