Grand Sommelier Express returns

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Grand Sommelier Express returns

Grand Sommelier Express returns

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.

 

Welcome NOMAD Cider

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Welcome NOMAD Cider

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 in!

Welcome Savard Vines

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Welcome Savard Vines

Welcome Savard Vines

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.

 

And the winner is…

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in News | Comments Off on And the winner is…

And the winner is…

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, Kelsey!

Bottleneck Drive for the holidays

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Bottleneck Drive for the holidays

Bottleneck Drive for the holidays

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Domin­ion Cider – appoint­ment only, please call.
  3. 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.
  4. Evolve Cel­lars — Wed-Sun noon-4 for wine shop until Dec 23. Restau­rant closed for the sea­son.
  5. Giant Head Estate Win­ery — call for appoint­ment.
  6. Heaven’s Gate — open by appoint­ment only until April.
  7. Lunessence Win­ery and Vine­yard — by appoint­ment only till May 2017.
  8. NOMAD Cider – open­ing spring 2017.
  9. 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).
  10. Sax­on Estate Win­ery – Open by appoint­ment.
  11. Silk Scarf — Closed till East­er 2017. Open by appoint­ment only.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Sumac Ridge – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. dai­ly. Closed Dec. 25 through 27 and Jan. 1
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Thorn­haven Estates Win­ery – Decem­ber week­ends open noon – 5 p.m.
  18. TH Wines – By appoint­ment.

 

 

 

Bottleneck Drive Food Bank donation

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Bottleneck Drive Food Bank donation

Bottleneck Drive Food Bank donation

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 fes­ti­val!

Bottleneck Drive at the Festival of Lights

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Bottleneck Drive at the Festival of Lights

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.

 

fireworksFes­ti­val of Lights Nov. 25 includes wine tast­ing, fire­works.

Winner!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Winner!

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 win­ner.

Heard It Through The Grapevine June 11–12

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Heard It Through The Grapevine June 11–12

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 Sum­mer­land.

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

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in News | Comments Off on SAVE THE DATE: 4th Annual Heard It Through The Grapevine

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 Sum­mer­land.