16th annual East Kootenay Wine Festival

More than 200 wines for sampling at Wine Festival 2017

By Erin Knutson

erin@thecolumbiavalleypioneer.com

The 16th Annual East Kootenay Wine Festival is back and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (FHSR) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the delicious and experimental occasion. Palates will be delighted by over 200 wine selections from 50 of the most critically acclaimed wineries across the province of B.C.

The sell-out event is one of the largest in the Columbia Valley and it’s a favourite among wine connoisseurs who are up for a little adventure in the beautiful setting offered by the resort. It’s a staple every November and includes an abundance of gourmet goodies and local artisans.

“It’s the must-attend event in the Valley. Attendees will be able to vote for People’s Choice Awards on the best dessert, fruit, and dinner wines,” said FHSR Director Sales & Marketing, Nancy Hetherington.

Guests will be in for a treat with a wide variety of gourmet hors d’oeuvres and canapés prepared by the resort’s executive chef and culinary crew. Fine cheeses will also be available at a cheese display for a complimentary pairing to any of the wines presented during the evening’s selections.

Live entertainment has been scheduled for the after party with performances by Small Town Dirtbags at The Bears Paw Bar & Grill and DJ Wil C at Mountain Flowers Restaurant.

“There will be lots of dancing and fun for the evening and we will be expecting between 200 and 500 locals from across the Valley who can mingle, try some new wines, and enjoy a great social event,” Ms. Hetherington told the Pioneer.

A complimentary shuttle will also be available for guests that will service Radium Hot Springs all the way to Canal Flats to ensure everyone has a good time and gets home safely. The Wine Festival is scheduled on Saturday, November 4th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for all interested in attending the event.

Tickets are going fast at $69 a head and they can be ordered online at https://www.fairmonthotsprings.com/events-and-festivals/wine-festival/, in person at the front desk of the resort or by phone at 1-800-663-4979.

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