Welcome to your Best Ever Guide to The Grand Sommelier Express, an unforgettable food and wine experience aboard this historic Summerland train.

Residing in the enchanting Okanagan, we hold a deep appreciation for the remarkable beauty that surrounds us. Today, we warmly invite you to embark on an extraordinary expedition as we unveil the awe-inspiring magic of the Grand Sommelier Express event in Summerland. With tickets in high demand and a history of sold-out success, we urge you to secure your spot now, ensuring that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to savour this remarkable journey.

Grand Sommelier Express


Step Aboard This Summerland Train

Summerland Train Grand Sommelier Express

Welcome to The Grand Sommelier Express

The Grand Sommelier Express event is a celebration of the finest Summerland wines, gourmet cuisine, and breathtaking scenery, all seamlessly woven together to create an unforgettable experience. This exclusive event brings together wine enthusiasts, sommeliers, and renowned winemakers to indulge in a journey of taste and discovery. The overarching purpose of the event is to showcase the exceptional wines produced in the Okanagan region while providing guests with a remarkable gastronomic adventure.

The Grand Sommelier Express event takes place in the charming town of Summerland, located in the heart of British Columbia’s renowned wine country. With its idyllic vineyards, rolling hills, and panoramic views, Summerland sets the perfect backdrop for this extraordinary wine journey. 

The Grand Sommelier Express event is brought to life through the collaborative efforts of passionate organizers and key partners of the Bottleneck Drive Association. Esteemed Summerland wineries and distinguished culinary experts at Brodo Kitchen contribute to the event’s success by curating an exceptional selection of wines and culinary delights. The event organizers, known for their meticulous attention to detail, work tirelessly to ensure every aspect of the journey surpasses expectations. With their expertise and commitment to excellence, guests can anticipate an unrivalled experience aboard the Grand Sommelier Express.

All Aboard This Summerland Train!

Once the event opens, you will be welcomed into an elegant ambiance of the sparkling wine reception, setting the stage for a truly memorable experience aboard the Grand Sommelier Express. As you raise your glass to toast the journey ahead, remember to keep your glass with you throughout the event.

Let the boarding begin! While there is no assigned seating, both coaches offer an incredible on board experience.

Open Air

The open-air cars of the Grand Sommelier Express event offer a clever combination of comfort and nature’s embrace. With a protective roof overhead shielding you from the scorching sun, and the sides left open to invite the gentle breeze, you’ll experience the perfect balance of shade and coolness as you glide along the majestic tracks, beholding the picturesque views of Summerland.

Vintage Coach

Step back in time aboard the authentic enclosed vintage coaches, lovingly preserved from the 1940s. Immerse yourself in the nostalgic charm as you experience the original aesthetics and ambiance meticulously maintained during their restoration. While these vintage coaches may not be equipped with air conditioning, their large sliding windows offer an enchanting opportunity to invite the gentle summer breeze inside, creating a truly magical journey through time.

Meet the Pouring Ensemble

A curated selection of esteemed members from Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive Association will be pouring their finest creations for you. 


As the train winds through the picturesque landscapes of the Okanagan, you’ll be treated to panoramic vistas of sprawling vineyards, lush orchards, and charming farms. 

Breathtaking Landscapes: A Tapestry of Orchards, Vineyards, and Farms

Summerland Train Tour Views

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Okanagan Valley as you marvel at the stunning scenery of orchards, vineyards, and farms. The landscape unfolds like a vibrant tapestry, showcasing the lush greenery of fruit-laden trees, meticulously manicured vineyards, and sprawling fields of agricultural abundance. Prepare to be captivated by the picturesque vistas that serve as a testament to the region’s agricultural heritage and the natural splendour that surrounds you.

Summerland Train okanagan views

Get Treated at Trout Creek Canyon

Take in the beauty of the region’s agricultural bounty, a testament to the fertile land that produces the exceptional ciders, and culinary delights you’ll savour during the stop on the trestle bridge.

A Culinary Celebration: The Unforgettable Grand Reception

Afterward, return to the Kettle Valley Rail Station for a gourmet reception prepared by the fantastic folks at Brodo Kitchen, perfectly paired with local libations and accompanied by live music, creating a truly immersive experience that celebrates the rich tapestry of the Okanagan Valley.

As advocates of supporting our local producers, we were thrilled to discover that participants had the opportunity to continue the celebration beyond the event. With an onsite popup store by JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits, we could show our appreciation by purchasing the featured products, allowing us to bring a piece of the Grand Sommelier Express experience home and support the talented artisans who make our region so special. From exceptional wines to artisanal ciders and spirits, this was a chance to support our local producers and enjoy their creations long after the event concluded.

Get your tickets for The Grand Sommelier Express on this Historic Summerland Train

Already, wine enthusiasts and adventure seekers! It’s time to secure your place on the exclusive list for next year’s BC Wine event of the year, the Grand Sommelier Express. With tickets consistently selling out, this is your opportunity to be part of an extraordinary journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Okanagan Valley while indulging in the finest wines. Don’t wait too long, as this coveted experience is in high demand! Reserve your spot now and get ready for an unforgettable adventure.

Grand Sommelier Express


Big thanks to the Bottleneck Drive Association for hosting us for this exceptional experience!