Here is another reason to visit the Sunshine Coast. Attend the Taste of Sechelt Festival. Press release below.
April 5, 2022 (Vancouver, BC) – Start your summer right with a trip to the Sunshine Coast to attend the Taste of Sechelt festival, a collaboration between the Sechelt Downtown Business Association and Lighthouse Liquor Store. The town will welcome locals and visitors on Saturday, May 28 2022 for a day of shopping and exploring, with a special focus on wine and cuisine. The festival includes both a Daytime Event with complimentary tastings at downtown retail shops and an Evening Event featuring 25 winery tables, each pouring 4 to 5 wines.
The trip from Vancouver to Sechelt is postcard-pretty. It’s only 20 minutes from Vancouver or YVR via seaplane, or a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale followed by a 25-minute drive through scenic countryside. The town of Sechelt is known for its unique boutique shops offering everything from fashion to home décor, as well as its active arts and crafts scene (gallery crawl!).
From noon to 2:00, you’ll be able to purchase an etched Taste of Sechelt wine glass at a central downtown location. You can then take the glass to a dozen participating retailers and enjoy complimentary samples of wine, spirits, beer, or cider. The glass is yours to take home afterward. During this time, several local eateries will be offering special $6 menu items including charcuterie boats and agedashi mozza.
The festival’s main event is a tasting of BC and import wines at Seaside Centre, a beautiful “West Coast” space with exposed beams and lots of windows. Samples of reds, whites, rosés, and bubbles will be paired with appetizers from local restaurants, and live music will be provided by Joe Rotundo and the Interstellar Riders, playing a mix of surf rock instrumentals and rockabilly. Trade are welcome to arrive at 4:30, and the doors will open to all ticketholders at 5:00. Pouring ends at 7:30, and the event ends at 8:00, leaving plenty of time to enjoy dinner at one of Sechelt’s excellent restaurants.
With so much to see and do in Sechelt, why not make a weekend of it? There’s a variety of accommodation in and near town, including The Driftwood Inn. Located five minutes’ walk from the tasting venue, the popular beachside hotel offers a variety of convenient and comfortable rooms including waterfront rooms and suites. Information about an abundance of resort accommodation, cottages, B&Bs, and more may be found here.
Tickets will be available online HERE starting April 6th. We look forward to seeing you there!
Taste of Sechelt Wine Festival
Saturday, May 28 2022
Noon – 2:00pm
Tickets $5 including Taste of Sechelt wine glass
Trade Entry 4:30
Ticketholder Entry 5:00 – 7:30pm
About Taste of Sechelt: The Taste of Sechelt Festival was established in 2021 as a way to encourage locals and visitors to explore some of the town’s many attractions, including wine, beer, and cuisine, shopping, outdoor activities, and sightseeing. Taste of Sechelt is held in partnership with the Sechelt Downtown Business Association and the Lighthouse Liquor Store.
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