Forbidden Fruit winery owner Steve Venables lures wine connoisseurs to his family-owned organic wines from grapes grown right along the Similkameen River.

Forbidden Fruit winery owner Steve Venables lures wine connoisseurs to his family-owned organic wines from grapes grown right along the Similkameen River.

Wine fest hits Princeton

Okanagan wine makers will be pouring their best products at the eighth annual Rotary Wine Festival this weekend.

Okanagan wine makers will be pouring their best products at the eighth annual Rotary Wine Festival on March 3.

The event will take place  at the Riverside Centre from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Princeton wine-lovers can sample from Hester Creek, Gheringer Brother’s, Forbidden Fruit, Nk’Mip Cellers and other top-notch wineries.

Around 125 people made it the festival last year – each coming out with a new favourite chardonnay, pinot gris and shiraz.

Money raised goes to support local Rotary projects, including the Riverside Kitchen.

“It’s a great social night in the middle of winter for people to come enjoy themselves,” said Rotary member Rob Marshall.

“Every year it’s a big success.”

Appetizers will be provided by local restaurants.

Tickets are available Realty Executives, Irly Building Centre, Cooper’s or rotary members.

 

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