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Grand Sommelier Express returns

Posted on Apr 26 by

Unique event pairs wine and food with historic KVR train experience The members of Bottleneck Drive present a tasting experience on-board the elegantly restored Kettle Valley steam train, showcasing delicious offerings from local wineries alongside the natural beauty of Summerland. The Grand Sommelier Express returns for a second year on June 24, 2017. “We are excited to partner with the historic Kettle Valley Steam Railway again this year to bring guests an experience that is absolutely unique to Bottleneck Drive,” says Bottleneck Drive President Christa-Lee McWatters Bond. “Delicious wine, food, ciders and beer, Summerland scenery, and the beautiful steam train combine for an event you will not find anywhere else.” Following a sparkling reception, guests will enjoy the scenic 90-minute train ride with wine poured by informative proprietors and winemakers. The tour includes a trestle-side stop to sample Bottleneck Drive’s hand-crafted beer and ciders. A three-course dinner paired with Bottleneck Drive wines follows the train trip. Entertainment includes live music and an attractive live and silent auction. Tickets are available online. For more information contact


Welcome NOMAD Cider

Posted on Mar 28 by

A very warm welcome to NOMAD Cider, one of our newest members and a great addition to Bottleneck Drive’s growing number of traditional cideries. Proprietors and cider-makers Mike Petkau and Brad Klammer say “We’re stoked to be part of the Bottleneck Drive team and are looking forward to opening the doors of our tasting room this spring!”  NOMAD is currently producing dry apple and pear ciders that pay homage to various world famous cider regions. NOMAD’s products are available for sale at various private liquor stores, restaurants and pubs – see a full list on their website. Their tasting room is expected to open in late April or early May. Until then, tastings are available by appointment. While the cidery’s name reflects their love of exploration and travel, Mike and Brad are proud members of the Summerland community, calling it “the greatest place to live in Canada.” We think NOMAD is going to fit right...


Welcome Savard Vines

Posted on Jan 22 by

A warm welcome our newest member winery, Savard Vines. Watch for details regarding their new tasting room, opening this spring, located just off the highway north of Summerland. Can’t wait for spring? Visit their web site for current sales and contact info. “Finally, after months of hard work, we are thrilled to announce that soon Savard Vines will be open for visitors. It is our plan to open our Tasting Room select spring weekends starting in March before settling into our routine summertime hours,” say proprietors Michael and Lori Savard. Their beautiful property includes stunning lake views and is planted with approximately five acres of pinot gris and pinot noir, with some cab franc. “We are excited to be members of Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive and look forward to getting to know everyone,” they say....


And the winner is…

Posted on Dec 21 by

Congratulations to Kelsey Becker of Kelowna – her name was drawn for the Light Up the Vines prize package this week. Kelsey says she has entered our passport draw many times but never won. She is a big fan of Summerland and our wine, so we know this prize is going to be put to good use! Kelsey’s prize included a case of hand-selected wines along with several bottles of craft cider, a beautiful book from The Field Guide, and a gift certificate from our friends at Local Lounge and Grille. Enjoy,...


Bottleneck Drive for the holidays

Posted on Dec 11 by

There are a lot of reasons to visit our members over the holiday season… Entertain visiting guests while stocking up on award-winning wines for gifts and for hosting. Many of our wineries are open weekends leading up to Christmas and some are even open during the week. When in doubt, please call. Most are happy to open by appointment. Dirty Laundry Vineyard – Tuesday through Sunday from noon – 4 p.m. Closed Dec. 24 – 27, Dec. 31 through Jan. 5. January and February hours will be Friday, Saturday and Sundays only noon -4 p.m. Dominion Cider – appointment only, please call. 8th Generation Vineyard – open daily from 11-4pm until Dec. 23. Closed Monday Dec. 19. Dec. 24 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Closed Dec. 25/26; Dec. 27 – Dec. 31 open noon – 3 p.m. January, February and March by appointment and luck. Evolve Cellars – Wed-Sun noon-4 for wine shop until Dec 23. Restaurant closed for the season. Giant Head Estate Winery – call for appointment. Heaven’s Gate – open by appointment only until April. Lunessence Winery and Vineyard – by appointment only till May 2017. NOMAD...


Bottleneck Drive Food Bank donation

Posted on Dec 2 by

Thanks to everyone who came out on Nov. 25 for Bottleneck Drive’s wine pouring event during Summerland’s Festival of Lights! Not only did we have fun sharing our wines and ciders with hundreds of guests, but we raised $1,220 for Summerland’s Food Bank. Special thanks to our hosts this year, the Summerland Gold & Silver Exchange and the new BeadTrails Experience store. It was a great evening and we look forward to next year’s...