SommWine Feature

October 19 | 2017 “When Sergeant Makepeace (Cristine) and Staff Sergeant Makepeace (Walter) retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the community must have been extremely saddened by the exit of their two aptly named officers (because really, who wouldn’t trust a police officer whose name is ‘Make-peace’?!)” “For years, the public never got to…


Long Table Dinner | Vancouver

September 14 | 2017

Westin Bayshore


Relax under the evening sky as you enjoy an al fresco five-course farm-to-table menu perfectly paired with local libations. H2 Rotisserie & Bar is proud to kick-off this year’s Long Table Dinner Series with culinary creations crafted by Executive Chef, Kamal Silva and his talented team. Each delicious dish is made using fresh, locally-sourced and sustainably grown ingredients, and paired with the region’s best wine, beer or spirits.


The annual Similkameen BBQ King event

July 9 | 2016

Grist Mill & Gardens


Ladies & gentlemen, start your grills! The Similkameen will soon name a new Similkameen BBQ King or Queen. The annual Similkameen BBQ King event will be held on Saturday, July 9th from 5-9pm at the historic Grist Mill & Gardens in Keremeos. This truly unique Similkameen food and wine experience is a competition where top chefs in our region compete for the coveted title of Similkameen BBQ King/Queen.


Gold Medal Winner!

May 5 | 2016

Okangan Wine Festivals | Gold Medal Winner!

Hugging Tree is very proud to announce our first ever award, the GOLD medal for the BC Best of Varietal Awards in the Merlot category. We couldn’t be more pleased and grateful to have won this prestigious honour.



Devour Food Film Fest | Watermark Beach Resort

May 6 – 7 | 2016

Watermark Resort, Osoyoos BC

The Food Film Fest will be tempting our taste buds at Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos May 6-8, 2016. It’s the perfect weekend for foodies, all set in an intimate setting against a backdrop of one of Canada’s top food & wine regions. Grab your friends and get ready for an incredible weekend of food, film and fun. Enrich your mind, your palate and your memories at Devour: The Food Film Fest. It’s an exclusive weekend unlike anything BC’s every seen before.

Join festival founder Chef Michael Howell, Watermark Executive Chef Adair Scott and top BC guest chefs on a culinary journey where east meets west, and everyone celebrates cinema, food and wine culture

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‘Dig Deep’ Wineries dinner at Fable

Wednesday June 17 | 2015

One seating ‘harvest style’ tables – at Fable located in the Kits region of Vancouver
Four course dinner with wine pairings from the beautiful region of Similkameen BC including welcome wine and canapé.

$125 per person including all taxes and gratuities. Tickets purchased in advance directly from Fable in person or over telephone 604.732.1322

Doors open at 7pm


“You’ve gotta visit: Hugging Tree”

May 29 | 2015

The southern end of the Similkameen Valley is quickly becoming the hot spot for new wineries in that valley…

You aren’t going to find these wines easily anywhere else so this is the best place to try through their collection.

This is the Similkameen at its best – rustic charm, beautiful scenery, and small, family run farming where everything is done with quality of the wine in mind. It’s a small-production boutique winery with a real country feel. The wine shop is new and welcoming. The view from the front deck is beautiful and shows the southern part of the Similkameen Valley very well….