Sample local wines while getting your holiday shopping done this year at select South Okanagan wineries.(Black Press Media file photo)

Sample local wines while getting your holiday shopping done this year at select South Okanagan wineries.(Black Press Media file photo)

Annual ‘Holiday Cheer’ event offers Pentictonites a chance to sip and shop

The Heart of Wine Country is bringing back its annual event at member wineries

Holiday shopping can be stressful, so why not pair it with a relaxing glass of pinot?

The Okanagan Falls – Skaha Lake Wineries Association is hosting its annual “Holiday Cheer” events at member wineries, where holiday shoppers and wine enthusiasts can shop for gifts while sipping local wine.

Guests can expect to sample local wines, with unique added features at each member winery.

All 15 member wineries are offering different attractions including artisan crafts and gifts, wine and food tastings and, of course, plenty of wine available to purchase.

READ MORE: Canada Post urges holiday shoppers to buy gifts early amid surge in online shopping

There is limited availability due to COVID-19 and reservations are required at most wineries.

“This year is going to be a little different than previous Holiday Cheers; it’s given us an opportunity to be creative,” said Shawna Thompson, coordinator for the Okanagan Falls Skaha Lake Winery Association.

The 15 participating wineries are Black Market Wine Company, Blasted Church Vineyards, Bonamici Cellars, Crescent Hill Winery, Echo Bay Vineyards, Kraze Legz at Skaha Vineyards (open for sales only), Liquidity Wines, Meyer Family Vineyards, Nighthawk Vineyards, Noble Ridge Vineyards and Cellars, Pentage Winery (open for sales only), Play Estate Winery, See Ya Later Ranch, Stag’s Hollow Winery and Wild Goose Winery and Vineyards.

“Holiday Cheer” events will begin Nov. 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guests can learn more about what is being offered at each winery and book reservations at theheartofwinecountry.ca.

READ MORE: South Okanagan wineries grapple with tasting room closures, worker shortages



jesse.day@pentictonwesternnews.com

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