There are over 30 wineries located in Kelowna and well over 200 wineries throughout the Okanagan Valley. All wineries offer tastings, some last 30 minutes and others can be up to an hour, depending on the vineyard.
Some of the wineries also offer delicious food from tapas to cheese & fruit platters while other have their own restaurants on site. Tours are open to people of all ages, however guests or youth under 19 years of age are not permitted to taste the wine.
There are 5 wine trails to choose from so we suggest you get a copy of the Kelowna’s Wine Trails Guide, which can be found on-line at Tourism Kelowna’s website or you can grab a guide upon arrival at the Visitors Centre at the airport or head to their downtown office at 544 Harvey Ave.
Kelowna Vineyards & Wineries within 10 kms of Playa del Sol 370.
2.3 kms away (approximately 4 minute drive northwest via Casoroso Road & Gordon Drive). Ann Sperling brings 25 years of international winemaking experience home to the vineyard she grew up on. Combining love and labour with the blessing of Okanagan sunshine, Ann takes pride in crafting elegant wines of character from the Sperling family estate and continues a cherished tradition begun by her great grandparents over 150 years ago.
4 kms away (approximately 6 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ via Casorso Road). With its spectacular lake views, historic old vineyard and new state-of-the-art LEED winery, visiting Tantalus is a one of a kind experience. Enjoy premium, single vineyard wines in a stunning, gallery-style tasting room, surrounded by works of art from some of Canada’s most highly-acclaimed artists.
4.8 kms away (approximately 7 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ via Lakeshore Road). Experience why Summerhill is the most visited winery in Canada. Enjoy a guided tasting, join a Pyramid Experience tour, have a meal in the Sunset Organic Bistro, or relax on the farm with a bottle of wine and a picnic. Take the time to explore the biodynamic vineyard with its gardens, nature preserves and historic nature preserves and historic First Contact Exhibit.
5.7 kms away (approximately 11 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ via Richter Street). BC’s original winery. This is where it all began. Our province’s first winery, Calona Vineyards now represents the best of BC winemaking, uniting old-world techniques with visionary innovations. Don’t miss this winery that started it all and is now one of Canada’s leaders in wine excellence.
5.7 kms away (approximately 11 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ via Richter Street). Sandhill single vineyard wines are made with grapes grown exclusively at one distinct vineyard all single vineyards wines. Each of the vineyards – Sandhill Estate, King Family, Phantom Creek, Vanessa Vineyard, Hidden Terrace and Osprey Ridge – has its own unique combination of geography, microclimate and human touch. These influences harmonize to provide a truly distinct, one-of-a-kind wine experience in every glass.
7.2 kms away (approximately 10 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ via K.L.O Road). The Vibrant Vine is BC’s Most Artfully Entertaining Winery & home to “The Best White Wine in the World” awarded at the 2013 World Wine Competition in Geneva, Switzerland. Visit The Vibrant Vine to discover ART | WINE | MUSIC. The Vibrant Vine is home to the world’s only 3D-art tasting room and our winery experience is truly like no other.
8.2 kms away (approximately 10 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ via K.L.O Road & East Kelowna Road). Go drinketh their wine! Camelot Vineyards welcomes ye knights, fair maidens, squires and damsels to a themed winery like no other. Enter the gates, walk past the Excalibur-embedded stone and explore a world of chivalry, magic, romance, adventure and, of course, great wine. Don’t miss Camelot’s popular Medieval Fair in August.
8.6 kms away (approximately 11 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ via Lakeshore Road). One of the first 8 pioneering wineries of BC, with four generations of agricultural heritage and more than a quarter century of experience, CedarCreek has produced some of the valley’s best wines resulting in CedarCreek being twice recognized as “Canada’s Winery of the Year”
For a complete list of Vineyards & Wineries, please visit Tourism Kelowna’s website at www.tourismkelowna.com
Wineries & Vineyards in and around Kelowna worth travelling a little further for:
Over on the WestSide:
Mission Hill Estate Winery
Little Straws Vineyard
Off The Grid
Throughout Lake Country:
Gray Monk Winery
50th Parallel Estate
For worry free wine tasting, there are several Guided Tour Operators that can customize your wine tour for you. Why not leave the driving to them and you can sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery the vineyards have to offer?
Kelowna Guided Wine Tour Operators:
Get wicked! Wicked Wine Tours provides exceptional Okanagan tour experiences as the premier tour operator in the Okanagan for visitors and residents. They specialize in fun, friendly, informative, and memorable custom wine tours and craft beer and distillery tours. Their friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff provide an exemplary experience that both inspires and educates guests.
Sip Happens Wine Tours offers a variety of wine, beer, spirit & cider tours throughout the Okanagan. They also specialize in the world class wineries in Lake Country on The Scenic Sip wine trail with pickup available in Vernon, Lake Country and Kelowna.
Uncorked Okanagan Wine Tours believe in giving you more tastings, more time giving and giving a more value added experience. Their experienced Guides will entertain you with stories of Okanagan history, fine wines and legendary sea monsters. They strive to provide exceptional service to make your wine tour an affordable luxury that makes for an unforgettable experience!
Experience Wine Tours offers the best value, all-inclusive food and wine experience in the Okanagan. Their guides provide first-class service from the comfort of our custom Mercedes Sprinter van. They even include a picnic lunch made with local ingredients.
International Sommelier Guild trained guide. Offering fun education, not just transportation. Fully customizable tours serving Kelowna to Osoyoos and everything in between. Starting daily at 9:30 and 1:30 ranging from 3 to 8 hours in length. You Swirl, Sniff and Sip. They Drive.
The Let’s Go Transportation drivers have a wonderful knowledge of the Okanagan, including the beautiful wineries here. They are proud to offer three different wine tours: Deluxe Wine Tour, Signature Wine Tour, and our Premium Wine Tour. They will pick you up from where you are staying and take you on an adventure in the beautiful Okanagan. Visit the wineries in West Kelowna, East Kelowna, Lake Country, or the Fab Five. Maybe even head down to the Naramata Bench on a Premium all day tour!
Relax and enjoy your Okanagan wine tour with a professional guide or try something a little different with an adventure tour! Distinctly Kelowna also offer custom tour options to create the perfect Okanagan experience with adventure, sightseeing, history, and more. They pick up at your accommodations in air conditioned tour vans or a bus, taking you on an informative journey through the valley.
Buckle up for a high-flying heli-wine tour that seamlessly pairs an exhilarating flight-seeing excursion with the fruits of the valley’s labour. Full & half day options available, as well as helicopter charters available for sightseeing, hiking, biking, alpine picnics, fishing, skiing or special occasions. Make the impossible a reality.
Monashee Adventure Tours – Wine Tours
The Okanagan Valley is known for some of the best wineries in Canada and the world! After exploring trails and waters we stop to relax and enjoy a great meal and taste some of the best wines the region has to offer.
For a complete list of Guided Wine Tours, please visit Tourism Kelowna’s website www.tourismkelowna.com.
For you non-wine drinkers: Kelowna also has Distilleries, Breweries & Cideries
Do you love Wine and Art? Then why not combine them with a night of making art while drinking wine.
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