EPIC hosts weekend holiday wine tour

by Sylene Argent

The wineries involved with the EPIC group invited community members to enjoy the beginning of the Christmas season during its Holiday Weekend Open House.

  On Saturday and Sunday, patrons were able to visit the 10 participating wineries to peruse their products and shop for unique gifts, ahead of the Christmas shopping rush.

  Each of the wineries offered something different. For instance, Colio Estate Winery offered a wine and food pairing, and live music from Justin Latam, and hosted an ugly Christmas sweater contest.

  At Colchester Ridge Estate Winery, live music was offered and patrons were able to peruse artisan vendors’ tables.

  Cindy Lee Kok, Store Manager at Colio Estate Winery, said EPIC hosts the Holiday Weekend Open House every year, which is part of its annual events roster.

As the price of admission at each stop, patrons were asked to submit a non-perishable food item to support local families and individuals facing economic stress.

The EPIC Holiday Weekend Open House also helped this group kick off its 12 Wines of Christmas promotion.

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