There is a wine or cider for every occasion and a sip for every season.
While some wineries are forced to close to the public after the summer crowds subside, at the View Winery and Wards Cider in Kelowna, winter just means a change of pace.
The tasting room and shop remain open seven days a week.
“It’s one of the luxuries that comes with being so close to an urban centre,” said View Winery President Jennifer Turton-Molgat. “There are always people in the city looking for experiences to enjoy and we love to oblige.”
Slip & Sip, Live Music, Yoga and more
Slip & Sip is your open invitation to explore their orchard and vineyard in all its winter beauty. It is a self-guided tour followed by a wine-paired cheese and chocolate fondue in The View’s tasting room with all its rustic charm. (Book ahead. Snowshoes available.)
If you like your fondue paired with live music, The View presents Fondue Fridays 5-7 pm throughout January and February.
The View will be hosting yoga classes with Buddha Beats in the barrel room among the new vintage reds and there are plans for grapevine weaving workshops with master sculptor Annabelle Stanley.
“Winter is an alluring time to visit any winery,” added Turton-Molgat. “The vibe is laid back and tastings tend to be more relaxed.”
With a tasting area adjoining the cellar, visitors at The View might catch a glimpse of the wine and cider makers at work.
The vintage building, which is home to The View and Wards, has been in the family for five generations and is about to turn 100 years old.
Expect even more special events in the spring to celebrate what the season of rebirth and renewal brings.
Visit The View online at theviewwinery.com.