Province/Territory: British Columbia

Five Unique Wineries - five Delicious Experiences

  • -10°C the ideal temperature to pick grapes for Icewine
  • 410 acres at the Jackson-Triggs vineyard
  • 02 days of wine tasting

Welcome to the great estates of the Okanagan; prepare to swirl, sniff and sip your way through two days of wonderful wines. Explore on your own or relax and let someone else do the driving - so you can do the drinking! Experience the wild beauty of the Okanagan. Stroll the dusty ground of Canada's only desert. Learn the basics of wine tasting and discover a match made in heaven when local food is paired with wine made from vines you see growing all around. From Shiraz to Chardonnay, sparkling varieties to sweet Icewines, find your new favourite Okanagan wine.

Why you should visit
  • Visit Canada's first Aboriginal winery, Nk'Mip (pronounced ink-a-meep), immerse yourself in First Nations culture and enjoy award-winning wines.
  • Develop a taste for that most Canadian of beverages, Icewine, made from frozen grapes at Inniskillen. Enjoy a private tour of the vines along with a tasting and food pairing.
  • Go on a tastebud safari through the varietals and limited edition wines that are only found at Canada's most awarded and recognised winery, Jackson-Triggs.
  • Relax and enjoy a barbecue lunch with a million-dollar view over the Okanagan from your vantage point atop Hawthorne Mountain at the See Ya Later ranch. Swirl your glass in the sunshine.
  • Unearth the ridge at Sumac Ridge winery on an in-depth tutored tasting where you'll create your own food and wine pairing.

Weather

Visitor information
  • Open year-round, seven days a week.
  • On-site food and beverage.
  • Winery shops.
  • Summer season patio restaurants (June to September).
When to go
  • Sip under the summer sun and enjoy food festivals and music events between May-October.
  • Discover the delights of Icewine with special events between December and January.
  • Say hello to the new season with a ten-day spring fling at Canada's best small festival in May.
  • Join in with the locals at the ten-day Fall wine festival in October.
Need to know
  • If you're taking a tour, wear comfortable shoes to walk the vines.
  • Many wineries have pet-friendly festival days.
  • All tastings are wheelchair accessible, call ahead for a tour with special added components, as vines are not accessible.
  • Call ahead to book tours through peak season (July to September).
Getting Here
  • Fly direct to the south Okanagan into the Penticton Regional Airport (YYF), the closest airport for the Great Estates Wineries.
  • International flights land at the Kelowna International Airport slightly further north.
  • Take a scenic drive into BC's interior surrounded by mountains, fruit orchards, lakes and rivers.
  • On-site parking for cars and RVs.