Winespring Event at St Eugene Golf Resort & Casino Celebrates BC Wine and the Arrival of Spring
Cranbrook, B.C. – March 6, 2019 – The 3rd Annual WineSpring festival leaps into the spring season Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7, 2019, and encourages festival goers to savour longer days and celebrate food, wine, and wellness. WineSpring is an interactive, culinary-themed weekend taking place at the beautiful St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino in Cranbrook, BC, and packages for the festival as well as individual event tickets, are on sale now.
St. Eugene Resort has crafted an alluring schedule of events for WineSpring including exceptional dining experiences, wine-themed seminars, classes, tastings, and lively parties in a spirited setting. Friday night highlights include the exclusive plated "Okanagan Five" dinner in the Joseph Creek Pavilion, led by Executive Chef Aaron Day. Chef Day focuses on incorporating fresh quality ingredients with an emphasis on Indigenous fare and local suppliers. Following dinner, and back by popular demand, The Talbot Brothers will perform live to wrap up the evening.
Saturday's line-up of events includes a cooking class with Sage and Savor Executive Chef Stephen Gilmour where he will share preparations and techniques using his favourite secret ingredient, wine! In another seminar David Beaudoin, British Columbia's Cheese Poet and Canadian Cheese Ambassador of Bothwell Cheese will lead guests on a journey to discover rare and delightful Canadian artisan cheeses paired with wines from Dirty Laundry.
That evening's Main Wine Tasting Event is the crown jewel of WineSpring and will serve up all manner of delightful reds, whites, meads, and craft spirits from some of the finest wineries and vineyards in BC and beyond. Tasty bites including an incredible selection of Castello cheeses, produced by Arla Foods in Denmark and valued at over $10,000, that has been generously supplied by Gordon Food Services will offer the perfect cheese to pair with every single sip on offer.
Some of the wineries featured during WineSpring and Saturday's Main Wine Tasting Event include Indigenous World, Red Bird Estate, Hester Creek, Hillside, St. Hubertus, Dirty Laundry, and Crescent Hill. Participants can look forward to swirling and sipping the first bottles of Creston-based Red Bird Estate Winery's highly anticipated limited vintages. Guests will also have the opportunity to taste the fruit from the land that has supported the Syilx people for over 10,000 years in Indigenous World’s extensive offering of award-winning wines. In 2018 alone Indigenous World participated in five wine competitions from around the world and took home 25 medals.
Craft distilleries, getting into the spirit of WineSpring at St. Eugene Resort, include Kimberley's darling handcrafted, hand-corked Bohemian Spirits and Invermere's award-winning Taynton Bay Spirits whose gin is so balanced it has been known to convert non-gin drinkers into fans. Fermented honey meads are also growing in popularity and Pommier Ranch Meadery in the East Kootenays and Fallentimber Meaderies located in Water Valley, AB will pour a wide variety of delicious traditional meads, and sparkling, session and hopped meads.
After the grand tasting, Calgary's best party-band, Oliver Miguel & the Revolution, will take to the Joseph Creek Pavilion stage to turn up the heat at the after-party Red, Red Wine. Guests are encouraged to play to the theme and wear all red.
Weekend packages for WineSpring, Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7 start at $389 plus tax per person based on double occupancy. WineSpring weekend packages include a two-night stay at St. Eugene Resort in a Lodge room, complimentary bottle of red or white wine, admission to the Okanagan Five Dinner on Friday night, access to all seminars and entry to the Main Wine Tasting Event on Saturday night. Individual tickets for the main tasting event, Red, Red Wine, and the Sunday Mimosa Brunch at NUMA are also available. For all WineSpring package and ticket reservations call 1-866-292-2020 or email [email protected].
About St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
St. Eugene Resort is a proudly First Nations-owned resort in the heart of the East Kootenays located five minutes outside of Cranbrook and from the Canadian Rockies International Airport, and less than four hours drive from Calgary, AB. Once a residential school, Ktunaxa elders reclaimed and restored the beautiful Spanish-colonial-styled property to create the resort as a source of hope, strength, and pride for their people. This full-service, three-diamond hotel features 125 rooms and suites, the Casino of the Rockies, and a Les Furber-designed, championship golf course. Guests and visitors can indulge in the best dining in the Cranbrook region with NUMA restaurant, and two pub-style options at the golf and casino restaurants. Other amenities include the Ktunaxa Nation Interpretive Centre, a brand new spa and health club with fully equipped gym, year-round heated outdoor pool, relaxation pools, sauna, and steam room.