Accent Inns Kelowna Wine Getaway

Comments 286 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Accent InnsWhile the days may be getting long and gloomy there are always fantastic getaway options for us here in Vancouver for quick weekend trips inland or to the island. If you’re dreaming of a local getaway, I have partnered with Accent Inns to offer up just that.

A proud sponsor of past events like Social Media Camp and WordCamp, Accent Inns have locations in Victoria, Vancouver Airport, Burnaby, Kamloops, and Kelowna. Each of these locations received a 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. With your stay you get free WIFI, free parking, comfortable amenities, and affordable accommodation.

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Photo credit: Kelowna09 & Kelowna09 on Flickr

Accent Inns is offering up a getaway to Kelowna that you can use within the next year*. They’re also including a trip to some wineries thanks to their partners Distinctly Kelowna Tours.

Our prize package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Accent Inns Kelowna (complimentary WIFI, parking, pool, pet-friendly, bike-friendly).
  • A Distinctly Kelowna Tours winery tour for 2 (your choice of Westside Bench, Eastside Bench, or Northern Bench). The tours include stops at 3-4 venues, a guided tour at 1 of the wineries, and time to shop in the wine boutiques.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a Kelowna getaway from @AccentInns @KelownaWineTour & @Miss604

Follow Accent Inns on Twitter and Facebook for more information about their locations. Follow Distinctly Kelowna Tours on Twitter and Facebook as well.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Friday, November 2, 2012. Accent Inns Kelowna is located at 1140 Harvey Ave.

*Valid for two consecutive nights accommodation at Accent Inns Kelowna. Certificate for the hotel stay must be used by October 31, 2013. Not redeemable for July and August long weekends. Based on availability. Must be 19+ to enjoy the winery tour.

Update The winner is Heather! (Comment Oct 22)

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286 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. AmandaMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 2:52pm PDT

    I love Kelowna. This would be a great getaway from the kids!

  2. TawcanMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 2:54pm PDT

    I’d love to win this. πŸ™‚

  3. SanazMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 2:55pm PDT

    I would love to win this contest!

  4. BrendaMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 2:59pm PDT

    I would love to spend a weekend in BC wine country!

  5. CliffMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 3:00pm PDT

    I’m curious to know what the wineries are.

  6. Rebecca BollwittMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 3:04pm PDT

    @Cliff It depends on the tour you select. They’re all listed under the Eastside, Westside, and Northern Bench links I posted. For example Westside would include Mission Hill Family Estate, Quail’s Gate… Eastside would include Summerhill Pyramid, CedarCreek… and Northern would include Gray Monk… and more! πŸ™‚

  7. ChristinaMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 3:05pm PDT

    Would love to win this!

  8. JMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 3:08pm PDT

    Me me me!!! I’ve always wanted to go some wineries in Kelowna but never had the opportunity!

  9. Donna LMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 3:11pm PDT

    I’ve never been to Kelowna! So much in this province to explore. Thanks for the great contests!

  10. ShirleyMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 3:38pm PDT

    Thank you. The prize is fantastic.

  11. MelissaMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 3:42pm PDT

    I love wine…and a break from work and the kids would be so wonderful!

  12. TonyMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 3:45pm PDT

    My wife would love this.

  13. JoyceMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 3:59pm PDT

    Sounds fabulous! Definitely would love getting away…

  14. lorMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 4:26pm PDT

    sounds like fun!

  15. brandonMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 4:37pm PDT

    Kelowna is a beautiful place, always love going there.

  16. DanaMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 4:57pm PDT

    Haven’t been to Kelowna in years so this would be great!

  17. Cindy SmithMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 5:36pm PDT

    Would love to win this great getaway!

  18. ChristyMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 5:36pm PDT

    I have never been to Kelowna and would love to win this!

  19. JasonMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 6:07pm PDT

    Kelowna + wine = shoot, I forget (memory loss from all that wine). This would be an amazing one to win that’s for sure!

  20. Sonja SMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 6:14pm PDT

    Wow, would I ever love to win this! I haven’t been to Kelowna for over 20 years–I’m sure it’s changed!

