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Whistler’s Cornucopia – Okanagan Crush Pad Events

Concrete Wine Tanks in Summerland British Columbia

This year’s Cornucopia festival includes two drink seminars focusing on BC’s renowned Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP). Guests at the events will learn about OCP’s unique winemaking practices and will taste some fabulous wines along the way.

Both events will be hosted by local wine educator DJ Kearney. She’ll share her enthusiasm and expertise on the following topics:

Concrete Beliefs: Wood-Free Wines – Saturday, November 12th,*Updated time 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

OCP has one of North America’s largest assemblages of concrete vessels. The concrete tank provides an alternative to the more widely-used wooden barrel, which can interfere with the full expression of grapes’ character. Guests at the seminar will taste a selection of 8 wines from OCP’s Haywire Collection that illustrate the exceptional purity of wines made in concrete.

Tickets $56 + tax per Guest

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When Less is More: Low-Intervention Winemaking at OCP – Saturday, November 19, *Updated time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

OCP’s winemaking philosophy is simple: to provide a guiding hand when needed, but whenever possible to simply let nature take its course. Organic grapes grown on-site receive minimal handling and are fermented using natural yeasts. The resulting wines are a true expression of their unique place of origin. Seminar guests will taste 8 wines from OCP’s Free Form portfolio.
Tickets for the tastings may be purchased online.

Tickets $56 + tax per Guest

Learn More or Purchase Tickets Here

Whistler Conference Centre
4010 Whistler Way

About Cornucopia, Whistler’s Celebration of Food & Drink: Now in its twenty-sixth year, Cornucopia is the “true north” of food and drink festivals. It is held in Whistler, BC every November. The festival schedule includes signature social gatherings, food / drink seminars, and restaurant and bar events. Cornucopia is owned by a not-for-profit organization and is run as a charity that benefits the community.

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