B.C.’s wine country has put Kelowna on the map and with good reason. The vineyards and rolling hills of Kelowna draw wine lovers from all around the world. Whether visiting or migrating to and living amongst the grapes, Kelowna offers a classic food and wine scene that has proven itself for years.
Kelowna Wineries That are “World-Class”
It’s no surprise that the Okanagan, in general, is known for great wines. Specifically, though, Kelowna is home to many that have won global awards and are recognized for their wine superiority, food, and stunning views.
This guide focuses on the 5 most popular wineries around the Kelowna area.
CedarCreek Estate Winery
The winery sits on Home Block Vineyard and houses the At Home Block Restaurant. The building is crafted from fieldstone and 100-year-old barn wood. A unique draw here is the use of natural cooking methods and wood-fired grill fueled by timber from local orchards and seasoned barrels.
Summerhill Pyramid Winery
This winery has become a scenic one providing ample photo opportunities. There is a giant pyramid that sits at the entrance, as well as a large statue of a wine glass and pouring bottle. The restaurant on the winery is always made with local, organic ingredients and the views from the terrace make the perfect backdrop.
Mission Hill Family Estate
One of Canada’s most popular wines by name. In addition, the restaurant here itself was named one of the Top 5 winery restaurants in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. The Alfresco Terrace Restaurant is a leader amongst the local Cuisine de Terroir movement.
Another Canadian winner, Quails’ Gate has become a winery added to the bucket list for many visitors. The Old Vines Restaurant has been rated as one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada. It is an all-season farm-to-table culinary experience.
Named number 8, on the Top Wineries in Canada from WineAlign, this family-run winery is fairly new, opened in 2003. The winery sits beside the Okanagan Lake, which welcomes families and a dog-friendly picnic space.
This guide can serve as your bucket list of wineries to visit in Kelowna. For those that are fortunate enough to live in this beautiful city, or are making the move to, rest assured that Kelowna is gaining global recognition.
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