The North Okanagan has many wineries to peak your curiosity and desire to discover a way of life that includes the growing and making of wine. Being located this far north has some advantages that make our production unique. You will find some of the most delightful whites like Ortega that do well in this colder climate but most of all you will find the people and scenery beyond compare...
Arrow Leaf Cellars
Family owned and operated winery located in beautiful Okanagan Centre. Specializing in small-lot, cool-climate wines from the airy north using fruit of optimal flavour and ripeness.
1574 Camp Road, Lake Country BC Phone: 250-766-2992
Granite Creek Estate Wines
Mayka and Doug Kennedy began winemaking at home and their enthusiasm led them to explore the wine regions of Europe. Mayka's degree in Chemistry and chemical engineering are a strong asset in understanding the technical side of winemaking. Her skills are complemented by Doug's management experience - and both have a love of wine.
The watchful eye of Gary Strachan has mentored the family through the establishment of their first vineyard, the acquisition of equipment, and their first fermentations. Strachan is a veteran with over 25 years of technical experience in British Columbia's growing wine industry. He is a former Agriculture Canada research scientist who returned to the private sector and has assisted in the establishment of many of BC's impressive new wineries.
From the heart of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, the Heiss family welcomes you to their Estate. Established in 1972, today they have over fifty acres of lush vineyards overlooking Lake Okanagan, which produce some of the world's finest wines. Along with VQA wine, Gray Monk Estate Winery features a wine gift shop, restaurant, tours and spectacular views of the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
1055 Camp Road, Lake Country BC Phone: 250-766-3168 Toll Free: 1-800-663-4205
Larch Hills Winery
Since Pioneering cold climate grape growing at the very north end of the Okanagan Valley. Larch Hills has gained a solid reputation for its fine, tasty wines. Taste our unique wines while overlooking one of the most spectacular views you'll see from a BC winery.
Offering daily wine tours throughout the Okanagan Valley with buses located in Osoyoos/Penticton (South Okanagan), Vernon/Kelowna (North Okanagan) and Salmon Arm (Shuswap).
We specialize in providing you a unique behind the scenes look at the wine industry in the Okanagan Region, from vertical tastings, wine and food pairings to our simply sipping tour. You, our customer, can choose the level of experience that you are most interested in.
MJO Tours will pick you up at your accommodation and ensure that you experience the best this region has to offer.
Private bus charters also available; contact us for more information.
#206-3317 30th Avenue, Vernon BC Phone: 250-545-3016 Toll Free: 877-726-6548 Fax: 888-290-7866
Come and tour Okanagan Spirits in downtown Vernon and experience firsthand, the processing of local fruit distilled in our copper-pot still...creating award winning products. Our craft distillery produces spirits and liqueurs from the many fruits grown in the Okanagan Valley as well as a Genuine Absinthe, Gin and Vodka. Craft distilling is a unique industry across Canada and is not to be missed while visiting the Valley.
The distillery is open all year round Monday to Saturday from 9am until 5 pm.
When traveling through the scenic Salmon Valley, between Salmon Arm and Vernon, you will find OVINO vineyards and winery perched on a bench well above the valley bottom. This glacier carved landscape offers mostly sandy and sandy loam soils, marbled with infrequent layers of clay. The vines are located on a sun drenched knoll to maximize photosynthesis and air flow, supported by a drip irrigation system.
June 1 to October 15, 11 am-5 pm
By appointment the remainder of the year Web: www.ovinowinery.com
1577 Yankee Flats Road, Salmon Arm BC Phone: 250-832-8463
Recline Ridge Vineyard and Winery
Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery is family-owned and operated, nestled in the heart of the Shuswap Lake area of British Columbia. Although north of the 50th parallel, our vineyards enjoy sun drenched days and cool evenings which maximize varietal character and set the stage for the production of award-winning wines noted for their clean sound structure, intense flavours and perfect balance.
3849 Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd, Tappen BC Phone: 250-835-8393
The Meadery at Planet Bee
The opening of The Meadery at Planet Bee and the introduction of "Honeymoon Mead" represents the return of this ancient "Beverage of Love" and an additional new and exciting product experience for visitors to Vernon BC.
Mead is a pleasant alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey and water. Mead can be manufactured from numerous different honeys, flavoured with spices or fruit and made very sweet or very dry or anywhere in between.
July - August 8:00 - 7:00 Mon to Sat
Sundays 9:00 - 5:30
May-June, Sept-Oct 8:00 - 6:00 Mon to Sat
Sundays 9:30 - 5:00