Osoyoos Wineries Tour

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore Osoyoos and Oliver, Canada's wine capital

  • Indulge in unique experiences at top Osoyoos wineries

  • Uncover the secrets of the Golden Mile and Black Sage Bench

Description

No Need to Settle for Ordinary, Even if You Have a Refined Palate

Are you ready to embark on a journey that will delight your senses and elevate your wine-tasting experience? Join us on an enchanting adventure through Canada's wine capital, Oliver-Osoyoos.

Set against the majestic backdrop of rolling landscapes, our grandest wine tour takes you to the heart of the Golden Mile and Black Sage Bench, two renowned wine regions. Here, winemakers and enthusiasts revel in the terroir, producing exceptional wines that will tantalize your taste buds.

But it's not just about the wine; it's about immersing yourself in the entire experience. Your tour includes luxurious round-trip transportation, ensuring you can sit back, relax, and savour every moment. From the moment you board, you'll be greeted by a professional tour guide who will handle all the details, including winery tasting fees and bottled water.

Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious newcomer, the Osoyoos Wine Tour is designed to deepen your knowledge and create lasting memories. So join us on this informative and unforgettable journey, where every sip tells a story and every vineyard holds a secret. Book your spot now, and let us whisk you to the enchanting world of Oliver-Osoyoos, Canada's only desert and wine paradise.

Itinerary

A love and appreciation for the craft of making fine wine underscores every detail at Culmina Family Estate Winery and is embedded in all that they do, from the vineyard to the cellar.

Their winemaking philosophy revolves around two principles: gentle handling of fruit and minimal intervention of wine. Cullmina Winery combines traditional practices and leading-edge technologies to preserve our wines' beautiful, natural character.

The Provenance Tasting is a relaxed seated tasting experience. Guests of the tasting room will explore Culmina's carefully crafted wines, including the winery-exclusive Unicus (Grüner Veltliner) and Hypothesis, Culmina's flagship Bordeaux-style red blend, all while enjoying one of the best views that the Okanagan Valley has to offer. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about Culmina's unique approach to viticulture and winemaking.

Enjoy a skillfully selected flight of premium wines led by a Hester Creek Winery ambassador in a signature, hosted tasting experience in one of their intimate spaces.

The original winery built on this site in the early 1980s by BC wine pioneer Joe Busnardo was named Divino Estate. The property was sold in 1996 and renamed Hester Creek after the creek bordering the south side of the land.

Charmed by the scenic location and convinced of its potential, entrepreneur Curt Garland bought Hester Creek in 2004 - the dry grasslands, natural vegetation, orchards and the Golden Mile Bench vineyards reminded him of the Mediterranean. New to the industry, he assembled an accomplished team, which included veteran Niagara winemaker Rob Summers.

Curt made several significant investments: in the vineyards with new plantings and a drip irrigation system, building a 23,000-square-foot winery with state-of-the-art equipment, a new hospitality centre, an Italian-inspired restaurant, and luxurious accommodations at the Villa.

Today, Hester Creek is a destination winery that offers a gracious wine country welcome to guests with premium old wine wines. Our Mediterranean-influenced setting offers customized tastings, scenic patios, summer barbeques, live music, farm-to-table cooking classes, luxury Tuscan-styled villas, and Italian-inspired dining at Terrafina Restaurant.

Choose from lunch at Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek Winery or Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.

Enjoy a sumptuous, relaxed lunch at Terrafina at Hester Creek, a Mediterranean-inspired local favourite specializing in local ingredients and flavours. Meaning "from the Earth," Terrafina is a gorgeous, Tuscan-style restaurant nestled among the vines of Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver.

With an emphasis on seasonal products and a commitment to sustainable practice, the menu at Miradoro studies culinary creativity. From the authentic forno oven to a diverse wine list (including library wines), this is the place for food lovers to indulge.

Panoramic views of the valley below, clean lines, and a comfortable atmosphere. Locally sourced ingredients prepared by an award-winning chef. All of this is in the south Okanagan's heart – with a hint of Mediterranean on the palate. It's where rustic meets elegance in delicious harmony.

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards was founded by Kenn and Sandra Oldfield and Bob and Barb Shaunessy in 1993, focusing on growing the best grapes, making great wine, and having fun.

