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or Combine venues from more than one area for a truly customized tour experience!
* Up to 5 venues can be chosen for a tour.
* All tours include: door-to-door service, a lunch stop (cost of lunch not included),
all venue and tasting fees, bottled water and light snacks.
The Heart & Sol Difference…
Your experience with us is all your own, no need to share! Every tour we operate is private, we will never add other passengers to your tour. Your personal enjoyment of the day is our top priority and private tours allow our guests the opportunity to relax and be themselves: your tour, your way.
Prices shown are per person, based on a four-person tour occupancy. The price we quote you will be adjusted accordingly to reflect a larger (or smaller) party size. Please contact us today for a personalized tour quote.
KELOWNA WINE TOUR
$139 + GST
EAST KELOWNA WINE TOUR
$139 + GST
LAKE COUNTRY WINE TOUR
$159 + GST
WEST KELOWNA WINE TOUR
$149 + GST
SUMMERLAND WINE TOUR
$159 + GST
NARAMATA WINE TOUR
$169 + GST
The Okanagan Valley, nestled in the southern interior of beautiful British Columbia. It is scenic, picturesque, quiet, charming, growing, thriving. It is hard to find all the words that describe this piece of paradise! While there are many attractions and exciting things to see in the Okanagan, the best way to truly enjoy the valley is to experience the pinnacle of it’s charm, by visiting the award-winning wineries! Boasting nearly 82 per cent of the total vineyard acreage in the province, the Okanagan Valley is BC’s premier grapegrowing region. An ever-changing panorama, the valley stretches over 250 kilometers, across distinct sub-regions, each with different soil and climate conditions suited to a growing range of varietals. From world-class operations to family-run boutique vineyards, Okanagan wineries are rich with character and consistently ranked among the worlds best at International competitions there are over 170 licensed wineries, all with something different to offer.
With such a large selection, you may choose to enjoy a private or group tour of the well-known wineries, or discover one of the very special, small production wineries for a memorable day in the scenic Okanagan Valley.
Canada is still emerging as a wine region, but this does not mean we lack history or experience in the world of wine. The first Okanagan vineyard was planted in 1859 by Charles Pandosy, and one Kelowna winery, known as Calona Wines, was founded in 1932 as the first commercial winery in British Columbia and is the oldest continuously running winery in the province. Since these first vineyards were planted, the Okanagan Valley has exploded with success in the wine business.
Given the optimal location of the Okanagan Valley, it is BC’s premier grape growing region, and is now the second largest wine region in Canada. With a latitude comparable to successful wine regions in Europe, such as Champagne, France and Mosel, Germany, it is not surprising that Okanagan grapes are excellent for wine.
Despite its northern location, summers in the Okanagan are typically very hot, often exceeding average summer temperatures in California’s Napa Valley. In fact, Okanagan vineyards benefit from their northern position, as the vines are exposed to more daylight compared to southerly vineyards; Okanagan grapes see approximately 3.5 hours more sun than California grapes in peak growing season. Combine these extra hours of sunlight with scenic mountain slopes which strategically face vineyards towards the sun, and you have an ideal setting for vines to thrive, and for people to enjoy the stunning views. Furthermore, the mountains allow for better drainage so that vines are not over-watered and can retain a more concentrated flavour, while the airflow off of the hills combined with the position of Okanagan Lake contribute to the ideal grape growing climate, keeping days cool and evenings warm.
The Okanagan benefits from a range of microclimates throughout the valley, creating a diverse terrain and many soil types throughout the region, giving a unique terroir to each of the different vineyards. Thanks to the different soil and climate conditions, Okanagan vineyards have the opportunity to grow a range of varietals that would not be possible in other regions around the world. For instance, the Okanagan provides the ideal setting for Pinot Blanc, while Riesling and Chardonnay also tend to shine. It’s not just white varietals that do well though, as this region also produces some excellent reds, including Bordeaux blends. In fact, Okanagan wineries consistently rank among the best at International competitions, winning trophies for best Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Ice Wine in the world. Don’t just read about these award-winning wines, come and enjoy them for yourself!