Experience Wine Tours

Make your stay at The EL even more memorable by booking an Okanagan Wine Tour with pick-up right from our doorstep!

Let us enhance your Kelowna getaway with a custom Eldorado Wine Tour Package. With some of Canada’s most award winning wineries!  Spend your day touring the wineries amongst the beautiful scenery of the Okanagan Valley.


Kelowna Experience


Our Kelowna tour is one of the best ways to experience Okanagan wine country: a private facility tour, access to premium wines, and a delicious picnic lunch, all wrapped up in a 5-hour tasting, visiting 5 of our favourite wineries…all within the Greater Kelowna area!

Kelowna is truly the birthplace of winemaking in BC—the first vineyards in the Province were planted here by Father Charles Pandosy in 1859. This region is known primarily for cool-climate varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling, although some wineries are producing red blends made with fruit sourced from vineyards further to the south. Stunning views of the city, surrounding mountains, gorgeous vineyards and orchards, and our beautiful lake all set a dramatic backdrop for this tour.

The tour begins with an exclusive, private facility tour and tasting*. Guests will learn about the process of making wine from grape to glass, beginning in the vineyard, moving into the winemaking facility, and concluding with a tasting of award-winning wines.

As with all of our tours, a picnic lunch consisting of fresh local produce, locally-cured charcuterie, artisan cheese, bread, crackers and spreads is included in the cost of the tour.

The five stops may include tastings of wines at: CedarCreek, Tantalus Vineyards, Quails’ Gate, Sandhill Wines, The Hatch, Sperling Vineyards, and Kitsch Wines.

*Please note that, based on availability, some tours will begin with a facility tour at CedarCreek Winery and others will begin at Quails’ Gate.

Duration of tour: Est. 5 hours
Wineries visited: 5
Cost: $145/person (Plus 5% GST; INCLUDES LUNCH)

Your tour includes:

1. Visit to min. 5 wineries
2. Facility & Vineyard Tour and Private Tasting to start the day
3. Picnic Lunch using Local Ingredients
4. Comfortable Transportation in Air-Conditioned Vehicles
5. Professional, Sommelier-Trained Guide
6. Pick-Up & Drop-Off to many Kelowna & West Kelowna locations
7. Mobile Debit/Credit Terminals for ease of payment
8. Chilled Bottled Water


Naramata Experience


Perched high above the shores of Lake Okanagan, the Naramata Bench region is one of the most picturesque wine growing regions in the world. With over 30 licensed wineries on a 15 kilometre stretch of road, our options are plentiful when it comes to visiting world-class vineyards.

Approximately an hour south of Kelowna, the drive down to “The Bench” offers stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains as we travel past the west shore town of Peachland and through the charming vineyards and orchards region of Summerland. Typically, our day starts with a private facility tour and tasting at Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards at Greata Ranch, en route to the Bench from Kelowna.

Other stops may include: Laughing Stock Vineyards, La Frenz Winery, Deep Roots Winery, Joie Farm Winery, Nichol Vineyards, Poplar Grove Winery, Upper Bench Wine and Cheese, Bella Wines, and others on the Bench.

As with all of our tours, a picnic lunch consisting of fresh local produce, locally-cured charcuterie, artisan cheese, bread, crackers and spreads is included in the cost of the tour.

*Please note: Our public, mixed group tours to Naramata depart from Kelowna with pick-ups in available in Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland. Please call us for information if you are staying in Penticton or Summerland. Alternative pick-up locations may be available on private tours.

Due to seasonal winery closures, this tour is only available April - October.  The tour is scheduled when a min. 6 guests have booked.

Duration of tour: Est. 7.5 hours
Wineries visited: 5
Cost: $159/person (Plus 5% GST; INCLUDES LUNCH)

Your tour includes:

1. Visit to min. 5 wineries
2. Facility & Vineyard Tour and Private Tasting to start the day
3. Picnic Lunch using Local Ingredients
4. Comfortable Transportation in Air-Conditioned Vehicles
5. Professional, Sommelier-Trained Guide
6. Pick-Up & Drop-Off to many Kelowna & West Kelowna locations*
7. Mobile Debit/Credit Terminals for ease of payment
8. Chilled Bottled Water


South Okanagan Experience


Travel to Canada’s only “arid desert” — the northernmost tip of the Sonoran Desert, which originates in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula —  right here in the South Okanagan! This vast grape growing region is home to over 60% of BC’s grapes, leaving us with no shortage of excellent wineries, both large and small, to visit.