What started with a couple of barrels in the basement of a house and a few acres of vines has grown into a thriving winery, attracting talented people committed to making outstanding wines in the south Okanagan.
The founding families' vision continues to live on in every aspect of Tinhorn Creek today.

Enjoy a premium seated wine-tasting experience. Enjoy a flight of Tinhorn Creek Vineyard's award-winning wines while overlooking the South Okanagan Valley. Sample a pre-selected choice of wines showcasing the Golden Mile and Black Sage Bench.

Named for the solitary majestic old-growth pine of their Oliver estate, Le Vieux Pin is perched amidst the famed vineyards of the Black Sage Bench: Canada’s sole pocket desert in the South of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

Since releasing its first vintage in 2005, Le Vieux Pin has captured the essence of traditional French winemaking and the bold New World character distinct to the region. Considered by the national wine industry to be a leading Syrah producer, the winery uses low-input viticulture and non-interventionist winemaking to make exclusive vintages that carry with them a sense of time and place. These fine wines can be savoured nationwide and internationally at select culinary hot spots, gastronomical institutions and fine wine merchants.

 

Tour info

Duration
8 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
At least 4
Price starts at
CA$239
Languages
English

Osoyoos Wineries Map

Why take this tour?

Exclusive Tastings

Enjoy private tastings at the best Oliver and Osoyoos wineries, savouring rare and limited-edition wines handpicked for our guests. Elevate your palate as you discover exclusive vintages unavailable to the general public.

Experienced Tour Guide

Rest assured that your comfort and enjoyment are our top priorities. Your tour includes wine tasting at the finest wineries in the area, accompanied by a professional tour guide who will provide insights into the winemaking process and the region's history.

Sustainable Tourism Certified

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Gold Certification. We have carefully curated a selection of sustainable wineries showcasing the finest Osoyoos and Oliver wine offerings.

Educational Journey

With the help of our expert guides with over ten years' experience touring Golden Mile and Black Sage Bench wineries, dive deep into the stories behind each pour, turning your wine tour into an enriching educational journey.

Luxury Transportation

Relax in style with our luxurious transportation, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free journey between wineries. Sit back, enjoy the scenic drive, and let us handle the logistics, allowing you to focus on creating lasting memories.

Included

  • Wine tasting at the best Osoyoos wineries

  • Professional Tour Guide

  • Winery tasting fees

  • Bottled water

Excluded

  • Taxes

  • Gratuities

  • Cost of lunch

Frequently asked questions

Plans sometimes change. We get it; it happens to us too. So we're happy to provide a hassle-free, 100% refund if you give us 48 hours' notice. Within 48 hours, we've already started preparing for your tour, and we can't quickly fill your slot, so we can't provide you with a refund in that case, and there is a 100% charge for the entire invoice. Very, very rarely, we're the ones that have to cancel. We'll try hard not to, but if we do, we'll ask if you prefer to reschedule or have us refund you. Should government restrictions prevent tours from operating, reservations can be rescheduled or are 100% refundable.
Reservations are not available for single guests on this tour.
We have a special $129 rate for adult guests who choose not to participate in wine tasting, and 'riders' receive tasty, locally-made Motherlove Kombucha.
No. Tour schedules reflect the availability of wineries, breweries, and restaurants and are not adjustable. For private, full-day tours only, we may alter itineraries.
A 20% deposit is required at the time of booking. Your Tour Guide will collect the balance of the payment after the tour. We accept cash and credit cards, including American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. Debit is not available. Gratuities are NOT included - suggested gratuity: 15-25%. For groups of eight or more, private tours, and prepaid invoices, an 18% gratuity will be added. Split payments are available for small groups. For large groups, please organize payment in advance and present your Tour Guide with one payment method.

Things to know

Varieties

White, Rosé, Medium-Full Red

White, Rosé, Medium-Full Red

Departure

9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Meeting Point

Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation are included.

Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation are included.

Availability

Mon-Sun, Apr-Oct

Mon-Sun, Apr-Oct

Group Rates

8+ guests = $239 per person
1-7 guests = $249 per person

8+ guests = $239 per person
1-7 guests = $249 per person

Private Tours

Same Day Reservations

This tour is not available on the same day for booking.

This tour is not available on the same day for booking.

Fine Print

All rates per person. Rates are subject to increase on weekends and holidays.

All rates per person. Rates are subject to increase on weekends and holidays.

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