Devour! Osoyoos The Food Film Festival.
Brought to you by founder Watermark Beach Resort in partnership with Similkameen Independent Winegrowers & Devour! Wolfville
The largest Food, Film, Wine and fun festival of its kind in the Okanagan Valley. Weekend packages starting from $369 per person based on quad occupancy which includes 2 nights accommodation, Friday evening Reception, dance and after party. Saturday Chowder Smackdown, Saturday Evening Gala and Sunday Long Table Breakfast.
This unique culinary pop-up event is a feast on screen and on your plate.
Dates: June 15-17 inclusive… what a weekend! at Watermark Beach Resort
A collision of food, wine and film.
About Devour! The Food Film Fest
The festival was created by Chef Michael Howell in Nova Scotia as a celebration of film, food and wine culture. It is a licensed Not-For-Profit event. In 2016 it made its first cross-country stopover in Okanagan wine country at Watermark Beach Resort.
Now in its 3rd year, Devour! is poised to share the South Okanagan’s and Similkameen Valley’s spectacular food and wine scene, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy creative food and drink selections from celebrated local and visiting culinary talent.
Michael Howell, Executive Director
Lia Rinaldo, Executive Director
Devour! Schedule of Events
Friday, June 15th, 2018
Friday Welcome BBQ Reception
Location: The Beach
7:00pm – 10:00pm – $55.00 + Tax and Gratuity
Reception and BBQ will feature the Similkameen Independent Winegrowers’ Bubbles and Rose to start… Similkameen Independent Winegrowers will be pouring! BBQ by Chef Adair Scott
After Party at Jojo’s
Location: Jojo’s Cafe
10:30pm – 1:00am – $25.00 + Tax
Enjoy live music, Devour! cocktails and dancing
Saturday, June 16th, 2018
Devour! The South Okanagan on Your Own Schedule
May we suggest Golfing. Cycling. Wine Touring. Relaxing. Shopping. Visiting our local South Okanagan/Similkameen participating businesses, wineries and vendors. Covert Farms, Osoyoos Golf Club, Vine to Wine Tours, Heat Stroke Cycle, Wine Tours Gone South, Similkameen Independent Winegrowers, Levia Spa are all offering special Devour! Rates. Our Devour! Concierge is devoted to ensuring you enjoy your morning.
Email Concierge for suggestions or to book activities.
Location: Conference Centre
11:00am – 1:00pm – $20.00 + Tax and Gratuity
Cross Canada Competition of Canadian Chowder Making. 6 guest Chefs from Nova Scotia, BC and Alberta showcasing their best Chowders. Who will reign supreme according to a panel of distinguished judges? Local Cideries, Breweries, Distillers will be on hand. Also enjoy Oyster Shucking.
Wine Education Sessions
1:30pm – 4:30pm – $20.00 + Tax Per Session, Or $50.00 + Tax For All Three Sessions
Get up close and personal with Similkameen Independent Winegrowers.
Best Varietals of the Similkameen 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Join winemakers and owners from 4 Similkameen wineries for a lively discussion on what varietals work best in the Similkameen Valley. Winemakers will present their case and share award winning wines that back up their claims. This is your chance to taste the best of the Similkameen!
The Micro-Terroirs of the Similkameen Valley 2:30pm – 3:30pm
The grape growing part of the Similkameen Valley is only 28 km long but within this small stretch is a number of very diverse and distinct micro-terroirs. Soils, sunshine and wind are just a few of the considerations when planting grapes and choosing a style of wine that best expresses each particular area in the Similkameen. Learn from those who understand these complexities the best, as 4 principles of Similkameen Valley wineries share wines that showcase the valley’s diversity. Taste our micro-terroirs!
Ciders and Fruit Wines of the Similkameen 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Long before grapes were grown in the Similkameen, the valley was known for its amazing soft and hard fruit production. This masterclass will focus on the world-class organic fruit wines and ciders produced. Three Similkameen producers will lead you through a top selection of their award-winning fruit wines and ciders that express the Similkameen. Expand your drinking universe and taste the varied flavours and styles created from various Similkameen fruits.
Saturday Evening Gala
Location: The Beach
6:00pm – 10:00pm – $85.00 + Tax and Gratuity
A series of short food films, with guest Chefs and wine pairings. Each short food film will inspire a Celebrity Guest Chef to create a course from the inspiration taken from the film. Food and film will be perfectly paired with Similkameen wines. The Similkameen Independent Winegrowers and Chefs will be there tableside during their course.
After-Party at the Owl (7603 Spartan Dr, Osoyoos)
Location: Owl Pub
Try their specially crafted Devour! Cocktail.
Sunday, June 17th, 2018
Long Table Breakfast in the Courtyard
(or on the Patio depending on numbers.)
10:00am – $25.00 + Tax and Gratuity
Sunday Drive Home –
Devour! the Similkameen wine tours with a Devour! twist!