15 Reasons To Celebrate The 15th Vintage of Nota Bene at Black Hills Estate Winery

There’s something special about enjoying a glass of wine in the South Okanagan. The region is among the best in North America for grape growing and it’s easy to see the love and passion that goes into crafting these local vintages. In fact, when Black Hills Estate Winery launches their annual Nota Bene vintage, it is a celebration that you won’t want to miss.

  1. Steven Page
    Yup! The co-founder of the legendary Barenaked Ladies will be performing live at the stunning and intimate Black Hills Estate. Photo courtesy of Jim Smith/StevenPage.com 
  2. Erin Cebula
    The Nota Bene release party is truly a star-studded affair and it will be hosted and emceed by Erin Cebula, popular reporter for ET Canada.
  3. Scrumptious Cuisine
    You can’t celebrate at a winery in the Okanagan without great food and guests at Black Hills will dine on the finest of local cuisine from Joy Road Catering.
  4. Unique Entertainment
    Each year, Black Hills Estate Winery offers up some unique entertainment for the Nota Bene release party and this year, the evening will feature wine-inspired fashions from Kerri Younie.
  5. Wine & Fashion Pairing
    An Okanagan designer showcases outfits that are inspired by specific wines from Black Hills. The artistic fashions will be worn by Okanagan models while music from an Okanagan DJ plays…. Yeah, it’s a lot of Okanagan goodness!
  6. Support Charity
    Proceeds from the Wine & Fashion Pairing will go to Canadian Breast Cancer research. Have fun for a good cause!
  7. Become a Dancing Queen
    Have we mentioned that our pals at Black Hills Estate Winery know how to throw a party? Get ready to dance the night away to DJ Captain K Belgium!


    Relax in the Okanagan sun before you head off to the Nota Bene release party!


  8. Watermark Beach Resort
    One of the best reasons to celebrate the 15th vintage of Nota Bene is your special rates at Watermark. Stay at our luxurious resort and make a weekend of it – you can even catch a shuttle from the resort to Black Hills Estate so that you can indulge in the delicious wine.
  9. The Landscape
    Few regions of the country are as uniquely beautiful as the South Okanagan and the Black Hills property is among the best in the valley. Views like this aren’t grown on trees – or vines – so take advantage of your chance to soak in the sights of the rolling vineyards, mountains, and bright skies.
  10. Celebrate Summer
    This wonderful night of wine, food, fashion, music, and fun takes place on June 20th, the first weekend of the summer, making it the perfect way to start the Okanagan’s favourite season.
  11. Go Behind The Grapes
    Tours of the winery will take place throughout the evening, taking guests into the vineyard to experience the terroir first-hand!


    Check out the grapes and vineyards and Black Hills Estate Winery first hand!


  12. Meet The Team
    It takes a great team to make great wine and if you’ve ever wanted to meet the people who make your favourite Nota Bene wine, now is your chance. Chat with the winegrowers, winemaker, and the staff behind Black Hills.
  13. Your New Best Friends
    A love of wine is a special thing and not everyone understands the experience of the perfect glass on a summer night. The Nota Bene Release Party will be packed with fans of this popular wine, so mix, mingle, and make some new friends who share your passion.
  14. The Wine
    Nota Bene is the hallmark wine of Black Hills Estate Winery. This Bordeaux-style red blend is comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc and has quickly risen to become a cult favourite and one of the most popular wines in Canada.

    Nota Bene is a cult favourite wine from the South Okanagan

    Nota Bene is a cult favourite wine from the South Okanagan


  15. New Memories
    Life is just a series of memories, so make the most and the best ones that you can. Unique events like the Nota Bene Release Party are once in a lifetime experiences, so join the event and make memories that you will cherish forever.

Of course, for those who can’t attend the Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene event, you can always plan a stay at Watermark Beach Resort and make the scenic trip to visit the winery throughout the summer!