Wineries in Osoyoos
Do you love biking and sipping wine? Why not combine your two favorite past times and head up to Osoyoos to bike up a storm and tour the local wineries and vineyards? Based in southern Okanagan Valley, you can imagine the variety of vineyards to choose from! The vineyards are located around the town of Osoyoos, as well as in the northern regions. You can choose from local wineries to large corporate operations.
Most people visit the wineries in Osoyoos during summer; however most of the wineries are actually open year round! Book your appointment today for tours and tastings the many wines Osoyoos has to offer. You can expect to try internationally recognized wines, which have won many awards; such as reds, whites, roses, ice wines, and sparkling wins.
If biking is not your forte, or you are too tired from yesterdays trek, you can rest your feet and be wined and dined. Osoyoos has high caliber restaurants which craft special dishes paired with award winning wines. Think local artisan cheeses, fresh smoked salmon and chocolate desserts.
Before you get your wine tasting started, be sure to appoint a designated driver, or hire a local tour guide company, so you return to your Osoyoos BC cabin rentals safely. Divine Valley Tour Company or Napa North Wine Tours would be happy to escort you during your tasting splendor.
Nk?Mip Cellars has some of the oldest vines on its land, and has won lots of international awards. Nk?Mip is North America?s first Aboriginal operated winery. They have an adjacent restaurant, with a beautiful patio, which features Native American inspired cuisine.
After Nk?Mip Cellar was established, two other wineries came into the mix. Twisted Tree Winery and LaStella also offer tours and tastings.
The Golden Mile
These wineries are north of Osoyoos on the western valley slopes. The soil there is different than central Osoyoos, and is much more clay and sandy in nature. These types of soils produce different wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewurztraminer and Merlot. There are lots of different wineries, from log cabin tastings at Fairview Cellar to ritzy samplings at Tinhorn Creek. Tinhorn is very luxurious; they offer tours, as well as theatrical performances and concerts in their outdoor amphitheatre!
Black Sage Bench
The Black Sage region rests on deep sand deposits. This type of soil produces Chardonnay, Shiraz and Bordeaux. It?s so fascinating how different soils produce different wines. Black Hills attracts many celebrities, Quinta Ferreira is family owned and operated, and Burrowing Owl Estates has won many awards. They also offer upscale places to stay and have an incredible restaurant.