Here is some interesting information on wine tours and wineries in British Columbia, by Tourism Kelowna:
The Wines of British Columbia represent the natural heritage and agricultural of British Columbia. When you Kelowna taste the wines and savour the aroma, you experience something unique from BC. It becomes easy to identify some traits of great BC tasting wines.
Explore, Sip, Enjoy
Kelowna is all about the perfect pairings- with over 30 wineries and a selection of breweries and distilleries to choose from. While in Kelowna don’t forget to visit the BC Wine Museum or Discover Wines and enjoy complimentary wine sampling while hearing the inside scoop on the staff’s favorite local wineries.
Kelowna Wine Trails
The Okanagan Valley is known for its spectacular vineyards producing premium quality wines that regularly win national and international wine competitions and recognition. Few wine-producing regions in the world can match our combination of mountains, lakes, fresh air and intense sunlight with so many grape varietals.
Over 30 wineries are located in Kelowna with well over 200 wineries in the whole Okanagan Valley region. The sun-drenched valley surrounding Kelowna is dotted with farm-gate wineries too, where each vintage is lovingly bottled by hand. All wineries offer wine tasting. Wine tours can last from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the winery. Many wineries have unique and delicious food services available. Gourmet regional cuisine, tapas-style fare or cheese and fruit platters are served either indoors or on protected patios, all with spectacular lake and valley views. Reservations are not required. Tours are open to people of all ages, however guests or youth under the age of 19 are not permitted to taste the wine.
Guided Wine Tours
Do you love discovering insider tips on the winery you’re visiting, getting the behind-the-scenes perspective with a barrel tasting, meeting the winery owner or winemaker, and not having to navigate from one winery to the next? Then booking a wine tour with the experts is the right choice for you. Let a guide with local knowledge take you around to our Kelowna wineries, give you the story on each winery and Kelowna’s wine industry, and be your designated driver. You just can’t beat it.
Tourism Kelowna is a not-for-profit society that is governed by the tourism industry stakeholders through an elected Board of Directors