Silver Star Summer Wine & Food Festival

Silver Star Summer Wine & Food Festival

Imagine the warmth of the Okanagan summer sun and the spectacular views from one of Canada's most beautiful alpine resorts - Silver Star Mountain.  Then imagine the wonders of learning about the great wines of the Okanagan in this phenomenal setting.  The Silver Star Summer Wine & Food Festival runs for 2 days at our resort with wine Masters' Dinners, alpine flower hikes, art gallery viewings, wine & food seminars and of course the main event - The Mile High Wine Tasting presented by Valley First.

For all ticket purchases for EVERY event listed please contact Central Reservations at the contact info below.

Tickets on sale now - by phone 1-800-663-4431 or email info@skisilverstar.com

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” 

― Ernest Hemingway

Schedule of Festival Events

Friday August 8, 2014

Wine Masters' Dinners

6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30pm dinner

After a wonderful day of wine education and outdoor recreation, it's time to relax and enjoy the finer things in life.  Three resort restaurants welcome you to a colourful spectrum of menus including fine dining, tapas and elegant summer BBQ with extraordinary wines from the Okanagan Valley.

The Bulldog™ Grand Café 

  • Price - TBA
  • Menu - TBA
  • Wineries - TBA

Silver Grill - Fine Dining

  • Price - $99 plus tax * please note, price does NOT include gratuity
  • Sample Menu from last year - Click Here
  • Wineries - TBA

Hungry for more...? Silver Grill is offering a Tapas Degustation Saturday night, and The Saloon has an amazing Sunday Brunch starting at 11am Sunday. Keep reading for details and times.


Saturday August 9, 2014

Wine Masters' Dinners Part II

6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30pm dinner

Silver Grill - Tapas Degustation;
5 Course | Flights of 4 Wines | A perfect Finish
Price - $79 plus tax * please note, price does NOT include gratuity

  • Menu - TBA
  • Wineries - TBA

Summer Wine Festival After Party

7:00 p.m. - late

Venue - TBD

Saturday August 9, 2014


 

Mile High Wine Tasting

The Marquee event for the Silver Star Summer Wine & Food Festival is the Mile High Wine Tasting presented by Valley First.

When: August 9th 4-7p.m.

Where: Silver Star village Main St.

Tickets: $60 plus tax

Bring your friends and experience new varieties of wine.  Live entertainment fills the fresh mountain air while you wander through Silver Star's Victorian inspired village sampling wines from over 30 of the Okanagan Wine Festival's finest wineries.  Food will be catered by Vernon's very own GumTree catering to compliment the beautiful tasting notes of the Okanagan's varieties of wine.  Grab your souvenir wine glass and don't forget your notebook so can remember your favourites.

Please Note: **This is an outdoor event and weather in the mountains can change at any moment so please dress accordingly.  Unfortunately there are no refunds due to inclement weather.**

Friday August 8, 2014


 

Wine & Cooking class with GumTree Catering

1-3 p.m, Friday August 8

Details - join GumTree caterings head chef for an insightful and creative cooking with wine class.

More details coming soon!

 

True Taste of Silver Star – Grand Tour

1-5 p.m, Friday August 8   

Join a spectacular tour through the best wildflower meadows and berry patches, past an abandoned silver mine and to the most breathtaking view points of the Okanagan Valley and Monashees Mountains.  The tour starts with a scenic ride up the Summer Sky Chairlift then descends the mountain on pathways and trails. Discover the unique wildflowers, wildlife, geology, ecology and history of the mountain on this insightful tour.  For a real twist on tasting, you’ll compare the wild berries to wines.  Bring your camera!

Price: $29 Adult - $26 Senior - $19 Youth/Child when accompanied by adult(s) *
*Chairlift Pass required for True Taste of Silver Star – Grand Tour  ($10 Adult - $9 Youth/Senior - $7 Child)
To book, please call Ski Dazzle’s Summer Ticket office: 250-558-6010 or info@skisilverstar.com

 

 

Saturday August 9, 2014


Sparkling up the Cheese in your Life - Seminar

12:30 - 2:30 p.m,

Location: The Den Bar & Bistro

Join the Dairy Farmers of Canada for an unforgettable seminar on pairing your favourite wines with some of Canada's best cheeses.

