Wine Festival Features World's First Music and Wine Pairing
New celebrities include Catriona Le May Doan, Lorne Cardinal, Rosette Luve, Elise Estrada and Aaron Pritchett
May 12, 2011, Osoyoos B.C., The Osoyoos Celebrity Wine Festival (OCWF) announced today it is launching the world first music and wine pairing event. This innovative entertainment concept will be featured at the Black Hills Winery Nota Bene release party, one of six festival events.
Black Hills Winemaker Graham Pierce will pair his wines and commentary to live music performed by his sister, Los Angeles-based performing artist Adrienne Pierce. Adrienne's soulful music will be a great accompaniment to the great wines made by her brother. Inspired by the wines of Black Hills, Adrienne has composed several songs specifically for the occasion.www.adriennepierce.com
OCWF is a festival of food and wine pairing events hosted annually by actor/director Jason Priestley and film producer Chad Oakes. New celebrities just confirmed include: Two time Olympic speed skating champion Catriona Le May Doan, actor Lorne Cardinal from CBC's Corner Gas, Canadian singer, songwriter and dancer Rosette Luve, R&B singer, songwriter and star of MuchMusic television series, Love Court, Elise Estrada and country music star Aaron Pritchett. In addition, Juno award-winning, country music star and actor from CBC TV's Heartland, George Canyon, will play an acoustic set at the Celebrity Wine Auction and Beach Party at the Walnut Beach Resort on June 10.
“This is a festival of firsts,” says festival founder and Black Hills Winery president Glenn Fawcett, “Pairing the music of Adrienne Pierce with the wines of Graham Pierce will create an entertaining afternoon of wine and music.”
Another first of the festival is “The Vinos” amateur wine commercial film festival. Introduced at the festival last year, wine enthusiasts and aspiring filmmakers compete for a Vino, cash, prizes and wine, by producing a video about their favourite BC Wine or wineries. Videos nominated for a Vino will be aired during an awards ceremony and wrap party on June 11, 2011 at the Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos. OCWF is currently calling for submissions for “The Vinos”.
Details and submission forms are here. Deadline for all submissions is June 1, 2011.
Event details and tickets are available at: www.osoyooscelebritywinefestival.com
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About the Osoyoos Celebrity Wine Festival
The Osoyoos Celebrity Wine Festival takes place from June 9 to 12, 2011. The festival of food and wine pairing events is hosted annually by actor/director Jason Priestley and film producer Chad Oakes. Participants rub shoulders with film and television A-listers while enjoying the region’s best cuisine and wine. The festival is a joint venture between Destination Osoyoos, presenting sponsor, Black Hills Estate Winery, e=mc2 Event Management and hotel sponsors Walnut Beach Resort, Spirit Ridge Resort, and Watermark Beach Resort.