Concurrent Dinners on Bottleneck Drive for Wine and Dine

Concurrent Dinners on Bottleneck Drive for Wine and Dine

To its list of attractions such as small-town hospitality, stunning scenery, and award-winning products, Bottleneck Drive members are adding a host of concurrent dinners for Wine and Dine, June 21 and 22. It is an adjunct to the ever-popular Grand Sommelier Express, which sells out quickly each year.

This special train ride combines an authentic locomotive experience on the historic Kettle Valley Rail paired with a collection of Bottleneck Drive’s amazing wine and food experts. If you weren’t one of the lucky folks to snap up tickets early, these concurrent dinners offer another great option to explore Bottleneck Drive.

Why not kick off your summer event season with unique experiences and collaboration between participating members to spice up your Friday or Saturday – or both? Choose from poutine and bubbles, dim sum dining, or an Argentinian BBQ dinner with a range of price points. Tickets are limited so secure your dinner plans soon.

For details and updates on the events such as cuisine offered, pricing, and ticket purchases go to:

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Haywire Winery: A Taste of Argentina BBQ Dinner

An authentic Argentinian BBQ, known as Asado, is featured. Upon arrival, visitors will enjoy a crafted cocktail from Alchemist Distillery, followed by a relaxing evening on the covered patio. The BBQ dinner includes signature chimichurri sauce, fresh salads, and expertly grilled meats. The meal is complemented by a selection of the finest Haywire wines, perfectly paired with the bold Asado flavours. Salud!


Argentina-style dinner – Photo Credit Bottleneck Drive

Lunessence Winery: Dim Summerland Wine Dinner

An exquisite dining experience, pairing the rich flavours of dim sum with Lunessence Winery’s velvety wines and crisp Nomad Cider from across town. Enjoy a selection of steamed dumplings, available in meat, seafood, or vegetarian options, crafted by skilled chefs.


Dim Sum at Lunessence – Photo Credit Stephanie Seaton

Lightning Rock: BBQ Dinner

A collaboration with Summerland Smoke Shack to present an unforgettable plated BBQ dinner. With your wine, savour succulent brisket or a delightful veggie option, each accompanied by coleslaw, potato salad, maple smoked beans, and a dinner roll. The meal concludes with a seasonal dessert.

SummerGate Winery: Frizzante and Fries

Bubbles and poutine with a view from the locals’ favourite patio for casual dinner with friends. Enjoy a glass of Frizzante or another wine selection alongside authentic poutine made from fresh-cut Kennebec potatoes, squeaky cheese, and special gravy. Additional menu items are available for an extra charge.


Poutine at SummerGate – Photo Credit Stephanie Seaton

Summerland Heritage Cider: Solstice-ish Surf & Turf

Together with Dominion Cider and Pamplemousse Jus Natural Winery an evening of great music, wine, cider and mouthwatering food on one of the longest nights of the year is presented. Ticket includes BBQ salmon and steak dinner prepared by Chef Andy with two servings of wine/cider per person in a family-style orchard dining experience. Partial dinner proceeds will be donated to SOWINS (South Okanagan Women In Need Society).


Dinner at Summerland Heritage Cider – Photo Credit Oak Owl Photography

Bottleneck Drive is a collection of 20 wineries, cideries, distilleries, and breweries located in the central Okanagan Valley in Summerland, BC.


Map Courtesy of Bottleneck Drive

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