Yes, you read it right! Hollywood Celebrities will visit British Columbia this weekend from June 12-14th 2009. Why not rub shoulders with them? You are most welcome to visit Osoyoos, BC for the first annual Osoyoos Celebrity Wine Festival. Destination Osoyoos, in tandem with presenting sponsor Black Hills Estate Winery and the business community of Osoyoos are presenting the first annual Osoyoos Celebrity Wine Festival from June 12 to 14, 2009.
At this wine festival, the guests will experience excellent food and wine pairing events from regional Chefs and Winemakers. Believe me, Okanagan Wineries has a lot to offer. A number of stars will attend this 2009 Summer Festival like Jason Priestley (Beverley Hills 9020, Hollywood & Vines), Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, National Treasure), Dean Cain (Superman), Tiffani Amber Thiesen (Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills 90201), Jann Arden (singer), and Terry David Mulligan (The Tasting Room).
The keynote event is the Osoyoos Celebrity Wine Auction, with proceeds benefiting children’s charities. Participants can sip wines from an array of South Okanagan wineries and nibble on delicious appetizers from local restaurants in the “20 km Diet”. Then they can bid on rare wine from great Canadian wineries in both the Silent and Live Auctions. All proceeds go to the 2009 beneficiary which is the Providence Children’s Center.
The Canadian Tenors will be the headlining act for the Osoyoos Celebrity Wine Auction, which will be taking place at the Walnut Beach Resort from 4 pm to 7 pm.
In addition to the Osoyoos Celebrity Wine Auction, three other great events are happening during the festival:
1) The Nota Bene Release Party
Featuring host Jason Priestley, Celebrity Chef Ned Bell, and winemaker Graham Pierce. Celebrate the release of the latest wines from Black Hills Estate Winery while tasting the cuisine of Ned Bell and listening to the music of DJ Jenn Goulet and the live tunes of Double Magnum.
Saturday June 13, 3:00-7:00 pm, Black Hills Estate Winery. Tickets are $149.00 each.
2) Burrowing Owl Winemakers Dinner
Featuring Chef Bernard Cassavantes and the exceptional wines of Burrowing Owl
Friday June 12, 7:30-10:30 pm, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. Tickets are $125.00 each.
3) Desert Spirit BBQ: The official after-party!
Featuring Chef Jonathan Thauberger and wines from the South Okanagan. Enjoy a casual BBQ and opportunity to socialize in an upbeat setting.
Friday, June 12, 7-11 pm, Spirit Ridge Resort. Tickets are $49.00 each.
Tickets for all events are available for online purchase at www.ticketweb.c (website below) or visit www.blackhillswinery.com.
For accommodations contact the Walnut Beach Resort at www.walnutbeachosoyoos.com, or call 1-877-936-5400
For general information on Osoyoos, call Destination Osoyoos at 1-888-676-9667