Okanagan Wine Country

Okanagan Wine Tour

Okanagan Wine ToursWe invite you to enjoy first-class tours of several of the over 60 exquisite and award-winning wineries of the Okanagan Valley. Located in central British Columbia, the Okanagan wine region encompasses over 320kms/200 miles of carefully tended vineyards.

Leisure itineraries offer plenty of time to sample several complimentary wine tastings, learn about the art of winemaking, and time to stroll through the unique gift shops. Professional guides will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel in luxury custom designed vehicles and escort you on a scenic tour featuring a variety of wineries from small farmgate estates to expansive architectural landmarks.

 

Available Tours for the Okanagan Chip and Sip

The Sampler

TIMES: 9:30 AM – 2 PM
DURATION: 4.5 hours
INCLUDES: Vineyard Lunch

This scenic tour includes visiting three wineries along the Westside Wine Trail including the iconic Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, plus a vineyard lunch featuring a set menu created exclusively for our guests at Old Vines Restaurant, located at Quails’ Gate Estate Winery. Learn the art of winemaking, sample wines, and browse through each winery’s gift boutiques to purchase mementos of your wine tour experience.
Old Vines Restaurant offers panoramic views of their vineyards and Lake Okanagan.

West Kelowna Wine & Dine Tour

DEPARTURE: 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM (depending on location)
DURATION: 5.5 hours
INCLUDES: 3 Wineries / Vineyard Dinner Reservation / Post Dinner Transportation

Please Note: Departure times are based on Kelowna area accommodation & winery choices may vary due to availability

Sip, savour, and sigh at the end of your day by visiting three distinctive wineries – The Hatch Winery, Quails’ Gate Estate Winery and Mission Hill Family Estate Winery. Enjoy a leisurely visit to each winery, sample a selection of their award-winning wines, browse through each of their unique gift shops and relax and enjoy post-dinner transportation in our luxurious tour vehicles.
A vineyard dinner reservation is provided as part of this tour with menu items at their own expense. Guests are invited to choose between the contemporary indoor comfort of Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Estate Winery or al fresco at Mission Hill’s stylish Terrace Restaurant — recognized by Travel & Leisure Magazine as one of the “top five winery restaurants in the world”. Both fine dining establishments offer breath-taking vineyard and lake views and wine-inspired cuisine.

Then relax and enjoy a safe return to your Kelowna area accommodation in Okanagan Wine Tours luxurious touring vehicles. Gratuity not included.

Wineries included in this tour:

  • The Hatch Winery
  • Quails’ Gate Estate Winery
  • Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

 

A Day on Naramata Bench

DEPARTURE: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM – Friday to Sunday Only /Mixed Group Tour
DURATION: 7 hours
INCLUDES: Vineyard Lunch Stop

The Naramata Bench is a place of great beauty and personality. Over 37 wineries have staked their claims to this prime agricultural land. Some are situated on the picturesque rolling hillsides of the Naramata Bench, while others are perched at the edge of cliffs that fall perilously towards Okanagan Lake, a remarkable setting, perhaps the most scenic wine region in all of North America. With beauty comes quality as well. Long established as Canada’s premier grape growing region, the wines of Naramata Bench share a fine pedigree of superb craftsmanship and heritage. Our knowledgeable wine guides will create an exciting itinerary on your behalf with representative wineries from the region.

A vineyard lunch stop is included on this tour and guests are invited to choose from a selection of tasty menu items at their own expense.

 

Lake Country Wine Tour

DEPARTURE: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Fridays to Sundays only / Mixed Group Tour
DURATION: 5 hours
INCLUDES: Vineyard Lunch Stop
This “Scenic Sip” tour includes visiting four wineries in Lake Country. Enjoy a leisurely visit to each winery, sample a selection from some of their award-winning wines, and visit the art gallery of one of the most exciting wineries in the Okanagan Valley.
A vineyard lunch stop is also included on this tour with breath-taking valley views and wine-inspired cuisine. Guests are invited to choose from a selection of tasty menu items at their own expense.

Tasters Tour Lakeshore Wine Route

DEPARTURE: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
DURATION: 4 hours

Explore the hidden treasures of Kelowna’s Lakeshore Wine Route. Situated along the East Kelowna Bench that is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the Okanagan Valley. This is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon visiting boutique-style wineries that are a collection of historic and contemporary reflections of the growth of the Okanagan wine industry.

From the distinction of Canada’s multiple, “Winery of the Year” recipient, Cedar Creek Estate Winery, to the enduring presence of St. Hubertus Estate Winery, rebuilt from the devastating 2003 wildfires, to the replica of the Pyramid of Egypt at Summerhill Winery. It is an eclectic group of wineries to discover. The resplendent vineyard views of Tantalus Winery offer tantalizing photo opportunities. Plus, their informative wine tour teaches guests the craft of wine-making, including a visit to their wine cellar.

