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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 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. 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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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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