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Vinland Experiences: Private Wine and Spirits Tasting Experiences

A refined experience tasting delectable wines and spirits with an expert sommelier, right in the comfort of your vacation rental at Big White with Luxury Mountain Vacation Rentals. Learn more about this elevated experience below.

A glass of red wine sites on a railing overlooking a beautiful wine vineyard and the Okanagan lake in BC. During a private sommelier wine tasting, you'll be able to enjoy many of the Okanagan's best wines, and others, during your stay with Luxury Mountain Vacation Rentals at Big White Ski Resort.
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Vinland Private Wine & Spirits Tasting Package Options


Get together with friends to enjoy a guided tasting through 6 wines. Each wine is tailored to your preference so that you can explore the wines you love. Whether it’s a focus on sparkling wines, old-world wines or a specific varietal, this package is completely curated around the evening you want to enjoy.

Minimum 4 people, maximum 12 people. Fees are variable dependant on your wine choices and the number of guests: The cost of this curated, private wine tasting is $200 for the first hour, then $50 per hour after that. The 6 delectable wines included are paid separately. Glassware is provided.


Invite your friends to enjoy an evening focused on the wines of British Columbia. Get to know what makes BC wine special with a guided tasting through six wines from different regions of BC. Explore the terroir through the glass, and taste the distinctive notes of BC wine.

Minimum 4 people, maximum 12 people. The British Columbia Tasting is $500 inclusive of applicable taxes. Glassware is provided.

Private Wine and Spirits Tastings Experiences: Meet The Sommelier

Maddie moved to Canada in 2017, after spending the previous four years living in France, Italy and Austria.

Throughout her travels, Maddie enjoyed tasting and enjoying different wines from around the world, focusing on locally produced wines wherever she was living. This continued when she moved to Canada, and immersed herself in the wine industry of BC.

In 2020, Maddie decided to develop her knowledge in wines and spirits by embarking on the WSET Level 2 course in Wines, WSET Level 1 course in Spirits and Barsmarts Level 2 in Mixology. In 2021, Maddie achieved the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines with Distinction.

Maddie has pursued her passion for wine and her interest in the BC wine industry by taking a closer look through the Wines of British Columbia Ambassador program.

Unique Experiences Only Available With LMVR

Luxury Mountain Vacation Rentals is proud to partner with Madeleine Hodges to offer guests an exclusive wine and spirits tasting experience. Add something special to your Big White itinerary and book a private wine tasting with Maddie, a skilled sommelier. With this exclusive experience, you’ll get expert knowledge of the wines and spirits you taste, specially tailored to your group’s tastes and wishes, along with delectable pairings to boost the chosen wine or drink. A fun experience for the whole group to enjoy when you’re not on the slopes, with the opportunity to purchase the wines you like and bring them home after your trip. As part of your stay, you’ll be able to book this exclusive sommelier-guided tasting experience along with your luxury rental. This unique experience is only available as part of your stay with Luxury Mountain Vacation Rentals. Want to make your Big White Ski Resort trip unforgettable? Don’t let this amazing opportunity to taste wine with an expert sommelier slip away! Contact us with your booking reference number to book your luxury accommodations and get exclusive access to a wine tasting with Maddie*.

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*This exclusive experience is only available through your stay with Luxury Mountain Vacation Rentals at Big White Ski Resort. To book this experience, contact us with your unique booking reference number.