Access to world renowned wineries and picturesque vineyards is one of the things that make Kelowna such a great place to live. The cooler weather and changing colours of fall make a trip out to a local Kelowna winery a pleasure this season. Here are our top three picks for a tasting trip to a Kelowna winery.
First planted in 1927 the Tantalus vineyard is the oldest continuously producing vineyard in British Columbia. Situated in picturesque East Kelowna they are open daily for tastings throughout the fall. Their sleek gallery style tasting facility is full of notable Canadian works of art, and the historic vineyards anchor beautiful lake views. This Kelowna winery focuses on small terrior driven lines of wine with a notable Riesling. Consistently award winning Tantalus is on the shortlist of Canada’s best Riesling producers. For the best tasting experience possible be sure to make reservations if you are plan to visit on the weekend.
Located on Boucherie Road and surrounded by some of the most notable names in Okanagan wine, this small quirky West Kelowna winery is well worth a visit. The Hatch creates wine from small producers all over the Okanagan Valley. The tasting room, referred to as their “rustic shack” is reminiscent of early days in the Napa Valley. Staffed by energetic, fun, and knowledgable individuals the tasting experience tells the story of local passionate growers with their delicious wine. Full of unique names and amusing wordplay their range of wines consistently collects awards. In fact, at just a year old The Hatch placed in the top 10 of all wineries in Canada. Grab a bottle of the 2015 Bacl Swift Pinecrest Chardonnay if you still can.
The experience at 50th Parallel has been perfectly orchestrated to create a world class wine destination. Surrounded by a stunning landscape and housed within an architectural masterpiece the tasting room at 2009 and the vineyard has expanded in stages ever since. The fantastic and award winning Pinot Noir is the only red produced at the vineyard in order to give it the technical attention it requires. The Block One restaurant at 50th Parallel opened its door in the spring of 2018 and serves regionally inspired cuisine in an impressive indoor and outdoor space. Try the truffle popcorn for a true indulgence. Reservations recommended, click here!
With the abundance of vineyards in the Okanagan Valley home near a Kelowna winery is an achievable dream. Quincy Vrecko and Associates is an experience team of Kelowna luxury real estate agents who have the skills to make the dream a reality. Contact them today at 778-760-2860!