WINDERLUST (wine-der-lust) noun - a strong desire to discover and drink wines from all over the place.
Summerland and the South Okanagan offer some of the most exciting wines and wine tour experiences in Canada. A local wine-lovers paradise can be found within minutes of the Resort on Summerland's Bottleneck Drive where 14 unique wineries will charm you.
|Penticton to Naramata|
|12 minute drive from SWR to first pick up point - the Fairfield Inn & Suites, Penticton from Resort|
Grape Savvy Trolley Co. is aimed to be the most convenient and affordable way to experience Penticton and Naramata wine country. A hop-on, hop-off sightseeing transportation service which gives both locals and tourists alike responsible access to all breweries, cideries, and wineries, as well as beaches, attractions, and small businesses in the heart of Penticton and the Naramata Bench.
Book your reservation, plan out your wine tastings and other stops along your route, then hop on and off the trolleys all day as much as you like!
Operating days and schedules change seasonally. View their current schedule and pick up points - CLICK HERE
Tickets: $44.99/person - CLICK HERE TO BOOK
*Children 2 and under ride on parents' lap for free
Experience Summerland’s very popular wine route, Bottleneck Drive 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.
Book your Okanagan Wine Tour through these recommended wine tour companies.
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 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.
Amidst the beauty of vineyards and dramatic landscapes, the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa is set on a secluded stretch of Okanagan Lake shoreline