This weekend, I am heading to Silver Star (nestled in the heart of B.C.’s Thompson Okanagan region) for one of the biggest events of the year.

With less than one hour away from the Kelowna airport – its an ideal place to feel like you are really getting away from it all.

The event hosted by Silver Star, is the summer wine and food festival happening August 8-10th.

The weekend promises to be a memorable one with Friday’s feature dinner hosted by David Hawksworth (owner and head chef at Vancouver’s #1 restaurant), Wine Masters’ Dinners, food seminars, art gallery viewings, guided alpine flower hikes and of course the main event – The Mile High Wine Tasting presented by Valley First.

I’ll be staying at the Lord Aberdeen Hotel. This Victorian-inspired hotel provides easy access to all the shops and restaurants in the area.

I’m also going to be doing a bit of biking on the Mountain to really experience this fantastic location outdoors.

Imagine sipping the incredible wines of the Okanagan under the beautiful sunny skies on the Mountain. I can’t imagine a better way to spend a weekend. Tickets for the Mile High Wine Tasting are $60 per person.

I also have the immense pleasure of being able to interview David Hawksworth about his involvement with Silver Star, and look forward to sharing it with readers. His incredible menu for the evening has been specially crafted – composed of a four-course meal complete with wine pairings from select BC interior wineries and can be viewed here: 

There is also a cooking demonstration being hosted by David on Saturday afternoon.

For more detailed information regarding the weekend at Silver Star Mountain, you can check it out here:

If you are interested in attending – do it quickly as tickets for the festival and all the events are selling out fast!