Opening Night with the Great Estates of the Okanagan


A Collection of Stars: Opening Night Celebration
Thursday, June 6th, 7pm – 10pm

Prepare for an unforgettable night at Constellation – the June 6 opening night event is designed to showcase the best of BC’s wine country. Constellation – a sponsor of this year’s conference – represents the Great Estates of the Okanagan, an umbrella name for eight different and distinct wine experiences that span the Okanagan Valley from Summerland in the north to Osoyoos in the south.

The experience starts when bloggers hop aboard the #constellation bus, heading south from Penticton to an exciting elevation point revealing one of the most gorgeous viewpoints in the valley.

Catered by Okanagan culinary darlings, Cam Smith and Dana Ewart from renowned Joy Road Catering, conference attendees are in for a treat. Bringing their special brand of “cuisine du terroir” to the table, Joy Road Catering celebrates the best of local ingredients.

Winemakers and special guests will be on hand to share and showcase their insights on creating great wines in this special part of the world. Get to know what makes each winery unique, while enjoying interactive and highly sensory experiences. Immerse yourself in inspired food and wine pairings at eight stand-out settings spread across the grounds and vineyards of one scenic and historic winery.

More than just amazing food and wine there is some serious fun to be had!

Stay tuned for more details!
Charge up that smartphone. Come hungry. Wear comfortable shoes.

The Great Estates of the Okanagan include these eight distinct wine experiences:
Black Sage Vineyard
Inniskillin Okanagan
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan
Nk’Mip Cellars
Osoyoos Larose
See Ya Later Ranch
Steller’s Jay Brut 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Liquid Gold

The Great Estates of the Okanagan is also presenting an Inniskillin Icewine session on Saturday, June 8 from 3:00 to 4:00pm. The session will provide a short and sweet look at what it takes to make a bottle of this globally recognized product.

Speed Dating Makes a Comeback

The wineries of The Great Estates of Okanagan will also be dolling themselves up for Live Wine Blogging June 7 and 8 where six of their reds and whites will be angling to win you over.

Tweet during the Constellation events using #constellation and your #wbc13 hashtags!