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Welcome Savard Vines

Posted on Jan 22 by

A warm welcome our newest member winery, Savard Vines. Watch for details regarding their new tasting room, opening this spring, located just off the highway north of Summerland. Can’t wait for spring? Visit their web site for current sales and contact info. “Finally, after months of hard work, we are thrilled to announce that soon Savard Vines will be open for visitors. It is our plan to open our Tasting Room select spring weekends starting in March before settling into our routine summertime hours,” say proprietors Michael and Lori Savard. Their beautiful property includes stunning lake views and is planted with approximately five acres of pinot gris and pinot noir, with some cab franc. “We are excited to be members of Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive and look forward to getting to know everyone,” they say....


And the winner is…

Posted on Dec 21 by

Congratulations to Kelsey Becker of Kelowna – her name was drawn for the Light Up the Vines prize package this week. Kelsey says she has entered our passport draw many times but never won. She is a big fan of Summerland and our wine, so we know this prize is going to be put to good use! Kelsey’s prize included a case of hand-selected wines along with several bottles of craft cider, a beautiful book from The Field Guide, and a gift certificate from our friends at Local Lounge and Grille. Enjoy,...


Bottleneck Drive for the holidays

Posted on Dec 11 by

There are a lot of reasons to visit our members over the holiday season… Entertain visiting guests while stocking up on award-winning wines for gifts and for hosting. Many of our wineries are open weekends leading up to Christmas and some are even open during the week. When in doubt, please call. Most are happy to open by appointment. Dirty Laundry Vineyard – Tuesday through Sunday from noon – 4 p.m. Closed Dec. 24 – 27, Dec. 31 through Jan. 5. January and February hours will be Friday, Saturday and Sundays only noon -4 p.m. Dominion Cider – appointment only, please call. 8th Generation Vineyard – open daily from 11-4pm until Dec. 23. Closed Monday Dec. 19. Dec. 24 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Closed Dec. 25/26; Dec. 27 – Dec. 31 open noon – 3 p.m. January, February and March by appointment and luck. Evolve Cellars – Wed-Sun noon-4 for wine shop until Dec 23. Restaurant closed for the season. Giant Head Estate Winery – call for appointment. Heaven’s Gate – open by appointment only until April. Lunessence Winery and Vineyard – by appointment only till May 2017. NOMAD...


Bottleneck Drive Food Bank donation

Posted on Dec 2 by

Thanks to everyone who came out on Nov. 25 for Bottleneck Drive’s wine pouring event during Summerland’s Festival of Lights! Not only did we have fun sharing our wines and ciders with hundreds of guests, but we raised $1,220 for Summerland’s Food Bank. Special thanks to our hosts this year, the Summerland Gold & Silver Exchange and the new BeadTrails Experience store. It was a great evening and we look forward to next year’s...


Bottleneck Drive at the Festival of Lights

Posted on Nov 10 by

Join us during Summerland’s annual Festival of Lights. Enjoy wine and cider from Bottleneck Drive members as Summerland celebrates its annual light-up to kick off the holiday season. Wine tastings will be held at the Summerland Gold & Silver Exchange again this year, as well as the new BeadTrails Experience store located right next door, which will be celebrating its grand opening! Two locations to double the space and double the fun! Your $5 tasting fee supports the Summerland Food Bank. Non-alcoholic hot apple cider will also be available.   Festival of Lights Nov. 25 includes wine tasting,...


Light up the Vines bonus day

Posted on Nov 4 by

Enjoy the sparkle of the season while touring Summerland wineries Summerland wineries will kick-off the holiday season with a newly expanded sixth annual Light up the Vines celebration. “Each year, our amazing wineries and cideries along Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive light up their vines and open their doors to mark the start of the festive season,” says Bottleneck Drive Winery Association President Christa-Lee Bond. In response to the event’s growing popularity, organizers have added an additional day: Light up the Vines runs 3 – 8 p.m. Saturday Nov. 19, Saturday Nov. 26 and Sunday Nov. 27. Visitors will enjoy wine tastings, sparkling lights, refreshments and music while stocking up on some of the region’s best wines and ciders for holiday entertaining and gift-giving. While touring collect stamps from five wineries to complete a Light up the Vines passport and be entered to win a prize package valued at over $500. Contact local tour operators about guided tour options or participate in a self-guided tour. Bottleneck Drive members will also be providing wine tastings during Summerland’s annual Festival of Lights on...