The team behind the BC Wine Cider & Spirits Festival knew late last year that with the growing craft liquor industry in British Columbia that it was the perfect time to focus their 60+ combined years of event experience to help drive destination and local traffic alike to large scale consumer tastings, showcasing all of the great products being produced in British Columbia.
The team was not wrong, after a year in business, and a year of successful events here in the Okanagan, the team behind the BC Wine, Cider & Spirits Festival announce their 2020 event line up.
Events in the next year will introduce some new events, as well as bring back some favorites from 2019, with some exciting changes.
“We are so thankful to all of our members, partners and guests this year,” says Katherine Bramall, founder & general manager, BC Wine Cider & Spirits Festival. “We were so fortunate to have the support of community and we are excited to announce what we have in store for everyone in 2020.”
April 4th will kick off the new event year at SilverStar Mountain Resort as the team brings back the igloos for Showpass presents Winterland. Next will be a new event to the BCWCSF line up, however this Kelowna-based June 19th event is currently being held as a secret with only the team, and their event partners having any information about it.
Mile High at SilverStar Mountain will continue into its 9th year on August 8th 2020; and September brings an exciting new twist to an event from 2019. Le Cirque De La Nuit, becomes The Vintage Circus and will be moving to an exciting new outdoor venue, Downtown Kelowna’s City Park. This event will transform the park into a vintage midway featuring BC Wine Fest members offering samples, as interactive Cirque performances mesmerize guests throughout the evening.
As the weather cools down in October the team brings back a favourite from 2019, Taco Vino; this Mexican-themed Wine, Cider & Spirits tasting moves to August Luxury Motorsport for a fun new twist on the event; while keeping some of the guests favourites elements such as Mexican food from El Taquero.
Lastly there will be OUT in the Valley, the second annual wine festival in partnership with Kelowna Pride. This festival will see a variety of events throughout October 29th – November 1st including the infamous Sugarplum Ball on October 31st, and Drag Brunch (Drunch) on Sunday November 1st at Summerhill Pyramid Winery.
As a holiday gift to this amazing community, the BC Wine Cider & Spirits Festival is releasing tickets to all of their 2020 events for the month of December at the early bird pricing rate (limited quantities available).
Another exciting new feature for 2020 is the BC Wine, Cider & Spirits Festivals All Access VIP Event Pass. This pass will offer guests the chance to purchase a one-time VIP ticket package (two tickets to each event), at an extremely discounted rate; this pass is available for purchase until April 1st of 2020 and would make a great holiday gift for the craft liquor and event lover on your list.
Each event is hosted on behalf of the BC Hospitality Foundation, and the BC Wine Fest members; and includes a Safe Ride Home option that is included in the ticket price.
Tickets at bcwinefestival.com
SHOWPASS PRESENTS WINTERLAND WINE, CIDER & SPIRITS TASTING
SilverStar Mountain Resort
Saturday April 4th 2020
In Partnership with SilverStar Mountain Resort the BC Wine, Cider & Spirits Festival brings you, the 2nd annual Showpass presents WINTERLAND- Wine, Cider & Spirits Tasting.
Inflatable Igloo, Samples from our member Wineries, Cideries, Breweries, and Distilleries, food, entertainment, souvenir glass, onsite Liquor Store presented by Public Liquor, and more…
This Kelowna location is currently top secret!
Friday June 19th 2020
7 pm – 10 pm
Watch for some exciting details in regards to this event coming in early 2020, until then this exciting brand new BC Wine, Cider & Spirits Festival is a secret!
MILE HIGH WINE, CIDER & SPIRITS TASTING
SilverStar Mountain Resort
Saturday August 8th 2020
In Partnership with SilverStar Mountain Resort we bring you, Mile High- Wine, Cider & Spirits Tasting. Join us and our members on the mountain as we take over the village at SilverStar Mountain Resort for an outdoor tasting and concert!
Samples from our member Wineries, Cideries, Breweries, and Distilleries, food, entertainment, souvenir glass, onsite Liquor Store presented by Public Liquor, and more..
THE VINTAGE CIRCUS – WINE, CIDER & SPIRITS TASTING
City Park Kelowna
Saturday September 12th 2020
Join us and our members as we host Le Cirque De La Nuit for the 2nd time here in the Okanagan. With this new, outdoor venue we will host food trucks, samplings from our member Wineries, Cideries, Breweries & Distilleries, an interactive cirque performance, an onsite Liquor Store presented by Public Liquor, and so much more…
TACO VINO – WINE, CIDER & SPIRITS TASTING
August Luxury Motorsport
Saturday October 17th 2020
Taco Vino – A Mexican themed Wine, Cider & Spirits Tasting. Join us at this exciting new venue, August Luxury Motorsport for the 2nd Annual Taco Vino. Mexican food by El Taquero, Spanish Music, liquor samples from our member Wineries, Cideries, and Distilleries, an onsite Liquor Store presented by Public Liquor and more…
OUT in the VALLEY
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KELOWNA PRIDE
Thursday October 29th – Sunday November 1st
WELCOME RECEPTION- Thursday- Okanagan Spirits
OUT in the VALLEY WINE TOUR- Friday
OUT in the VALLEY WINE TOUR- Saturday
SUGARPLUM BALL- Saturday Downtown Kelowna Library
About The BC Wine Cider & Spirits Festival:
The BC Wine Cider & Spirits Festival is bringing BC, multiple large-scale, whole sensory, consumer tasting experiences throughout the year. With 100+ members made up of BC Wine, Cider, Spirits & Beer producers each event is made up of a selection of members sampling and promoting their products in support of the BC Hospitality Foundation.
Website at www.bcwinefestival.com