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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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Grand Sommelier Express returns

Grand Sommelier Express returns

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in News

Unique event pairs wine and food with his­toric KVR train expe­ri­ence The mem­bers of Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve present a tast­ing expe­ri­ence on-board the ele­gant­ly restored Ket­tle Val­ley steam train, show­cas­ing deli­cious offer­ings from local winer­ies along­side the nat­ur­al beau­ty of Sum­mer­land. The Grand Som­me­li­er Express returns for a sec­ond year on June 24, 2017. “We are excit­ed to part­ner with the his­toric Ket­tle Val­ley Steam Rail­way again this year to bring guests an expe­ri­ence that is absolute­ly unique to Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve,” says Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve Pres­i­dent Christa-Lee McWat­ters Bond. “Deli­cious wine, food, ciders and beer, Sum­mer­land scenery, and the beau­ti­ful steam train com­bine for an event you will not find any­where else.” Fol­low­ing a sparkling recep­tion, guests will enjoy the scenic 90-minute train ride with wine poured by infor­ma­tive pro­pri­etors and wine­mak­ers. The tour includes a tres­tle-side stop to sam­ple Bot­tle­neck Drive’s hand-craft­ed beer and ciders. A three-course din­ner paired with Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve wines fol­lows the train trip. Enter­tain­ment includes live music and an attrac­tive live and silent auc­tion. Tick­ets are avail­able online. For more infor­ma­tion con­tact info@bottleneckdrive.com....

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Welcome NOMAD Cider

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 in News

A very warm wel­come to NOMAD Cider, one of our newest mem­bers and a great addi­tion to Bot­tle­neck Drive’s grow­ing num­ber of tra­di­tion­al cideries. Pro­pri­etors and cider-mak­ers Mike Petkau and Brad Klam­mer say “We’re stoked to be part of the Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve team and are look­ing for­ward to open­ing the doors of our tast­ing room this spring!”  NOMAD is cur­rent­ly pro­duc­ing dry apple and pear ciders that pay homage to var­i­ous world famous cider regions. NOMAD’s prod­ucts are avail­able for sale at var­i­ous pri­vate liquor stores, restau­rants and pubs – see a full list on their web­site. Their tast­ing room is expect­ed to open in late April or ear­ly May. Until then, tast­ings are avail­able by appoint­ment. While the cidery’s name reflects their love of explo­ration and trav­el, Mike and Brad are proud mem­bers of the Sum­mer­land com­mu­ni­ty, call­ing it “the great­est place to live in Cana­da.” We think NOMAD is going to fit right...

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Welcome Savard Vines

Welcome Savard Vines

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 in News

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....

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And the winner is…

And the winner is…

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 in News

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,...

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Bottleneck Drive for the holidays

Bottleneck Drive for the holidays

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 in News

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 Cider – open­ing spring 2017. Okana­gan Crush Pad — Hol­i­day Clo­sures: Closed Decem­ber 25-Jan­u­ary 2. Reg­u­lar Win­ter Hours: Open Mon­day- Sat­ur­day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sun­days). Sax­on Estate Win­ery – Open by appoint­ment. Silk Scarf — Closed till East­er 2017. Open by appoint­ment only. Sleep­ing Giant Fruit Win­ery — closed Christ­mas and Box­ing Day and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Dec. 27 — Dec. 30.  Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 31.  Closed Jan. 1, 2017. Sono­ran Estate — open Sat. Dec. 17 from noon — 4 p.m. All oth­er times by appoint­ment or luck, just ring the door­bell at the shop. Sumac Ridge – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. dai­ly. Closed Dec. 25 through 27 and Jan. 1 Sum­mer­gate Win­ery – Sold out and closed for the sea­son. Open­ing again in Feb­ru­ary 2017. Sign up for the newslet­ter to get the lat­est Sum­mer­Gate news at summergate.ca. Sum­mer­land Her­titage Cider — open week­ends noon - 5 p.m. as well as from Dec. 21–23 (also noon -5 p.m.) Decem­ber 24 noon -3 p.m. All oth­er days by appoint­ment. Thorn­haven Estates Win­ery – Decem­ber week­ends open...

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Bottleneck Drive Food Bank donation

Bottleneck Drive Food Bank donation

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 in News

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...

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Bottleneck Drive at the Festival of Lights

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 in News

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,...

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Winner!

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 in News

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Lisa from Kelow­na who won our bi-month­ly draw for a Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve 6-pack of wine/cider. She is our May 31 win­ner. Next draw is June 15th; come vis­it 5 or more winer­ies or cideries, get your pass­port stamped and you could be the next...

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Heard It Through The Grapevine June 11–12

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in News

Join us for a week­end of tour­ing your favourite Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve Winer­ies as for our sec­ond “HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE” for two spe­cial days of tour­ing. June 11–12, 2016 10am-6pm stop in for wine tast­ing, spe­cial week­end pro­mo­tions, and a week­end pass­port to win a prize val­ued at over $500! This will be a SELF-GUIDED tour and there will be no fee to take part. * win­ery spe­cials * prize pack­age worth $500 * live music at winer­ies 1pm-3pm Come with all your friends and make it a week­end of fun in beau­ti­ful...

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SAVE THE DATE: 4th Annual Heard It Through The Grapevine

Posted on Feb 5, 2016 in News

June 11–12, 2016 Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve Winer­ies will host the 4th Annu­al Heard It Through The Grapevine. Join us for a week­end of tour­ing your favourite Bot­tle­neck Dri­ve Winer­ies as for our sec­ond “HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE” for two spe­cial days of tour­ing.   June 13–14, 2015 10am-6pm stop in for wine tast­ing, spe­cial week­end pro­mo­tions, and a week­end pass­port to win a prize val­ued at over $500!   This will be a SELF-GUIDED tour and there will be no fee to take part.   * win­ery spe­cials * prize pack­age worth $500 * live music at winer­ies 1pm-3pm   Come with all your friends and make it a week­end of fun in beau­ti­ful...

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