April 03, 2012 | by Christina Van
The once hibernating vineyards of the Okanagan are going to be thriving with activity during the first week of May, and hotels in Kelowna are polishing the stemware and stocking up on the corkscrews, in anticipation of wine lovers flocking to the valley.
The Spring Okanagan Wine Festival is highly anticipated and attracts visitors from all over BC who can't wait to take part in the unique experiences this festival offers year after year. From May 3 - 13 2012, join the BC winemakers in welcoming spring, vines and good times! Sip the finest BC Wine and perhaps even get a taste of a brand new creation. Savor locally-inspired dishes that perfectly compliment your favorite wine. Sit on the patio of an Okanagan winery in the spring sunshine, overlooking some of the best scenery this region has to offer. Socialize with experts and learn more about the amazing wine industry at one (or many) of the events held during the festival.
To check out the complete Calendar of Events for the festival and for info on how to purchase event tickets, click here.
Ok, so you've got your event tickets, packed your bag and now all you need are accommodations in Kelowna that can be your launch pad (or crash pad) to festival fun. The Best Western Kelowna Hotel offers premium guest rooms and amenities, including a complimentary hot breakfast buffet (because after all, you should never start a day of wine tasting on an empty stomach!) With being centrally located, staying at our Kelowna hotel is a short taxi or bus ride away from many events allowing wine enthusiasts to easily take advantage of the Get Home Safe program and leave the car keys safely behind.
If you want to make your trip the ultimate in wine getaways, how about a adding a guided Okanagan wine tour in between festival events? Our Kelowna hotel Wine Packages are the perfect festival pairing: Premium accommodations, hot breakfast buffet daily, full or half day wine tour for two guests, tastings, and hotel pick up and return.
Whether you come for a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation, the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival is a great way to get a true taste of the Okanagan. BC Winemakers will thank you and we're pretty sure your taste buds will thank you too.
A toast to Spring and to BC Wine! Cheers!