Draw inspiration from B.C.’s wine country
September is a beautiful time in the Okanagan Valley. It is a time for the apple harvest and is also in the middle of the grape harvest. The days are still warm, but the evenings begin to cool – a beautiful time to sit outside with a glass of wine and a book.
Penticton is a popular destination for all types of visitors. Penticton (from nsyilxcən snpintktn) is one of just two cities in the world situated between two lakes. Beaches and water fun are part of the summer culture here – dive in like a local and get wet. Okanagan and Skaha beaches feature nearly 15 acres of premium, sandy beach and swimming areas. Along with all of the year-round outdoor recreational activities available, agriculture has been an important contributor to Penticton’s livelihood. There are over 80 wineries in the Penticton area, 8 craft breweries, 2 cideries and 3 distilleries all within easy walking or biking distance of the downtown core.
About the Okanagan Valley
The Okanagan Valley is one of British Columbia’s top-producing wine regions (read: you’ll find plenty of award-winning vintages here). Alongside wine tasting, festivals, and farmers-market hopping, popular pursuits include cycling the Kettle Valley Rail Trail and boating on Okanagan Lake. Sunny and hot with fragrant sage, lavender fields, and vineyards spanning the hillsides, the valley is a hub for food and drink and long, luxurious days on the water.
Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre
21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, BC
WCWF has blocked off rooms for festival attendees. The price is $200/night for two queen beds. To obtain the special rate, call the hotel directly and ask for the Wine Country Writers Festival rate.