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19TH ANNUAL SUN PEAKS WINTER OKANAGAN WINE FESTIVAL

November 4, 2016 – The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and Sun Peaks Resort are delighted to announce the Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival this coming January. Tickets for the 20 plus events are online at www.thewinefestivals.com and www.sunpeaksresort.com. The festival in its 19thyear will run January 13 to 23, 2017. This celebration of fine wine and local cuisine is complimented by one of Canada’s best features – legendary winter recreation. This year’s intimate ten-day festival welcomes guests to enjoy an abundance of snowy outdoor activities paired with innovative wine and food events at the second largest ski resort in Canada. 

“The setting at Sun Peaks for our Winter Okanagan Wine Festival is simply spectacular. The ambiance of Sun Peaks village provides a beautiful scene for wine and food lovers. With the energy and passion present at Sun Peaks, the events are fun, creative and provide a unique way to experience the wines of the Okanagan and the culinary talents of Sun Peaks” said Christa-Lee McWatters Bond, Board Marketing Chair of the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society.

“Over the past 18 years, the Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival has evolved into one of the premier winter wine festivals in North America. Through a strong partnership with OWFS, we have continued to redefine and elevate the guest experience through a variety of new events and product offerings,” says Arlene Schieven, President and CEO of Tourism Sun Peaks. “The steady growth of the festival can be attributed to the perfect combination of the passionate people behind B.C.’s best wines, unique events and the picturesque backdrop of Sun Peaks.”

The 19th Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival has been rated as one of Canada’s top winter parties (MSN.ca). Attracting wine and ski tourists from around the world with 4,270 acres of in-bound ski terrain and an additional 500 acres of challenging ski terrain to the ski area boundary, the festival is infused with mountain personality. A fan favorite, the famous WestJet Progressive Tasting takes over 650 participants into the mountain air and ski-through village to taste Okanagan wineries’ diverse offerings. And that is only one of over 20 events during 10 days at Sun Peaks Resort.

One of the largest winter gatherings of British Columbia wineries, this popular festival is showing strong ticket sales with a number of the events already sold out. Tickets to the events range from $39 to $90, with weekend accommodation packages starting at $285 per person. To get full event details visit www.sunpeaksresort.com/events-and-festivals/winter-festival-of-wine. Tickets can be purchased through Tourism Sun Peaks’ Central Reservations at 1-877-212-7107.

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