Posted on July 27, 2010
12th Annual Alpine Wine Festival
How many times have you walked into a wine shop or liquor store, intent on purchasing a tantalizing bottle of wine, only to find yourself perplexed or overwhelmed? With so many varietals, vineyards and exotic production locales around the globe, knowing where to start and what to choose can often be a daunting endeavour.
For the twelfth year in a row, Mt. Washington Alpine Resort is hoping to put an end to your confusion with the Alpine Wine Festival on Friday, August 6. Held in the Raven Lodge and boasting breathtaking panoramic views of Vancouver Island’s mountainous spine, the festival welcomes vineyards from across the Island, the country and even from overseas. Festival attendees each receive a commemorative wine glass and are encouraged to sip and sample everything their heart desires.
Accompanied by tasty food samplings, the festival will keep swinging with live entertainment courtesy of acclaimed jazz pianist and composer, Karel Roessingh. You’ll also have the opportunity to support the Vancouver Island Mountain Sport Society with a silent auction featuring some truly fabulous items up for grabs.
Confirmed wineries include:
- Coastal Black Estate Winery
- Muse Winery
- Averill Creek Winery
- Blue Moon Estate Winery
- Carbrea Vineyards
- Hillside Estate Winery
- Desert Hills Estate Winery
- Fosters Wine Estates (featuring Wolf Blass and Beringer Stone Cellars)
- PMA Wines and Spirits (featuring Two Oceans and Flat Roof Manor)
- Merridale Cider
- Sea Cider Farm and Cider House
Tickets for the event can be purchased online for $30 and attendees must be legal drinking age (19+). A courtesy shuttle is available for those attending. For more information on this and the wine pairing dinner the following night, please visit Mt. Washington Alpine Resort’s website. I hope to see you all there!