Wine lovers rejoice. The 21st Annual Kamloops Wine Festival is taking place from May 24 to June 1 to fundraise for the Kamloops Art Gallery. Throughout the week, sip your way through local fine wines, dine at local restaurants, and take part in 6 unique events. So, grab your pals and get sipping.
*All Kamloops Wine Festival events are 19+*
How It's Made - May 24
Indulge in a 4-course dinner prepared in front of you from Chef Romeo at ROMEOs Kitchen + Spirits. Local wine is selected to perfectly pair with the chosen dishes. Tickets are $75 per person (includes tax + gratuity) and available at ROMEOs or by calling 250-372-5312. Doors open at 6pm, dinner is at 6:30pm.
An Afternoon of Great Wine, Food & Music - May 25
Sip wine, relax, and enjoy the patio for an afternoon at Earl's Restaurant. From 4-6pm, there will be live music and delicious snacks from Earl's including tastings from special guest The Hatch Winery. Tickets are $25+gst and available at Earl’s or by calling 250-372-3275.
Farmed and Foraged Feast - May 27
Dive into an 8-course, wine paired feast from Brownstone Restaurant's Chef Omichinski. Locally sourced and made in house cheeses, meats and produce will be featured. Each course will feature a premium wine pairing from participating wineries for a total of 8 hand-picked wines. Tickets are $90+ gst + gratuity per person and are available at Brownstone or by calling 250-851-9939. Event starts at 6pm.
Painting with Wine - May 30
Did you know wine isn't just for drinking? Learn from a Kamloops Art Gallery artist on how to create layers and variation of tone by designing your own hand-painted wine label using wine itself. All skill levels are welcome for the event from 6-8pm. Tickets are $5+gst per person (KAG members are free) available at the Kamloops Art Gallery or by calling 250-377-2400.
WCT Wine Bluff - May 30
Think you know wine? Get a team of six and test your wine skills against a professional panel. The three-person panel will describe the wine you are tasting, and you decide who is bluffing and who is telling the truth. Tickets are $92.50 per person or a table of 6 for $500 and available at the Kamloops Live! Box Office or online.
Grand Wine Tasting Party - June 1
Celebrate the end of wine week in style at a Grand Finale wine tasting party at the Coast Hotel. From 7:30-10pm, enjoy eats from Save-On-Foods, Uptown Chefs, 4 Oaks Oil and Vinegar, and Chop N' Block as well as over 150 wines to sample. Enjoy the sounds of The Dave Coalmine Band and peruse the Wine and Art Silent Auction. Tickets are $60+gst per person or $55+gst for groups of 5 or more. Buy Grand Wine Tasting Tickets Online.
The Thompson Valley, BC’s newest wine region, is home to unique terroir and award-winning, bright wines. Be sure to visit Kamloops' 4 wineries during the Wine Festival week to enjoy patio views, picnics, and to pick up your new favourite wines.
The Kamloops Wine Festival has partnered with The Coast Hotel & Conference Centre for a special room rate. Pricing is based on single or double occupancy, call ahead to reserve: 250-828-6660