  21. KatieMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 6:15pm PDT

    Would be a fantastic getaway

  22. AlisonMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 6:20pm PDT

    I would love to win this!

  23. StephanieMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 6:29pm PDT

    I am putting my hat in the ring for this one. Thanks

  24. MichaelMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 6:35pm PDT

    I’ve been through Kelowna but have never stayed there…this would be a great getaway!

  25. Elizabeth BMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 6:41pm PDT

    A two night stay AND winery tour?…fingers crossed! πŸ™‚

  26. Jeff ConnersMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 6:47pm PDT

    Sign me up for some high brow pinky up vino swilling in Ogopogo territory:)

  27. JeffMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 6:54pm PDT

    Great prize!

  28. JenMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 7:05pm PDT

    Sounds like a great weekend getaway!

  29. C WilsonMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 7:14pm PDT

    We go to Kelowna every summer on holidays. This would help make it even sweeter!

  30. LindaMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 7:23pm PDT

    I always enjoy visits to Kelowna and the win tour sounds great.

  31. TimMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 7:24pm PDT

    Great prize… would love it !!

  32. Jean-Paul FaubertMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 7:27pm PDT

    I would love a trip to Kelowna!

  33. LloydMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 7:30pm PDT

    Wine tour by bike.

  34. CurtisMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 7:33pm PDT

    Kelowna is fantastic, plus I’ve never been on a wine tour before!

  35. CandiceMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 7:40pm PDT

    I’d go in the rain, sun or snow !

  36. Nicole CarolineMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 7:41pm PDT

    It would be a FANTASTIC experience to check out the winery lifestyle in the Okanagan and take BEAUTIFUL pictures of the scenery!

  37. KevinMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 7:42pm PDT

    So nice – like a honeymoon

  38. HeatherMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 7:58pm PDT

    I used to live there 20 yrs ago. Would love to go for a visit and even look at my old stomping ground (if it is still there!)

  39. lindaMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 8:04pm PDT

    Good reason to make our way to Kelowna!

  40. Sherry FMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 8:13pm PDT

    Kelowna is on my list for next year and this package is amazing…..hope you pick me.

  41. Ryan ExleyMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 8:15pm PDT


  42. IainMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 8:39pm PDT

    Thanks for choosing a pet-friendly hotel!

  43. JRFMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 8:40pm PDT

    Love visiting Kelowna and winning this would allow me my FIRST winery tour

  44. lucMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 9:41pm PDT

    Wine and rain!

  45. Leanne MMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 9:52pm PDT

    I would love a getaway to Kelowna!

  46. Leanne MMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 9:53pm PDT

  47. AshaMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 10:26pm PDT

    I love kelowna!

  48. BrianneMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 10:39pm PDT

    The okanagan has the best ice wines in the world! AND the most beautiful setting in which to taste them!

  49. JeffMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 10:48pm PDT

    This sounds awesome!

  50. KimMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 11:00pm PDT

    A wine getaway would be fantastic!

  51. ChristinaMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 11:07pm PDT

    Haven’t been out to Kelowna in a while and would love to visit again!

  52. jayMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 11:07pm PDT

    This would be so cool!

  53. Jonathon GMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 11:51pm PDT

    Wifes birthday is Nov 12. A mini vacation would be a great present πŸ™‚

  54. CharleneTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 12:38am PDT

    What a great getaway!

  55. EmiliaTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 2:23am PDT

    Our BC wineries are becoming world class, would love to experience it.

  56. DilaraTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 3:27am PDT

    Would love to win this!

  57. CathyTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 7:14am PDT

    Just the thought of winning this makes me smile.

  58. debbie fTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 7:49am PDT

    I would love a weekend away in Kelowna.

  59. GideonTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 8:35am PDT

    Hi, I love BC wine, thanks for posting this!

  60. Michael KwanTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 8:44am PDT

    I’ve been *through* the interior several times, but I’ve never really *stayed* there or explored it. This sounds like a great opportunity to do that.

  61. KristaTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 8:55am PDT

    Great to see bike-friendly hotels!

