Okanagan-Shuswap Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours
These establishments typically use locally-sourced inputs from their own or very nearby suppliers (some even using certified organic sources). Local barley, grains, grapes, etcetera can have a unique flavour due to the "terroir", imparted from the special soils, ground water, and rains to the crops that grow here.
Also, they are smaller, and apply their education, skills, and experience to create small batches of very special beverages. Because they are not trying to "maintain a brand" (which would require them to be scientifically consistent), they can afford to experiment, and try new and different combinations of materials, different timings, and sometimes non-traditional techniques and technologies to come up with something unusual, interesting, and VERY LOCAL. Consumers should consider themselves fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to enjoy such locally-produced drinks.
Okanagan-Shuswap & area has a number of craft breweries and wineries that create unique beverages. Most welcome you to take a tour (bring your I.D.), and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those of legal drinking age or older).
DISCLAIMERS: (1) you must be of legal drinking age to consume any of these beverages; (2) exercise your own judgement about which drinks may be suitable for you; (3) when sampling, accept the host's judgement of appropriate sample sizes, and (4) drink responsibly, and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
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Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
Since 1986, this winery's plantings have been free of pesticides and herbicides.. Plans to change the tasting room to a public wine lounge and restaurant. Cellar tours are by appointment, so call ahead for a booking or ask your host when you arrive
Kelowna's first Micro Brewpub offers fine crafted quality beer brewed onsite by our Brew Master Jack Clark.
Starting with bush land in 1987, and finally opening the winery in 1997, all wines made from 100% British Columbia grapes, either from their main vineyard just south of Salmon Arm (where they are made and bottled)
Settled in the early 1900's by the Hawthorne Brothers, and wine grapes have been growing here since the early 1960's and incorporated in 1995. The wine shop and tasting room are housed in the estate's well-restored, heritage stone home
Inniskillin is perfect for pairing. As Canada's Original Estate Winery, we are a respected winery pioneer committed to producing premium wines from premium grapes grown in Canada for over 35 years. With Wineries in both Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and th More Info
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