Mar 1, 2013 / 5:00 am
Apex Mountain Resort and the Naramata Bench Wineries Association are partnering to hold the first wine festival at the resort, titled 'Vertical & Vintages', March 8 to 10.
The feature event of the weekend is a Naramata Bench wine tasting and small plates dinner on Saturday, March 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gunbarrel Restaurant and Bar in the heart of the Apex Village.
Also featured are Hoo Doo Adventures snowshoe events partnered with wineries including a fireside dinner with Lake Breeze Vineyards, a bonfire lunch with Hillside Winery, and an aprés tour wine and cheese with Upper Bench Estate Winery.
Twelve Naramata Bench wineries will be pouring their wines for the wine tasting Event: Misconduct Wine Co; D’Angelo Estate Winery; Hillside Estate Winery and Bistro; Lake Breeze Vineyards; Perseus Winery; Poplar Grove Winery; Laughing Stack Vineyards; Therapy Vineyards; Upper Bench Estate Winery; La Frenz Winery; Van Westen Vineyards and Lang Vineyards.
Chef Rob Walker will be at the Saturday wine tasting, creating a variety of small plates to showcase the Naramata Bench wines.
After the tasting, guests are invited to the Gunbarrel Saloon to enjoy dancing to the musical talents of Naramata’s own “UnCorked” as they play the night away.
“This Wine Festival is the perfect partnership between Apex Mountain culture and the charismatic Naramata Bench Wineries. This unique wine region, which is only 45 minutes from Apex, and the atmosphere of the Apex village is a perfect pairing," said James Shalman, general manager for Apex.
Check out www.apexresort.com for a full weekend event schedule, the details for the Vertical & Vintages main wine tasting event, the Snow Shoe Tour and Wine Events, and Ski, Wine & Stay Packages that are available for the weekend.
The wine tasting and small plates event tickets are $35. To purchase please contact Kerissa at 1-877-777-2739 or via Email email@example.com
For tickets for the Snow Shoe and Wineries events contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation packages available at Apex Accommodations 1-866-273-9737 www.stayatapex.com or 1-800-387-2739 www.apexmountaininn.com
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