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Wine and Turkey: Kelowna Hotel's Guide to the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

October 06, 2014

Kelowna hotel's guide to Okanagan Wine Fest

Enjoy spending time with friends and family as well as the region’s best vintages by taking in the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival and staying at the Best Western Kelowna hotel.

Photo from Okanagan Wine Festivals


This year, count down to the Thanksgiving long weekend by taking in the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival while staying at a Best Western Kelowna Hotel. With more than 165 events spread out over the 10 days leading up to turkey day, it’s no mystery why the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival has been listed in the American Business Association’s Top 100 Events in North America.

Just a quick drive from the Best Western Kelowna hotel, check out some of these signature events:


The WestJet Wine Tastings

With 250 wines from 60 local wineries and a live band, you can let your appreciation for wine soar as you indulge your senses in a wine-filled evening hosted by WestJet. See the festival website for listings.


The Blind Wine and Cheese Soiree Presented by Valley First

On Oct. 8, grab a blindfold and a buddy and take turns guessing the local wine and cheese pairings. Prizes will be awarded for not only the best guesses, but the worst.


Alexis de Portneuf Presents: “The Young Chefs”

On Oct. 9, watch as young chefs battle it out for top spots when creating a cheesy dish best paired with local wines. Taste each dish accompanied by a glass of your favourite wine and vote for your favourite next top chef.


Organic Cheese and Wine – A Natural Pairing

On Oct. 9, brush up on your cheese and wine education and impress your friends. This interactive educational experience will have you sharing your newfound expertise on British Columbian organic wine and cheeses in no time.


Valley First Grande Finale Consumer Tastings

Always dreamed of touring around to each and every winery in the Okanagan valley but haven’t had the chance to yet? With more than 80 local wineries set up to offer you the wine-tasting experience of your life, Valley First brings the wineries to you on Oct. 10 and 11.


Can’t make it to the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival? Not to worry! Check out our blog post: The Ultimate Guide to Okanagan Wine Tours, and discover more ways to experience Okanagan wine tours and events near our Best Western Kelowna hotel.


If you’re looking for a Kelowna hotel offering up some of the best wine-tour packages in the valley, consider the BEST WESTERN PLUS, also offering romance packages, free hot breakfasts, a grassy courtyard, mineral pool, and more.

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