Rides home provided from Saturday’s wine tasting

Samples of wine from more than a dozen wineries around B.C. will be on the tasting tables for the Best of B.C. Wine Tasting event Saturday.

Samples of wine from more than a dozen wineries around B.C. will be on the tasting tables for the Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust’s second annual Best of B.C. Wine Tasting event this Saturday, April 27.

There will be dessert wines, dinner wines, ice wines and more to sample.

Water and appetizers will be there to clean the palate between samples, but people are equally welcome to just enjoy the samples, says Hospital Trust spokesperson Carol Ann Taphorn.

“Everyone is given their own wine glass when they come in,” Taphorn says.

“There will be pitchers of water and buckets around to rinse out glasses. You can drink it or spit it out but why in the world would you spit it out unless you didn’t like it …”

Taphorn says people can order any wines they like at the event but won’t be able to take them home from the event that evening.

Wine producers represented include Black Hills Estate Winery, Blasted Church Vineyard, Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery, Elephant Island Orchard Wines, Fairview Cellars, Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery, Kermode Wild Berry Wines, Larch Hills Winery, Meyer Family Vineyards, St. Hubertus and Oak Bay Estate Winery, Stag’s Hollow Winery, Cellar Hand Winery, Summerhill Pyramid Winery.

Prices per bottle range from about $17 to about $30.

Tickets for the are $55 and available at RE/MAX at 85 Third Avenue South.

The event takes place in the Gibraltar Room with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the event beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Free rides home will be available starting at 8 p.m.

The wine tasting is a fundraiser to purchase a digital mammography machine for the Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

The fundraising currently stands at about $300,000 and climbing, Taphorn says.