|Wine tasting and seminars at the Icewine Festival at Sun Peaks. Sue Frause photo.|
The 10th Annual Icewine Festival kicked off Jan. 14, 2008 in Sun Peaks, BC. What started as a small festival back in 1998 has grown in both size and prestige. This year's event is sponsored by Okanagan Wine Festivals and American Express.
Tourism British Columbia has identified the festival as the first signature event of 2008 commemorating BC's 150th Anniversary. Let the party begin!
I attended the festival several years ago, enjoying the seminars and dinners. But the main tasting events seemed to be overcrowded, with long lines. Hopefully that's been resolved.
New features this year include an Icewine and Oyster Bar created out of snow and ice, featuring Icewine martinis. Fire dancers are scheduled to perform at Sun Peaks' Village Square on Friday, January 18 from 7-9 PM.