Wineries & Wine Tours in Kelowna
The Okanagan is a region rich in wine, with over 120 wineries and more than 60 grape varieties that grow in the area – let’s have a look at some wineries that are close to us!
Their vineyard is uniquely positioned between Boucherie Ridge and Okanagan Lake and consistently yields high quality estate wines. This cool climate site remains frost free for most of the growing season and is especially well-suited to Riesling and Pinot Noir.
They have wine tastings with chocolate and cheese. One of their most interesting wine tastings is called “Black out blind tasting”, in which you can sample three Stewart Family Reserve label wines in black Riedel glasses so that we can only focus on smell and taste!
They are open from 11am to about 5pm every day for tasting. Their latest wine is called “The Unicorn”. They express the taste of this wine like this; “The acidity tends to dry out the red cherry finish, giving it a bit of an Italian profile, but a big juicy steak will smooth it all out at this stage.”
Mt. Boucherie Estate winery takes its name from the extinct volcano that is the geologic landmark of West Kelowna. They were established in 1968, making them one of the oldest vineyards in both the Okanagan & Similkameen Valleys. Their white label wines are made in a crisp, refreshing style meant for early consumption.
Tasting wine amongst the beautiful vineyards is truly a special experience. We highly recommend booking a wine tour if you have the time – these tours allow you to see multiple vineyards, and participate in all of the tastings without worrying about the drive home!
One of the most popular tours is “Scenic Sip Sunset Dinner Tour”. You can visit three glistening sun drenched wineries and take in the spectacular mountain views while tasting award winning wines! Then relax and enjoy the heart of wine country with a fresh locally prepared vineyard dinner of your choice.
If you are looking for something a bit different Vines & Views offers a boat cruise on Okanagan Lake and special Helicopter Wine Tour!
With Okanagan Private Driver, you can plan your itinerary and be chauffeured in the comfort of your vehicle at a fraction of the coast. A reliable and friendly OKPD driver will arrive at the pick-up location and provide you with safe driving for the duration of your day.
Interested in Okanagan wine? Experience the spectacular Lake Okanagan valley in one of our beautiful cottages at La Casa!
Written by Natsumi Matsumoto