$189 9:30am – 4:30pm
The day begins with a truly unique experience in the Okanagan – Kangaroos! Kangaroo Creek Farm is home to ‘roos, wallabies, capybaras and more. You will be face-to-face with variety of animals and have the opportunity to cuddle and maybe even feed a “Joey”. Next we are off to a private wine tasting at Ex Nihilo, a unique winery with an amazing story. After a beautiful scenic drive through Carr’s Landing, we arrive at Davison Orchards (Vernon) – this is a fourth generation family run farm. A farm tour and homestyle lunch (cost of lunch is included), complete with homemade pie! On our way back to Kelowna we will see the ever beautiful Kalamalka Lake. To finish the day, a stop at Ancient Hill Winery in the beautiful, rural Ellison area of Kelowna for a wine tasting!
Kangaroo Creek Farm
A visit to a unique hobby farm where they have been breeding kangaroos and wallabies for 20 years. Greg & Caroline and their staff are happy to share their vast knowledge about these unusual and fascinating animals (‘roo reproduction is particularly interesting). The farm is also home to a variety of exotic birds such as emus, parrots and peacocks, as well as capybaras (the world’s largest rodent) and the always entertaining sugar gliders!
Ex Nihilo Vineyards
You will find this hidden gem nestled on the hillside in Lake Country, over looking vineyards and Okanagan Lake. A beautiful, modern 8000 square foot Mediterranean style winery and tasting room designed by Jeff. Along with Decoa & Jay, (the wine crafter) and their entire team, they ensure our guests are treated to a truly unique Okanagan Valley wine experience. You will be entertained during a private wine and cheese pairing, while listening to the fascinating story behind the meaning of “Ex Nihilo” and passion that goes into their wines.
Carrs Landing Scenic Drive
For several thousand years before the first white settlers arrived in the Okanagan Valley in the early nineteenth century, the Interior Salish lived undisturbed. They called Carr’s Landing Cus-in-so-nook, meaning Place of Fickle Women. The early pioneers called it Sunnywold and you will see why. This is a beautiful scenic drive highlighting Okanagan lakes, orchards and vineyards along miles of sun-drenched landscapes..
Davison Orchards is the place to go for fresh farm food and family fun. All aboard the tractor-pulled train tour with cars made from apple bins showcasing this pristine property, a 4th generation family farm and their animals. While on the orchard tour, you will learn a little of their history, a little about farming and have a whole lot of fun. The Davison’s have been living and working on this land since 1933, growing a wide variety of quality Okanagan produce. Davison Orchards specializes in fresh pressed apple juice, fresh baked pies and treats in the bakery, along with a huge assortment of homemade jams and preserves in the Country Village. At the Deep Dish Café, they take pride in using everything grown on the property to create their home style meals. You will also find a petting zoo, a tractor collection, and the Crazy Cow Kids’ Corral with a huge sandpit, tractors, a tree house and more! Every season has a different experience to offer. Davison Orchards is more than a Farm! Between the gift shop and the bakery, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you won’t leave empty handed!
Ancient Hill Estate Winery
A boutique winery in the beautiful, rural Ellison area of North Kelowna on land that was originally planted with grapes more than 60 years ago. In the 1930’s, early viticulture pioneers the Rittich brothers, imported various vinifera varieties from Europe. Their goal was to see which ones would grow well in the Okanagan. Based on their trials, various vineyards were planted in the 1940’s, one of those on the hillside across from the Kelowna Airport. This is the current location of Ancient Hill Estate Winery. The property was later converted to an orchard after a severe winter killed off most of the vines. Several abandoned vines, (part of the vineyard planted in the 1940’s), still survive on the property to this day. The decision was made by the current owners, to replant a vineyard on the property and eventually build a winery. In 2005, the vineyard you see today at Ancient Hill was planted. The wines produced, are made entirely from grapes grown in their vineyard and processed on-site in their European style winery.