3rd Annual Fraser Valley Cork & Keg – Wine, Beer and Food Festival – Sept 20

Fraser Valley Cork & Keg 2013 - Consumer
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Now in our third year, the Fraser Valley Cork and Keg festival is a showcase of local and international wines, craft and premium beer, Fraser Valley delicacies including local producers, restaurants and culinary artisans. Guests to our event can expect over 300 different types of wine, beer and spirits — truly providing a little something for everyone.

Highlights of the festival include:

  • Oyster bar, presented by 1 Fish 2 Fish Fresh Seafood Market
  • Live entertainment
  • All tastings included in the ticket price

The Cork and Keg event consists of two components each with its own unique audience.

The trade and media portion of the day is a great opportunity for anyone in the hospitality industry to discover something new or reacquaint themselves with a variety of products provided by our vendors during the festival. This segment is the perfect opportunity to meet with liquor agents, network with buyers, trade staff, and industry media. New for 2013, a series of trade-focused seminars discussing wine terrior, the art of craft beer, and food pairings.

Trade event*:   Friday, September 20th 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*This portion of the event is complementary and limited to industry guests only.

The festival welcomes local consumers who are invited to mix, mingle, sip, and taste their way around our vendors. Whether you are a wine or beer enthusiast, a novice who would like to learn more, or a seasoned guru — we look forward to seeing you.  What will your favourite pairing be?

Festival details:

Friday, September 20th  7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cascades Casino Resort

20393 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C.

Ticket registration is available online for both events. Must be 19+ to attend $49.95

Buy tickets on eventbrite

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The Ultimate Winery Weekend Escape in the Okanagan Sept 13

The Ultimate Winery Weekend Escape in the Okanagan

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September 13, 2013
Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa, Osoyoos, BC

Join us for an incomparable weekend celebrating the best of BC wine country, Friday September 13 to Sunday, September 15, 2013. Surrounded by the natural beauty and prime terroir of the South Okanagan Valley, you’ll enjoy a unique collection of exceptional experiences, exclusively for Visa Infinite cardholders.

Your weekend commences Friday evening at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery’s Sonora Room Restaurant with Chef Brock Bowes, featuring guest Chefs Ned Bell (YEW), Trevor Bird (Fable Kitchen), Mark Filatow (Waterfront Restaurant) and Justin Leboe (Model Milk). As the chefs collaborate under the truly sublime winery settings, all your senses for culinary adventure will be realized and rewarded.

The South Okanagan is host to 28 wineries, and Saturday will feature a tour and exclusive tastings hosted by one of the Okanagan’s foremost wine experts. Wineries to be toured include Black Hills Estate Winery and Church & State Wines. Lunch will be served on the patio at See Ya Later Ranch in the heart of the 100 acre vineyard with stunning mountain and lake views.

The feature event will be hosted Saturday evening at Nk’Mip Cellars Winery. Guest chefs will prepare a stunning feast inspired by, and paying tribute to, First Nations Cuisine. Nk’Mip is Canada’s first Aboriginal-owned and operated winery, and was recognized in 2012 as BC Winery of the Year.

Sunday lunch will conclude the weekend at SunRock Vineyard. Guests will receive a rare glimpse of this working vineyard while joining Jackson-Triggs winemaker Brooke Blaire, Director of Vineyards Troy Osborne, and Chef Chris Vanhooydonk. This rustic outdoor wine and culinary experience will surely offer a satisfying finish to this extraordinary weekend.

Call 1-888-711-9399 today to reserve your place at the table. For additional details visit www.visainfinite.ca

$1575 per couple*

*Includes 2-night accommodation at Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa, Friday night multi-course dinner with wine pairing, guided winery tastings, Saturday lunch with wine pairings, Saturday night multi-course dinner with wine pairings, Sunday lunch with wine pairings, premium gift items and all gratuities; applicable taxes are extra.

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Visa Infinite Wine Country Experiences

Okanagan Valley
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If you are a visa infinite card holder bring it with you to these wineries in the Okanagan. From discounts in wine purchases to complimentary wine tastings and tours. This promotion runs from June 1 – December 31, 2013

For a listing of Okanagan winery hours and promotions

Okanagan wineries

Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery
Black Hills Estate Winery Orofino Vineyards
CedarCreek Estate Winery Painted Rock Estate Winery
Church & State Wines – Coyote Bowl Polar Grove Winery
Clos du Soleil Winery Red Rooster Winery
Desert Hills Estate Winery Sandhill at Calona Vineyards Winery
Hester Creek Estate Winery See Ya Later Ranch
Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate Winery Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard
LaStella Winery Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
Le Vieux Pin Tantalus Vineyards
Meyer Family Vineyards The Vibrant Vine at OkanaganVilla Estate Winery
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery The View Winery
Moraine Estate Winery Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Nk’Mip Cellars Winery Township 7 Vineyards & Winery