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    Wine Terminology

    For anyone new to the world of wine tasting, sometimes the terminology in the industry can be a bit overwhelming and confusing. Here is a list of some of the common words you may hear as you visit our Okanagan wineries. Toast: The char on the inside of an oak barrel that adds complexity to (…) Read More

  • CedarCreek

    CedarCreek Estate Winery

    CedarCreek Estate Winery released their first wines in 1987 and they were one of the first eight wineries in BC. Now celebrating 30 years, they have a rich heritage and more than three decades of experience. Situated on a hillside, you are treated to a panoramic view of lush vineyards, Okanagan Lake, immaculate grounds and (…) Read More

  • Quails’ Gate Estate Winery

    Quails’ Gate Estate Winery is one of Canada’s foremost family owned estate wineries. True pioneers, they have over 60 years of viticulture experience and have three generations of the Stewart family involved in the winery. All of the vineyard grapes are hand harvested in order to maintain grape integrity. They farm over 180 acres of (…) Read More

  • Volcanic Hills Estate Winery

    At Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, the Gidda Family has crafted wines with layers of complexity. All their wines have the BC VQA Mark of Quality, so you are guaranteed that the wines are made from 100% B.C. grapes, from the family’s own vineyard. Their diverse portfolio of wines offers quality, selection, great value and affordability. (…) Read More

  • How to Select a Wine Tour Company

    With the growing number of wine tour companies in the Okanagan, how do you select the company that is right for you? The most important factor in your decision should be safety. The tour company you select should comply with all the following tour operator legal requirements: Business License National Safety Code number Passenger Transportation (…) Read More

  • Little Straw Vineyards

    Little Straw Vineyards, established in 1996, is a family owned winery located in West Kelowna, BC. The view from the winery is fabulous, taking in the vineyards, Okanagan Lake and the mountains in Kelowna. The winery is well known for their popular white blend “Tapestry” and is the only winery in Canada that produces Auxerrois (…) Read More

  • British Columbia Wine Awards

    Several of our partner wineries, that we visit regularly, won medals at the British Columbia Wine Awards last fall. Wineries from Lake Country, Kelowna and West Kelowna brought home several prestigious awards. Many of our local West Kelowna wineries were recognized at the awards ceremony. Mission Hill Family Estate Winery’s 2014 Reserve Chardonnay was one (…) Read More

  • Lake Breeze Vineyards

    At the recent 2016 National Wine Awards of Canada, by wine Align, Lake Breeze Vineyards won Canada’s Small Winery of the year. Winemaker Garron Elmes has been making wine at Naramata based Lake Breeze since they opened 21 years ago. The highest rated wine of the competition was the Lake Breeze 2014 Semillon, achieving a (…) Read More