December is just around the corner and if you’re looking to get your Christmas spirit in high gear, here are a few fun winery events happening around the Kelowna area:
Holiday Wreath Making
Various Dates in November and December
Vibrant Vine Winery
Design and put together your own holiday wreath made from fresh seasonal foliage. Learn step-by-step techniques and the basic horticulture of the materials used. Get tips from experts on how to maintain the wreath all season long! Tickets include the use of tools, supplies and a glass of wine.
Quails’ Gate 30th Anniversary Party
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7 pm
Quails’ Gate Winery
Celebrate the holidays, and an anniversary at the same time as Quails’ Gate turns 30 this year! Take a stroll through the Christmas sparkle on the estate while enjoying gourmet food with fine wine at the Stewart Family Grand Gala. There will also be live music, dancing and a strolling magician.
Lakeshore Wine Route Open House
Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 11 am - 5 pm
The Lakeshore Wine Route is hosting a festive open house with complimentary tastings at each participating winery. To celebrate the season of giving, the wineries will be accepting cash and non-perishable food donations for the Central Okanagan Food Bank at the event. Pick up a passport at one of the locations and get a stamp at each winery for your chance to win a prize.
Gnome for the Holidays
Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Get crafty and make your own Holiday Foilage Gnome in Intrigue Wine’s Barrel Room. Everything you need to make your gnome is included in the workshop fee, as well as two glasses of wine.
Festival of Trees
Friday, November 22, 2019 to Friday, January 4, 2020
For the third straight year, the Festival of Trees holiday fundraiser returns to Mission Hill Winery. You are invited to view the beautifully decorated trees, and vote for your favourite ones! Each vote is by donation and all proceeds will go to the BC Children’s Hospital. The event kicks off with an open house event on November 22 from 5 pm to 9 pm that will feature local performers, family-friendly entertainment and Santa Claus.
Creative Art Series: Winter Wonderland
Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 2 pm - 4:30 pm
Create an acrylic painting inspired by the local winter landscapes - Keep the art for yourself or make it a unique gift for the holidays! Your admission includes two glasses of wine, chocolate treats, cheese to nibble on and all of your painting materials. The series will be led by artist Louise Lambert.
Sip and Paint Christmas Ornaments
Saturday, December 14 from 1 pm - 4 pm
Bring your enthusiasm and creativity to this three-hour workshop where participants learn how to paint glass tree ornaments while sipping on wine! Included in the session is a complimentary wine tasting session, as well as one glass of wine or sparkling juice. All supplies are included. Only 12 participants are invited so email to get your ticket and reserve your space.