Scenes from the Snowflake Wine Festival…

By David F. Rooney

The Revelstoke Ski Club held its Second Annual Snowflake Festival at Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s Nelsen Lodge on Saturday evening. The event was civilized yet lively affair that drew out more than 100 people to support the club.

Music was provided by the Fourth Street Jazz Project and the unbelievable canapes came from La Baguette and the Modern. Silent auction items, which included mountain photographs, clothing and wine, were provided by local photographers and businesses.

Here’s a visual taste of the festival for your enjoyment:

The Revelstoke Ski Club held its second annual Snowflake Wine Festival at Revelstoke Mountain Resort's Nelsen Lodge on Saturday. This was an amazing social event attended by more than 100 people. David F. Rooney photo
Besides the wine on offer, there were fantastic and supremely delicious appetizers created by La Baguette and the Modern. David F. Rooney photo
And of, course, there was wine. The reds and whites were served up by staff from Recline Ridge, Hester Creek Winery, Mount Boucherie, Ovino Winery, Perseus, Larch Hills Winery, Misconduct, Therapy Vineyards and Kalala Organic Estate Winery. David F. Rooney photo
Sylvain Hebert (left), Cathy Cameron Suchy, Carl Laurence and John Baker and the rest of the Fourth Street Jazz Project provided the terrific jazz that proved to be the perfect audio backdrop to the festival. David F. Rooney photo
This view from the stairs that sweep from the elegant lobby to the mezzanine provided a great view of the guests mingling, sipping wine and pondering the silent auction items (in the foregound). David F. Rooney photo
Patrons line up for a taste of the reds and whites on offer form Larch Hills Winery. David F. Rooney photo
Upstairs on the mezzanine, Elvira Brunner (not shown) and Daniel Weberleft) (of Crescendo enticed festival-goers, like Crystal Speidel, with a taste of their amazing selection of oils and vinegars. David F. Rooney photo
Jake Wallach and Tessa Davis of the Fourth Street Jazz Project smile for the camera. David F. Rooney photo
Dr. Neil Leslie and Kurt Pont chat during the wine festival. David F. Rooney photo
Festival patrons make their bids at the silent auction tables. David F. Rooney photo
Ovino Winery staff gesture as they talk about the wines they brought to the festival. David F. Rooney photo
These lovely statues added a seasonal holiday touch to the decor at Nelsen Lodge. David F. Rooney photo
Snowflake Wine Festival Host Sally Carmichael (left) poses with her friend of 20 years, Chloe Lanthier. David F. Rooney photo
A server at the Hester Creek Winery tables pulls the cork on a fresh bottle of wine as Jill Zacharias and Andrea Pont talk with a friend in the background. David F. Rooney photo
Friends Susan and Corin Flood, Karl Klassen, Mary Clayon, Shirley Berg and John Guenther enjoy a light moment — one of many that evening — during Saturday's Snowflake Wine Festival. David F. Rooney photo