Kelowna is home to some of BC's most famous wineries. This wine region is split into 3 different sections. While most of the wineries are spread out across west Kelowna and South Kelowna there is plenty of great wineries t to check out near and around Lake Country.
Home to some great names in wine such as Grey Monk and El Nihilo, Lake Country Wineries are a must visit. Lake Country Wineries are just off a more northern part of Lake Okanagan while Wood Lake on their other side helps create the perfect moisture in the air and wind to keep the Lake Country Wineries growing amazing varieties.
Sitting majestically on a 61-acre lakeside piece of land, 50th Parallel Estate Winery makes the best Pinot Noir wines in the country. It is strategically located a mere 15 minutes away from Kelowna international airport, overlooking Lake Okanagan. Its red granite sand and soil give 50th Parallel Estate Winery wines a unique tang and savor.
Location: 17101 Terrace View Road, Lake Country, BC V4V 1B7
This winery features a European-style kind of layout, with its ancient appeal. As you enter this winery, located past charming back roads and ranches, you are ushered into a cottage-like tasting room. There you will sample fine wine brewed entirely from grapes from the vineyard estates right outside the tasting room.
Location:4918 Anderson Rd. Kelowna, BC V1X 7V7
Overlooking the great Lake, this family-owned and run winery located just minutes away from the business district, Arrowleaf Cellars serve up some of the best wines in West Kelowna wineries. If you are not tasting the finest wines, you are at the picnic area enjoying the scenic views of the Lake down below with friends and family while you sip your own bottle of wine.
Location: 1574 Camp Road Lake Country, BC V4V 1K1
Kelowna has about 20 wineries and all are within a 20 minute drive from Downtown Kelowna. See about 3 per day and the wine region would take you about a week to see them all. Some of the wineries here are Ceder Creek, Scorched Earth and Summerhill Pyramid Winery.
Kelowna wineries are a true definition of winery at its best, evident from the multiple national and international recognition of wines from west Kelowna wineries. In addition to great winery using traditional techniques, the region itself promotes making of fine wine with its rich soils and vineyard-friendly climatic conditions.
Here are some of Kelowna Wineries which you need to see if taking a tour of the Kelowna wine country.
Considered the oldest winery among all Kelowna wineries, Calona Vineyards is a true statement Kelowna winemaking. Leaders in the Canadian winemaking industry, this winery brews wine with its old-age techniques using hand-picked grapes to make wine that is internationally recognised. So fine is their wine that they have partnered with well-known restaurants such as Bonfire Restaurants and RauDZ Regional Table.
Location: 1125 Richter Street Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K6
Cedar Creek Estate Winery strive in winemaking among other Kelowna Wineries mainly because of their experience (more than 25 years) in the wine business. This winery has be recognised as “Canada’s Winery of the Year” two times because of the fine wine. Tours, for both adults and children, are held at this winery with other family-friendly activities such as a picnic area and famous restaurants such as Bonfire Restaurant and RauDZ Regional Table.
Location: 5445 Lakeshore Road Kelowna, BC V1W 4S5
Located in downtown Kelowna this is a pretty unique feel of a winery. Try wines from around the region and see a little into the wine making and barrel aging process.
We have almost 20 wineries for you here in West Kelowna. Some of the bigger names here are Quails Gate and Mission Hill but make sure you check out some of the less knows wineries, they often are more of a unique experience.
Visit one or some of the following West Kelowna Wineries: