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Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

 
Vine, dine, and wine! The Fall Okanagan Wine Festival is only a week away. Ten days of festivities that include over 160 events spread throughout the Valley. "Something for every pallet" as Blair Baldwin said during our interview at the Wild Apple last week. It was a fascinating interview by one of the Okanagan's wine ambassadors. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did. Discover some interesting facts and highlights about the only wine festival that is held during the harvest.
 
Your going to love the original name of the festival. It's a doozy!
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For a full list of the over 165 events, click here.
 
Discover the winning wines here.
 
 
 
 
Here is a sampling of some of the featured events:
 
BC Wine Awards Reception and Tasting
        Thursday, 29 September, 2011
        7:00 PM - 09:00 PM @ The Rotary Centre for the Arts

WestJet Wine Tastings 
        Friday, 30 September, 2011 and Saturday, 01, October, 2011
        6:30 PM - 09:00 PM @ the Rotary Centre for the Arts

FortisBC Salute To Food and Wine
        Sunday, 02 October, 2011
        6:00 PM - 08:30 PM @ Manteo Resort

Battle of the Wine Experts
        Tuesday, 04 October, 2011
        7:00 PM @ The Rotary Centre for the Arts

All You Need Is Cheese…. and some Wine!
        Wednesday, 05 October, 2011
         7:00 PM - 09:00 PM @ Watermark Beach Resort

Alexis de Portneuf presents “The Young Chefs"
        Thursday, 06 October, 2011
         6:00 PM - 08:30 PM @ Culinary Arts Centre at Okanagan College

Valley First Grand Finale Consumer Tastings
        Friday, 07 October, 2011 and Saturday, October 08, 2011
        6:00 PM - 09:00 PM @ Penticton Trade & Convention Centre



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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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