Annual Light Up the Vines returns to Summerland

Celebrate the season with tastings, tours

Summerland’s 23 Bottleneck Drive members invite guests to celebrate the season with the seventh annual Light Up the Vines event.

“We love lighting up our vineyards and throwing open our tasting room doors for visitors for this annual celebration. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season,” says Bottleneck Drive Association President Christa-Lee McWatters Bond.

Light up the Vines runs 3 – 8 p.m. Saturday Nov. 18, Saturday Nov. 25 and Sunday Nov. 26 at Bottleneck Drive member wineries, cideries and brewery.

Amidst sparkling lights, visitors will enjoy tastings, seasonal refreshments and music as well as special offers on some of the region’s best wines, ciders and beer – just in time for holiday entertaining and gift giving.

After collecting five stamps from members to complete a Light up the Vines passport, visitors can enter to win a prize package valued at over $500.

Many local tour operators offer tour packages, or guests can participate in a self-guided tour. Bottleneck Drive members are also providing tastings during Summerland’s annual Festival of Lights on Nov. 24 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Summerland Arts Centre and the Main Street Yoga and Fitness Studio.

For more information, including a map and full list of participating Bottleneck Drive wineries, visit or contact

Note: due to its steep driveway, Savard Vines will be open for Light Up the Vines on Nov. 25/26 noon – 5p.m., weather and road conditions permitting.

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