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The Kamloops Wine Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary in May with a week-long ode to vino.

The festival, a fundraiser for the Kamloops Art Gallery, will take place from May 5 to May 12 at various venues in the city and is being presented by the art gallery and Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre.

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Kamloops’ four wineries — Harper’s Trail, Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Privato Vineyard and Winery, and Sagewood Winery — will be taking part and donating all tasting fees during the week to the Kamloops Art Gallery.

Wine festival week will also include:

• May 5: Earl’s Restaurant presents an afternoon of wine, food and music;

• May 6: Speakeasy Party at Romeo’s at Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre;

• May 8: Wine-themed ladies afternoon drawing club at Kamloops Art Gallery;

• May 9 Locally and farmed and foraged at Brownstone Restaurant;

• May 10: Kamloops Wine Festival mix and mingle at Atlas Steak + Fish.

Kamloops Wine Festival

Kamloops Wine Festival organizer Monique Nowlan and Kamloops Coast Hotel and Conference Centre representative Shawn Harnett help announce this year’s lineup of events for the Kamloops Wine Festival at Atlas Steak and Fish on Thursday afternoon. The 20th annual week-long ode to vino will feature a variety of events from May 5 to May 12 at locations around the city. Then festival raises money for the Kamloops Art Gallery. For a full list of activities, visit the art gallery’s website at kag.bc.ca. - Michael Potestio

Winding up the week on May 12 is the grand wine tasting party at Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, which will feature more than 40 exhibitors featuring wines, beer and ciders, along with food, a live band 50/50 tickets, a wine and art silent auction and 20th anniversary surprises.

Tickets for the Grand Wine Tasting Party are $55 plus tax or $50 plus tax person for groups of five or more. Kamloops Art Gallery members receive a discount. The evening will wrap up with an after-party at Atlas Steak + Fish at Cascades Casino.

New to the festival is a find your wedding wine event for those getting marries or preparing for a special event. Attendees will have private access to wine vendors for an hour before the grand wine tasting party begins.

Tickets for the Grand Wine Tasting Party can be purchased at online through Eventbrite or at the Kamloops Art Gallery. For all of the other activities, contact the venues directly or visit the art gallery website at kag.bc.ca. for more details.

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