10 Best Wineries And Vineyards In Kelowna, Canada

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In the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is the largest city of this region in British Columbia. It is also technically based in the centre of the wine region of British Columbia. Kelowna is also known as the birthplace of winemaking for this entire region. It is popular for producing top-quality wines. The Canadian wine region is also thought as the ice-wine country. About one-third of the ice-wine of the world is produced in this region. The wine of this region regularly keeps on winning various kinds of national and international awards. If you are thinking about taking a tour of this wine region, check out our list of best wineries and vineyards of Kelowna, Canada.

1. Tantalus Vineyards

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Posted by Tantalus Vineyards on Monday, 27 March 2017

The winery sits on the eastern slopes of the Okanagan Valley overlooking the beautiful Lake Okanagan and Kelowna city. This historic winery has also won a LEED certification. It is one of the oldest continuously producing winery of British Columbia, established in the year 1927. Originally, it used to be known as Pioneer Vineyards. The winery has a gallery-style tasting room, where you can sip on its finest wines overlooking the beautiful views of the lake. The tours are available from Wednesday to Friday. The tour includes a visit through the winery, a view of the winemaking process, ending with a taste of its flagship wines.

Tantalus Vineyards

Address: 1670 DeHart Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 4N6, Canada

Website: Tantalus Vineyards

Opening hours: 9 am (Wednesday to Friday)

Average price for two people: 31-60 USD

2. House of Rose Winery

Posted by Brigitte Moore on Friday, 15 June 2018

The enchanting winery is located on the outskirts of the city Kelowna. The winery is established, owned and operated by the Rose family. They are one of the most experienced in producing award-winning wines at an affordable rate. The winery was established by Vern Rose, in the year 1983. First, it was a place for growing grapes, but in the year 1993, they got a license to produce wine. It is also one of the first 17 wineries of the Okanagan Valley. Their signature is one of the secret blends of ice-wine, called Winter Wine.

House of Rose Winery

Address: 2270 Garner Rd, Kelowna, BC V1P 1E2, Canada

Website: House of Rose Winery

Opening hours: 12 pm

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

3. Ancient Hill Winery

Ancient Hill Winery - Ellison District - Kelowna - BC - Canada
Source: Photo by Flickr user Adam Jones used under CC BY-SA 2.0

In the backdrop scenic farmlands, Ancient Hill Estate Winery is a European-style winery. It is located in the rural Ellison area of northern Kelowna. You have to travel through scenic farmland and horse ranches to reach this boutique vineyard. The wine-tasting room projects an old-world charm, created in typical European style. There is a picnic area, where you can enjoy wines with cheese or crackers from the wine shop. Alternatively, you can also bring food from outside to enjoy with its wine and the view.

Ancient Hill Winery

Address: 4918 Anderson Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 7V7, Canada

Website: Ancient Hill Winery

Opening hours: 10:30 am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

4. Little Straw Vineyards

Posted by Little Straw Vineyards on Saturday, 5 May 2018

The family-owned vineyard is located on the lower slopes of Mount Boucherie, very close to Kelowna. Little Straw Vineyards was established in the year 1996. Their signature white blend “Tapestry” is most popular, along with its winemaker, Peter Slamka. The red blend “Southern Cross” is well known too. They also have a wide range of small-lot wines. The winery also includes a lounge ‘Barrel Top Grill’, where you can taste the most amazing wines of this vineyard. It also serves various kinds of cheese, flatbreads to savour with the wine.

Little Straw Vineyards

Address: 2815 Ourtoland Rd, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2H7, Canada

Website: Little Straw Vineyards

Opening hours: 12 pm

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

5. Calona Vineyards

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Posted by Lust 4 Luxury Tours on Saturday, 14 July 2018

The Calona Vineyards is a pioneer winery of British Columbia. Today, the wines of this vineyards are award-winning. They produce wines using one of the best methods of wine-making, combining the age-old method with visionary innovations. This winery is owned by Andrew Peller Ltd nowadays. Each of the wines of Calona Vineyards come with a painting, selected especially for describing the uniqueness of the wine.

Calona Vineyards

Address: 1125 Richter St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K6, Canada

Website: Calona Vineyards

Opening hours: 10 am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

6. The View Winery & Vineyards

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Posted by The View Winery on Wednesday, 30 December 2015

The View Winery is a five-generation family-run winery, located very close to downtown. It is also surrounded by orchards and vines, very next to a vintage apple packing house. Thus, you can also have a glimpse of the historic fruit growing industry of Okanagan. It produces a range of exceptional wines, like a sparkling wine in a can, spicy red wine or aromatic white wines.

The View Winery & Vineyards

Address: 12287 Ward Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 4R5, Canada

Website: The View Winery & Vineyards

Opening hours: 12 pm

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

7. The Vibrant Vine

Posted by The Vibrant Vine on Thursday, 1 November 2018

Like its name, this winery can be described as the most artfully entertaining winery of the city. In the year 2013, it had won the award of “The Best White Wine in the World” at the World Wine Competition at Geneva, Switzerland. The wine tasting room of this vineyard holds a big surprise, here you can have a 3D experience of the winemaking process. It presents a variety of wines. Here, you can also enjoy live music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Vibrant Vine

Address: 3240 Pooley Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 4G7, Canada

Website: The Vibrant Vine

Opening hours: 11 am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

8. Cedar Creek Estate Winery

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Posted by Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery on Friday, 15 December 2017

The Cedar Creek Estate Winery is one of the oldest wineries of the region, nestled amongst the lush vineyards and a charming lake. The winery established in the year 1987, is one of the eight pioneer wineries of British Colombia. Twice it has won the award of “Canada’s Winery of the Year”. The vineyard also includes a wine shop and a terrace restaurant.

Cedar Creek Estate Winery

Address: 5445 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 4S5, Canada

Website: Cedar Creek Estate Winery

Opening hours: 11 am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

9. The Hatch

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Posted by the hatch on Saturday, 8 September 2018

The arrival of this winery occurred with a supercool brand of wine, Pamela Anderson. Yet, the quality of its wines didn’t get suppressed under the brand name, they were excellent. The wine shop of this vineyard resembles a stable, it looks like a blacksmith shop combined with a western saloon. Thus, creativity is one of the most important features of this winery.

The Hatch

Address: 3225 Boucherie Rd, Kelowna, BC V1Z 2G9, Canada

Website: The Hatch

Opening hours: 11 am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

10. Qualis' Gate Estate Winery

Okanagan Lake from Quails Gate - panoramio
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Jack Borno used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The vineyard Qualis’ Gate Estate Winery is located on the shore of Okanagan Lake. The winery is most famous for the Old Vines Restaurant, which is one of the top 100 restaurants of Canada. The winery is specialized in producing ‘Family Reserve’ Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It produces over 50,000 cases per year. The vineyard was created by the family of Stewarts, one of the pioneer horticultural families of the Okanagan region.

Qualis' Gate Estate Winery

Address: 3303 Boucherie Rd, Kelowna, BC V1Z 2H3, Canada

Website: Qualis’ Gate Estate Winery

Opening hours: 10 am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

The various wines of this region

wineries in kelowna | the various wines of this region
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Okanagan wine country lies in a sunny, hot and dry region. The grapes are normally soaked during the long daylight hours of the summer months. The speciality of this region is dry red and white wines, though you can get almost every kind of wine in this region. No matter what kind of wines you prefer, you can get them here. So, choose your own brand and Kelowna has something special to offer according to your taste.

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