Did you know that wine tastings and tours can be enjoyed year-round in and around Kelowna? As winter kicks off, our local wineries will be sparkled up for the holiday season. With COVID-19 protocols in place for safe visits, heading to a winery is a wonderful way to get into the spirit with those in your household or bubble, and to pick up wines to enjoy over the holidays. While you are there, you can also get some holiday shopping done with wine-themed gifts—wine or wine club memberships will make for many smiles come Christmas morning.
Can't make it here, but still want to enjoy the tastes of Kelowna? No problem you can order wine from our wineries through their websites and they will ship it directly to you, view wineries where you can order online and ship to you here.
From Summerhill Pyramid Winery, with its beautiful vineyard scapes, winding to downtown Kelowna's urban winery, Sandhill Wines, here are some wineries to visit with recommendations for fine Okanagan wines to savour this holiday season!
Summerhill Pyramid Winery is THE place to load up on your holiday sparkling wine. Do make sure to buy a few bottles because um… bubbles pair perfectly with everything!
CedarCreek Estate Winery is where to snag a bottle of award-winning Riesling and also maybe a bottle of supple bright Chardonnay or their deliciously floral Rosé to pair with your turkey.
The View Winery offers wines galore as well as Wards Cider, all on cue for fabulous holiday celebrations. The Bling wine in a can is also the perfect accoutrement for skating and snowshoeing.
Sperling Vineyards award-winning Old Vines Riesling is also a great pairing for your holiday turkey. And also make sure to pick up some Orange Wine-- the beautifully-hued Pinot Gris is all the rage in the wine world.
Sandhill Wines has a variety of labels and award-winning wines to choose from. I love the Sandhill Small Lots program – impress your guests with a varietal they might not have tried before like the Viognier or Barbera.
*This article was originally published in November 2019 and has been updated for accuracy.*