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Oct14

Congrats September winners

Posted on Oct 14 by

Congratulations to Elena and Dmitriy of Calgary, our September draw winners! The couple says they had a wonderful time touring and tasting while visiting our members throughout Summerland. They are proud supporters of Canadian wine and enjoyed posting google reviews as they toured, getting stamps on their Bottleneck Drive passports before entering to win. They will receive a selection of six Bottleneck Drive products delivered to their door.  Look for Bottleneck Drive passports at any of our members. Fill it with five stamps for your chance to win.  ...

Oct09

We’re hiring!

Posted on Oct 9 by

We are looking for a dynamic, passionate, wine lover to join our association as our Bottleneck Drive Association Co-ordinator (part-time position). This individual will develop, guide and oversee all of Summerland Bottleneck Drive’s marketing communications, promotions, events, website, newsletters, online reputation, media advertising, consumer collateral, public relations initiatives, social media presence, and media partnerships. If this sounds like you (or someone you know), please email a resumé toinfo@bottleneckdrive.com....

Sep26

Light Up the Vines 2017

Posted on Sep 26 by

Annual Light Up the Vines returns to Summerland Celebrate the season with tastings, tours Bottleneck Drive members including wineries, cideries and a brewery, invite guests to celebrate the sparkle of the holiday season with the seventh annual Light Up the Vines event. “We love throwing open our doors for visitors for this annual celebration. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season,” says Bottleneck Drive Winery Association President Christa-Lee Bond. Light Up the Vines runs 3 – 8 p.m. Saturday Nov. 18, Saturday Nov. 25 and Sunday Nov. 26 at Bottleneck Drive member wineries, cideries and brewery. Visitors will enjoy tastings, festive decorations, seasonal refreshments and music  as well as special offers on some of the region’s best wines, ciders and beer, just in time for holiday entertaining and gift-giving. Collect five stamps from members to complete a Light Up the Vines passport and be entered to win a prize package valued at over $500. Contact local tour operators about guided tour options or participate in a self-guided tour. Look for Bottleneck Drive members pouring delicious wines,...

Aug26

Join Bottleneck Drive at Summerland’s Ryga Fest

Posted on Aug 26 by

Bottleneck Drive is pleased to sponsor Ryga Fest 2017 in support of arts in our community. This annual celebration of music, theatre, and spoken word promises something for everyone – from traditional music to edgy new poets and everything in between. We will be offering delicious wine, beer and cider from our members at three of the Ryga main events. Join us on Aug. 31 for Outspoken! Spoken Word, Poetry, Song in the baquet hall at the Summerland arena. Then on Aug. 1 we will be at the Centre Stage for Ann Mortifee’s Seven is the Magic Number concert, and on Aug. 2 we will be back at Centre Stage for the Ryga Brothers Reunion Concert. Check out these shows and all the other action at www.rygafest.ca....

Jul17

Announcing June’s winner!

Posted on Jul 17 by

Each month all season long, we draw a name from completed Bottleneck Drive passports. The lucky winner receives a collection of six bottles from Bottleneck Drive members. This month’s lucky winner is Katherine Hay from Alberta! Katherine visited five of our members, collected stamps, and dropped her completed form at Savard Vines. Congratulations Katherine, enjoy your delicious Bottleneck Drive products and come back to visit us again soon! Visit any of our members or local Tourism Information Centres to pick up your own passport; it contains a handy touring map and helpful contact information. Fill it with five stamps and leave it at any member location to be entered to win. Good...

Jun19

And the May winner is…

Posted on Jun 19 by

Who doesn’t love winning? Especially when the prize includes six bottles from our Bottleneck Drive members?! The May winner of our monthly prize draw is Tess from Prince George. She completed a Bottleneck Drive touring passport by visiting a minimum of five of our members and collecting stamps, then submitting her completed passport (in her case, at Sage Hills Estate Vineyard & Winery.) Congratulations Tess, your prize is on its way! Thanks for visiting Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive....