Wine & Wine Tours

Like the Napa Valley in California, Bordeaux in France, or Italy’s Chianti region in Tuscany, grape growing and wine production in the Osoyoos region is both a business and a way of life. It defines the character and lifestyle for those of us lucky enough to live along the vineyards positioned along the rolling desert hills. And it’s a lifestyle in which you can indulge no matter how long the stay.

The major wineries are well advertised and they are easy to spot. But you can also enjoy some of the smaller wineries, sometimes having to travel off the main highways to reach them. But, even if you choose not to imbibe, several wineries have superb restaurants where you can sample foods grown and raised nearby and our local farmers supply restaurants throughout the region with the freshest of home grown products.

Most of our wineries are VQA rated (Vintners Quality Alliance), meaning that they have passed the rigid quality standards set by the alliance of Okanagan vineyards and that the wines are made from 100 per cent BC grown grapes. And our wines have won many prestigious awards for wines produced from the many grape varieties grown in our area. In fact, the Osoyoos region produces most of the grapes grown in the Okanagan Valley.

The numerous microclimates and soil variations make it possible to cultivate some 60 different types of grapes within a small area. So you’ll find wineries producing an assortment of varietal wines such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and our unique Ice Wine, among others.

Local in Osoyoos are La Stella, Nk’ Mip Cellars, Adega on 45th, Moon Curser and Young & Wyse wineries. And they’re easy to find. Just ask for one of our winery maps or take a wine tour with one of several tour companies that offer exceptional visits to the wineries in our area.

South Okanagan Wineries

With its dramatic landscapes and remarkable terroir, this is one of the most beautiful places to sip and savour some of the top rated wines in Canada. From crisp acidic whites to big bold reds, the wineries of the South Okanagan have something to offer for everyone.
South Okanagan Wineries

Similkameen Wineries

Only a 20-minute drive from Osoyoos, follow the meandering course of the Similkameen River through breathtaking mountains and diverse farming and wine terrain. Enjoy stunning views while you sip award winning wines and ciders.

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South Okanagan Wine Tours

Leave the driving to us as you explore the picturesque South Okanagan wineries. We have many experienced and friendly tour operators who offer a variety of packages. Whether you’re looking to host a group or private tour, enjoy lunch or dinner in between wineries, or host a special occasion or event, our South Okanagan Wine Tour Guides will be able to fit your needs.
South Okanagan Wine Tours