• Not Just Another Winter Wine Tour!

    How about a winter wine tour? Just when you thought spring was on the way – it snows again! But that never prevents us from taking guests out for a cozy afternoon of wine tasting and food sampling. Just another day here at Distinctly Kelowna Tours www.distinctlykelownatours.ca.

    While most others have scattered off to the warmer climates, we continue to offer a selection of great winter wine tours. Not only that, we have partnered with our friends at Okanagan ATV Tours www.okanaganatvtours.com and provide a uniquely blended tour (like some of the great blended wines we sample) mixing a few hours of guided ATVing with wine touring. How better to appreciate our wonderful winter land?

    Like all our tours, we begin from our office here in downtown Kelowna. We are located inside the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, however if you are staying somewhere else, let us know and we will pick you up at any accommodation in the Kelowna area.

    Once started, you’ll be guided by our personable and expert staff and start learning about everything wine related, and then some. With their breadth of local knowledge, passion and keen desire to showcase our region, you’ll be surprised how enjoyable a tour can be this time of year.

    We offer three tours this winter: Eastside Bench Winery Tour, Westside Bench Winery Tour with Lunch Stop, and our newest offering, our ATV and Winery Tour with Stop for Lunch.

    The Eastside Bench Winery Tour is an exceptional afternoon wine tour in the Mission area of Kelowna including Tantalus Vineyards www.tantalus.ca. These old vineyards were first planted to grapes in 1927 and produce some of the top wines in Canada. After that it is off to Summerhill Pyramid Winery www.summerhill.bc.ca for a tour and tasting. Explore their very unique pyramid, discover why they think it makes their wine taste better, and sample the World’s Best Sparkling wine (according to the judges at the International Wine and Spirits Competition www.iwsc.net/product-trophies). Complete the tour at St. Hubertus Estate Winery www.st-hubertus.bc.ca with tastings of more excellent Okanagan wines and some excellent German style varietals.

    The Westside Bench Winery Tour with Lunch Stop takes you to West Kelowna near the volcanic slopes of Mt. Boucherie. Active 50-60 million years ago, she’s left a fantastic legacy – exceptional grape growing soil! Mission Hill Family Estate www.missionhillwinery.com has a European inspired bell tower, great views, and a cellar Dracula would love! Just down the road, we’ll stop at Quails’ Gate Estate Winery www.quailsgate.com. With a wine tasting at their bar overlooking the lake followed by exquisite lunch offerings at their Old Vines Restaurant you cannot help but be charmed by this quaint location. Finally its off to Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery www.mtboucheriewinery.com located near the base of the old volcano. Taste the best earth can give including one of my favourites – Gamay Noir!

    The ATV and Wine Tour with Lunch Stop, well, hmm, could it get any better? We’ll take you out to Peachland and have our experienced friends at Okanagan ATV Tours show you how to ride a 4 wheel quad. Never tried it before? No worries, they’ll supply you with the gear, training, and confidence to tackle the narrowest trail and highest peak. Tailored for all skill levels, this is a must do tour. Naturally we have added wine tastings and a stop for an amazing lunch onto this gem.

    Distinctly Kelowna Tours Business Excellence Award Winners Operated by: Wildflower Trails and Wine Tours Ltd. Ph: (250) 979-1211 Toll Free: 1-866-979-1211 info@wildflowersandwine.com www.wildflowersandwine.com