Arts & Entertainment

Let your palate be the judge

 | January 15, 2013

blind tastingThe 15th annual Winter Festival of Wine at Sun Peaks got off to a tasty start on Sunday with the ever popular Blind Tasting event at Cahilty Creek Bar and Grill.

Wine enthusiasts from all walks of life tested their taste buds and their wine varietal knowledge while blindly sampling some of British Columbia’s finest red and whites. With four B.C. reds and four B.C. whites from Sonoran Family Estate, Harpers Trail, Hillside Estate, Hester Creek, Crush Pad, Peller Estates and Red Rooster to taste by number only, the room was abuzz about which number fit with which wine while local showman Peter Ernst churned out classic rock and folk songs for all to enjoy.

A mix of great B.C. wine, good music and delectable tapas set the tone of the evening and set the bar high for the rest of this hugely successful week of all things grape at Sun Peaks.

With the ever popular Progressive Tasting already sold out and tickets going fast for many other unique wine events scheduled throughout the week, the 15th Winter Festival of Wine is set to be one to remember. Hats off to the Okanagan Wine Festival Society, Tourism Sun Peaks and Sun Peaks Resort for once again turning Canada’s Alpine Village into a wintery Mecca for hundreds of self proclaimed sommeliers and all those who love all things wine.

For tickets and more information on the 15th Annual Winter Festival of Wine visit