Events & Festivals

BC Top 50 Grand Tasting: A Connoisseur’s Evening

Close-up of vibrant grape clusters in a sunlit Kelowna vineyard with green leaves and rows of grapevines in the background.

The BC Top 50 Grand Tasting, scheduled for June 7, 2024, at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, is a grand celebration of excellence in viticulture and winemaking. This premier gathering is part of the broader Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, offering wine aficionados a rare opportunity to savor the best of what the Okanagan has to offer, all under one roof.

Event Overview

The BC Top 50 Grand Tasting stands as the crown jewel of the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, a demonstration of the region’s rich wine-making tradition and its global acclaim. This exclusive event is the culmination of meticulous selection by an esteemed judging panel of the British Columbia Wine Awards. Attendees will be the first to taste the top 50 wines, an accolade that speaks volumes about the quality and craftsmanship behind each bottle.

The festival not only showcases the pinnacle of BC’s wine offerings but also celebrates the collective achievements of the region's winemakers. It’s a unique platform for both established and emerging wineries to display their finest work, encouraging a deeper appreciation for the art and science of winemaking.

Tickets and Pricing

Anticipation builds as tickets for this sought-after event are set to go on sale soon, with admission priced at $80.00. This not only grants access to an evening of exquisite wine tasting but also offers a chance to engage directly with the minds behind the top-rated selections. It’s an investment in an unforgettable experience, blending education, entertainment, and the pleasure of fine wines.

Venue Details

The chosen venue, Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, is a space where elegance and sophistication meet. Its sprawling halls will transform into a wine lover's paradise, where the aromas of the finest BC wines fill the air, and every sip brings a story from the vineyards of the Okanagan Valley.

What to Expect

As the doors open, guests will be welcomed into a world where each wine has a tale, each taste a journey. The event is about the act of tasting and understanding what makes each of these wines stand out. From bold reds and crisp whites to complex blends, the diversity of the Okanagan’s terroir will be on full display. Additionally, the participation of South Okanagan Winery partners enriches the experience, offering a comprehensive glimpse into the region's wine-making prowess.

Importance of the Event

The BC Top 50 Grand Tasting underscores the Okanagan Valley’s contribution to the global wine industry, highlighting the innovative and dedicated spirit of its winemakers. This event is for wine enthusiasts, critics, and industry professionals worldwide, drawing attention to the quality, diversity, and innovation found in BC’s vineyards.

Additional Festival Events

While the BC Top 50 Grand Tasting is the highlight, the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival encompasses a range of events that cater to various interests. From educational workshops and vineyard tours to gourmet dinners, the festival offers numerous avenues to explore the richness of BC’s wine culture.


The BC Top 50 Grand Tasting is an event that transcends the ordinary, offering an unparalleled exploration of British Columbia’s finest wines. It’s a must-attend for anyone eager to deepen their understanding of wine or to simply enjoy an evening surrounded by the best that BC’s vineyards have to offer. For more information or to inquire about tickets, interested parties are encouraged to contact the Okanagan Wine Festivals directly, ensuring a place at this not-to-be-missed event.