  62. MichelleTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 9:29am PDT

    I love Kelowna!!

  63. AlakittenTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 9:30am PDT

    I need to win this!!! :):)

  64. EdwinTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 9:30am PDT

    This would be a great thing to win.

  65. David DTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 10:21am PDT

    Looks amazing! πŸ™‚

  66. NadiaTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 10:34am PDT

    Sounds like an awesome getaway.

  67. RoTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 11:00am PDT

    This would be an amazing honeymoon!

  68. AndreTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 11:07am PDT

    That sounds like a great getaway!

  69. JanTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 11:52am PDT

    have yet to do winery tours so this would be great

  70. LindsayTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 2:03pm PDT

    This sounds like the perfect weekend getaway!

  71. LauraTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 2:08pm PDT

    What a lovely spot! Would be a wonderful opportunity to explore another part of the province.

  72. michelleTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 2:12pm PDT

    would love something like this to look forward to now that Vancouver has gone dreary!

  73. CarolTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 2:23pm PDT

    What a great getaway. Sounds like it would be a lot of fun.

  74. JeremyTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 2:53pm PDT

    Kelowna is such a great getaway, I’d love to win this!!!

  75. JenTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 2:54pm PDT

    Sounds fantastic!!! Kelowna is such a gorgeous spot πŸ™‚

  76. jocelyneTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 3:01pm PDT

    PICK ME!!!

  77. WallyTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 3:07pm PDT

    I would love to win.

  78. HollyTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 3:32pm PDT

    This would be a great weekend get-a-way! Thanks for the contest.

  79. DanaTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 5:20pm PDT

    This would be nice to look forward to for next Summer!

  80. DenbiTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 6:58pm PDT

    This would be great for visiting friends in the area.

  81. katie borrettTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 7:56pm PDT

    would love to win a trip to the beautiful okanagan..the first thing I’d do is jump in the lake:)

  82. KatieTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 8:38pm PDT

    Ooo would be fantastic. My husband has never been to the Okanagan

  83. SharonTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 8:40pm PDT

    I would love to go to Kelowna!

  84. AimeeTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 9:16pm PDT

    Never been to Kelowna outside of summer. Time to try on a different season.

  85. AlexTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 10:07pm PDT

    This will be a nice getaway with my girlfriend for our three year anniversary!

  86. VC NguyenTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 11:14pm PDT

    Cool prize. I’ve always wanted to visit Kelowna.

  87. ChrisWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 7:26am PDT

    Sure sounds like fun!

  88. SzeWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 9:28am PDT

    That would be a fun trip!

  89. MandyWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 10:07am PDT

    I LOVE Accent Inns! A run refreshing local company.

  90. ErinWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 10:15am PDT

    This would be great for me and my husband!

  91. MeganWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 10:15am PDT

    would love this!

  92. KelvinWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 10:27am PDT

    pick me! pick me!!

  93. rinoWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 10:40am PDT

    I would love to win.

  94. taniaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 10:41am PDT

    I love Kelowna!!

  95. KendallWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:16am PDT

    I love the Okanagan! A weekend in Kelowna would be wonderful!

  96. LoisWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:42am PDT

    I have yet to visit Kelowna. Would love to do so!

  97. ArielleWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:42am PDT

    wow this is something I have always wanted to do!

  98. KarmWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:43am PDT

    What a perfect getaway. We are so lucky to have such AMAZING wines in British Columbia – we are spoiled. Who needs to go to Napa Valley with we have Kelowna and Oliver/Osoyoos? I’m running low on wines and would love to check out Kelowna to stock up!

  99. AmandaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:44am PDT

    Kelown & Wine – I could not resit. Love both!

  100. BrittanyWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:44am PDT

    aaaaah this would be so lovely!

  101. VaniaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:45am PDT

    I have never been to Kelowna and I would live to win this contest. Early Christmas gift, pleeease????

  102. RashpalWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:45am PDT

    Wow this is a great contest, would love to enjoy Kelowna!

  103. Amy WaitesWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:46am PDT

    Would love to win!

