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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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Light up the Vines bonus day

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 in News

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 Nov. 25. For more information, including a map and full list of participating Bottleneck Drive wineries, contact info@bottleneckdrive.com....

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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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