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Winter Hours!

Posted on Nov 27, 2017 in News

If you are want­i­ng to vis­it our mem­ber winer­ies, cideries and brew­ery, they have NEW Win­ter Hours for 2017/2018, so please vis­it each mem­bers page above. Don’t for­get, their web­sites are open year-round!      

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Announcing October Winners

Posted on Nov 7, 2017 in Events

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Kyle Kel­lough of Sum­mer­land, our Octo­ber draw win­ner! He just moved here with his fam­i­ly in June, so this is a nice wel­come to the Okana­gan. He will receive a selec­tion of six Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve prod­ucts deliv­ered to their door.  Look for Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve pass­ports at any of our mem­ber loca­tions. Vis­it 5 mem­bers, get a stamp for your chance to win. We draw once a month.   Con­grat­u­la­tions Kyle — Wel­come to Sum­mer­land and Okana­gan Wine Coun­try!...

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Light up the Vines bonus day Nov.18th

Posted on Nov 6, 2017 in News

Enjoy the sparkle of the sea­son while tour­ing Sum­mer­land winer­ies Sum­mer­land winer­ies will kick-off the hol­i­day sea­son with a new­ly expand­ed 7th annu­al ‘Light up the Vines’ cel­e­bra­tion. Each year, our amaz­ing winer­ies, cideries and brew­ery along Summerland’s Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve light up their vines and open their doors to mark the start of the fes­tive sea­son — so don’t miss it! 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. 18, Sat­ur­day Nov. 25 and Sun­day Nov. 26. Vis­i­tors will enjoy wine tast­ings, sparkling lights, refresh­ments and music while stock­ing up on some of the region’s best wines, ciders and beer for hol­i­day enter­tain­ing and gift-giv­ing. While tour­ing, col­lect stamps from 5 mem­bers 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 Nov. 24. For more infor­ma­tion, includ­ing a map and full list of par­tic­i­pat­ing Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve winer­ies, con­tact info@bottleneckdrive.com....

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Congrats September winners

Posted on Oct 14, 2017 in News

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Ele­na and Dmitriy of Cal­gary, our Sep­tem­ber draw win­ners! The cou­ple says they had a won­der­ful time tour­ing and tast­ing while vis­it­ing our mem­bers through­out Sum­mer­land. They are proud sup­port­ers of Cana­di­an wine and enjoyed post­ing google reviews as they toured, get­ting stamps on their Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve pass­ports before enter­ing to win. They will receive a selec­tion of six Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve prod­ucts deliv­ered to their door.  Look for Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve pass­ports at any of our mem­bers. Fill it with five stamps for your chance to win.  ...

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We’re hiring!

We’re hiring!

Posted on Oct 9, 2017 in News

We are look­ing for a dynam­ic, pas­sion­ate, wine lover to join our asso­ci­a­tion as our Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve Asso­ci­a­tion Co-ordi­na­tor (part-time posi­tion). This indi­vid­ual will devel­op, guide and over­see all of Sum­mer­land Bot­tle­neck Drive’s mar­ket­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions, pro­mo­tions, events, web­site, newslet­ters, online rep­u­ta­tion, media adver­tis­ing, con­sumer col­lat­er­al, pub­lic rela­tions ini­tia­tives, social media pres­ence, and media part­ner­ships. If this sounds like you (or some­one you know), please email a resumé toinfo@bottleneckdrive.com....

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Light Up the Vines 2017

Light Up the Vines 2017

Posted on Sep 26, 2017 in Events, News

Annu­al Light Up the Vines returns to Sum­mer­land Cel­e­brate the sea­son with tast­ings, tours Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve mem­bers includ­ing winer­ies, cideries and a brew­ery, invite guests to cel­e­brate the sparkle of the hol­i­day sea­son with the sev­enth annu­al Light Up the Vines event. “We love throw­ing open our doors for vis­i­tors for this annu­al cel­e­bra­tion. It’s a great way to kick off the hol­i­day sea­son,” says Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve Win­ery Asso­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Christa-Lee Bond. Light Up the Vines runs 3 — 8 p.m. Sat­ur­day Nov. 18, Sat­ur­day Nov. 25 and Sun­day Nov. 26 at Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve mem­ber winer­ies, cideries and brew­ery. Vis­i­tors will enjoy tast­ings, fes­tive dec­o­ra­tions, sea­son­al refresh­ments and music  as well as spe­cial offers on some of the region’s best wines, ciders and beer, just in time for hol­i­day enter­tain­ing and gift-giv­ing. Col­lect five stamps from mem­bers 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. Note: Due to its steep dri­ve­way, Savard Vines will be open for Light Up the Vines on Nov. 25/26 noon – 5 p.m., weath­er and road con­di­tions per­mit­ting. Look for Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve mem­bers pour­ing deli­cious wines, ciders and beer dur­ing Summerland’s 30th annu­al Fes­ti­val of Lights on Nov. 24. (Note: tast­ing fees may apply.)...

