The people of Kelowna and the Central Okanagan look forward to welcoming you this fall. After the recent wildfires, they are excited about harvest season. It’s a wonderful time to visit with an array of celebrations such as festivals and fairs, winery dinners, and crush pad action.
British Columbia’s birthplace of winemaking, Kelowna’s locally produced wines continue to reap national and international awards with acclaim for crisp whites, complex reds, and a growing number of organic wines. With over 40 wineries within a 20-minute drive, wineries collaborate to form five unique wine trails.
Sign up for the #exploreKelowna Wine Trails Pass and check in as you visit wineries, then redeem points for wine-themed prizes. Go to tourismkelowna.com/passes/wine-trails/ for details and wine touring ideas to help you plan.
Lakeshore Wine Route
Travel along the lakeshore. Ann Sperling brings 25 years of international winemaking home to her family’s heritage hillside setting at Sperling Vineyards.
Tantalus Vineyards is a state-of-the-art LEED winery presenting a historic vineyard with stunning lake views.
At St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery, the original winery and sections of the vineyard planted in 1928 burned to the ground in the 2003 wildfire. Dedicated St. Hubertus owners Andy and Leo replanted and rebuilt.
CedarCreek Estate Winery is one of BC’s first eight wineries and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Sip South East Kelowna
Tour farmlands including gardens, orchards and vineyards. With a setting as vibrant as its labels, The Vibrant Vine has beautifully crafted wines, amazing 3D art, and musical events year-round.
Meadow Vista Honey Wines is driven by passionate eco-foodies to produce wines of “nature in a glass” while helping the honey bees.
Priest Creek Family Estate Winery brings enthusiasm with a lovely picnic area and beautiful mountain vistas as the newest winery in Southeast Kelowna.
At Spearhead Winery linger over its award-winning wines on its scenic picnic perch nestled among lush vineyards.
Set in a vintage apple packing house, The View Winery & Ward’s Cidery features aromatic, fresh, crisp whites, fruit-forward spicy reds and handcrafted apple cider.
Lake Country’s Scenic Sip
Travel north of Kelowna along backroads of farmland, ranches, and lakeside vistas. Ancient Hill Estate Winery has an enchanting European style and a nouveau-rustic tasting room where “wood is king and the wine noble – made entirely from estate-grown grapes”.
Another family-owned and operated winery, Arrowleaf Cellars offers a luminous, contemporary tasting room.
Ex Nihilo refined its approach to create a true articulation of its vineyards.
Gray Monk Estate Winery was founded by the Heiss family as BC’s oldest family-owned winery. Find Canada’s earliest Pinot Gris vineyards, a bustling wine boutique, banquet facility and Lookout Restaurant.
Intrigue Wines extends a casual approach in a boutique estate winery with award-winning wines.
Peak Cellars features a sleek, modern tasting room and the Garden Bistro to showcase its bright and exciting wines.
50th Parallel Estate is an exemplary destination winery with world-renowned Pinot Noir. The 61-acre estate boasts rare granite soils and panoramic lake views from its tasting room and restaurant.
In the heart of downtown Kelowna, Sandhill Estate Winery features award-winning, single-vineyard wines in a distinct setting as the only urban winery in the area.
Westside Wine Trail
Explore further afield across the bridge in West Kelowna. The award-winning building at Grizzli Winery’s estate property boasts one of Canada’s largest and most elegant tasting rooms and state-of-the-art wine production facilities.
With roots dating back to 1968, Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery proudly farms some of the oldest estate vineyards in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys and showcases its wine in a stunning new tasting room, market and dining lounge.
At the foot of a once-active volcano, Volcanic Hills Estate Winery leverages the volcanic soil, which is pure gold to produce exceptional wines.
Considered one of Canada’s foremost, family-owned and operated estate wine producers, Quails’ Gate Winery crafts exquisite wines and offers memorable wine and dining experiences for guests.
The bell tolls for you from the stunning carillon and setting of Mission Hill Family Estate. The dramatic architecture offers scenic lake views, lush grounds, and the seasonal Terrace Restaurant.
Even if you can’t visit in person, you can still support the wineries: Buy wine online and ship to your door; join a wine club; offer social media love, or leave a positive review on Google.