There is a great article in the Vancouver Sun with some tips on where to go and what to drink throughout the Okanagan and on the Coast. If you are thinking about making the trip to the Okanagan for some wine tastings this article is a good start and I’d be happy to make further recommendations. If you happen to fall in love with the area and want to see what options are available for second homes, retirement or family legacy properties we know a great selection of Real Estate advisors that can help you find just what you are looking for.
Drive south down Hwy 97 for about an hour until you reach Penticton, then follow the “Corkscrew Highway” along the eastern bench of Okanagan Lake toward the village of Naramata, another 20 minutes or so.
Naramata is a haven for small wineries, artisanal producers and unexpected discoveries. You’ll find quirky wineries like Blasted Church and Therapy, as well as some of the province’s most historic wineries and some of its most exciting new ones. Plan to take your time and explore.
Two wineries you won’t want to miss are Kettle Valley (www.kettlevalleywinery.com), a small, farm-based operation that produces powerhouse wines like Old Main Red, and Red Rooster (www.redroosterwinery.com), which is also an art gallery that features both a remarkable permanent exhibit and an ever-changing selection of new artworks.
Spend the night at the beautifully renovated Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa (www.naramatainn.com), where you can enjoy local ingredients and huge selection of Okanagan wines in its posh dining room or casual wine bar.