It’s easy this year to plan ahead for the Easter long weekend, as numerous events are coming back and most tasting rooms will open for the season. But do plan ahead. All indications suggest it’s going to be busy.
Step one: Help yourself out by downloading the Wines of B.C. Explorer app from Wines of British Columbia. And, since it’s B.C. Wine Month, you can take the Level 1 B.C. Wine Ambassador program online for free in April, just use the code BCWINEMONTH.
Step two: Have a look at these events scheduled for the long weekend. Choose one or two, and then book them before the seats are gone. Enjoy.
Adult Easter Egg Hunt: Township 7, Penticton – Yes, a hunt just for the adults takes place on April 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a glass of wine while collecting corks and eggs, then turn your finds in for prizes. Information here.
Easter Brunch: Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek, Oliver – A three-course brunch with several options for your main, including Shakshuka, a dish of North African style eggs. Available on April 17. Reservations required.
Weekend Pairings: VinAmité, Oliver – Book a tasting on April 15, 16, or 17 and you’ll be treated to the winery’s new spring releases paired with five thoughtfully chosen ‘accoutrements’, including a special sweet pairing with their fortified wine.
Easter Brunch: Naramata Inn, Naramata – Available on April 16 and 17. Three brunch features – eggs benny, sourdough waffles, or shrimp frittata – to choose from, or peruse the regular lunch menu.
Easter Egg Hunt: Phantom Creek, Oliver – No reservations needed to join in the hunt for treats on April 17; while the kids search, the adults can taste wine.
Easter Brunch: Liquidity Wines, Okanagan Falls – Book a two-course, wine-paired brunch on April 16 or 17.
Sneak Peek Dinner, Nk’Mip Cellars, Osoyoos – Not Easter-themed, but on the long weekend you can book a preview dinner on April 16 before the summer season begins.
Easter Sunday Dinner, Mission Hill, West Kelowna – Not in the mood for brunch? Book this one-night-only Easter four-course dinner.
Easter Funny, Freddy’s Brewpub, Kelowna – Something totally different. Stand-up comedian Howie Miller and the Train Wreck Comedy Tour make a stop on April 15.
Marvellous Mushrooms, Okanagan Heritage Museum, Kelowna – Why not learn something at this travelling exhibit from the Royal B.C. Museum? This special exhibit runs until May 23. Maybe it will inspire your culinary creativity.
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