Last call for tickets to the Second Annual BC Pinot Noir Celebration!
Don’t miss out!
“Oh its flavours, they’re just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and…ancient on the planet.”
- Infamous Pinot Noir lover Miles from the film “Sideways”
On Sunday August 31st, join Tantalus Vineyards along with 15 of some of BC’s best Pinot Noir producers for an incredible day-long celebration of the heartbreak grape.
Get up close and personal with winemakers, learn everything you ever wanted to know about BC Pinot Noir, dine on scrumptious food and dance the night away under the stars!
16 participating wineries:
Tantalus (host location), Meyer Family, CedarCreek, Quail's Gate, Howling Bluff, Blue Mountain, Liquidity, Black Cloud, Summerhill, Spierhead, Mission Hill, 50th Parallel, Averill Creek, Orofino, Lake Breeze and Carson
The day will consist of a Sparkling Blanc de Noir reception and welcome address from Tantalus winemaker and president of this year's celebration, David Paterson. A introductory address from internationally-acclaimed wine educator and author Karen MacNeil ("The Wine Bible") will then kick off the day.
Two breakout sessions will follow offering guests one-on-one interactions with winemakers and winery principals from across British Columbia:
The first session takes guests "Behind the Bottle" into Tantalus' winery tank hall for a sit-down look at three key regions for BC Pinot Noir by way of a winemaker-led blending activity with insights into BC Terroir and regional development from Vancouver-based sommeliers Michaela Morris and Michelle Bouffard of House Wine Girls (ISG &WSET diploma-certified).
A second session will focus on "Cellaring BC Pinot at Home" - with a dip into the cellars of three of BC's oldest, most well-established wineries for a taste of the rewards of cellaring BC Pinot Noir.
Each guest will have the opportunity to experience both breakout sessions.
Following this, guests will move to our garden tasting salon where you will have time to revisit with the winemakers and taste a wider spectrum of each winery's Pinot Noir offerings. Tantalus will also be hosting short, casual vineyard walks at this time for guests to get up close with their Pinot Noir blocks - both young and old.
An al fresco dinner, featuring a salmon bake and porchetta roast from celebrated Kelowna Chef Mark Filatow will ensue with live music from Vancouver's "Tainted Lovers" and dancing under the stars to top off the celebration. Wineries will be offering a fresh selection of a diverse range of wines for the dinner portion of the evening!
(Please note each ticket includes the full program as listed above, including two seminars, the tasting salon, buffet dinner and dessert - with wines to accompany dinner - as well as the evening's entertainment and all taxes and gratuities. A cash bar will accompany the entertainment portion of the evening, with beer from Tree Brewing and wines from Tantalus.)
Jane Hatch – Tantalus Vineyards General Manager
2014 BC Pinot Noir Celebration Vice-President
Phone Number: 1-877-764-0078
Event address: 1670 Dehart Road, South East Kelowna, BC
Ticket price: $160.00 including dinner & entertainment, taxes & gratuities
Or by calling the winery: 1-877-764-0078
Recommended hashtag: #bcpn2014