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Northern Bench Wine Tour

Northern Bench Wine Tour with Stop for Lunch
Duration: 6.5 hours
Tour Price: $124.00 per person + GST (Guests purchase own lunch)

Northern Bench Wine Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Tour Price: $109.00 per person + GST

A tour of the Okanagan Valley’s cooler climate wineries located in Lake Country.

Visiting any of these four wineries is always a delightful wine touring experience.  Guests always enjoy the winery tour at Gray Monk Estate Winery, the oldest family owned and operated winery in B.C. and winner of the “Generations Award for the Family Winery of Distinction” for North America.  After the winery tour, taste their flavourful wines and take time to shop in the new and spectacular wine boutique which overlooks Okanagan Lake and the rugged landscape of the Okanagan Valley.  We also stop at the delightful family owned Arrowleaf Cellars to taste their clean, crisp, cool climate whites and barrel aged reds and learn how the Okanagan “terroir” creates superb vintages.  The winery is named after the beautiful Arrowleaf Balsamroot wildflower which adorns Okanagan hillsides in the spring. Visit one of the newest wineries on the Northern Bench, Intrigue Wines, a boutique estate winery known for its hand-crafted award winning wines.  Visit either the Mediterranean style winery, Ex Nihilo Vineyards, or the family owned and operated Ancient Hill Winery. At Ex Nihilo the owners have succeeded in fulfilling their dream on a steep 10-acre property.  The name, Ex Nihilo, means “out of nothing”, and the owners truly have a story to tell about how the soil, climate and steep slopes of this beautiful property has created their gold awarded wines.  At Ancient Hill the wines are made entirely from grapes grown in their own vineyard and processed on-site in their European style winery.

On the tour with a lunch stop, taste the culinary creations of Executive Chef Siever as you dine at the Grapevine Restaurant overlooking Gray Monk’s peaceful vineyards and panoramic views of Okanagan Lake.

Wine Tours include:
  • Fun and informative Tour Guide
  • Venue fees/Tasting fees
  • Comfortable air conditioned vehicles
  • Accommodation pick up/drop off
  • Chilled water and snack
Wine Tours do not include:
  • Applicable taxes
  • Tour Guide gratuities

All prices are in CAD dollars and subject to applicable taxes

* Venues and prices are subject to change.

Child Policy: No children age 5 and under. Children aged 6-18 half price.

Legal Drinking Age:

The legal drinking age in BC is 19. If a server requests identification, you must present two pieces of ID to confirm that you are of legal drinking age. If you do not have ID then you can be refused service.

Terms and Conditions:

This tour operates with a minimum of 2 tour guests. Please contact us for current availability and tour options.

Tours may be cancelled up to 48 hours before departure without penalty. If tours are cancelled within 48 hours then the full cost of the tour will apply. Your reservation assumes release of liability, waiver of claims and assumption of risks and indemnity.