Sip and Savour Salt Spring

Salt Spring Island Wines and regional wines of the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island join forces September 23-24

Salt Spring Island makes up part of the Wine Islands region of British Columbia; a region that includes Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Being part of the warmest growing region in Canada, the island wineries are reputed for their aromatic west coast scents and fruity tastes.

The Salt Spring Island terroir is well suited for growing cool-climate grapes. Our young vineyards enjoy warm temperate days of long sunshine intermittent with the cool shifts in weather, producing aromatic wines of higher acidity.

The Festival brings together chefs, growers and food providers from Salt Spring Island and the surrounding area with vinters showcasing wines from all of the wine growing regions of British Columbia.  Experience the unique thrill of discovery as winemakers, chefs and growers group together as trios to create a mini-menu with each other’s product.
Enjoy both the Friday gala dinner and the Saturday grazing event, for a very special price of $199.00 per ticket!

For more information call 250-537-8320

Evening Gala

This event will be held at the oceanfront Hastings House Country House Hotel under a tent in their fabulous gardens!

On Friday evening we have invited our very talented local chefs and winemakers to create a seven-course dinner to be held at the oceanfront Hastings House Country House Hotel in their fabulous gardens under a giant marquee. The finest fresh ingredients from the gardens, farms and waters of Salt Spring Island will be featured.

There will only be 128 tickets sold for this gala winemakers’ dinner at $160.00 per person (wine and food, taxes and gratuity included).

Live entertainment will be provided featuring Salt Spring’s own Simone and the Soul Intentions!

Grazing Event

In a completely new concept in the area of outdoor wine-tasting events, vintners, chefs, and growers will be grouped together to create a tasting experience using locally-grown produce and ingredients, paired with local and regional wines.

On Saturday afternoon, from 1 – 4 pm, the oceanview orchard adjacent to the Harbour House Hotel will be transformed into a fabulous “grazing experience” as visitors will sip fine wines from BC and savour samples of delicious local and regional foods selected to pair with the wines, and prepared by local chefs.  These tickets will be available at $49.00 per person.

The unique and compelling idea behind this event is that it will create an opportunity for vintners, chefs, and growers to group together to create a tasting experience using locally-grown produce and ingredients, paired with local and regional wines. This means that on a table-by-table basis, visitors will see the fresh produce, be able to talk to the grower directly, ask the chef how they prepared the ingredients and discuss with the vintner how the wines complement the resulting dish !

This is a completely new concept in the area of outdoor wine-tasting events. This is truly the Salt Spring fall experience and Islanders look forward to sharing this bounty with one another and with visitors from near and far.

Live entertainment will be priveded – stay tuned for details!

Enjoy both the Friday gala dinner AND the Saturday grazing event, for the very special inclusive price of $199.00 per ticket !


Thursday, September 22nd

DARREN SIGESMUND QUINTET – 8:00 pm Artspring Theatre

Toronto Trombonist and recipient of the 2010 Galaxy Rising Star Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Darren was also nominated for a Juno Award in 2010 for his CD “Strands II” 8:00 – 10:00 at ArtSpring Adult tickets are $23, Youth $5. Call 250-537-2102 for ticket information.


Saturday, September 24th

EVENING ON THE WATER – 6:00 pm Moby’s Oyster Bar and Marine Grill

Visit Moby’s for a 4 course dinner on Saturday night as Richard Verhagen turns over his kitchen to a surprise chef, with wine pairings provided by Fort Berens Estate Winery. $69 per person with a cash bar. This is a Moby’s event in concert with the festival, and tickets can be purchased directly at Moby’s Oyster Bar and Marine Grill at Harbour’s End in Ganges. 250-537-5559.

Sunday, September 25th

BUBBLES & BRUCH WITH BRUCE WOOD – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Salt Spring Vineyards

Sunday Bruch at Salt Spring Vineyard with Salt Spring’s own Bruce Wood 250.653.4963

Fall fruit salad with vanilla bean sirop & poppyseed yoghurt

Chocolate & dried cherry brioche, scones & pumpkin bread with apple butter

Brunch served on the table family style ~

Strata of fall vegetables and salt spring chevre

Quiche with crab, fresh basil & roast tomatoes

Rosemary roasted potatoes & broiled tomatoes

Salad of Sally’s greens withpear vinaigrette

Apple tart with cinnamon crème anglaise

$45 per person + HST, gratuity not included

Matched with Salt Spring Vineyard wines

Please join us in the Vineyard for a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting

Space is limited to 18 people

For more details and to reserve call Bruce’s Kitchen (250) 931-3399

This event is proudly presented by the members of the Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce!

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