10 Best Kelowna Wineries You Shouldn’t Miss Out On
Being a great all-year-round destination, Kelowna is not only attractive for its beach, skiing during winter months, and tons of outdoor adventures but it is also known as the heart of winemaking in Canada.
You can literally find wineries just about every corner in Kelowna, from within the city limits to the hillsides around Okanagan Lake. With over 120 wineries and 200 vineyards in the area, it’s probably a hardship to choose some specific places to visit.
That’s why we’ve compiled the best of the best Kelowna wineries so you can easily plan your own trip in the interior.
Vibrant Vineyards is where you can get unforgettable experiences about wine, art, and sound in Kelowna. Trust us, with live outdoor music, Phil Lewis 3D Art, award-winning wines, Jacko’s lounge, Okanagan Villa, and Frequency Winery & Recording Studio, you will never regret visiting this place!
Their Tasting Room features 3D art and a selection of wines like The Mask Bottle 2019, with baked cherry and fig aromas, and Woops Bottle 2020, rich in blackberry and dark cherry flavors.
What to order: The Mask Bottle 2019, Phoenix 2020, Woops Bottle 2020.
If you’re planning to visit Kitsch Wines, be ready to go home with some excellent bottles of Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir.
Don’t miss a chance to book their Estate Garage Tasting & Tour, where you can find everything about the vineyards, wine-making technique, and take some sips of their premium wine in awesome music background.
Try the Esther’s Block Riesling 2019 for a citrusy summer reminder and the Blanc de Blancs 2018, perfect with seafood.
What to order: Esther’s Block Riesling 2019, Blanc de Blancs 2018, 11 Barrel Chardonnay 2018.
Summerhill Pyramid Winery has everything you need for a weekend rewind, from extraordinary cellared wines, organic local cuisine to a private home that allows guests to immerse themselves in the bountiful Kelowna wine country experience. All in one freaken place!
You definitely don’t want to miss a try at their Summerhill Organic Wine & Bistro, where you can celebrate your day with fine wine, excellent food in a warm and cozy dining room. You can also choose to sit outside, soak in the vineyard and admire the lake views.
Their Organic Wine & Bistro serves fine wines like the Organic Malbec Syrah Rose 2021 and Cipes Ariel 2000, complemented by vineyard and lake views.
What to order: Organic Malbec Syrah Rose 2021, Cipes Ariel 2000, Cipes Traditional Cuvee 2000
Having been operating since 1925, Sperling Vineyards is sure to impress you with not only its wine selection but its length and depth in history and heritage as well.
Once coming, you’ll get the chance to take a tour through their 3 main vineyards: Sperling Heritage Vineyard – the oldest, Riesling Planting, and Organic Vineyard Labyrinth. Come have a tasting and walk these beautiful rows!
The Organic Old Vines Foch Reservee 2018, with cassis and blackcurrant scents, and the Organic Vision Pinot Noir Rose 2018, full of berry and stone fruit aromas, are standout choices.
What to order: Organic Old Vines Foch Reservee 2018, Organic Vision Pinot Noir Rose 2018.
Arrowleaf is a family-owned and operated winery since 2001, where you can feast your eyes and palate with tons of wine choices. They do offer a limited Tasting Tour, from which you can get a chance to learn about their winery.
If you’re wondering why it is called “limited”, the answer is you can only sample 4 selected wines from the portfolio in approximately 10 minutes in duration! So, make a smart choice.
Start with the Petite Arrvine 2020, a complex white with peach and citrus notes, and the Chardonnay 2020, featuring green apple and lemon with a sweet aftertaste.
What to order: Petite Arrvine 2020, Chardonnay 2020, Summerstorm 2020.
Wonder where you can find some of the world’s finest wines in the heart of British Columbia? Gray Monk Estate Winery is your next go-to! Here you can spend your day admiring the 75 acres of the lush vineyard overlooking Okanagan Lake and feast your palate at The Lookout Restaurant. Stunning!
The Lookout Restaurant stays true to its name with the best patio view in the Okanagan Valley while offering fine local cuisine in a casually elegant atmosphere.
The Odyssey Heritage 2018 and Odyssey Traditional Brut 2018 are top choices, known for their classic aromas and creamy textures.
What to order: Odyssey Heritage 2018, Odyssey Traditional Brut 2018, Odyssey Pinot Gris 2020
Being one of Canada’s foremost family-owned estate wineries, Quails’ Gate Winery has been widely known for its consistent high-quality wines. They have been gaining a reputation for delivering such outstanding award-winning wines that can steal your heart with their rich character and intense flavour.
Visit their Old Vines Restaurant for Okanagan cuisine paired with signature wines or The Market for artisanal cheese and bread. Must-tries include the 2019 Rosemary’s Block Chardonnay and 2019 The Boswell Syrah.
What to order: 2019 Rosemary’s Block Chardonnay, 2019 The Boswell Syrah, 2021 Chenin Blanc
If you want to know about wine from A to Z, you’d better make your way to Sandhill Winery! Besides serving you exclusive, award-winning wines, Sandhill Winery also offers all sorts of tools, books, guidelines, and local treats to help you start your new journey in wine.
Their Small Lots Syrah 2017, with its deep purple-black color and black tea notes, is perfect for date nights. The Sandhill Rose 2020, with strawberry notes, offers a fresher option.
What to order: Small Lots Syrah 2017, Sandhill Rose 2020, Sandhill Syrah 2018.
To be brief, visiting Tantalus Vineyards is a one-of-a-kind experience. Why? Because you can not only get to know and directly try their premium wines on the vineyards, but you can choose to sip them in the luxurious, gallery-style tasting room, surrounded by works of art, and talk with the sommeliers at Tantalus Vineyards as well.
Try their 2018 Blanc de Blancs with lime zest and pear notes, and the 2020 Rose, perfect for gifting, featuring summer flavors like strawberries and watermelon.
What to order: 2018 Blanc de Blancs, 2020 Rose, 2020 Riesling Lab, 2018 Blanc de Noir
Nestled into a steep hill, Cedarcreek Estate Winery is one of the most popular wineries to explore when coming to Kelowna. Here at Cedarcreek Estate Winery, you’ll get to understand thoroughly how wine is made, from vineyard to bottle; and also have the chance to actually try the wines themselves or pair with food at their own restaurant.
Enjoy tastings in their sunlit space with floor-to-ceiling windows or by a cozy fire at night. Don’t miss their 2020 Chardonnay and 2020 Simes Vineyard Natural Pinot Noir, both highly recommended.
What to order: 2020 Chardonnay, 2020 Simes Vineyard Natural Pinot Noir, 2021 Estate Rose
Kelowna is filled with amazing local wineries and has never let us down with its wide selection to choose from. What are you waiting for? Grab your glass of wine and get ready to explore destinations that will leave you craving for another round of drinks.