With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it is time to solidify those weekend plans! From romantic weekend getaways and curated experiences to dining and special sip boxes, romance appears to be in full swing in West Kelowna.
Whether you decided to go out or enjoy the comforts of your own home, we have a few suggestions for you!
SIPS, TREATS & SPECIAL MENUS
Smiling sweethearts will be happy to learn that the Westside Wine Trail’s Sip with your Sweetheart event is making a return this year. There are 13 wineries participating with special pairings and offerings and a passport component has been added. The event runs from February 12th to 20th. Please note some of the wineries are only open on the weekends, so check thewestsidewinetrail.com website for information and up-to-date offerings.
Below is a sneak peek of what some of the wineries are offering:
Beaumont Family Estate Winery | Open both weekends (Feb 12th & 13th and Feb 18th, 19th, 20th)
Opening for a limited time for the event, they will be offering free tastings, gifts, delicious chocolates and a sneak peek at their new bottle wines.
Kalala Organic Estate Winery | Open February 12th and the 15th to 19th
Complimentary wine tastings paired with a chocolate-covered pretzel and from the 15th to 19th wine tastings will be complimentary.
Frind Estate Winery | Open daily 11am – 6pm
Delicious chocolate pairings with every tasting will be available for passport holders.
Grizzli Winery | Open daily 11am – 6:30pm
Enjoy complimentary pairings of their 2014 raspberry wine and decadent cheesecake. Don’t forget to stop by their Valentine’s photobooth! Additional special events will be taking place at the winery on February 11th, 13th and 14th.
Little Straw Vineyards | Open February 12th and the 15th to 19th
On February 12th enjoy a complimentary wine tasting with a mini quiche. Complimentary icewine tastings will also be available and visitors can enter to win a giveaway gift basket. From Feb 15th to 19th, enjoy a complimentary icewine tasting and enter to win a giveaway gift basket.
Off the Grid Organic Winery | Open February 12th to 20th 11am – 5pm
A Valentine’s treat pairing with the Rose Sips. Bookings are available online and walk-ins are encouraged.
Rollingdale Winery | Open Tuesday to Sunday 11am – 5pm
For the month of February, Rollingdale is offering an in-shop deal where a wine carrier with a corkscrew is available for $15 with the purchase of two bottles of wine.
Quails’ Gate Winery | Open daily 1am – 6pm
Join them in the Wine Shop for a complimentary dessert with every paid tasting. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome given availability.
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery | Open daily 11am – 5:30pm
Complimentary pairings of their Lapilli Cherry wine and Lava Red wine with Bliss Bakery’s Toffee Nut Bars. Special Valentine’s Lovers Gif Packages are also available and can be purchased online or in their gift shop.
Mt Boucherie Winery | Open daily 11am – 6pm
Warm up with a complimentary cup of their mole-chilli paired with their 2015 Reserve Meritage. Guests are encouraged to book online and walk-ins will be accepted based on availability.
Mission Hill Family Estate | Open daily 12pm – 4pm
Guests can book a spot at their Valentine’s Day dinner. They will also have romance-inspired wine collections available for purchase.
Other participating wineries include Ciao Bella Winery and Indigenous World Winery.
If you are looking to tour the wineries, use our handy, mobile-friendly map to find them!
Quail’s Gate Winery has a special 3-course Valentine’s Day Dinner at their Old Vines Restaurant. Several delightful options are available for each course.
Have a memorable Valentine’s Day Dinner at Mission Hill Family Estate on February 12th or 14th. Enjoy a welcome wine under the stars at the Keystone Archway and then proceed to the Visitor’s Hall for a pre-dinner reception before you are seated in the Chagall Room for a 5-course wine-paired dinner.
Escape with a staycation at the Cove Lakeside Resort. Their special Love Month package includes a one-night stay in a suite, a bottle of Frind Estate Winery Brut, chocolates, dining and spa credits, and complimentary late checkout.
Check into a relaxing B&B that is within walking distance to several wineries. A View to Remember B&B is a place you can enjoy breathtaking views, a delicious breakfast, and a special Valentine’s treat all for $129.00 a night.
VALENTINE’S GIFT BOXES and PROMOTIONS
During the month of February at Grizzli Winery, receive a handcrafted bar of local chocolate from Sandrine’s French Pastry & Chocolate for free, with the purchase of any Grizzli red Icewine.
Passionate Blooms offers several different gift boxes that can be ordered online. Choose from the Little Box of Love to the Lover’s Box and more.
Mission Hill Family Estate has some wines that are worth falling for with their curated menu of wine-inspired sets.
Treat yourself or someone you love to a limited edition Valentine’s Gift Package from Volcanic Hills. Each package features one bottle of 2018 Lava Red, 1 bottle of Lapilli Fortified Cherry wine and 1×6 piece box of Karat Chocolates.
SPECIAL EVENTS – See our Calendar of Events Page for more details.
FEB 11 | 4pm – 6pm | Grizzli Winery
Start your Valentine’s Day weekend early with Happy Hour at Grizzli’s wine lounge. Live music, happy hour-priced wine, and specialty wine-based cocktails. Anna Jacyszyn will be the live musical performer. 4pm – 6pm
FEB 12 | 1:30 – 4:00pm |Wine Country Studios
Discover your creative side through the Creative Art Series with local artist Louise Lambert.
FEB 13 | 2:00pm – 5:30pm | Grizzli Winery
Paint with sweetheart with a paint workshop taught by local artist Randall Young. The workshop includes all art supplies, a glass of wine and a light lunch, and an Estate Wine Tour.
FEB 13 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Neighbors Pub
Head out to Trivia Night with your favourite person(s).
FEB 14 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Grizzli Winery
Celebrate love and laughter with an evening of award-winning wines and entertainment. Musician Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Way Trio will be performing while you enjoy a charcuterie board and icewine pairing for two.
Enjoy some sweet treats this Valentine’s Day. Specialty Bakery, Annie’s Beach Cafe & Lounge, Kekuli Café, Bliss Bakery – Kitchen, and It’s…a Bakery all have delicious baked goods and treats for those special people in your life.