Bottleneck Drive Summerland BC – Great Food and Wine Events
Bottleneck Drive in Summerland offers an unparalleled wine experience. With fabulous patios, award-winning wines and knowledgeable staff, the wineries of Bottleneck Drive continue to raise the bar by hosting and participating in fantastic food and wine events.
Light Up Your Night – Every festival needs a festival, right? So on a cool November weekend, the wineries of Bottleneck Drive have paired the popular family-focused Summerland Festival of Lights with Light Up the Vines, a fantastic weekend wine festival. On the Saturday and Sunday of the Festival of Lights weekend our wineries host holiday wine touring experiences in tasting rooms and vineyards festooned with lights and decorations.
Take advantage of the Light Up the Vines shuttle service, book a guided tour, or put an extra gift on your list for a designated driver and prepare to be pampered. Educate your taste buds with complimentary tastings. Sample sockeye salmon and Pinot Noir, or brie and Riesling. Cup your hands around a glass of mulled wine and taste delicious pastries. Chat with your hosts and fellow-revellers and make note of your favourite wines.
The Grand Sommelier Express – The members of Bottleneck Drive present The Grand Sommelier Express, a tasting experience on-board the elegantly restored Kettle Valley steam train, showcasing delicious offerings from local wineries alongside the natural beauty of Summerland.
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.