Silver Star Summer Wine & Food Festival

Silver Star Summer Wine & Food Festival 2014

August 8-10, 2014

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, wine & food seminars, art gallery viewings, guided alpine flower hikes and of course the main event - The Mile High Wine Tasting presented by Valley First.

See the village, see the mountains, ride the chairlift; you’ll want to stay the night! Your Victorian-inspired accommodation is in a breath-taking alpine setting, just footsteps away from the events and festivities of the Okanagan Summer Wine Festival.

Packages start from $133 including accommodation and Mile High Tasting Tickets.
 

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 4pm to 7pm
  • Where: Silver Star village Main St.
  • Price:   $60 per person plus tax
    • For tickets please email info@skisilverstar.com

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 up to 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.

Featured Wineries***...with more to come soon...

  • 50th Parallel Estate
  • Arrowleaf Cellars
  • Bella Wines
  • Cassini Cellars
  • Dirty Laundry Vineyard
  • Forbidden Fruit Winery
  • House of Rose Winery
  • Intrigue Wines
  • Larch Hills 
  • Lusitano Estate Winery 
  • Meadow Vista Honey Winery
  • Meyer Family Vineyards 
  • Privato Vineyard and Winery
  • Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery Ltd.
  • Sandhill Vineyard
  • Seven Stones Winery
  • Silver Sage Winery
  • Summerhill Pyramid Winery
  • Tantalus Vineyards 
  • The Vibrant Vine
  • Thornhaven Estates Winery
  • Volcanic Hills Winery
  • Wild Goose Vineyards

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. **
***Subject to change

Friday August 8, 2014

MEET THE ARTISTS

  • When:  12pm to 4pm Friday and Saturday
  • Where: Artists in the village
  • Price:   Complimentary

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.

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.


GALLERY ODIN EXHIBIT in the Village

  • When:  10am to 6pm Friday and Saturday
  • Where: Snow-sport School building - Silver Star Village
  • Price:   Complimentary

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, and 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


 

AN EVENING WITH DAVID HAWKSWORTH

Join us for a very special evening with renowned Chef, David Hawksworth, owner and head chef of Vancouver's #1 Restaurant. It will be an evening of incredible food, paired with a fantastic selection of wines from BC Interior wineries.

  • When:  6:00 pm reception; 6:30pm dinner, Friday only
  • Where: The Den - Fine Dining
  • Price:   $230.00 pp including gratuity (plus 5% GST). 
    • Special - get $50 off your ticket when you purchase accommodation and tickets together.
    • For bookings please email info@skisilverstar.com

Menu & Pairing

  • 1st course:
    • Albacore Tuna Belly, compressed watermelon, heirloom tomato, jalapeno, black pepper, mizuna
    • Tantalus old vine Riesling
  • 2nd course
    • Roasted cauliflower risotto, brown butter, caper
    • Meyer  family vineyard tribute Chardonnay
  • 3rd course
    • Fraser valley duck breast, savoy cabbage and confit leg globe, chanterelle, spiced duck consommé
    • Le Vieux Pin Cuvee Violette syrah
  • 4rth course
    • Summer peach vacherin, vanilla custard, almond
    • La Stella Moscato D’Osoyoos

This event has limited seating and must be booked in advance.


BUGABOOS WINE FESTIVAL DINNER with Noble Ridge Winery

Join Frank Berkers of Bugaboos Cafe for an unforgettable 5 course dinner, paired with 5 incredible wines from Noble Ridge Winery. Located at the end of the Vance Creek boardwalk, Bugaboos Café offers fantastic views of the Monashee Mountains and a perfect setting for what’s sure to be a very social affair.

For more information about the menu, please contact Bugaboos.

  • When: 7:00pm
  • Where: Bugaboos Cafe
  • Price: $90.00 plus gratuity and 5% GST

Saturday August 9, 2014

NEW!!!!

COOKING DEMONSTRATION with DAVID HAWKSWORTH

  • When:   2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Where:  Auditorium, National Alpine Training Centre
  • Price:    Complimentary. No charge but reservations are required
    • For bookings please email info@skisilverstar.com

We are pleased to announce that celebrity Chef, David Hawksworth, will be hosting a special cooking demonstration for a small audience Saturday afternoon at the NATC. A tasting will follow. Seating will be limited to make this a more intimate setting and interaction with David.

MENU ITEM:

Albacore tuna ceviche with avocado puree, heirloom tomato, jalapeno, puffed rice, cilantro


MEET THE ARTISTS

  • When:  12pm to 4pm
  • Where: Artists in the village
  • Price:   Complimentary

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.

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.


GALLERY ODIN EXHIBIT in the Village

  • When:  10am to 6pm
  • Where: Snow-sport School building - Silver Star Village
  • Price:   Complimentary

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, and 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.


SPARKLING UP THE CHEESE IN YOUR LIFE - Seminar

  • When:  12:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Where: The Den Bar & Bistro
  • Price:   $48 per person plus tax

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. It’s 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.


