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Wineries & Wine Tours
The Okanagan’s first public wine school, the Vinstitute offers wine appreciation and education classes for all levels of wine knowledge. The signature class is a guided component tasting of several Okanagan red and white wines, selected for their instructive properties. Learn about tasting techniques and winemaking practices as you enjoy some of the valley’s finest offerings in our rustic cellar classroom.
Founded in 1993 and open year-round, Tinhorn Creek offers one of the valley’s best wine experiences. No matter what your level of wine knowledge, our friendly winery team enthusiastically welcomes you and makes the culture of wine a fun experience. Tasting Room, Gift Shop, award winning Miradoro Restaurant, Self-Guided Tour, Demonstration Vineyard, Amphitheatre – Concerts & Events, Golden Mile Hike, Picnic Area & Patio, and Wine Club. We source fruit from our own vineyards: 150 acres of prime land on two very distinct benches – the Black Sage Bench and the Golden Mile Bench. The unique characteristics of each bench create the terroir-driven wines that are classic illustrations of the place they are grown. Open year-round March-Oct: 10am – 6pm | Nov – Feb: 10am – 4pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Culmina Family Estate Winery, located on the Golden Mile Bench in the South Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, is the result of a lifetime of experience in the wine industry for Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs. Through their hard work, scientific study, commitment to craft, unwavering pursuit of excellence and a longstanding faith in the potential for Icon quality wines from Canadian soil, Culmina Family Estate Winery was born. Culmina offers the opportunity to explore a very limited release of carefully crafted wines through either Vineyard & Winery Tours, or structured, sit-down Reserve Tastings at our newly constructed state-of-the-art winery and Tasting Room. Because all Tasting Experiences take place at appointed times throughout the day, reservations are recommended, but drop-ins are still very welcome at set times, as per below. Reserve Tastings: 10:15, 11:15, etc … 4:15 Vineyard & Winery Tours: 10, 12, 2, 4
Explore CheckMate’s Next World Chardonnay and Merlot. Enjoy spectacular views of the South Okanagan Valley from “The Installation”, a pop-up Tasting Room by Tom Kundig, while experiencing our Single Vineyard focused premium wines.
Having grown grapes for the last 20 years we have established ourselves as one of the premier award winning grape growers in the valley. Our story started with our family immigrating from India in the 1990’s and making Okanagan our home. We have always worked to establish ourselves as hard working and determined family. The name Kismet is derived from the Punjabi word ‘destiny’.
OK Wine Shuttle is the Okanagan’s only hop-on hop-off wine tour company offering service out of Penticton and Osoyoos to the world class wineries on the Naramata Bench and Black Sage Bench/ Golden Mile regions of the south Okanagan. We offer the most flexible wine tours in the industry – all for the lowest prices in the Okanagan.
We are the wines you drink at home when you want a glass of wine after a long day, the wines that you sip on a patio on those warm summer nights, the wines you share with friends. Located in Oliver along Tucelnuit Drive our fruit forward wines are made to please your taste buds. Wines include: WHITE Blend, Gewurztraminer, RED Blend, Merlot, Syrah, Rose. Distillery opening summer 2019.
Dining & Culinary Tours, Farms & Markets, Wineries & Wine Tours
Established in 1959, Covert Farms Family Estate Winery is located in Oliver, BC on 650 acres of benchland. Winemaker Gene Covert is a 3rd generation farmer who worked this land with his father and grandfather. Our certified organic estate vineyards are influenced by the majestic McIntyre Bluff and managed with biodynamic practices. We craft our estate wines with minimal intervention, using natural fermentation when possible to focus on vineyard and fruit. Our white wines display purity of fruit and a crisp natural acidity coveted by growers, and low yields result in terroir-focused artisan reds that are luscious and age-worthy. Those who love recreation dually appreciate our location at the gateway to the iconic Okanagan landmark McIntyre Bluff, which makes a great place to picnic, bike ride or hike. Secrest Organics at Covert Farms operates our seasonal fruit & vegetable stand, and visitors can get their hands dirty in the u-pick section – selecting ripe produce under the summer sun.
Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries
EXTINGUISH YOUR THIRST with the BEER of WINE COUNTRY! Nestled in the cavernous cellar beneath the “Old Firehall” on Main Street in Canada’s Wine Capital, we pump out thirst-extinguishing ales with courageous flavour and alarming drinkability. The Beer Shop & Social is open daily for tastings, tours, pints, socializing, live music, events, and retail sales. Firehall Brewery… rescuing maidens and men from bad beer since 2012.
Twenty-three acre vineyard produces classic European grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, GewÃ¼rztraminer and Riesling.
Come join us for a unique, educational wine experience. Let Sommelier Ron Rocher guide you through the south Okanagan by visiting wineries carefully selected by him for an intimate personal wine experience ,where you will have the opportunity to learn all about the wine in the region from winemakers or the owners themselves. A three course lunch is provided from a red seal chef.
Named for the solitary majestic old growth pine of their Oliver estate, Le Vieux Pin sits perched amidst the famed vineyards of the Black Sage Bench: Canada’s sole pocket desert, located in the South of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Since releasing their first vintage in 2005, Le Vieux Pin has captured the essence of traditional French winemaking, along with the bold New World character distinct to the region. Considered by the national wine industry to be a leading Syrah producer, the winery uses low input viticulture and non-interventionist winemaking to make exclusive vintages that carry with them a sense of time and place. These fine wines can be savoured nationwide and internationally, at select culinary hot spots, and fine wine merchants. The pine tree stands alone. Come visit us, our Tasting Room is open By Appointment Only: Nov 1 – March 15: Mon-Fri 11am-5pm. Mar 16- Jun 30: 7 days 11am-5pm. July 1 -Aug 31: 7 days 10am-6:30pm. Sept 1-Oct31: 7 days 11am-5pm.