Wineries & Wine Tours
Grapes on a vine (Andrea Johnson photo)
Penticton is in the heart of wine country.
The Visitor Centre, which lists 44 wineries within a 20-minute drive, is a good place to start touring since it also hosts a VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) boutique where staff are glad to conduct wine-tasting tutorials for anyone who wants to learn how to swirl, sniff and sip like a pro (spitting optional).
It’s fun to get out and discover the wineries, see their varied architectural styles and taste the distinct differences between winemakers and growing areas. Head northeast to sample the wineries of the west-facing Naramata Bench. Around Summerland the wines of Bottleneck Drive exhibit the flavours of the volcanic soil of Giant's Head Mountain. Journey south to explore Corkscrew Drive in Okanagan Falls, Black Sage Road and the Golden Mile in Oliver and the wineries of Osoyoos. Be sure to select a designated driver if tasting on your own, or leave the driving to somebody else and take a guided wine tour with a company like Ambrosia Tours or Top Cat Tours.
If there's no time for touring, just stop by the Penticton Visitor Centre for a taste of the wines of the day and a comprehensive selection of some 400 labels representing more than 60 wineries, including a host of international award-winning reds, whites, fruit wines and Icewines.
44 Wineries & Wine Tours in Penticton
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170 Upper Bench Rd S
Penticton, British Columbia
Situated at the gateway to the picturesque Naramata Bench, Upper Bench offers a unique experience to locals and visitors with pairings of their two passions: artisan wine and hand-crafted cheese.
Come and watch Shana handcraft her cheeses through the window, speak to Gavin about his wines and latest releases, and enjoy a wine flight perfectly paired with one of our cheese platters on our sunny patio.
As a member of the British Columbia Wine Institute, we are held to a high standard. The BC VQA designation is your assurance that the wine you're purchasing is 100% from BC and has met rigorous quality regulations.
2800 A Aikens Loop
Naramata, British Columbia
Situated in one of the most scenic wine regions of North America, Van Westen Vineyards has evolved from over 50 years of family tradition, cultivating the soils of The Naramata Bench & producing some of the best wines in BC. With our expertise & emphasis on sustainable, cool climate viticultural practices, we grow quality vinifera grapes, making premium wines for you to enjoy.
As a member of the British Columbia Wine Institute, we are held to a high standard. The BC VQA designation is your assurance that the wine you're purchasing is 100% from BC & has met rigorous quality regulations.
2145 Sun Valley Way
Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
One of BC's first farm wineries established in 1990. A family run winery that produces highly sought-after premium wines. Bestowed many coveted awards over the years, including their 8th Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in BC Wine for their 2012 Mystic River Pinot Blanc (2013).
As a member of the British Columbia Wine Institute, we are held to a high standard. The BC VQA designation is your assurance that the wine you're purchasing is 100% Canadian and produced from BC grown grapes & has met rigorous quality regulations.
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15600 Hwy 97
Summerland, British Columbia
Discover Okanagan wineries, restaurants, boutiques, studios and other fantastic places! Follow the Bead Trail and collect both a bead and the story at each location as you go.
Each business has it's own signature bead for you to find and collect. It's a fun and affordable way to get yourself a beautiful, unique piece of jewelry. Get started with a map and a bracelet at participating Okanagan Visitor Centres and businesses.