Location: Watermark Beach Resort Hotel Date: Friday, June 15, 2018 - Sunday, June 17, 2018 Time: 5:00 pmPrice: $369.00 per person based on quad occupancy - Buy Now
Devour! Osoyoos is brought to you by founding partner the Watermark Beach Resort in partnership with Similkameen Independent Winegrowers & Devour! The Food Film Fest. In 2016, we made our first cross-country stopover in Okanagan wine country. Now in our 3rd year, the event is poised to share the South Okanagan’s and Similkameen Valley’s spectacular food and wine scene, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy creative food and drink selections from celebrated local and visiting culinary talent.
The Weekend’s Schedule
Friday, June 15
Welcome BBQ Reception on the Beach
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Reception and BBQ will feature the Similkameen Independent Winegrowers’ Bubbles and Rose to start… Similkameen Independent Winegrowers will be pouring! BBQ by Chef Adair Scott.
After Party at Jojo’s Café
10:30pm – 1:00am
Enjoy live music, Devour! cocktails and dancing.
Saturday, June 16
Devour! The South Okanagan on Your Own Schedule
May we suggest Golfing. Cycling. Wine Touring. Relaxing. Shopping. Visiting our local South Okanagan/Similkameen participating businesses, wineries and vendors. Covert Farms, Osoyoos Golf Club, Vine to Wine Tours, Heat Stroke Cycle, Wine Tours Gone South, Similkameen Independent Winegrowers, Levia Spa are all offering special Devour! Rates. Our Devour! Concierge is devoted to ensuring you enjoy your morning.
11:00am – 1:00pm
Cross Canada Competition of Canadian Chowder Making. 6 guest Chefs from Nova Scotia, BC and Alberta showcasing their best Chowders. Who will reign supreme according to a panel of distinguished judges? Local Cideries, Breweries, Distillers will be on hand. Also enjoy Oyster Shucking.
Wine Education Sessions
Get up close and personal with Similkameen Independent Winegrowers.
Best Varietals of the Similkameen
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Join winemakers and owners from 4 Similkameen wineries for a lively discussion on what varietals work best in the Similkameen Valley. Winemakers will present their case and share award winning wines that back up their claims. This is your chance to taste the best of the Similkameen!
The Micro-Terroirs of the Similkameen Valley
2:30pm – 3:30pm
The grape growing part of the Similkameen Valley is only 28 km long but within this small stretch is a number of very diverse and distinct micro-terroirs. Soils, sunshine and wind are just a few of the considerations when planting grapes and choosing a style of wine that best expresses each particular area in the Similkameen. Learn from those who understand these complexities the best, as 4 principles of Similkameen Valley wineries share wines that showcase the valley’s diversity. Taste our micro-terroirs!
Ciders and Fruit Wines of the Similkameen
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Long before grapes were grown in the Similkameen, the valley was known for its amazing soft and hard fruit production. This masterclass will focus on the world-class organic fruit wines and ciders produced. Three Similkameen producers will lead you through a top selection of their award-winning fruit wines and ciders that express the Similkameen. Expand your drinking universe and taste the varied flavours and styles created from various Similkameen fruits.
Saturday Evening – Gala Food & Film Dinner
6:00pm – 10:00pm
A series of short food films, with guest Chefs and wine pairings. Each short food film will inspire a Celebrity Guest Chef to create a course based on a film. Food and film will be perfectly paired with Similkameen wines. The Similkameen Independent Winegrowers and Chefs will be there tableside during their course.
After-Party at the Owl
11:00pm – On
Sunday, June 17
Long Table Breakfast in the Courtyard
9:00am – 11:00am
Sunday Drive Home
Devour! the Similkameen wine tours with a Devour! twist!