The Similkameen Independent Winegrowers has held many events over the years including the famous annual Similkameen BBQ King at the Grist Mill and Gardens.
The Food Film Festival
Similkameen Independent Winegrowers proudly partnering with founder Watermark Beach Resort and Devour! Wolfville to bring
Devour! Osoyoos, the Food Film Festival
June 15 – 17, 2018
The largest Food, Film, Wine and fun festival of its kind in the Okanagan/Similkameen is a unique culinary event that is a feast on screen and on your plates.
Events include A Friday evening Reception and BBQ, After Parties, Saturday Chowder Smackdown, fun and interesting Wine Seminars brought to you by the Similkameen Independent Winegrowers, and a unique Saturday Evening Gala that pairs film with food and wine. On Sunday enjoy a Long Table Breakfast and then Devour! The Similkameen on tours or on your own.
Hosted by Watermark Beach Resort, you can take in the entire Festival on weekend packages that start from $369 per person based on quad occupancy which includes 2 nights accommodation. Visit Watermark Beach Resort for inclusive package details here to book packages and rooms or to find out more about sponsors and participating businesses.
Individual Event tickets are also available. Build your weekend experience below.
Friday, June 15
Friday Welcome BBQ Reception
7:00pm – 10:00pm – $55.00 + Tax
Reception and BBQ will feature the Similkameen Independent Winegrowers’ Bubbles and Rose to start… Similkameen Independent Winegrowers will be pouring! BBQ by Chef Adair Scott
After Party at JoJo’s
10:30pm – 1:00am – $25.00 + Tax
Enjoy live music, Devour! cocktails and dancing
Saturday June 16
11:00pm – 1:00pm – $20.00 + Tax
Cross Canada Competition of Canadian Chowder Making. 6 guest Chefs from Nova Scotia, BC and Alberta will be showcasing their best Chowders. Who will reign supreme according to a panel of distinguished judges? Local Cideries, Breweries, Distillers will be on hand. Also enjoy Oyster Shucking.
Wine Education Seminars – Similkameen Independent Winegrowers
Get up close and personal with Similkameen Independent Winegrowers!
Enjoy 3 informative and fun wine seminars complete with tastings. The Similkameen Independent Winegrowers will share insights and information along with wines and ciders that express their rare terroir. Master the Similkameen and attend all three sessions for a discounted price!
1. Best Varietals of the Similkameen 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Join winemakers and owners from 4 Similkameen wineries for a lively discussion on what varietals work best in the Similkameen Valley. Winemakers will present their case and share award winning wines that back up their claims. This is your chance to taste the best of the Similkameen!
2. The Micro-Terroirs of the Similkameen Valley 2:30pm – 3:30pm
The grape growing part of the Similkameen Valley is only 28 km long but within this small stretch is several very diverse and distinct micro-terroirs. Soils, sunshine and wind are just a few of the considerations when planting grapes and choosing a style of wine that best expresses each particular area in the Similkameen. Learn from those who understand these complexities the best, as 4 principles of Similkameen Valley wineries share wines that showcase the valley’s diversity. Taste our micro-terroirs!
3. Ciders and Fruit Wines of the Similkameen 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Long before grapes were grown in the Similkameen, the valley was known for its amazing soft and hard fruit production. This masterclass will focus on the world-class organic fruit wines and ciders produced. Three Similkameen producers will lead you through a top selection of their award-winning fruit wines and ciders that express the Similkameen. Expand your drinking universe and taste the varied flavours and styles created from various Similkameen fruits.
4. Master the Similkameen and Enjoy all 3 Seminars for a discounted price of $50
Saturday Evening Gala
6:00pm – 10:00pm – $85.00 + Tax and Gratuity
A series of short food films, with guest Chefs and wine pairings. Each short food film will inspire a Celebrity Guest Chef to create a course from the inspiration taken from the film. Food and film will be perfectly paired with Similkameen wines. The Similkameen Independent Winegrowers and Chefs will be there tableside during their course.
After Party at the Owl (7603 Spartan Dr. Osoyoos)
Try the specially crafted Devour! Cocktail.
Sunday June 17
Long Table Breakfast in the Courtyard (or on the Patio depending on numbers.)
9:00am – 11:00am – $25.00 + Tax
Devour! the Similkameen – wine tours with a Devour! twist!
Extend your Devour! Weekend by stopping in at Similkameen Independent Winegrowers wineries along Highway #3 starting 15 minutes west of Osoyoos or 30 minutes south from Penticton.
You can also enjoy a guided tour with one of our partnering tour operators who will be operating from Osoyoos and Penticton. Chose a tour that works for you!
Devour! The Similkameen Wine Tours
Show your Devour Ticket or travel on a Devour! Tour from our partner and receive 10% off your wine purchases.
Pick up a Devour! The Similkameen guide and map or download your guide, Devour! The Similkameen Guide: Guide coming soon!
Devour! The Food Film Fest was created by Chef Michael Howell in Nova Scotia as a celebration of cinema, food and wine culture in 2009 and it has since expanded across North America. In 2016, Watermark Beach Resort brought the Festival to the South Okanagan to celebrate the bounty of the region. We are pleased to be a part of this unique and creative Festival.