  104. Lizzie AshfordWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:46am PDT

    My Mom lives in Kelowna.. would be great to visit her and take her along for some wine!

  105. Heidi ClarksonWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:47am PDT

    My husbands 49th birthday in Nov 5! This would be a lovely get away for us!! Thank you!

  106. NatalieWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:48am PDT

    MMM MMM MMM yummy wine!

  107. Amritpal GrewalWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:49am PDT


  108. AynsleyWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:50am PDT

    I can’t think of a better way to spend some quality time with my boyfriend πŸ™‚

  109. Lexia NashWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:50am PDT

    Life with two boys under 5, is hectic to say the least. Id love a mommy and daddy vacation, to unwind and relax. My boys could have some fun grandma time too!!

  110. Grant BowenWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:50am PDT

    Me love vino!

  111. SamanthaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:51am PDT

    Love Kelowna! Would take my BF!

  112. KarenWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:52am PDT

    Oooh I’d love to win this! Kelowna is so beautiful.

  113. BrankaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:54am PDT

    I would love to win and visit my friends in Kelowna.

  114. ChristinaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:55am PDT


  115. KristiWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:55am PDT

    Kelowna is a beautiful place to visit, summer or winter. I would love to win this!

  116. NicTWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:56am PDT


  117. SharylinWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 11:59am PDT

    What a great weekend getaway package!!

  118. StenWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:00pm PDT

    Kelowna is such an awesome place! So much stuff to do there.

  119. AutumnWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:00pm PDT

    I’ve never been to Kelowna – it sounds fabulous!

  120. SheilaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:01pm PDT

    I can feel the sun on my face already πŸ™‚

  121. KacieWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:02pm PDT

    This sounds like an amazing weekend away! I love wine and Kelowna! πŸ™‚

  122. LisaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:03pm PDT

    me please!

  123. Christine LeonardWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:06pm PDT

    Sanguine satiety awaits!

  124. Arjun RudraWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:09pm PDT

    Fingers crossed

  125. Mary AnneWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:12pm PDT

    I would β™₯ to win this!

  126. evan polowickWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:15pm PDT

    oh i love the wines from the Kelowna valley soooo much…good luck everyone!

  127. Danelle WWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:16pm PDT

    Just really getting into wine. Went for my first winery tour this summer and would love to go more!

  128. MacWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:16pm PDT


  129. Sarah FWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:17pm PDT

    This would be fantastic! I love wine from the Okanagen

  130. Laura GraceWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:20pm PDT

    Looks amazing; would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  131. MeganWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:24pm PDT

    Yes please! I’ve been trying to justify a winery weekend, this would make it impossible to have self restraint!!

  132. NatalieWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:25pm PDT

    *pick me! Pick me!*

  133. SandyWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:26pm PDT

    I want to win!!! I have never been to BC!!!!! πŸ™‚

  134. ChelleWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:26pm PDT

    This would be a perfect second honeymoon trip!

  135. MariskaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:27pm PDT

    Looks amazing!

  136. Roberta NeilsonWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:28pm PDT

    I would love to getaway to Kelowna. We have not been to Kelowna in years!

  137. RichardWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:28pm PDT

    It would be great to win and visit this part of BC!

  138. AndrewWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:30pm PDT



  139. Taruna GoelWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:30pm PDT

    I have never been on a wine tour and this would be a fantastic opportunity to see Kelowna and enjoy some local wine! πŸ™‚

  140. Frances MurphyWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:33pm PDT

    Just love Kelowna and wine, have some good friends there we haven’t seen in a while, this would be perfect! Best of luck to everyone πŸ™‚

  141. AdamWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:45pm PDT

    I would love a trip to Kelowna.

  142. Tom LeslieWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:48pm PDT

    Thanks Rebecca! Would love to win this! πŸ™‚

  143. MichaelWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:50pm PDT

    Haven’t been to Kelowna since the 80’s!

  144. Doris CalvertWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:56pm PDT

    Kelowna is my favorite place in BC, it’s the last place my sister and I took before we both got married and we had a blast! It has it all, orchards, lakes, great restaraunts and night life!

