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Summerland’s Bottleneck Drives 24 tasting rooms will open for the 2019 season on April 20, 21 and 22; and visitors will be the first to taste their newest releases of wine, cider, beer and spirits. Read more

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Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland is launching a new wine label, Free Form, that celebrates the winery earning organic certification for its cellar. The winery has achieved certification under the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society (PACS) Read more

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The Chinese market for cherries is evolving and BC growers are in a good position to take advantage of that change, says Graem Nelson, well-known BC fruit marketer and currently Senior Export Consultant for Consolidated Fruit Packers in Kelowna. Read more

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What could be better than ‘chugging’ some wine, while chugging through Summerland on the Kettle Valley Railway steam engine? Read more

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For Bill Broddy, it all started while riding his bike shortly after moving to the Okanagan Valley in 2015. Broddy was out for a bike ride on the back roads of his new hometown, musing about his hobby of creating sourdough bread, Read more

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The members of Bottleneck Drive present a tasting experience on-board the elegantly restored Kettle Valley steam train, showcasing delicious offerings from local wineries alongside the natural beauty of Summerland. Read more

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Lunessence

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All the stars are aligned for Lunessence, one of Summerland’s newest wineries. Launched in July, it occupies an 8 acre site – formerly Sonoran - on Gartrell Rd. between Happy Valley Rd. and Giant’s Head Rd. Read more

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Summerland's Switchback Vineyard, located at Okanagan Crush Pad and home to Haywire Winery, has received its Certified Organic Vineyard designation. Read more

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Nonbrowning Arctic® apples have been approved for commercial sale in Canada, as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC) have concluded their respective reviews. Read more

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The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative met for the Annual General Meeting on October 30th in Summerland. The AGM is an opportunity for the membership to review the previous season and to elect the Board Directors for the upcoming season. Read more

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Complete list of Winter Wine Events for this up-coming Holiday Season! Read more

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Granny's Fruit Stand in Summerland has been a local and tourist favourite for years. Started by Don Cameron and his late wife, Josie, in 1992, Granny’s is now leased by Derek Lutz. Read more

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PARC

Gary Symons

It will take a LOT of candles to celebrate the ‘birthday’ this year for the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre. Read more

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In front of a packed Council Chamber, Summerland Mayor and Council made its final vote in favour of the controversial land swap proposal that would remove over 80 hectares of some of the town’s best farming land from the Agricultural Land Reserve. Read more

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The debate over the so-called ‘Land Swap’ in Summerland represents a glimpse into the future of a province where the independent Agricultural Land Commission could lose its autonomy from government. Read more

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The decision on the ALR land swap in Summerland has been postponed indefinitely. Summerland council was scheduled to vote on the proposal to swap 200 acres of farmland near the downtown core, for a larger piece of land on a hill. Read more

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Better nutrition, and more business for berry growers. That’s the goal for a $300,000 investment by the federal government in an innovative new technology developed by Mazza Innovation. Read more

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$300,000 for agricultural R&D

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Mazza Innovation awarded $300,000 by AgriInnovation program to test viability of its patented technique for extracting phytochemicals from grapes and berries. Read more

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