I love September! The change of seasons…sweaters…fires…warm coffee drinks… and if you’re like me back to drinking more rich delicious reds and creamy chardonnays rather than aromatic patio sippers and rose. September also brings a lot of exciting things in the wine world as well. For instance, the Fall Colours tasting is September 17th. This is a super exciting event for stores and wineries alike. All the new fall releases are in and the wineries are excited to show them off. Come in after to ask the staff what they thought and which ones stood out!
In September many of the wine awards have come out already and it is always exciting to see who brings home the medals. This year BC did very well at the National Wine Align Awards with 11 wineries on the top 20 list, Mission Hill placing #2 and our featured winery this Saturday, Orofino, hitting the number 18 spot.
September is a great time to get away to the Okanagan as well. Many of the crowds are gone but the weather is still nice. If you’re going to be up there check out a couple events that are being held : The Naramata Tailgate Party should be on the list for sure. September 13th from : 6:30 onward 25 wineries make a circle with their trucks for a fabulous party at the amazing Poplar Grove Winery. Fantastic! “A celebration of wine, food and the 30th Anniversary of the filming in Naramata of the iconic Canadian film, My American Cousin” Tickets are just $95 + tax. All information is at www.naramatabench.com.
September 20th join the wonderful people of Harper’s Trail Winery in Kamloops for their annual Hay Bale BBQ. Harper’s trail was Kamloops’ first winery! The BBQ will include vineyard tours, tastings, live music, and an autumn buffet showcasing spit roasted Kamloops beef! Tickets are 59$ plus tax and only pre sale tickets. Get all your info for that event at www.harperstrail.com or email Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org it starts at 3 and ends at 7.
September is an exciting time at the store as well with our Cassini Winemakers Dinner at Bravo Restaurant Sunday the 28th. Tickets are going fast so make sure you get yours! This week in store we really wanted to showcase some new exciting wines that you might not have tried as well as lovely Orofino winery with its award winning wines. Join us Friday for new reds from Adega and some new vintage whites including the sold out un-oaked Pinot Gris from Hillside. Saturday it will be the delicious Orofino! Enjoy this great September weather and see you this weekend!
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