  145. Doris CalvertWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:57pm PDT


  146. Norma IbarraWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 12:58pm PDT

    It would be fantastic to win this! I never been there.

  147. ValWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 1:01pm PDT

    This would be a great getaway for my husband and me.

  148. JulianaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 1:07pm PDT

    Kelowna, BC and wine! What more can one need? Thanks!

  149. SevieWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 1:09pm PDT

    Bring on the wine! (I’ll bring the cheese)

  150. Irene S.Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 1:22pm PDT

    I have yet to make it to Kelowna, but I have heard amazing things about the wineries in the area and the beautiful landscape. Not to mention the heat that comes on in the summer. Accent Inns is also awesome! I’ve stayed at their Burnaby location and it was great – now to just try out the Kelowna one too πŸ™‚

  151. Art B.Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 1:27pm PDT

    Kelowna and wine, what a great combo!

  152. DanielleWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 1:33pm PDT

    Missed my chance at Napa Valley and so this would be my first ever time to real vineyards.

  153. Stephanie SWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 1:43pm PDT

    This would be amazing and Ive been wanting to head up to Kelowna for wine tasting!

  154. Lynn MontesWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 1:54pm PDT

    I would love to treat my sister to this if I win!!! She never goes anywhere!!! :)))

  155. Annie A.Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 1:57pm PDT

    I’ve never been to a BC winery tour…would love to win the chance to do so!

  156. EricWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 2:06pm PDT

    Beautiful Kelowna…hot sun…wine…enough said!

  157. KYWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 2:16pm PDT

    pick me!

  158. AturvWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 2:32pm PDT

    Sounds like a beautiful weekend, experiencing Kelowna and tasting the local wine (I’ve already got some bc wines on my list of favorites but there’s room for some more!)

  159. JulieWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 2:50pm PDT

    Thanks for opportunity to enter! This sounds fantastic!!!!

  160. LizaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 3:10pm PDT

    pick me!

  161. susanWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 3:15pm PDT

    Sounds like fun

  162. LaurelWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 3:17pm PDT

    Would love to explore the Kelowna area, and this sounds like just the way to do it! Don’t we live in a wonderful and diverse province?!

  163. HeatherWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 3:39pm PDT

    I could use a wee-end away

  164. maryWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 3:44pm PDT

    Good Luck everyone

  165. LeanaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 4:34pm PDT

    Absolutely LOVE Okanagan wineries!! <3

  166. KatieWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 4:35pm PDT

    Fingers crossed

  167. DebbieWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 4:36pm PDT

    I had the opportunity to go to Napa and Sonoma Valley in California and it was a wonderful experience and it would be great to Tour the Kelowna area right in our own back yard!! I came across this Trivia on Wine Utopia and I thought I would share with everyone!

    Fortune β€’ 1934

    One man’s dream to turn America into a post-prohibition wine utopia.

    β€œThe statistics told Mr. Garrett more. In 1918 some 3,000,000 gallons of wine were imported to fill the slippers of chorus girls and the gullets of the rich. Most of the 51,000,000 gallons produced domestically was sold in bulk and drunk by the foreign-born people of the cities. Of the 159,000,000 gallons consumed in 1928 only a few thousand were imported and only 5,000,000 produced legally and domestically for refreshment while communing with the Lord. That left 154,000,000 gallons which were made illegally in cellars and legally in homes. Since the foreign-born population has not increased since 1918, it seems logical to conclude that much of the 100,000,000-gallon increase in those years was due to new habits contracted by the rank and file of the population. In other words, prohibition has done something very startling to the taste of this nation.”

  168. ShaunaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 5:13pm PDT

    I hope I win!

  169. ShannonWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 5:21pm PDT

    its always been on my list of bc things to do is visit and wine taste

  170. BelindaWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 7:20pm PDT


  171. PavanWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 8:40pm PDT


  172. BlairWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 8:46pm PDT

    Would LOVE a BC getaway, especially with WINE! πŸ™‚

  173. BonnieWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 9:14pm PDT

    This would be such a fantastic way to break up the winter!

