Okanagan Wineries 2017
Day 1 - Northern Wineries (en route to HC)
I haven't tasted a lot of their wine, but the couple that I've had didn't impress. I've put
it on the list because I know that some don't agree with me and quite like these wines. Besides it's in
a good location to stop on your way to Hester Creek or on the way home if you're travelling through
Location: 7311 Fiske Street, Summerland
Day 2 - Central Okanagan (North of HC)
What can I say - you'd have to go out of your way not to go into the tasting room! You can decide for yourselves
if they make good wine or not.
Location: ground zero.
Tasting room open 10-5:30.
John Schreiner review sounded good.
398 Lupine Lane
Tasting room open 10-5:30 (confirm).
Looks good from the website and it is on the organized tour, so should check it out.
356 Orchard Grove Lane, Oliver, BC
Tasting room open 11-5:00
5496 Black Sage Rd,
6094 Blacksage Road
I'll be going by and will stop if it looks interesting.
Sent an email to winery for hours.
143 Buchanan Drive
Recommended highly by Jennie Ransom.
2320 Oliver Ranch Road
Okanagan Falls BC
Nice looking building but restaurant didn't get good reviews from our other Probus group. On my route, but
will probably skip.
4720 Allendale Road
Okanagan Falls, BC
This wine has been on my list to visit so long that I can't remember why! Maybe I should just go there and find
Location: 4287 McLean Creek Road, Okanagan Falls
I've only tasted two wines from this winery: one good, one not so much. I've put it on the list because an
Okanagan local told me that Fairview was a great winery and worth a visit.
Location: 989 Cellar Road, Oliver
Recommended by several friends.
Included in the wine tour that the group is taking.
Tasting Room at the Cerqueira Vineyard, 4821 Ryegrass Rd., Oliver, BC
Their winery does look good. John Schreiner, who I think knows what he's tasting, rated their Hypothesis ($38)
as 91-94 points. So maybe their wines are as well.
Included in the wine tour that the group is taking.
Location: 4790 Wild Rose Street, Oliver
Good reds, particularly the syrah and Maximus. Well located, so easy to stop at if you're going by.
Location: 32056 Hywy 97, Oliver
Day 3 - Naramata Bench (and Wineries en-route)
Tasting room by appointment, set it up for 10:30 if possible.
Ranked #8 Best winery in Canada by the Judges of the 2012 Canadian Wine Awards. Although neither Jim Crist or I
have tasted their wines, he thinks that this winery would be worth visiting and I agree.
2800A Aikins Loop, Naramata, BC
In my opinion, the best winery in BC. Almost all their wines are great and many are superb. If you haven't been
here, this is a don't miss.
Location: 1525 Randolph Road, Penticton (Naramata)
Jim recommended this winery and it looks interesting, so visit if there is time.
1050 Fleet Rd,
Some decent wines. We like their reds and recommend their restaurant for a lunch stop. Also, a good chance to
check their selection as their wine club prices are very attractive.
Make a reservation for lunch.
Location: 1350 Naramata Road, Penticton (Naramata)
I've been told by a couple of people who visited the winery that Pentage's wines are very good. I've never
tasted any and a visit would be a great place to find out if I agree. Their wines seem to be reasonably priced.
Location: 4551 Valley View Road, Penticton
This winery has been on my radar screen for quite a while. I don't know their wines well, but they have been
recommended to me by people who should know. John Schreiner rated their merlot 92 and Natalie MacLean says: "I
don't give these scores or accolades lightly. Your reds, in particular, blew me away".
Location: 400 Smythe Drive, Penticton
Extra Wineries if they are open and timing works.
Lock & Worth Winery
Tasting room doesn't open until the May long weekend, so we probably won't be visiting this one.
Steph tasted this wine at Olo Restaurant in Victoria.
1060 Polar Grove Road, Penticton BC
I've always liked their wines but stopped buying them a few years ago when they jumped their prices. They're
back in line now and they have good wines. The Pinot Gris Viognier is one of our favourite white sipping wines. A
revisit is on our list.
Location: 425 Middle Bench Road, Penticton (Naramata)
Unless they've upgraded since we were there a few years ago, an unpretentious tasting room, but they make a few
good wines. Their Portfolio won best red wine in Canada in 2007 and we still have a couple of those bottles. It
would be nice to get an update.
Location: 1548 Naramata Road, Penticton
Day 4 - Southern Wineries (for the trip home)
Select only one or two before leaving and will depend on the ferry time we hope to take.
Having visited BO several times and having bought 2-3 cases a year of their wines for a long time, I don't need
to see them again. I have included this winery for anyone who hasn't yet visited them. You really should. I think
that they are one of the best wineries in the valley and they have a lovely winery, tasting room, and
Location: 500 Burrowing Owl Place, Oliver
Premium wines. A tad on the expensive side, but I've never tasted a Black Hills wine that I didn't like.
Location: 30880 Black Sage Road in Oliver.
Always a great place to visit. Restaurant looks OK and they have quite a few good wines. Their 2003 Merlot is
probably the best Canadian red wine I've ever tasted so I'm always looking for a repeat.
Location: 1400 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos
This winery was included in a blog I found called "10 best wineries in the Okanagan". Does anyone know anything
This might be an interesting winery to visit. Their regular wines are reasonably priced but their better wines
are some of the most expensive in the valley. They ship cases for free.
Location: 8123 148th Avenue, Osoyoos
Seven Stones Winery
Possible stop in the Similkameen. Their merlot is ok.
1143 BC-3, Cawston, BC