The Bacchanalia Food and Wine Festival is a celebration that embodies the celebratory and sensual aspects of historical wine festivals that honour Bacchus, the Greco-Roman god of agriculture and wine. The celebrations centre on indulging in locally grown and cultivated food and wine from the Okanagan Valley.
The Penticton Lakeside Resort and Casino’s Executive Chef, Chris Remmington, and his culinary team have been spoiling the Bacchanalia festival’s guests for years now. The organizers encourage you to get into the spirit of decadence and revelry, by dressing in “cocktail attire” (does this mean fancy, or cocktail inspired? You decide).
This annual event buzzes with food and wine connoisseurs, critics, vintners, and BC and Valley locals who come out to discover their new favourite wine. But beware, the scope is really something – participants are given the opportunity to taste over 240 wines.
Tickets are non-refundable. The event takes place in the resort’s new East Ballroom. Tickets are general admission with standing room only. Guests must be 19+.