Sip wine and feel smart at Science World's Okanagan Valley wine fundraiser

Mar 26 2017, 5:53 pm

When you’re sipping from a glass of Okanagan wine, do you ever wonder what makes it so flavourful?

Well, now you can find out.

Science World is hosting an evening of conversation about the science behind the Okanagan Valley’s sub-Designated Viticultural Area on Thursday, April 13.

You’ll get to enjoy tastings from nine Golden Mile Bench wineries, elegantly paired with delicacies by Oliver’s Backyard Farm and Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek.

Golden Mile Bench/Science World

This lively and informative event will see Vancouver-based wine expert Kurtis Kolt and a panel of BC principal wine makers discuss The Golden Mile Bench – BC’s first officially recognized sub-appellation.

Harvest 2014/Science World

Sub-appellations are linked to unique climates, soil types, and the wine styles the areas produce. The unique placement of The Golden Mile Bench, at the foot of Mount Kobau just outside of Oliver in the Okanagan, has morphed it into a sub-region.

Culmina grapes/Science World

But what really makes this event so special is that all proceeds raised will benefit the On The Road program at Science World.

As a mobile program, On The Road brings the magic of science to thousands of children living outside the Lower Mainland. It provides kids with the opportunity to become inspired and curious about the science that is happening in their own backyards and the world around them.

Whether you’re a connoisseur or someone who enjoys an occasional glass of wine, you don’t want to miss this event.

Culmina wine/Science World

You’ll leave the event with scientific knowledge about The Golden Mile Bench in BC. And with this sophisticated knowledge, you’ll likely impress your friends at your upcoming dinner party.

Origins of Wine: The Golden Mile Bench

When: April 13
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street
Tickets: $65 – available through Science World

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