FOG Food & Wine Pairings

Published Friday, June 27, 2014


October 5, 2014 - Oliver, British Columbia

 For Immediate Release

 New feature at Oliver Festival of the Grape (FOG) – Okanagan wineries and restaurant food pairings

Okanagan’s largest family fall wine festival will also feature 15 food trucks for hungry wine tasters.

                                                                                        All photos courtesy of South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce.  Photo credit: Paul Eby


Oliver, BC  – For the first time since the launch of the Oliver Festival of the Grape in 1997, there will be dedicated tents featuring wine and food pairings from Okanagan wineries that have associated restaurants or that provide a unique food offering at the winery.

“We are thrilled to offer a new wine and food tasting experience for FOG goers that will feature Okanagan wineries from Kelowna to Osoyoos,” says Luke Whittall, Chair of FOG’s wine committee.  “Each of these wineries will be pairing a selection of their best wines with bite sized food samples assembled on site by expert food vendors and chefs.”

Adds Whittall, “In the weeks leading up to the October 5th festival we’ll be sharing a few of the featured wine and Okanagan cuisine combos that FOG goers can expect to experience. This is a must attend event for wine lovers looking to experience multiple Okanagan food and wine pairings in one location.”

“Everyone who comes to our family-oriented fall wine festival (with more than 50 participating Okanagan wineries) will work up an appetite during the event,” explains says Bonnie Dancey, CEO of the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce that organizes the Festival of the Grape. 

“That’s why we’ll have 15 food trucks (outside of the wine and food pairing tents) to provide our hungry event goers with a wide selection of food that ranges from Thai to Tacos and ice cream to doughnuts and everything in between.  We have something to satisfy almost every palate.”

 Tickets for the Oliver Festival of the Grape (Sunday, October 5, 2014 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM) can be purchased on line through PayPal   (Ticket Prices: Advance tickets $23 or $25 at the gate).

 Tickets can also be purchased at the following Okanagan venues:

 Imperial Office Pro: 8510 Main Street, Osoyoos (250) 495-2510

 Discover Wines: 2080 Springfield Rd., Kelowna (250) 868-3990

 South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce 6431 Station St., Oliver (250) 498-6321 

 BC Wine Info VQA 553 Vees Drive, Penticton (250) 490-2006

 Shopper’s Drug Mart #1100 5955 Main Street, Oliver (250) 498-3663

 About Festival of the Grape  cid:image006.png@01CF9227.917DE300 cid:image007.png@01CF9227.917DE300 Held annually atthe Oliver Recreation Centre (adjacent to the Oliver Arena/Curling Club) the Festival of the Grape celebrates the grape harvest in the Okanagan valley. Organized by the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce and hundreds of volunteers, the Festival of the Grape attracts nearly 3500 people from western Canada to sample the finest wines from 50+ Okanagan wineries and taste the best in Okanagan cuisine from innovative local chefs and local food vendors.  The family-oriented one-day event has something for everyone.  Some of these include: entertaining grandstand music; grape stomping competitions, a separate Kid Zone play area for children including activities, games and farm animals; local arts and crafts and trade show vendors. Parking is free.

 About our Sponsors FOG thanks Eastlink for being a sponsor of both the Festival of the Grape and the Grape Stomp. We are also pleased to have Interior Savings sponsor the Chateau de Kids Whine Venue.  Others Festival of the Grape sponsors include Super Valu and Walnut Beach Resort.


 For more information, interviews and/or hi-rez visuals, please contact:

Neil Bousquet APR, Media Relations, Festival of the Grape, Cell (250) 689-1856

April Goldade, Media Relations, Festival of the Grape, Cell (250) 535-0239



All photos courtesy of South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce.  Photo credit: Paul Eby