  174. Jenn FergusonWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 9:37pm PDT

    Oooo love Kelowna! Would be a great trip sans baby!

  175. TracyWednesday, October 24th, 2012 — 10:35pm PDT

    What a great way to clear the grey away!!

  176. LisaThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 6:24am PDT

    Would love to win this. I need a break!

  177. KarlyThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 6:54am PDT

    I’ve always wanted to go on a wine tour!!!

  178. AretaThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 7:25am PDT

    Great giveaway! I tweeted and love to win this!

  179. MarieThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 8:26am PDT

    We would love to go on a wine tour

  180. LisaThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 10:08am PDT

    I hope I win!

  181. Athena ThompsonThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 10:09am PDT

    Born in Kelowna! Havent been there for years! Would love to win this! πŸ™‚

  182. DaveThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 11:52am PDT

    Sounds great, i’m in. i’d also love to buy more Okanagan wines, I just wish they’d be as inexpensive as some chilean, argentinian and californian wines!

  183. CynthiaThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 12:33pm PDT

    This would be an awesome experience, and a great way to explore another city in BC!

  184. JenniferThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 1:15pm PDT

    What an awesome way to spend the weekend!

  185. fionaThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 3:42pm PDT

    i have never been to kelowna and would love to be there

  186. jeanieThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 4:39pm PDT

    would love love to win this! =D

  187. RobynThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 4:53pm PDT

    Would love to go to Kelowna – haven’t been there since I was a kid!

  188. NickThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 5:32pm PDT

    Oh yes… That sounds nice!

  189. GaryThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 5:54pm PDT

    Kelowna is great anytime of the year

  190. EricaThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 8:31pm PDT

    I need a vacation….I would love to win this!

  191. SusanThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 8:31pm PDT

    Sounds amazing!

  192. SpencerThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 8:41pm PDT

    I love Kelowna, Would be the type of place I want to live!

  193. Joyce LThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 8:43pm PDT

    Went to kelowna for the first time this summer.It was so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

  194. JannaThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 8:44pm PDT

    A good friend of mine lives in Kelowna, and I love visiting her! And drinking wine!

  195. Ray MaddlyThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 8:51pm PDT

    Sounds fantastic. Hope I win!

  196. tawny fontanaThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 9:05pm PDT

    so down for this!

  197. tawny fontanaThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 9:06pm PDT

    this would be so nice

  198. KathyThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 9:22pm PDT

    Westside Bench would be lovely!

  199. XingThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 9:27pm PDT

    An awesome giveaway! Here’s my entry.

  200. AngelaThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 9:34pm PDT

    Would love to go to the fall wine festival up in the Okanagan. Would also be great to have childless weekend with the husband.

  201. RachelThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 10:03pm PDT

    I’d love this! πŸ™‚

  202. IrisThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 10:19pm PDT

    Wine tasting in Kelowna would be fabulous!

  203. DougThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 11:11pm PDT

    I’m looking forward to winning this contest. Ha!

  204. RyanThursday, October 25th, 2012 — 11:18pm PDT

    Sounds amazing!! Like others have said, this would be a great escape for my wife and I without the kids πŸ™‚

  205. lindsayFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 12:20am PDT

    never been would love to go!

  206. Jenn SFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 3:20am PDT

    Would love to visit Kelowna, I hear it is beautiful

  207. Jill cFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 3:55am PDT

    Sounds awesome!

  208. Lesli CKFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 6:31am PDT

    Kelowna – wine near a lake, mild weather, great accommodations – couldn`t get any better!

  209. LindaFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 8:19am PDT

    Wineries in the Okanagan are amazing.
    – would love to spend time in Kellowna.

  210. ColleenFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 9:19am PDT

    Would love to visit the wineries in Kelowna, good luck to all! πŸ™‚

  211. MagFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 10:21am PDT

    I haven’t been to Kelowna for many years. It’s such a beautiful place.

  212. TanisFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 11:30am PDT

    Awesome! I’ve never been on a wine tour!!

