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 and Brunches

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

Friday August 11th

SilverStar Mountain Resort's Wine Dinner will be orchestrated by the resort’s talented Executive Chef, Scott Sanderson. Expect an exquisitely crafted 5-course menu netted in Italian roots featuring fresh BC seafood and ingredients from local purveyors, paired with wine from five different Okanagan wineries.
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At Black Pine Social, Chef Jarred Sauve and Owner Brandon Loughery have curated an elevated menu that draws from rustic European alpine culture, with a modest influence from Japanese cuisine. 
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Sunday August 13th

Finish the weekend on a high-note at Black Pine Social's Drag Brunch! Freida Whales, Drag Queen Performer, will bring unforgettable fun and lasting memories, paired with a delicious brunch.  

Throughout The Weekend

 The Bulldog Grand Café will be offering special Wine Festival features, including a Charcuterie Board with wine pairing and a brunch menu.

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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. The Tasting will feature an elevated culinary experience, with B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame member and director of Lakehouse Kitchen’s cooking school, chef Bernard Casavant, who will lead the food pairing for the key 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

2pm-6pm Gallery Odin

7pm-9pm Paint 'N Sip Night with Vaz Art

Friday August 11

2pm-6pm Gallery Odin

4pm-5.30pm BC White Wines Seminar 

6pm Black Pine Social Wine Dinner

6.30pm SilverStar Mountain Resort Wine Dinner

Saturday August 12

11am-12.30pm Naramata Bench Seminar

12pm-1.30pm Exotic Grapes Seminar

1pm-6pm Polson Pop-up Artisan Market

2pm-3:30pm Refreshing Reds Seminar

2pm-6pm Gallery Odin

3pm-6pm Signature Walk-About Tasting 

3pm-7pm Live Music

3pm-4.30pm Local Losers Showcase

4.30pm-5.15pm Josh Bogert

5.30pm-7pm Andrew Allen 

Sunday August 13

11am-1pm Drag Wine Brunch

11am-12.30pm BC Bubbles Seminar

1pm-4pm Live Music

1pm-2pm Opening Act

2pm-4pm Sister Speak


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


Elevate Spa is SilverStar Mountain's full-service Aveda Day Spa, offering a peaceful retreat to get pampered in a beautiful mountain setting. 

During Wine Festival make the most of a special Spa Deal and enjoy a Luxury Elevate Pedicure and Simply Gel Manicure for $120. Available Thursday - Saturday, August 10-12.

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