What says I love you better than a romantic road trip that features wine and sweet treats? Surprise your lover or your group of pals with a long weekend plan to partake in one of three special wine tours to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. Or what the heck, do them all!
The Lakeshore Wine Route
Saturday, February 10th love the one your with on the “Love the Wine Your With Wine Tour” on Kelowna’s Lakeshore Wine Route. This delicious tour features complimentary wine tastings paired with moreish treats from Kelowna’s world-class KARAT Chocolate! Participating wineries: Tantalus Vineyards, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, St Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery, and CedarCreek Estate Winery.
The Westside Wine Trail
The Westside Wine Trail has a whole weekend dedicated to love and indulgence. February 10th and 11th the 7th annual “Sip with Your Sweetheart” event, featuring decadent wine and chocolate pairings that have been carefully created by local chefs, bakers and sommeliers. This is a self-guided tour however if you want to leave your keys behind, touring options are available through Distinctly Kelowna Tours, Roots and Vines Tours, or Uncorked Okanagan Wine Tours.
Lake Country’s Scenic Sip
Lake Country’s Scenic Sip also has a special “Sweetheart Pairings” tour on February 10th from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm with 7 wineries participating. Guests will experience gourmet cheese, decadent chocolate and other delicious wine paired delights.
Our local restaurants will be busy, so if you have a favourite place you want to celebrate at do call soon to make a reservation. If not, consider spending a romantic night in your hotel or vacation rental with picnic style treats that you have picked up along the way, or order room service… and obviously, pair it all with a bottle of local pink bubbles.
Cheers & remember to shower the people you love with love (& delicious things) all year long!
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Jennifer Schell is a writer & columnist, former editor of BC Food & Wine Trails Magazine and internationally award winning author of three cookbooks titled: The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine & Cheese Maker. Co-founder of Garagiste North Wine Festivals, she is also co-owner of Schell Wines - one of Kelowna’s newest small lot wineries. Born and raised on an orchard in East Kelowna, Jennifer’s family roots run deep in agriculture. An advocate for all things local, she focusses on shining the spotlight on the people of the food, wine and farm scene. www.jenniferschell.com