Wine Culture Magazine

Clear your schedule for these essential experiences

Cheese the Day at Kamloops Wine + Beverage Festival, May 30-June 1.

Naramata Bench Spring Release

May 3
The Naramata Bench Wineries Association has brought back their Spring Release event at Vancouver Community College. This is a great opportunity to try the delicious newly released wines from over 25 wineries from the Naramata Bench.

Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Wine Tasting

May 3
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to sample highly rated wines and meet the superb winemakers: join us at the Vancouver event of the Gambero Rosso – Tre Bicchieri international roadshow for a fun-filled evening of networking and delicious wines, featuring 30 top Italian producers and 120 wines.

Top Drop

May 13-15
Top Drop Vancouver returns with its annual grand tasting featuring dozens of international, terroir-focused wineries and the people behind them. Proundly in support of BC Hospitality Foundation.

Half Corked Marathon follows a 24-kilometre trail through the vineyards.

Half Corked Marathon Weekend

May 24 to 26
The most fun you can have sweating under the sun. This year’s theme is the 1990s, so don your bucket hat, baby tee and combats for the traditional 24-kilometre trail through the vineyards, with stops for sips along the way. Even if you don’t take part in the run, you can still enjoy the Primavera party to kick off the weekend or the party at the finish line.

Kamloops Wine + Beverage Festival

May 30 to June 1
Swing by the Loops on May 30 for Cheese the Day, an interactive wine-and-cheese pairing event featuring Canadian cheese ambassador David Beaudoin, as well as the grand wine (and other beverage) tasting on June 1.

Best of the Bench Dinner & Tasting

June 6
Hosted by the Naramata Bench Wineries Association and Master of Wines Siobhan Turner and Doug Frost, this is your chance to enjoy sips from more than 25 wineries along the bench, canapés by Poplar Grove Winery’s executive chef Stacy Johnston and the chance to mingle with winemakers and winery owners while taking in that spectacular view.

Okanagan Spring Wine Festival

June 7 to 23
This wide-ranging annual fest kicks off June 7 with the BC Top 50 Grand Tasting at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, where guests sample the top wines chosen by the judging panel of the British Columbia Wine Awards. Also look for the TASTE series of experiences from Lake Country to the District Wine Village in Oliver, as well as a Father’s Day Blues and BBQ at Nighthawk Vineyards, Solstice Sips at Silverstar and other events.

Pride in the Vines

June 15
Get fabulous with the 2SLGBTQAI+ community at See Ya Later Ranch and enjoy great food, great wine, great people and beautiful views.


7 Deadly Sins is a wickedly fun event at Blasted Church vineyards.

7 Deadly Sins

June 22
The most wickedly fun event in the valley is back with all the revelry, entertainment and unparalleled indulgence you’ve been craving, all set against the stunning backdrop of Blasted Church’s picturesque vineyards. Also add to your calendar: Take Me to Church, “a night of angelic and sinful songs,” on August 10.


This year’s summer concert series at Mission Hill Family Estate features Barenaked Ladies, Melissa Etheridge, Jewel and Sarah McLachlan.

Summer concert series at Mission Hill Family Estate

Various dates
Settle into the natural amphitheatre as the sun sinks over Okanagan Lake and enjoy a rock-star lineup that features Barenaked Ladies on July 4; Melissa Etheridge and Jewel on July 15; and Sarah McLachlan on July 29.

Victoria International Wine Festival

October 1 to 7
It’s not too soon to start planning your trip across the Salish Sea for this good time in provincial capital. Enjoy tastings, seminars, winemakers’ dinners and much more.

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