By popular demand, the Grand Sommelier Express returns June 9 to the Kettle Valley Railway Station in Summerland, British Columbia. Tickets, $150 each, are available here.

Tickets provide access to the Valley’s most unique outdoor tasting event combining a heritage steam train ride with the best of local food, drink, and live music. There are two time slots (1:00pm and 5:00PM) to choose from. Festivities include a picturesque steam train ride with an on board wine tasting, all while taking in the natural beauty of Summerland. The train makes a quick picture stop (and lavatory) at the trestle.

The ride culminates with an outdoor grazing reception complete with live music. Brodo Kitchen and their team of chefs provide the food; and wine, cider and beer stations feature Bottleneck Drive’s members. Before heading home, each attendee will receive a souvenir wine glass to commemorate the day. This is the third annual Grand Sommelier Express, and is quickly becoming an annual tradition, with visitors from all around traveling to take part.

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About Bottleneck Drive

Enjoy the warm community environment and beautiful scenery while touring winding roads to award winning wineries, cideries, brewery and distillery – each with its own story to tell. Meet friendly proprietors, knowledgeable staff and talented wine makers, while sampling a variety of products. It is a comfortable, well signed, easy-tofollow drive that offers sweeping views of vineyards, orchards and Okanagan Lake with new discoveries around each corner. Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive industry association is made up of 24 members; including 19 wineries, three cideries, one brewery, and a new distillery. More at