Wineries in Okanagan
If you love wine, then you must already know that the Okanagan Valley is home to some world-class vintners. Wine lovers flock by the hundreds to Kelowna as a home base of sorts with an itinerary to visit some of the most exquisite wineries the country has to offer. The picturesque Okanagan Lake is also a stone's throw away. So if you're feeling thirsty for the perfect holiday, here are some of the best wineries to visit when you stay at the Coast Capri Kelowna.
Black Hills Estate Winery
Boasting some of the best grape growing conditions in the country, The Black Hills Estate is found on the famed Black Sage Road. The geography places the winery in Canada's only official desert. What this means is that terroir is exceptional, and the result is intensely flavorful grapes. The Black Hills grow four clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, two clones of Cabernet Franc and four clones of Merlot.
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
With a beautiful restaurant and luxurious guest house, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is one stop on the Okanagan tour where you may consider staying a night or two. The winery was built in 1998 and completed just in time for their first harvest. Jim Wyse began to replant the vineyards in 1993 on which the winery was founded. One of the highlights of the property is the ecosystem itself. While presenting a challenge to the staff to keep the wildlife from dining on the delicious fruit in the vineyard, guests are sure to bring their binoculars to watch as the fauna come to see what's on the menu.
Desert Hills Estate Winery
Desert Hills Estate Winery is run by the Toor brothers, Randy, Jessie, and Dave who have very humble roots in the wine business. The boys grew up, quite literally, in the dirt of their exceptional vineyard. Three Boys Vineyard is the 25-acre home site for the winery, planted in 1994. They are a family business, and it shows in their innovation and passion for what they do.
House of Rose Winery
As most wineries are known for their prestige and sophistication, House of Rose Winery is keen to sway in the other direction. This establishment prides themselves on old-school charm. If you aren't a wine connoisseur and like touring in your bare feet, then this is the place for you. Their most famous, gold medal winner red is aptly named Hot Flash. This tribute to a wild and wonderful phase of life is a red blend of Shiraz and Foch that pairs well with chocolate.
Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery
As the namesake suggests, Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery faces a former volcano that is responsible for the most desired soil for growing vines. They are proud owners of some of the oldest vineyards in British Columbia. They offer a rich history and a full portfolio of varietal wines and small lots reserve vintages.
Another proud, family-owned winery. Steve and Kristy Dale have this humble spot in Lakeview Heights, in West Kelowna. Their dedication to winemaking show with their portfolio of exceptional wines and they love sharing their passion with visitors.
Where to Stay in the Okanagan
Okanagan Valley is waiting for you. And there are a variety of Kelowna hotels to choose from. However, if you’re looking for an exclusive Kelowna boutique hotel, discover the Capri Hotel. Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna is an exceptional place to start your dream winery vacation. Book your trip with Coast today.