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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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