The east and west slopes of the valley are distinctly different, both in soil types and grape varieties grown. The west slope of the valley, known as The Golden Mile is home to over a dozen wineries. It’s slightly cooler climate, which soaks up the morning sun, is ideal for both aromatic whites and balanced, well-structured reds. The eastern slopes of the valley are known as the Black Sage Bench, named after the indigenous sage brush that grows wildly throughout these parts. Here, sandy soils and all-day sun exposure make this an outstanding area for bold flavoured reds and whites alike. The deep, sandy soils are also home to an abundance of desert creatures — the burrowing owl, western rattlesnake, the yellow-bellied racer, western blue-tailed skinks, and more!

Winery stops on this tour may include: Culmina Family Estate, La Stella, Road 13 Vineyards, Burrowing Owl, La Vieux Pin, Stoneboat Vineyards, Bartier Bros., Cassini Cellars, Riverstone Estate, and Fairview Cellars.

As with all of our tours, a picnic lunch consisting of fresh local produce, locally-cured charcuterie, artisan cheese, bread, crackers and spreads is included in the cost of the tour.

*This tour departs from Kelowna, with pick-ups available in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Summerland, and Penticton. Some restrictions apply.

Due to seasonal winery closures, this tour is only available April - October.  The tour is scheduled when a min. 6 guests have booked.

Duration of tour: Est. 8 hours
Wineries visited: 5
Cost: $179/person (Plus 5% GST; INCLUDES LUNCH)

Your tour includes:

1. Visit to min. 5 wineries
2. Seated Tastings
3. Picnic Lunch using Local Ingredients
4. Comfortable Transportation in Air-Conditioned Vehicles
5. Professional, Sommelier-Trained Guide
6. Pick-Up & Drop-Off to many Kelowna & West Kelowna locations*
7. Mobile Debit/Credit Terminals for ease of payment
8. Chilled Bottled Water


Okanagan Falls Experience


Idyllically situated between Lakes Skaha and Vaseaux and hemmed-in by the steep and rocky granite cliffs, Okanagan Falls represents the transition between cooler-climate vineyards to the North, and the hotter vineyards in Oliver/Osoyoos. The Valley narrows at McIntyre Bluff, offering some of the most iconic BC Wine Country vistas ever photographed.

A wide range of vineyard elevations and aspects allow the wineries of Okanagan Falls to produce potentially the most diverse array of wines in the Valley—delicious, ‘méthode classique’ sparkling wines; fresh, aromatic whites; Burgundian-style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; and full-bodied reds are all yours to sample.

Some of our favourite stops on this tour include Meyer Family Vineyards**, Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars, and Stag’s Hollow Winery . We also typically like to stop at Painted Rock Estate Winery on the Skaha Bench during this tour. Guests on this tour will be treated to estate and reserve wines, intimate, seated tastings, along with barrel tastings or vineyard walks at some wineries!

Our delicious picnic lunch consisting of fresh local produce, locally-cured charcuterie, artisan cheeses, bread, crackers and spreads is included in the cost of the tour.

*Please note: This tour departs from Kelowna, with pick-ups available in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Summerland, and Penticton. Some restrictions apply.

Due to seasonal winery closures, this tour is only available April - October.  The tour is scheduled when a min. 6 guests have booked.

Duration of tour: Est. 8 hours
Wineries visited: 5
Cost: $175/person (Plus 5% GST: INCLUDES LUNCH)

Your tour includes:

1. Visit to 5 wineries
2. Seated Cabana Tasting**
3. Picnic Lunch using Local Ingredients
4. Comfortable Transportation in Air-Conditioned Vehicles
5. Professional, Sommelier-Trained Guide
6. Pick-Up & Drop-Off to many Kelowna & West Kelowna locations*
7. Mobile Debit/Credit Terminals for ease of payment
8. Chilled Bottled Water


To book a wine tour, please contact 1-866-826-8687 or visit http://experiencewinetours.ca/.


 

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