The 16th Annual Winter Okanagan Wine Festival kicked off this weekend at Sun Peaks Resort. Sun Peaks News got a taste of a new event to the festival this year at the Starbucks Sparkling Brunch held Sunday, January 12.
Taking place in a small ballroom at the Delta Sun Peaks Resort, guests were greeted at the door with a mimosa filled with Sparkling Wine from Summerhill Pyramid Winery.
The Sun Peaks News team was seated with U.S.A. visitors Wendy, from Idaho and Carmen, from Arkansas who were excited to get a taste of what Sun Peaks had to offer during their week stay at the resort.
After a brief introduction it was time for a morning of indulgence with a four course brunch consisting of sparkling wines from Summerhill Pyramid Winery, coffee from Starbucks and breakfast delights prepared by Delta Sun Peaks Resort.
Komodo Dragon Coffee [Asia/Pacific | Bold & Snappy]
paired with Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine
and Heated Butter Croissant
House Blend Coffee [Latin America | Lively and Balanced]
paired with Cipes Brut Sparkling Wine
and Yogurt Parfait
Sumatra Coffee [Indonesia | Full Body & Intense]
paired with Cipes Rose Sparkling Wine
and European Style Meats & Canadian Cheeses
Kenya Coffee [Africa | Juicy & Complex]
paired with Cipes Ice Sparkline Wine
and Fresh and Dried Fruits
Sun Peaks News’ Favourite Pairing: Course Four
New to this year’s festival is the “Selfie Shot” Photo Contest. To participate in the contest — “Like” /OkanaganWineFestivalsSociety on Facebook, share your photo on their page and hashtag your photos with #selfiewineshot.
Contestants have a chance to win one of three prizes including:
- Tickets to the Spring WestJest Wine Tasting
- Front Stage Access Passes to Blue Rodeo
- Okanagan Wine Festivals Gift Basket
The Winter Okanagan Wine Festival Runs until January 25. For more information on the festival and to purchase tickets visit http://sunpeaksresort.com/wine-festival