Summerland Blanc en Blanc Tour – For Bachelorettes

DEPARTURE: 1:00 PM
DURATION: 4 hours
INCLUDES: All tastings & Tour fees, All Reservations, Luxury, discreet tour vehicles, Complimentary Wine Tastings & Chilled Bottled Water, To and From transportation

Ladies, Sit back, Relax and Enjoy, Okanagan Wine Country. This private scenic tour includes visiting four wineries in the picturesque Summerland area. Enjoy a leisurely visit to each winery, sample the wines and take time to browse through the unique gift shops.

Sumac Ridge Winery: The longest running estate winery in the Okanagan Valley, Sumac Ridge is also part of the “Great Estates of the Okanagan”. This prestigious winery offers an expansive facility tour complete with samplings of their world renowned, Stellar’s Jay Brut Sparkling wine. A wonderful exploration of the history of wine in the valley, and the award-winning varietals and vintages to sample in the tasting room.

Thornhaven Estates Winery: Established in 1999, Thornhaven’s southwestern Santa Fe style reflects the natural landscape of the semi-arid Okanagan climate. Their expansive patio offers a spectacular view of both Okanagan Lake and the magnificent surrounding rolling hills, a panorama that many people have likened to the Tuscany region. Their thoughtfully tended vineyards include: pinot noir, pinot meunier, merlot, orange muscat, pinot gris, riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and gewurztraminer.

Dirty Laundry Vineyard: With an intriguing “dirty” history behind them, this unique boutique winery also offers a whole lot of nice: nice wine, nice location, and very nice people to welcome you to their tasting room where they will explain how they got their name. Overlooking the valley, the winery has a gorgeous protected patio with picnic lunches available to enjoy with wines by-the-glass for a quick respite on a busy touring schedule. And… for all the naughty wine lovers on your list? There’s a one-of-a-kind gift shop to indulge your pleasures.

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards: Formerly known as Greata Ranch Vineyards, the Fitzpatrick family have focused on the terroir of their estate which is ideal for sparkling. The early morning sun that lasts throughout the day combines with a critical, early evening shadow cast by the mountain to the west. That gift of shade reduces acid metabolism in the grapes and retains the acidity that is key to produce a great sparkling. Introducing their two new styles of sparkling Fitz Brut and Fitz Reserves, their knowledgeable staff will guide you through a regional tasting of other sparklings around the world.

Some of the featured wineries:

Mt. Boucherie Estate WineryMt. Boucherie Estate Winery

Recently established in 2000 this winery is one of the newest on the westside of Kelowna. With a picturesque view of Okanagan Lake and a park like picnic area situated by the wine tasting area, visitors are invited to order wines by the glass and enjoy the outdoor beauty of the surrounding landscape of vineyards and orchards.

Little Straw Estate Winery

This charming farm gate winery offers the wine enthusiast an opportunity to a variety of wines that are not as widely available due to smaller productions. This family owned and operated winery enjoys hosting visitors and educating visitors in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Mission Hill Family Estate WineryMission Hill Family Estate Winery

Designed in the architectural style of a European Monastery, this magnificent winery is located on the top of Mt. Boucherie. Featuring underground barrel caves, an expansive outdoor Amphitheater and a dramatic Bell Tower, the winery has become a landmark that is easily spotted from miles away. Complimentary samplings of Mission Hill’s award-winning wines complete the tour.

Quails’ Gate Estate WineryQuails’ Gate Estate Winery

With a spectacular view overlooking Lake Okanagan, Quails’ Gate is the home of the original Allison homestead, built in 1873. The old Allison log cabin still stands, and has become Quails’ Gates tasting room and Boutique. Your guided tour begins by taking a stroll down the vineyards as your guide educates you on the grape growing process, as well as taking you on a wine making tour in the wine processing plant. Saving the best for last, you we will be invited into the Allison Cabin to taste a selection of Quails’ Gates medal winning wines and ending with a special dessert wine tasting.

Summerhill Estate WinerySummerhill Estate Winery

Summerhill is famous for their Champagnes, as well as their Egyptian Pyramid that towers above their wine shop. Learn the art of making champagne and visit the Pyramid. Feel the energy of the aligned cosmos protecting the thousands of bottles of vintage wines and champagnes stored within its chambers. This tour finishes with an opportunity to taste some of Summer Hill’s internationally recognized wines and champagnes. Plus, there will be plenty of time to browse through their unique wine and gift shop.

St. Hubertus Estate Winery

Home to some of the oldest vineyards in the Okanagan valley, this winery is built in a Swiss style to reflect the Gebert family from Switzerland that tend to their 55 acres of vineyards, and produce their award-winning wines. In old-fashioned European tradition the winery enjoys hosting visitors from around the world in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Cedar Creek Estate WineryCedar Creek Estate Winery

Newly expanded this Mediterranean style winery boasts panoramic views of Okanagan Lake from an expansive patio and viewing area. The wine tasting room offers a wide variety of award-winning wines complete as well as innovative gift ideas for wine and cuisine enthusiasts. The protected patio allows visitors to pair wines by the glass with a tasty selection of cheese and fruit platters, or light tapas cuisine.

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