Okanagan-Shuswap Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours

Craft Breweries & BrewPubs The Okanagan-Shuswap & area has a number of Craft breweries, brew pubs, wineries and even craft distilleries (subject to local liquor board approval). We were VERY surprised by the number we have found! There is a lot of interest in what is called "Beverage Tourism". This is perfect for those taking a kid-free vacation or weekend.

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.

Vineyards & Wineries 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.

For a COMPLETE local beverage tour, but here is a sampling (pun intended):

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Beverage Attraction

Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard. They use the freshest, local (even organic, in some cases) ingredients for an appreciable local flavour.

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Here some featured local listings, but are SO FAR from the full list. See feature stories, linked at the top of the page or use the Search form at right.

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view listing for Intrigue WinesBeverage TourismIntrigue Wines

Intrigue Wines is a small premium winery in the Okanagan Valley, producing award winning wines!

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view listing for Noble Ridge VineyardsBeverage TourismNoble Ridge Vineyards

Noble Ridge Vineyard Winery lays in the Okanagan Valley at the northern most tip of the only desert in Canada. The winery is named for the noble varieties of grapes grown and the ridge that divides the land on which they thrive.

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view listing for Therapy Vineyards Beverage TourismTherapy Vineyards

Therapy Vineyards & Guesthouse is tucked amongst rolling hills of vineyard overlooking Okanagan Lake on the Naramata bench just outside Penticton, BC. With eight luxurious suites in our elegant Guesthouse,

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view listing for Carriage House WinesBeverage TourismCarriage House Wines

We are a winery, growing our grapes and making our wine. Have a tour, sample our wines, and buy some in our shop.

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view listing for Kaslo Hotel & Pub Beverage TourismKaslo Hotel & Pub

We feature Ales and Pilsners from the Nelson Brewing Company, Torch Light Brewing Company, Mt. Begbie and Fernie Brewing Companies, lagers from Moosehead , Pilsner from Radeberger of Germany plus Strongbow English cider.

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