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Join Bottleneck Drive at Summerland’s Ryga Fest

Join Bottleneck Drive at Summerland’s Ryga Fest

Posted on Aug 26, 2017 in Events, News

Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve is pleased to spon­sor Ryga Fest 2017 in sup­port of arts in our com­mu­ni­ty. This annu­al cel­e­bra­tion of music, the­atre, and spo­ken word promis­es some­thing for every­one — from tra­di­tion­al music to edgy new poets and every­thing in between. We will be offer­ing deli­cious wine, beer and cider from our mem­bers at three of the Ryga main events. Join us on Aug. 31 for Out­spo­ken! Spo­ken Word, Poet­ry, Song in the baquet hall at the Sum­mer­land are­na. Then on Aug. 1 we will be at the Cen­tre Stage for Ann Mortifee’s Sev­en is the Mag­ic Num­ber con­cert, and on Aug. 2 we will be back at Cen­tre Stage for the Ryga Broth­ers Reunion Con­cert. Check out these shows and all the oth­er action at www.rygafest.ca....

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Announcing June’s winner!

Announcing June’s winner!

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in News

Each month all sea­son long, we draw a name from com­plet­ed Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve pass­ports. The lucky win­ner receives a col­lec­tion of six bot­tles from Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve mem­bers. This month’s lucky win­ner is Kather­ine Hay from Alber­ta! Kather­ine vis­it­ed five of our mem­bers, col­lect­ed stamps, and dropped her com­plet­ed form at Savard Vines. Con­grat­u­la­tions Kather­ine, enjoy your deli­cious Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve prod­ucts and come back to vis­it us again soon! Vis­it any of our mem­bers or local Tourism Infor­ma­tion Cen­tres to pick up your own pass­port; it con­tains a handy tour­ing map and help­ful con­tact infor­ma­tion. Fill it with five stamps and leave it at any mem­ber loca­tion to be entered to win. Good...

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And the May winner is…

And the May winner is…

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in News

Who doesn’t love win­ning? Espe­cial­ly when the prize includes six bot­tles from our Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve mem­bers?! The May win­ner of our month­ly prize draw is Tess from Prince George. She com­plet­ed a Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve tour­ing pass­port by vis­it­ing a min­i­mum of five of our mem­bers and col­lect­ing stamps, then sub­mit­ting her com­plet­ed pass­port (in her case, at Sage Hills Estate Vine­yard & Win­ery.) Con­grat­u­la­tions Tess, your prize is on its way! Thanks for vis­it­ing Summerland’s Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve....

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Savour summer progressive dinner

Savour summer progressive dinner

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 in Events, News

Relax and enjoy a sum­mer evening trav­el­ling along Summerland’s pic­turesque Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve dur­ing a guid­ed three-course pro­gres­sive din­ner and tast­ing event, Fri­day July 7 from 4 – 9 p.m. A knowl­edge­able guide will pick you up from the Rama­da Inn, Pen­tic­ton Lake­side Resort or Sum­mer­land Water­front Resort and take you to Summerland’s Sumac Ridge Estate Win­ery for a sparkling recep­tion and appe­tiz­ers. A casu­al bar­beque-style main course fol­lows at Evolve Cel­lars look­ing out over stun­ning vine­yards and Okana­gan Lake. It doesn’t get bet­ter than this view! From here you will trav­el to Sax­on Estate Win­ery, set in pas­toral Prairie Val­ley, for a selec­tion of local­ly made sweet treats to cap the evening. At each loca­tion enjoy meet­ing var­i­ous Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve mem­bers and sam­pling their prod­ucts, includ­ing award-win­ning wines, ciders and beer. “Sum­mer­land tru­ly shines dur­ing those long sum­mer evenings. This is going to be a great event trav­el­ling to three winer­ies, each of which is total­ly dif­fer­ent from the oth­er, while enjoy­ing a deli­cious meal and sam­pling prod­ucts from mem­bers of Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve,” says Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve Pres­i­dent Christa-Lee McWat­ters-Bond. Tick­ets are $135 plus tax avail­able online. For more infor­ma­tion con­tact...

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Welcome Detonate Brewing

Welcome Detonate Brewing

Posted on Jun 4, 2017 in News

Craft beer lovers will be excit­ed to hear that Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve now includes a micro­brew­ery. Det­o­nate Brew­ing opened this win­ter in Summerland’s indus­tri­al area. Their sig­na­ture Cit­ra Sta­tion Pale Ale and oth­er beers are on tap wait­ing for your growler or grunt. Try a flight of beer to taste them all. There are usu­al­ly between four to eight types of beer on tap, and brew­er Nathan Rosin hopes to have even more in the future. The Det­o­nate tap room is locat­ed in an indus­tri­al cor­ner of Sum­mer­land, at #104 – 9503 Cedar Ave.  It is cur­rent­ly open: Thurs­day 2–7pm Fri­day 2–7pm Sat­ur­day 2–7pm Sun­day 2–7pm For more infor­ma­tion vis­it www.detonatebrewing.com....

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