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A spectacular lakefront location, plentiful amenities, outstanding service and mouth-watering locally sourced foods await you at Kelowna’s only all-suite hotel, The Cove Lakeside Resort. Nestled on the shores of Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna, The Cove is a family favourite for locals and vacationers alike. Their beautiful one, two and three bedroom suites offer all the comforts of home.  Explore the Bonfire Culinary Gardens for fresh herbs and veggies and create your own delicious meal in your suite’s well-appointed five-piece kitchen. The perfect location for family fun, you can spend time on their sun-drenched private beach, take a dip in…

In the late 18th century, poet William Cowper wrote, “Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour.” From large wineries to small farm-gate operations, the Westside Wine Trail offers locals and visitors a taste of just about everything the Okanagan wine industry offers. Experience organized tasting tours at large wineries like Quails’ Gate then move to an intimate setting like Rollingdale where the wine shop and tasting bar are inside the cellar. Bring your own lunch and enjoy their wine by the glass in the picnic area. Many Westside wineries provide unique dining experiences. Tapas are…

(Pictured: Winemaker Tibor Erdelyi) Since the first bottling in 2008, Kalala has consistently delivered award-winning wines. One quick look around the tasting room reveals row upon row of awards; year after year, from the U.S. Europe, and Canada, this elegant but modest winery has been quietly gaining recognition. In the last few years, it has been the dedication and talent of winemaker Tibor Erdelyi that have brought Kalala global renown. Last year, Kalala won the Chardonnay du Monde, but despite the accolades from prestigious organizations, for winemaker Tibby there is no better compliment than an empty wine shelf. With no…

Mt. Boucherie Winery in West Kelowna has an extensive history of grape growing in the region that reaches back for decades. Now, discerning wine drinkers can enjoy their delectable wines during a visit and tasting at their charming wine shop. In the future though, Mt. Boucherie promises even greater things to come, including an expanded wine shop and an on-site restaurant. Mt. Boucherie’s vice president and CEO Craig McCulloch says they are currently in the preliminary drawing stage of the planned expansion. “Our wine shop is quaint and cozy, but we have outgrown it.  We hope to start this fall,…

Quails’ Gate Winery boasts one of the most sublime views over vineyards and Okanagan Lake, and their summer calendar is filled with exciting tastings, tours and events. It’s a winery you won’t want to miss. Dinner in the Vineyard returns Wednesdays, June 28 through September 6. Starting at 6:00 in the evening, guests share a four-course meal – family-style – seated at a long dinner table in the vineyard. This event is not only about a magical night of delicious food paired with Quails’ Gate’s award winning wine, it’s also about coming together as a community. Seating is limited to…

Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, family owned and operated, is located on the southeastern slope of a dormant volcano. They are excited to share two new releases this summer. Lava Red, a popular off-dry, semi-sweet blend (a high one or low two on the sweetness scale) is ready for tasting, while their Sparkling Gewürztraminer is eagerly waiting to be bottled and should be available in August. Over the summer, the wine shop opens from 10 am to 8 pm, At the spacious, wheelchair accessible tasting bar, try their 2014 Riesling Icewine, judged the Best Icewine at the 2017 BC Best of…

Celebrating 24+ years in Penticton and 6+ years in West Kelowna, Buy The Sea promises you’ll “Taste the Difference” of fresh, sustainable fish. We are a fresh seafood market and fish n’ chip shop allowing you to cook it yourself or enjoy Buy The Sea’s famous fish n’ chips and other menu items. Owners Samantha and Mike Stokes and their team happily share their seafood knowledge through cooking tips and free recipes. Our focus is on offering our customers great service and also providing a large variety of premium quality seafood.  Buy The Sea gets seafood direct overnight from boat…

Nestled on the shores of Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna, The Cove is framed by nearby mountains and beautiful gardens throughout. Since it opened its doors on May 5th 2007, it has become a favorite for vacationers and local getaways, as evidenced by the people who return year after year to spend time with old and new found friends!   One, two and three bedroom suites are elegantly appointed with a five-piece kitchen and expansive terrace or balcony. Contemporary styling and top-notch amenities help ensure your stay is a great one. Spend time on their spectacular beach, take a dip…

With some of the most stunning lake views and rural settings amongst the rolling hills of the Okanagan, the wineries along the Westside Wine Trail are a joy to visit any time of year. But be sure to mark the first Sunday in June on your calendar when all 13 Westside wineries will be showing off their summer whites and summer sippers as part of the Westside Wine Trails’ “Sip into Summer” event. Along with tastings, visitors will be treated to live entertainment – music, art and demonstrations – along with tasty bites to tempt the palate. One of the…

Ciao Bella may be one of the new kids on the block – open since July 2015 – but they are no newcomers to wine. The Fiume family’s history of grape growing and winemaking started in Napoli, Italy with Luigi and Melina. The Pinot Rosé label features Melina (who turned 81 in April) on Luigi’s Vespa. That handsome fellow on the Pinot Grigio label is Luigi, who will be celebrating his 86th birthday in June. The picture was taken approximately a week before Luigi and Melina immigrated to Yellowknife in 1956. Unfazed by Yellowknife’s weather, the Fiume’s continued to make…