Lovers of food and drink come from all corners to savour the flavours of BC’s Thompson Okanagan. Here, orchards, vineyards and lakes create a unique landscape. Amid the vines, in winery restaurants, and on patios overlooking the verdant valley—there is no end of places to try robust Merlots and crisp Pinot Gris.
Wineries punctuate the way along Route 97, from Osoyoos in the south, near the US border, to the sagebrush hills north of Kamloops. Tuscan-style dinners, guided strolls through a barrel cellar, yoga and art classes, outdoor concerts, and overnights in cosy vineyard accommodation make for rich and varied holiday options.
There’s more to BC’s wine country than reds and whites (and rosés), too. Hand-crafted brews, ciders, meads, fruit wines, liqueurs, and liquors are some of the other local libations that will stir fond memories long after the return trip home.