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
Visit this lush vineyard with views of the grape crush pad, overlooking the stainless steel tanks, oak barrels, and the cellar below. Self-guided tour of the winery and vineyard. The wine shop & tasting room staff will answer any questions after your tour More Info
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
Today the elephant has grown into a 6,000 case winery driven to craft wines of character. Wines that sing with the unconventional voice of vanguard fruit.
On the bank of Oxbow Creek, which meanders gently through the vineyard, Silver Sage Winery offers a picturesque view of the surrounding mountains
This historical 1860 ranch was converted to a winery, planting grapes on a fertile bench on the north side of the 64-acre O'Keefe property. The winery , tasting and sales area, and gift shop is in one of the Ranch buildings
COMPLETE local beverage tours
Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map