ARTISTS IN THE VILLAGE SILENT AUCTION

  • When:   4:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Where: Silver Star village Main St.
  • Price:   Complimentary

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.


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 and the Dairy Farmers of Canada.

  • When:   4pm to 7pm
  • Where: Silver Star village Main St.
  • Price:    $60 per person plus tax
    • For bookings please email info@skisilverstar.com

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 up to 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.


TAPAS DEGUSTATION at The Silver Grill

5 Course | Flight of 4 Wines | A perfect Finish

  • When:  7:00pm reception & dinner
  • Where: Silver Grill Restaurant, Silver Star village Main St.
  • Price:   $90.85 pp including gratuity (plus 5% GST).
    • For bookings please email info@skisilverstar.com

Another food spectacular that's sure to be sold out again this year, brought to you by our very own Executive Chef, Brenden Blair. Brenden will bring a Spanish flair to the menu this season, which will be unveiled early this week along with the featured wines.

Special guest Eric Von Krosig from Summerhill Winery will join this event as our wine host for the evening to talk about wines of the Okanagan. "Olive Us" will discuss oils and vinegars in foods, laongside David Beaudoin from Dairy board of Canada talking about Canadian cheeses, and Lance Carr, a Spanish flamingo Guitarist that will be playing tunes during the dinner.

Don't miss out. Book now!

Menu (Wine Pairings TBD)

  • 1st course:
    • Single varietal olive oils and balsamic vinegars, fresh bread, hummus, tapenade and pickled veg (Olive Us on hand to present)
  • 2nd course:
    • Beef tartar, truffled crostini, fresh beef house ground, with fried capers, house mustard seed. A fried quails egg, and a onion nest
  • Palate Cleanser - Lemonade Lollypop
     
  • 3rd course:
    • Steamed mussels and clams in a saffron broth, Helmuts chorizo sausages, and fresh herb
  • 4th course:
    • Spanish surf and turf, Morocco spiced lamb lollies with sour date drizzle and a ½ lobster tail, lemon gremolata, confit garlic butter
  • 5th course:
    • Sweet crème brule, with Canadian Cheese Board, host DAVID BEAUDOIN, presenting 4 cheeses, chutneys, breads, nuts, seeds, and honey (from Bees Inc.)

WINE MASTERS DINNER with Arrowleaf Cellars

  • When:  7:00pm reception & dinner
  • Where: 1609 Restaurant | Bar | Lounge, Level 2 Vance Creek Hotel
  • Price:   $126.50 pp inclusive of gratuity (plus 5% GST).
    • For bookings please email scott@1609.ca​ or phone: 250-549-5100

Menu & Pairing

Bread on arrival

  • Amuse:
    • Open lobster and scallop ravioli with fresh salsa and beurre blanc sauce
    • Wine #1 Solstice Pinot Gris
  • 1st course
    • Salad of young mozzarella, junior wild arugula, strawberry and balsamic reduction
    • Wine #2 First Crush Rose
  • 2nd course
    • Wild mushroom risotto with confit duck
    • Wine #3 Solstice Pinot Noir
  • 3rd course
    • Eye fillet on truffle Paris mash with grilled asparagus and herb butter
    • Wine #4 Solstice Reserve 2012
  • 4th course
    • Chocolate and almond filled donut with raspberry ice cream and white chocolate paint
    • Wine #5 Special Select Late Harvest Vidal

SUMMER WINE FESTIVAL AFTER PARTY

  • When:  7:00pm  till late
  • Where: The Saloon
  • Price:   Complimentary

Join us for a mix and mingle at the Saloon after the Mile High Wine Tasting.

Sunday August 10th, 2014

Join us for a delicious brunch on Sunday morning before heading home.

  • When:  9am to 1pm
  • Where: The Silver Grill
  • Price:    $33.35 pp including gratuity (plus 5% GST)
    • For bookings please email info@skisilverstar.com

Start your morning out right as our chefs bring you the best breakfast on the mountain. This scumtious breakfast starts with a glass of bubbly, and includes a delicious a la carte menu along with your choice of tea, coffee or juice.

Advance bookings are required for this very special morning meal.

Packages starting from $133

Package #1
Night out Under the Stars......$133 pp

  • 1x Night Accommodation in a regular room at the Bulldog Hotel
  • Choice of 1x Seminar on Friday or Saturday
  • Mile High Tasting Ticket

Package #2
2x Night Escape......$197 pp

  • 2x Nights’ Accommodation in a Studio Room at FireLight Lodge or Snowbird Lodge
  • Choice of 1x Seminar on Friday or Saturday
  • Mile HighTasting Ticket

Package #3
A la Carte… Build your own Wine Festival Package

Create the best Wine Festival combination for you.  Stay one night or more and add on any of the Wine Festival events or activities. Visit our Friday, Saturday and Sunday events for more information.

Packages are subject to availability. Taxes are additional. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Please Note: there are no refunds on any portion of the package due to inclement weather.

For further details or to make you’re booking please contact Silver Star Holidays by phone at 1-800-663-4431 / local 250-558-6083 or email us at info@skisilverstar.com.