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
Premium limited production wines that represent the Okanagan Valley terroir and appeal to discerning oenophiles. Over the years Wild Goose would establish itself as one of the premium small producers of VQA wines in British Columbia.
Twelve kilometres north of Penticton, with 17 acres under vine and growing nine different varietals including pinot blanc, semillon, merlot and cabernet franc. Their restaurant is well respected serving dishes that complement their wines
Red Rooster Winery is perched proudly atop the scenic Naramata Bench, near Penticton BC. Red Rooster Winery blends the craft of winemaking, a love of local (and sometime offbeat) art and a taste for delicious seasonal food.
Located in the town of Oliver in the South Okanagan region of British Columbia. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery produces premium VQA wines and also has an 11 room guest house, a wine shop and a fine-dining restaurant on site.
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.
COMPLETE local beverage tours
Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map