Canadian cheeses have made their mark on the world winning prestigious awards. Its time to celebrate with a special salute to these cheeses. And what better to toast success than with British Columbia sparkling wines! Join David Beaudoin from Dairy Farmers of Canada and Jay Drysdale from Bella Wines at this fun informal celebration. David will introduce you to 6 Canadian cheeses, tell the story behind each one and entertain you with his well known passion for cheese. And while savouring these cheeses, your palate will be introduced to four different sparkling wines from the Okanagan Valley. This 2 hour seminar is a perfect way to enjoy the lunch hour at Silver Star.

Tickets: $50 (including taxes)

 

True Taste of Silver Star – Short & Sweet Tour

1-3 p.m. Saturday August 9, 2014    

Here's a short guided tour starting from the village along Silver Star’s trails through open wildflower meadows and forested slopes to spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains. Hear stories about the mountain's wildlife, wildflowers, history and more. For a real twist on tasting, you’ll compare the wild berries to wines.

Price: $19 Adult - $16 Senior - $12 Youth/Child when accompanied by adult(s)
To Book, please call Ski Dazzle’s Summer Ticket office: 250-558-6010 or info@skisilverstar.com

Friday August 8, 2014


Artists in the village

After such a popular introduction in 2013 Artists in the village returns!  Last year this project raised money for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation from the auction of the artwork made here at Silver Star.

Starting at noon, Friday August 8

Presented by Gallery Odin six Okanagan Artist's will capture the beauty and serenity of Silver Star Mountain each in their own way.  The artists will work on their pieces until 4 p.m. on Saturday when the Mile High Wine Tasting starts.  This will signal the start of the Silent Auction bidding process for each work of art.  Join us for a peaceful afternoon of art, fresh mountain air and get ready for the always enjoyable outdoor tasting - The Mile High Wine Tasting at Silver Star.

See Gallery Odin's display in the village snow sport school building on Friday and Saturday, or take a stroll to Odin Road for a visit the full display and Canada's highest altitude art gallery - Gallery Odin. Both are open 10am to 6pm Friday and Saturday.

This year's contributing artists are - To be announced

 

Gallery Odin Exhibit in the village

10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. 

Kal and Maria will again set up an Art Gallery in the Snow-sport school building for the two days of Wine Festival. Featured artists will be: Glenn Clark,  Elizabeth Moore,  Destanne Norris,  Wendy Hart Penner, Barry Rafuse, Julia Trops  along with some of the Gallery Odin artists.  So come by and mingle and view the exceptional display that Gallery Odin brings to the heart of the village for this weekend only.

Gallery Odin at 215 Odin rd. will also be operating during these times.

 

Saturday August 9, 2014


Gallery Odin Exhibit in the village

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Kal and Maria will again set up an Art Gallery in the Snow-sport school building for the two days of Wine Festival. Featured artists will be: Glenn Clark,  Elizabeth Moore,  Destanne Norris,  Wendy Hart Penner, Barry Rafuse, Julia Trops  along with some of the Gallery Odin artists.  So come by and mingle and view the exceptional display that Gallery Odin brings to the heart of the village for this weekend only.

Gallery Odin at 215 Odin rd. will also be operating during these times.

 

Artist's in the Village Silent Auction

4-6:30 p.m. - Presented by our own Gallery Odin, six Okanagan artists will have spent the past 36 hours capturing the beauty of Silver Star in their original works for the Mile High Wine Tasting.  So take the opportunity to be able to take home your own master piece of Silver Star at this silent auction.   Proceeds from the auction will be split 50/50 between the artist and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

See Gallery Odin's display in the village snow sport school building on Friday and Saturday, or take a stroll to Odin Road for a visit the full display and Canada's highest altitude art gallery - Gallery Odin. Both are open 10am to 6pm Friday and Saturday.

 

For all ticket purchases for EVERY event listed please contact Central Reservations at the contact info below.

Tickets on sale now - by phone 1-800-663-4431 or email info@skisilverstar.com