  213. CarlyFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 4:12pm PDT

    I’ve only tasted wine in Naramata before, so would love the chance to see what Kelowna has to offer!

  214. RebeccaFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 6:27pm PDT

    Winery tour – I like it!

  215. CGFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 7:54pm PDT

    pet friendly is much appreciated!

  216. kahhleeFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 8:47pm PDT

    would love to go with my sister!

  217. MarianneFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 9:25pm PDT

    Dine in, Dine out with tasty wines!

  218. Karen SFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 9:44pm PDT

    I have been to Kelowna many times growing up. camping on summer holidays – but I have never been on a wine tour. Sounds like fun.

  219. KrishnaFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 10:28pm PDT

    What a fantastic getaway this would be!

  220. KaySaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 9:04am PDT

    Sounds like a great getaway!

  221. cindy quachSaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 9:08am PDT

    what a way to ease the winter doldrums.

  222. Nicole JSaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 9:46am PDT

    This would be a fantastic getaway with my best friend! I would love to try a wine tour πŸ™‚

  223. JessicaSaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 12:36pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to go on a winery tour.

  224. DeidreSaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 3:15pm PDT

    What a great chance to visit family out there!

  225. VinceSaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 3:17pm PDT

    Wine and a pet friendly hotel – great prize!

  226. NastassiaSaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 4:47pm PDT

    Would love a get away from the roommate πŸ˜›

  227. LindaSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 12:49am PDT

    I would love to go on a wine tour!!!

  228. MarySunday, October 28th, 2012 — 4:52am PDT

    I would totally appreciate this trip! Been wanting to do a wine tour and this sounds like a faboulous opportunity πŸ™‚

  229. SherrySunday, October 28th, 2012 — 5:22am PDT

    Biking in the morning, wineries in the afternoon. Sounds about right!

  230. Jennifer BreakspearSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 8:42am PDT

    We’re in Kelowna right now and would love to come back here in the spring.

  231. Tequila MockingbirdSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 12:47pm PDT

    I would love this getaway. I haven’t had a vacation in 12 years!

  232. angieSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 12:52pm PDT

    Love K-town and the Accent Inns, they are a really well run, small chain!

  233. MichelleSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 1:00pm PDT

    Would love to spend a weekend in lovely Kelowna. Especially if there’s wine involved! πŸ˜‰

  234. gail whitworthSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 1:52pm PDT

    i can use this while I’m moving my elderly mom from Peachland

  235. Amy FastSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 1:59pm PDT

    Would love to win this getaway!!

  236. GarySunday, October 28th, 2012 — 2:39pm PDT

    This would be great. 2 days in Kelowna and a winery tour!!!

  237. HeidiSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 3:03pm PDT

    Sounds great!

  238. RoySunday, October 28th, 2012 — 3:55pm PDT

    Oh please dont pick me, i dont deserve such a holiday i just had one …. 10 years ago ….. πŸ˜‰

  239. brianne sheppardSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 9:59pm PDT

    Oh this sounds lovely! I am a huge fan of kelowna!

  240. EdgarMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 9:36am PDT

    I love Kelowna. Nothing like the k-Town.

  241. Mary TMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 9:38am PDT

    Sure could use a getaway

  242. peter TMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 9:38am PDT

    My wife would be happy if I came home with this!

  243. GigiMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 1:21pm PDT

    Have never been and hoping to go. πŸ™‚

  244. valerieMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 1:37pm PDT

    Kelowna’s callling my name….

  245. KirkyMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 1:58pm PDT

    This would be great!

  246. JamesMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 4:22pm PDT

    My wife and I could use a “Kids Free” couple of nights!!

  247. AmieMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 9:26pm PDT

    I am a student and I think I need a vaca! πŸ˜‰

  248. leahMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 11:21pm PDT

    always nice to visit kelowna!

  249. Elaine DTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 12:17am PDT

    Love roadtripping to Kelowna!

  250. Sunshine GTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 7:40am PDT

    It’s been a looooong time since we’ve gotten away – pick us!

  251. SandyTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 8:57am PDT

    I’d love this getaway to our wine country in Kelowna.

