LAKE COUNTRY WINE TOUR
'BREATHTAKING SCENIC SIP WINERIES DELIGHT THE SENSES'
Starting from $124 for a Full Day (5 wineries, est. 5-6hrs, lunch reservation)
or $95 for a Half Day (3-4 wineries, est. 3-4hrs)
(All pricing excludes 5% GST)
Search our online booking system for tours you can join, or contact us and you may be able to start a tour for others to join.
Alternatively, make your own schedule and enjoy a Lake Country wine tour crafted just for you and your entourage.
Showcasing award winning terrior focused wineries such as Arrowleaf Cellars and Gray Monk. Surrounded by beautiful lake views, orchards, and vineyards the Scenic Sip wine route in Lake Country defines the Okanagan Lifestyle. Just 30 minutes north of downtown Kelowna, some of the notable wineries you may visit include:
A BARE WINE TOUR
We take pride in being the catalyst to an incredibly fun, and memorable experience. Our guides are there to provide exceptional service, information about the local area, and an atmosphere that's personalized for you, and your occasion. If you want to satisfy your thirst for knowledge, we can introduce you to the experts who enjoy telling you about their history, production, and what makes them unique.
All our tours include:
1) A knowledgable & socially aware local tour guide
2) Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
3) Tasting and venue fees
4) Tastings at 5 wineries (Full Day) / 3-4 wineries (Half Day)
5) Fresh artisan snacks, dark chocolate, and bottled water
6) Premium comfort luxury new vehicles, all climate controlled
7) Delicious lunch options to suit various budgets (picnic, food truck, winery/restaurant lunch reservation)
DID YOU KNOW?
Lake Country is the most northern wine region in the Okanagan and not surprisingly it also has the coolest climate. It gets 4” more rain on average when compared to Osoyoos, the most southern Okanagan region. Steep slopes hugging the Okanagan Lake and modern advances in viticulture such as wind machines prevent frost damaging the vines and buds in autumn, winter and spring.
Lake Country is an unofficial sub-appellation, as BC remains prudent when implementing new regulations to make it official. However, there is no doubt this remains a unique terrior to any other part of the Okanagan wine region. The area has a good variety of soils with clay, gravel and limestone all providing essential minerals and the right balance of water retention.
George and Trudy Heiss pioneered this wine region back in 1976 when they started Gray Monk winery. Now known for their Sparkling Odyssey white Brut, and unique riesling hybrids. The Rotberger rose stood out to us in 2018. Gray Monk was the only winery in the region for 27 years, until Arrowleaf Cellars also saw the potential of this cool climate region. Several others now like ExNihlo and Chase wines have converted the cherry and apple orchards of the area into exceptional vineyards.