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The 2015 workshop wouldn't exist without the support of the following partners.

We thank our main partner in the Okanagan Food & Wine Writers' Workshop, Tourism Kelowna.

Visit Tourism Kelowna's website. Follow @Tourism_Kelowna on Twitter. Like Tourism Kelowna on Facebook.


Guided, narrated and custom tours in the Okanagan.

Visit Distinctly Kelowna's Website. Follow @KelownaWineTour on Twitter. Like Distinctly Kelowna Tours on Facebook.


Visit BC Tree Fruit's Website. Follow @bctreefruits on Twitter. Like BC Tree Fruits on Facebook.


Visit Knifewear online. Follow @KelownaKnife @Knifenerd @KnifewearYOW and @KnifewearYEG on Twitter.


Visit Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas' Website. "Like" Manteo on Facebook. Follow Manteo on Twitter.



Visit Hotel Eldorado's Website. "Like" Hotel Eldorado on Facebook. Follow Hotel Eldorado on Twitter.

Our other event-based partners are recognized in our schedule notes.

Register now for the 2015 Okanagan Food & Wine

Writers' Workshop

The dates for the 2015 workshop are:

Friday, Sept 11, from 3 pm thru to 4:30 pm on Sunday, Sept 13, 2015.


Registration is open for the 2015 Okanagan Food & Wine Writers' Workshop. Past participants have gone on to publish their first food articles to landing cookbook deals. It's a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity in Canada for writers of all levels.

Registration is $750 for the weekend and includes all professional development sessions, incredible winemaker dinners, breakfasts, special lunches, tastings, and touring during the workshop.

Eventbrite - Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop 2015

To avoid online registration credit card processing fees, email me to register directly through an Interac e-transfer payment or pay by cheque.


Our host hotels are the beautiful Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel and the Hotel Eldorado Kelowna. These two gorgeous lakeside properties are located side-by-side, connected by a boardwalk. You are responsible for booking your own accommodations for the duration of your stay.

Boardwalk at Hotel Eldorado and Manteo Resort, Kelowna, BC

Rooms are blocked rooms for us at the Hotel Eldorado and at the Manteo Resort. These premium resort properties are side-by-side along a gorgeous lakefront boardwalk. We'll have our workshop sessions and some meals at these properties.

Call Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel directly on their toll-free line at 1-800-445-5255 and quote "Okanagan Food & Wine Writers" for the special room rates for workshop attendees. Deluxe guestrooms (double occupancy) $200 per night; one-bedroom suite suites  (double occupancy) $200 per night; two- and three-bedroom villas (sleep four to six people) range from $340 per night to $445. If you'd like to share a room with another attendee, let me know and I'll do my best to pair you up. The Manteo is also extending these special room rates to attendees who wish to arrive up to two days prior to the workshop, or stay on for two days afterwards.

Hotel Eldorado has rooms blocked for our group at a special room of $199 per night (double occupancy). Call 1-866-608-7500 to book your room and ask for "Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop" rates and room options.

Our room-blocks at both hotels will only be held until August 12, but many of the room selections will sell out quickly. As the hotels about their room reservation cancellation policies. Better book now!

Schedule and 2015 Instructors:

We have a fantastic lineup of instructors again for the 2015 workshop. See here.

The schedule of events is available here.

The Okanagan Food & Wine Writers' Workshop is a unique professional development for writers of all levels to gather for professional development, inspiration and networking, with outstanding food and wine memories from in the Kelowna area and Okanagan Wine Country.


Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Kelowna, and accommodations.