Okanagan Valley

BC's first producer of Zinfandel is also home to the elixirs known as ice wines, which are harvested when the grapes are frozen on the vine; go for the golden-hued Riesling.

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Nearby Okanagan Valley attractions

1. Vaseux Lake Provincial Park

4.47 MILES

This lakeside park has a 300m boardwalk for viewing oodles of birds, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and some of the 14 species of bat. You can also hike to…

2. Oliver Twist Estate Winery

5.58 MILES

How can you go wrong when your Nostalgia Series includes the Boogie Woogie White, Pink Cadillac and Rockabilly Red? Head to Oliver Twist for some fun with…

3. Hester Creek Estate Winery

6.53 MILES

Has a sweeping location, a great new tasting room and is known for its reds, especially its richly flavored Cabernet Franc. The winery's Terrafina…

4. Road 13 Vineyards

7.55 MILES

Its very drinkable reds (Pinot Noir) and whites (Chenin Blanc) win plaudits. The no-frills vibe extends to its picnic tables with gorgeous views and the…

5. Church & State Wines


Making a big splash at its Coyote Bowl vineyards, especially with its full-bodied, luscious Syrahs. Also home to the Lost Inhibitions label, which…

6. Rust Wine Co

7.91 MILES

Recently rebranded to Rust Wine Co, these guys produce excellent whites, reds and rosé, though it's best known for the Zinfandel. Breathtaking views in…

7. Black Hills Estate

8.26 MILES

The tasting room here is an arresting vision of glass and metal, with deeply shaded patios for sunset tippling. Besides vintages such as Viognier, there…

8. Paltinum Bench Estate Winery

8.54 MILES

Excellent wines, but what sets these guys apart is that they also have an artisan bread business on-site and tastings are pairings of breads and wines…