Fall Festivals Feature Fabulous Food (and Wine, Too)

    The approach of fall does not mean an end to the wine touring season. In fact, some of the more enjoyable wine festivals take place once the kids are back in school.

     Here’s some information on two such festivals, coming up in late September and October…

OKANAGAN FALL WINE FESTIVAL

     Southern British Columbia is one of the warmest regions in all of Canada, and that makes it a great place to be later this month when the annual Okanagan Fall Wine Festival will be held in the Okanagan Valley.

     The festival is a fabulous experience for all who love great wine, great food and unique experiences.

     Harvest celebrations abound as the grapes ripen to perfection in the sun and then are brought in to the waiting wineries for crushing and fermenting.

     During the festival, wineries offer special vineyard tours, lunches, dinners, educational sessions and art-inspired activities. All told, more than 165 events take place over a 10-day period.

     The dates: September 28 through October 7.

     For more information: 250-861-6654, or owfs.com.

KOHLER FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE

     The Wisconsin town of Kohler is known primarily for the company of the same name that produces high-end bathroom and kitchen products.

     But next month, it also will become a culinary destination as the community plays host to the Kohler Food & Wine Extravaganza.

     Among the celebrities on hand for the three-day feast/fest are Chicago restaurateur Rick Tramonto, pastry chef Andrew Garrison Shotts and cheese expert Laura Werlin.

     Two of the wine-intensive events on the program are the “Taste of the Vine” and the “Grand Wine Tasting.” Events are priced individually, but at least two area hotels are offering packages that include some event tickets.

     The dates: October 26-28.

     For further information: 800-344-2838, or destinationkohler.com.

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