Okanagan Valley Wineries
Ranked second in the list of the world's 10 best wine regions to visit by USA Today in 2014, the Okanagan Valley is home to world-class vintners and a vibrant wine community. The Okanagan Valley is British Columbia's primary wine producing region and is home to over 200 wineries from small batch to large scale.
Within the Okanagan Valley wine region are sub-regions largely designated by geography but also by their own micro-climates and terroir (the vineyard landscape and soil). From Kelowna in the northern tip to the southern end in Osoyoos, Summerland is poised in the midst which makes for exceptional wine touring opportunities.
Now that we’ve got you excited about Okanagan wine, we invite you to come visit the Summerland Waterfront Resort and try all the amazing local wines for yourself. Take advantage of Summerland Resort's Bottleneck Drive or Naramata Bench wine tour packages which include visiting and sipping at five trending Okanagan wineries.
Experience Summerland’s new wine route among the unique, pastoral hills of Summerland, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Visit Bottleneck Drive’s eleven highly awarded wineries.
Ask for the Bottleneck Drive Wine Route Map at the Summerland or Penticton Visitor Centers or simply follow the wine trail signs through Summerland.
Naramata Bench Wineries
Located near Penticton in the Southern Okanagan, the Naramata Bench is home to 24 wineries that are situated above sweeping sand cliffs that rise from Okanagan Lake, with vineyards that gently slope up to the mountains behind, hence the name “The Naramata Bench.” Each winery on The Bench has their own specialties and philosophies of wine-making, but what they all share is a commitment to quality in their wine-making, and a belief that authentic wine experiences should be offered in a friendly and relaxed manner.
Over 30 wineries are located in Kelowna with well over 200 wineries in the whole Okanagan Valley region. The sun-drenched valley surrounding Kelowna is dotted with farm-gate wineries too, where each vintage is lovingly bottled by hand. All wineries offer wine tasting. Wine tours can last from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the winery. Some familiar wineries include; Mission Hill, Quail's Gate, Gray Monk and Summerhill, to name a few.
Oliver & Osoyoos Wineries
Oliver and Osoyoos, in the southerly end of the Okanagan valley, is home to 31 grape growers and winemakers united in a common vision: to grow fruit and make wines reflective of our distinct South Okanagan character, while taking care of the lands in our charge. There are many sub-regions within this area such as The Black Sage Bench features 21 wineries including Blasted Church, Jackson Triggs, Burrowing Owl, Osoyoos Larose. The Golden Mile is another sub-region in this area and is home to Inniskillin, Hester Creek, Gehringer. Just north is Okanagan Falls with another 21 excellent wineries.
Wine Touring By Region
From the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa touring the wineries of Kelowna to the north one day, and the wineries of Oliver to the south the next is a delight. Visiting the wineries of Summerland's Bottleneck Drive is a must of course and they are all within 6 kilometres of the Resort.