  252. LindaTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 9:01am PDT

    wistfully wishing winning wine tour…

  253. SamTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 9:25am PDT

    It’s a nice change of scenery, isn’t it?

  254. VaughnTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 12:44pm PDT

    An amazing getaway. Been wanting to visit the winery for a while now.

  255. AimeeTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 1:50pm PDT

    Excellent. My dog’s been begging me to take her for a girl’s weekend.

  256. Brett JacksonTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 6:19pm PDT

    Haven’t been to Kelowna for 25 years.

  257. Neal PellegrinoTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 6:20pm PDT

    Would love to win this!

  258. NicoleTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 9:55pm PDT

    Never been, sounds fun!

  259. MarianneTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 11:22pm PDT

    A cool weekend get-away!!

  260. CyndiTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 11:26pm PDT

    A lot of people are saying pick me … but they don’t really mean it – so pick me! πŸ™‚

  261. Andy C.Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 7:04am PDT

    Awesome prize, would love to go

  262. kevinWednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 11:12am PDT

    love kelowna!

  263. GinaWednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 1:16pm PDT

    would love to win this, have relatives there i haven’t seen in years

  264. DonnaWednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 8:07pm PDT

    Relaxation! What a thought πŸ˜‰

  265. VonWednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 8:14pm PDT

    awesome giveaway

  266. AnnaWednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 8:44pm PDT

    I could use a short break from the mainland!

  267. Siobhan S.Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 8:51pm PDT

    I haven’t been to Kelowna since I was a little girl!! I would love to visit as an adult and enjoy some adult grape juice!!

  268. Michael FlorizoneWednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 9:42pm PDT

    This would be a beautiful getaway, especially after teaching kids during Halloween…. Eeeek!

  269. CaleighWednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 10:14pm PDT

    What a great contest! I haven’t been to Kelowna in so long!

  270. NicoleThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 9:54am PDT

    I absolutely love the Okanagan! I wonder if there are still some winery tours going?

  271. Carolyn BaldridgeThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 9:59am PDT

    pick me! pick me please! This busy, working mom with a lengthy commute every day really needs this.

  272. Carolyn BaldridgeThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 10:00am PDT

    Hi again.

    I forgot to mention that I am passionate about wine.

  273. Jason SchmidtThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 10:04am PDT

    Can I choose all 3? No? Ok, just one would be great!!

  274. Ashley M.Thursday, November 1st, 2012 — 10:06am PDT

    I’d love to take my boyfriend on this getaway for our anniversary!

  275. MargaThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 10:45am PDT

    I’d love to get this! I’ve never been to Kelowna and adding a wine tour to it sounds makes it even better

  276. Teisha FockenThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 11:09am PDT

    What a wonderful idea to take my husband to Kelowna on a winetour for his 50th birthday…away from the kids! πŸ˜€

  277. GraceThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 11:18am PDT

    I’ve never been on a wine tour. πŸ™‚

  278. Alysha RohlaThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 11:42am PDT

    I’ve always wanted to explore the Okanagan wineries but haven’t gotten the chance to yet. This would be an AMAZING opportunity & experience!!

  279. LindaThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 3:57pm PDT

    I’d love to go on the winery weekend with my high school friend, Sigrid.

  280. AnnieThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 6:11pm PDT

    Throwing my hat into the ring!

  281. RobThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 11:16pm PDT

    Pick Me!!!

  282. darci paice-baileyThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 11:36pm PDT

    This would be fantastic, a journey for the northern girls!

  283. Emily HFriday, November 2nd, 2012 — 8:57am PDT

    I would love a weekend away! Thanks for this opportunity!

  284. MariskaFriday, November 2nd, 2012 — 10:46am PDT

    Sounds like a great weekend away!

  285. VipersbloodFriday, November 2nd, 2012 — 7:46pm PDT

    Only been to one winery but LOVED it! Really looking forward to visiting more and learning more about wine.

  286. mariaSaturday, November 3rd, 2012 — 12:29pm PDT

    Would love to go to Kelowna!

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