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.

COMPLETE local beverage tours 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 Desert Hills Estate WineryBeverage TourismDesert Hills Estate Winery

With five vineyards & 85 acres under vine all in the Southern Okanagan. Desert Hills is situated in the finest grape growing region in Canada. We have three vineyards on the famous Black Sage Bench, one vineyard near Penticton & one in Osoyoos.

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view listing for Tree BrewingBeverage TourismTree Brewing

Since 1996, our brewing philosophy has been quite simple - to brew memorable, well balanced and flavourful beers regardless of the style. Each of our brews are crafted using only 100% Malted Barley,the Finest Hops, Water and Yeast.

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view listing for Marten Brewing Co. (Under Construction) Beverage TourismMarten Brewing Co. (Under Construction)

Being local and indie we want our supporters to be able to view the brewery from any seat in the house.

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view listing for Jackson-Triggs Vintners Beverage TourismJackson-Triggs Vintners

We are Canada's most awarded winery and have been named “Best Canadian Winery” an unprecedented number of times in international and domestic competitions.

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view listing for Laughing Stock VineyardsBeverage TourismLaughing Stock Vineyards

Located on the desirable Naramata Bench, Laughing Stock Vineyards is a serious enterprise with a most unfortunate moniker. We wake up every day with the constant motivation of not living up to our name.

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