BC Uncorked Food & Wine Festival

The BC Uncorked Food & Wine Festival is a champion for British Columbia wine and food artisans.  The tasting creates a compelling experience by hosting the festival in the intimate setting of the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club with over 45 first class BC wineries in attendance.  Also featured are quality, wine friendly gourmet offerings from first-rate local restaurants, gastro-pubs and caterers. The event also enlightens the wine enthusiast by offering an exclusive Master Class prior to the general tasting that adds to the pleasure of enjoying the world class wines of British Columbia.

The upcoming festival is being held on Saturday, March 11th with your choice of ticket; general admission for $65 + GST per person (7pm to 9:30pm) or the Master Class Package for $109 + GST per person (4:30pm to 9:30pm).

The Master Class will feature key principles joining us from the Okanagan to showcase the age-ability of BC wines.  Guests will have the opportunity to sample wines from winery libraries and compare them to current releases.  Special guests include JAK Meyer from Meyer Family Vineyards, Leslie D’Andrea from Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery, Lauren Skinner from Painted Rock Estate Winery, Eric von Krosigk from Summerhill Pyramid Winery, and Sandra Oldfield from Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.

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Pig Out at Covert Farms

The Pig Out is now in it’s sixth year and has become an annual tradition for many. Happening on Saturday, May 6th from 1-4pm at the beautiful Covert Farms. It is a fantastic way to celebrate spring with the 39 wineries in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. Many fantastic chefs from Oliver and Osoyoos are back to pair their culinary creations with local wines. This year’s Pig Out theme is the whole hog.

Between 1-4pm the chefs will be showcasing their hog roasting skills at the outdoor-tented festival, which takes place amongst the beautiful organic vineyards of Covert Farm in Oliver.

Every year, Pig Out celebrates a different culinary theme and this year will be no different.  A cornucopia of dishes featuring local ingredients will be offered alongside the wineries of the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association, pouring new releases and fan favourites including:

ADEGA on 45th • BARTIER BROTHERS • BLACK HILLS • BLUE SKY • BORDER TOWN • BURROWING OWL • C.C. JENTSCH   CANA VINES • CASTORO DE ORO • CHURCH & STATE • COVERT FARMS • CULMINA • DESERT HILLS • FAIRVIEW CELLARS • GEHRINGER BROTHERS • GOLD HILL • HESTER CREEK  HIDDEN CHAPEL • INNISKILLIN • INTERSECTION • JACKSON-TRIGGS • KISMET • LARIANA • MAVERICK MONTAKARN • MOON CURSER • NK’MIP CELLARS • OLIVER TWIST • PLATINUM BENCH • QUINTA FERREIRA • RIVER STONE • ROAD 13 •  SILVER SAGE • STONEBOAT •   TINHORN CREEK • VINAMITE • YOUNG & WYSE

Tickets are $55 (plus GST) and can be purchased online. Tickets include admission, entertainment, food, wine, & souvenir wine glass. Student tickets (12-18 years of age) are available for $25 each. Children under 12 years are free.

Making a weekend of it? Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos is offering special rates for the weekend.