Explore These 4 Okanagan Wine Tours and Trails
A visit to the Okanagan would not be complete without a visit to one or more of the region’s many excellent wineries. The Best Western Wine Country Hotel, West Kelowna is the perfect place to start your Okanagan wine tour. Let us guide you along some of the area’s most popular wine trails and get ready to stay, sip, and explore the Napa of the North.
1. Westside Wine Trail
Set amongst a backdrop of lush orchards and vine-laden hillsides due to its semi-arid climate and rich volcanic soil, West Kelowna wineries on the Westside Wine Trail are amongst some of the most popular establishments in the Okanagan.
Just minutes away from the Best Western hotel, Okanagan wineries such as Mission Hill, Quails’ Gate, the hatch, Volcanic Hills, Little Straw, Mount Boucherie, Beaumont, Rollingdale, and Grizzli can be found on and around Mount Boucherie. Many of them offer spectacular views of Okanagan Lake.
Located on the Westbank First Nation is one of Canada’s only aboriginal owned wineries Indigenous World, while nearby in the Westbank-Glenrosa area are the organic wineries of Off the Grid and Kalala as well as Ciao Bella.
2. Kelowna’s Fab Five
Just across the William R. Bennett Bridge from our hotel in West Kelowna is the Kelowna Fab Five. Located amongst apple orchards on the southeast bench of Kelowna, the wineries include one of the area’s oldest vineyards, Sperling.
Other wineries on the trail include:
- House of Rosé
- Camelot Vineyards
- The View Winery
- The Vibrant Vine
- SpearHead Winery
3. Lakeshore Wine Route
Located on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake is another popular wine trail, featuring some of the area’s most established wineries. Taste award-winning wines with the backdrop of Okanagan Lake in Kelowna’s exclusive Mission area at:
- Tantalus Vineyards
- Summerhill Pyramid Winery
- St. Hubertus and Oak Bay Estate Winery
- CedarCreek Estate Winery
4. Downtown Grapes and Grains
If you’re looking to mix your wine tour with some other flavours, downtown Kelowna has a number of microbreweries and distilleries to pique your palate.
Starting with one of the oldest wineries in the Okanagan, Calona Vineyards, and its neighbouring Sandhill Estate Winery, you can also visit these fine establishments, each of which offers tasting rooms:
- Urban Distillery and Winery
- Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery
- Tree Brewery
- Ricco Bambino
Read more about this popular West Kelowna tourism past time at: Looking for a Wine Getaway: Think West Kelowna.
The Best Western Wine Country Hotel offers Okanagan wine tour packages that take you to the region’s best wineries with an experienced guide and driver. Learn more about our Groups and Packages and book your wine getaway today.