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.
COMPLETE local beverage tours Here is a sampling (pun intended):
Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
At Poplar Grove, great wines are born from the courage to see what's possible and a passionate desire to work with our estate fruit to bring the Okanagan's full potential into each bottle.
Established in 1995, Stag's Hollow is a family-owned winery in Okanagan Falls, producing some of British Columbia's highest quality, most distinctive wines.
One of the award winning Summerland wineries located at the start of the scenic Bottleneck Drive. Giant Head Estate Winery offers wine tours & wine tasting.
Intrigue Wines is a small premium winery in the Okanagan Valley, producing award winning wines!
Established in 1932, is BC's original winery. Nestled between historic Knox Mountain and Kelowna's trendy downtown area. The Calona Vineyards is consistently a winner of provincial, national and international awards.
COMPLETE local beverage tours
Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map