Wine Festival

The East Kootenay Wine Festival, November 7- 8, 2014 celebrates the very best wines from British Columbia, and the 13th annual event promises to be even better than last year.

Package guests will enjoy a gourmet wine-paired dinner featuring winning wines from the 2013 Festival. They also experience an exclusive opportunity to be part of the “People's Choice” Judging panel and choose the winners of the Festival competition.


  • 2 nights of standard accommodation with 2 queen beds in the mountain lodge.
  • 2 tickets to the Friday November 7 evening gourmet wine paired dinner, featuring winning wines from the  2013 Wine Festival expertly paired to the delicious creations of our Executive Resort Chef and his culinary team.
  • 2 Judging Ribbons and exclusive access to the 2014  Festival Judging Panel. The judging session takes place on the afternoon of Saturday November 8, before the main Festival event that takes place later that same evening.
  • 2 tickets to the Saturday November 8 evening East Kootenay Wine Festival event, where the winning wines will be announced. Hors d’oeuvres and fine cheeses will be served. Packaged guests will be welcomed into the event 30 minutes prior to opening.
  • A bottle of BC wine in your room, your choice of red or white.
  • Voting for People's Choice Award

Click here to see our fabulous Wine Paired Menu!

And to make sure your stay is even more comfortable, every room comes with two cozy, white fluffy robes to use during your stay, plus the resort offers free parking and free wireless internet.,

Package price is $289.00 per person ($144.45 per person per night)

* Weekend Festival Package price based on double occupancy in a standard room with 2 queen beds. Room upgrades are available; please ask our reservations team. Package price includes gratuities. Price does not include applicable tax.

Tickets Only  - Wine Festival on November 8

  • Winning wines will be announced. Hors d’oeuvres and fine cheeses will be served.
  • Live Music by L8 in Bear's Paw Bar & Grill AND Valley Forged in Mountain Flowers Restaurant from 9:00pm to 1:00am
  • Shuttle service from Invermere and Windermere 
  • Voting for People's Choice Award

$49 + tax
*Event tickets are non-refundable. Not available online.

Buy now before they sell out! Call 250.345.6070 or 1.800.663.4979

Shuttle Schedule for Saturday November 8th 2014 from Invermere and Windermere.

Shuttle #1
4:30pm  Mount Nelson Skate Park
4:40pm  Best Western Invermere Inn
4:50pm Sobeys
5:00pm Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce
5:10pm Hopkin’s Harvest
5:30pm Arrive at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort!

Shuttle #2
5:30pm  Mount Nelson Skate Park
5:40pm  Best Western Invermere Inn
5:50pm Sobeys
6:00pm Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce
6:10pm Hopkin’s Harvest
6:30pm Arrive at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort!

Shuttles will be running back to the Windermere & Invermere at 10:00pm, 11:00pm, 12:00am and 1:15am.

Fairmont Hot Springs Town Shuttle Schedule for Saturday November 8th 2014

A shuttle will pick up guests at the timeshare Villas at approximately 6:00pm.

Info box 

The East Kootenay Wine Festival has a limited number of packages available and sells out annually. Make sure you reserve your package early. Call 1.800.663.4979 to book!

2014 Winery List

Download the 2014 Winery List.

Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Township 7 Winery
Hester Creek Estate Winery
Calliope Wines
Stoneboat Vineyards
Ganton & Larson Prospect Winery
White Bear
Road 13 Vineyards
Laughing Stock Vineyards
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Meadow Vista Honey Wines
Cerelia Vineyards
Sonoran Estate Winery
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery
Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard
Saxon Winery
See Ya Later Ranch
Inniskillin Okanagan Estate Winery
Wayne Gretzky Okanagan Winery
Peller Family Estate Winery
Red Rooster Vineyards
La Vieux Pin
Oak Bay & St Hubertus Estate Winery
Hillside Estate Winery
Dirty Laundry Vineyards
Told You So Viognier
Poplar Grove Winery
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery
Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery

Desert Hills Estate Winery
50th Parallel Estate Winery
Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery
Quails Gate Estate Winery
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Kindle Wines
La Frenz Estate Winery
Blue Mountain Vineyards
Rustic Roots Winery
Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery
House of Rose Winery
Forbidden Fruit Winery
Pentage Winery
KISMET Estate Winery
Black Sage Vineyards
Jackson Triggs Okanagan Estate Winery
Sandhill Estate Winery
Calona Vineyard
La Stella
Stag’s Hollow Winery
Skaha Vineyards
Monster Vineyards
Siren’s Call
Meyer Family Vineyards
Thornhaven Estate Winery
Castoro de Oro Estate Winery


Wine Festival packages and individual tickets are only available for guests aged 19 and over. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort requires a one night deposit plus applicable taxes at the time of booking.  The remainder of your stay is payable upon check-in with presentation of photo identification. Cancellation before 72 hours of your arrival is 100% refundable. The initial one night deposit will be charged if cancellation is made within 72 hours of your arrival.

Rates are subject to applicable tax . All rates are quoted in Canadian funds and are subject to change. Lodge guests enjoy unlimited access to our hot mineral pools during pool hours . Conditions may apply to all packages and programs. Rates and offer subject to availability, cancellation and change without notice. All facilities and programs subject to seasonality and change without notice. Available for new reservations only.