7th Uncork Your Palate to take place April 30, 2014

Victoria, BCThe 7th Uncork Your Palate fundraiser takes place April 30th at the Crystal Garden. “It’s one of Victoria’s most popular events; people from all  over the island, the  lower mainland and Washington look forward to it”, said Cynthia Funnell, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

The event brings together the love of live music, wine and food for a variety of enthusiasts. Event attendees will sample from an exclusive spring release portfolio of wines Naramata Bench wineries. Guests will also samples light bites from Victoria’s finest restaurants and help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

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.

“This year’s event promises to be extra special in celebration of our 50th year,” added Funnell.

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]

Tickets can be bought online at: http://vcm.bc.ca/events/uncork-your-palate/

(A tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price following the event)


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,

D’Angelo Estate Winery

Elephant Island Orchard Wines,

Hillside Winery & Bistro

KettleValley 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

Serendipity 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

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

Origins Gluten Free Bakery


The Union Club

Veneto Tapa Lounge & Bar,

Vista 18

Vis à Vis

Olive the Senses

Roger’s Chocolates


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