Our Kelowna tour is one of the best ways to experience Okanagan wine country: a private facility tour, access to premium wines, and a delicious picnic lunch, all wrapped up in a 5-hour tasting, visiting 5 of our favourite wineries…all within the city limits! This region is known primarily for cool-climate varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling, although some wineries are producing red blends made with fruit sourced from vineyards further to the south. Stunning views of the city, surrounding mountains, gorgeous vineyards and orchards, and our beautiful lake all set a dramatic backdrop for this tour.
Kelowna is truly the birthplace of winemaking in BC—the first vineyards in the Province were planted here by Father Charles Pandosy in 1859.
The tour begins with an exclusive, private facility tour and tasting*. Guests will learn about the process of making wine from grape to glass, beginning in the vineyard, moving into the winemaking facility, and concluding with a tasting of award-winning wines.
As with all of our tours, a picnic lunch consisting of fresh local produce, locally-cured charcuterie, BC artisan cheese, bread, crackers and spreads is included in the cost of the tour.
*Please note that based on availability some tours will begin with a facility tour at CedarCreek Winery and others will begin at Quails’ Gate.