The Okanagan, with its rich soil and unique micro-climates, has long been BC’s premiere grape growing region and home to many award-winning wineries. Sip local wines and enjoy ingredient-driven menus at the Silver Star Summer Wine Festival. The reimagined culinary event features Wine Dinners, Wine Tasting in the Village, Seminars, Special Features, and Live Music. 

Silver Star Wine Festival

August 10-13, 2023

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Wine Dinners

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The Festival heralds exciting and innovative wine dinners led by three of Silver Star's establishments: SilverStar Mountain Resort, The Bulldog Grand Café and Black Pine Social.

SilverStar Mountain Resort's Wine Dinner will be orchestrated by the resort’s talented Executive Chef, Scott Sanderson. Expect farm-to-table style dining using some of the freshest local ingredients, paired expertly with some of the finest Okanagan wines.

At The Bulldog Grand Café, expect exquisite pairings of regional wines with international Asian fusion flavours prepared by Chef Tyler Lafferty, whose unique culinary lens focuses on Dutch, Thai-Indonesian, and West Coast cuisine. 

At Black Pine Social, Chef Jarred Sauve and Owner Brandon Loughery have curated an elevated dining experience that draws from rustic European alpine culture, incorporating international flavours, with a modest influence from Japanese cuisine to add to their culinary creations. 

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The Silver Star Wine Festival relies on dedicated and passionate people. We are looking for hard-working wine enthusiasts, 19 years of age and over, to join our team for the seminar sessions and the Signature Walk-About Tasting Event.

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Getting Here

The Festival takes place at Silver Star Mountain Resort, just 20 minutes from Vernon, British Columbia. The Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is less than an hour away.

Let someone else do the driving and jump on the shuttle service from Vernon, which can be purchased as an add-on to the Signature Walk-About Tasting Event. 

Extend your stay and play in the mountains. Choose from a variety of accommodation for every budget and group size. Take advantage of a special Wine Festival accommodation offer when you stay for 2 nights or more.

*Click below and call your chosen accommodation to book, mentioning promo code WINE for deals. Discount rates are available at participating partners.*

Signature Walk-About Tasting Event


Over the festival weekend, there are several wine seminars taking place in the Village. These 90-minute, sit-down events are the perfect place to deepen your knowledge with experts to guide you. Taste and learn more about wine in an intimate setting with world-class experts in their fields. This is the perfect place to deepen your knowledge and tease your palate.

Stay in the Mountains

Saturday August 12

Wander through Silver Star Village and enjoy some of BC’s most sought after artisanal wineries at the Signature Walk-About event. There will also be a free concert by Canadian singer-songwriters, Josh Bogert and Andrew Allen and a Polson Artisan Market pop-up. 

VIP 3pm-6pm 

General Admission 4pm-6pm

Optional Add-On: Shuttle Service from Vernon

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Thursday August 10

Wine Dinner

Gallery Odin

Friday August 11

4pm-5.30pm Seminar 

Wine Dinner

Gallery Odin

Saturday August 12

11am-12.30pm Seminar

12pm-1.30pm Seminar

2pm-3:30pm Seminar

3pm-6pm Signature Walk-About Tasting

Polson Park Artisan Market

Live Music 

Gallery Odin

Sunday August 13

11am-1.30pm Wine Brunch

11am-12.30pm Seminar 


Enjoy refreshments as you take in the beauty of more than 100 works of art at an intimate and contemporary gallery hosted by gallery owners Maria and Kal Molnar. The gallery specializes in original art only, promoting Canadian artists of different media: oil, mixed media, acrylic, watercolour, sculpture, scrimshaw, ceramic, glass and fibre art; featuring styles from representational to abstract.

Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 2-6pm.

Gallery Odin