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Uncork Your Palate

Date(s) - Wed. Apr 30th, 2014
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Crystal Garden



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A deliciously fun fundraising event for the
Victoria Conservatory of Music



Date: Wednesday 30th April 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street, Victoria
Tickets: $95
[must be purchased in advance - 19yrs + event]
(A tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price following the event)
BUY IN PERSON at The Strath Liquor Store, 919 Douglas Street
or at our VCM front desk 900 Johnson St.

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Presented at Victoria’s elegant Crystal Garden, Uncork Your Palate is an exciting wine, food and musical experience which raises funds for the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Net proceeds go to support VCM music education, music performance and community music outreach.

Attendees of this event will be among the first to experience the exclusive Spring Release wine portfolio of the Naramata Bench Wineries, and will also have a chance to:

  • Meet all the winemakers
  • Sample irresistible light bites from Victoria’s finest restaurants, caterers and eateries
  • Enjoy incredible live musical performances
    (Damian Graham Jazz Trio, Special Musical Surprise)
  • Enjoy an exciting food and wine-related silent auction featuring culinary, cultural and travel-themed baskets and packages.
  • Celebrate the VCM’s 50th Anniversary

The Wineries
The Naramata Bench Wineries Association is a group of twenty four award-winning wineries nestled along a fourteen kilometer country road overlooking Okanagan Lake. Each winery on The Bench has their own specialties and philosophies of wine-making, but what they all share is a commitment to quality in their wine-making, and a belief that authentic wine experiences should be offered in a friendly, fun and relaxed manner.



The participating Naramata Bench Wineries at Uncork Your Palate 2014 include:

Bench 1775
Black Widow Winery
Elephant Island Orchard Wines
Hillside Winery & Bistro
Kettle Valley Winery
La Frenz Winery
Lake Breeze Vineyards
Lang Vineyards
Laughing Stock Vineyards
Misconduct Wine Co
Monster Vineyards
Moraine Estate Winery
Perseus Winery
Poplar Grove Winery
Red Rooster Winery
Terravista Vineyards
Therapy Vineyards
Upper Bench Estate Winery

These fine Victoria restaurants, caterers and specialty food shops will be providing Light Bites throughout the evening:

Bard & Banker
Be Raw Chocolate
Blue Crab Seafood House
Choux Choux Charcuterie
Charelli’s Cheese Shop
Damn Fine Cake Company
The Empress Room
Truffles Catering
Discovery Coffee
Fol Epi Bakery
Little Jumbo
O Bistro at the Oswego Hotel
Olive the Senses
Origins Gluten Free Bakery
Padella Italian Bistro
Roger’s Chocolates
The Union Club
Veneto Tapa Lounge & Bar
Vista 18 at the Chateau Victoria Hotel
Vis à Vis


Ask about Special discounts for Uncork Your Palate ticket holders at these Victoria hotels.

VCM Host Hotellogo-oswego
The Oswego Hotel
500 Oswego Street, Victoria BC, V8V 5C1
(Uncork Your Palate)

Hotel Rialto
653 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N8
(code: Uncork Your Palate 2014)

The Inn at The Union Club
805 Gordon Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z6
250-384-1151 (ext. 0)
(code Uncork Your Palate)


Check out our recent radio interview:

Shaw TV’s Go Island shares the excitement of our 50th Anniversary year!

Check out the fun we had last year at Uncork Your Palate 2013.

Play safe and make a night of it! Plan to stay downtown at one of the event’s supporting hotels, all within easy walking distance of the Crystal Garden.

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