Congratulations to Kathrine of Kelowna, who won our Light Up The Vines Prize of two cases mixed up of wine, beer and cider from our members here on Bottleneck Drive. It was another successful event, and I know I speak for all of our members when I say Thank You for coming out to visit us and enjoy the weekend in Summerland!
If you are wanting to visit our member wineries, cideries and brewery, they have NEW Winter Hours for 2017/2018, so please visit each members page above.
Don’t forget, their websites are open year-round!
Congratulations to Kyle Kellough of Summerland, our October draw winner!
Look for Bottleneck Drive passports at any of our member locations. Visit 5 members, get a stamp for your chance to win. We draw once a month.
Congratulations Kyle — Welcome to Summerland and Okanagan Wine Country!
Enjoy the sparkle of the season while touring Summerland wineries
Summerland wineries will kick-off the holiday season with a newly expanded 7th annual ‘Light up the Vines’ celebration.
Each year, our amazing wineries, cideries and brewery along Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive light up their vines and open their doors to mark the start of the festive season — so don’t miss it!
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. 18, Saturday Nov. 25 and Sunday Nov. 26.
Visitors will enjoy wine tastings, sparkling lights, refreshments and music while stocking up on some of the region’s best wines, ciders and beer for holiday entertaining and gift-giving. While touring, collect stamps from 5 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.
Bottleneck Drive members will also be providing wine tastings during Summerland’s annual Festival of Lights on Nov. 24.
For more information, including a map and full list of participating Bottleneck Drive wineries, contact email@example.com.
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.
Look for Bottleneck Drive passports at any of our members. Fill it with five stamps for your chance to win.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Note: Due to its steep driveway, Savard Vines will be open for Light Up the Vines on Nov. 25/26 noon – 5 p.m., weather and road conditions permitting.
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.)
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.
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.
Who doesn’t love winning? Especially when the prize includes six bottles from our Bottleneck Drive members?!
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.