Penticton Wineries Tour

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Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive along Lake Okanagan to Penticton

  • Visit renowned wineries on Naramata Bench

  • Choice of lunch at Poplar Grove Winery or Zias Stonehouse

Description

Discover the Best Wineries in Penticton – Leave the Logistics to Us

Experience an unforgettable journey as you embark on our Penticton Wineries Tour. This luxurious adventure takes you through the undiscovered Penticton winery gems and along the scenic shores of Lake Okanagan, leading you to the renowned Naramata Bench.

Prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking scenery as you indulge in award-winning wines and a delectable winery lunch. Our expert tour guide will ensure that your experience is extraordinary, providing valuable insights and knowledge about the region’s winemaking process.

The Naramata Bench is famous for its impressive portfolio of red wines, including Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. Each sip will transport you to a world of flavours as these exquisite wines thrive under the endless summer and sunshine.

Itinerary

We'll begin our journey at Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, a beautiful winery against the stunning Lake Okanagan backdrop. Enjoy the breathtaking views while sipping their exquisite sparkling wines.

The Fitzpatrick family opened their first winery in 1986 - CedarCreek Estate Winery - and grew it into a two-time Canadian Winery of the Year. They learned more than a few things about making wine in the Okanagan along the way, but none more important than the need to pay close attention to what your land is telling you to do.

Before lunch, we'll stop at Haywire, a winery that has won numerous awards for its handcrafted wines. Enjoy a private tasting of their premium vintages and learn about their passion for sustainable viticulture and winemaking.

After 14 years under the umbrella of Okanagan Crush, Haywire Winery takes the stage with a bold, brand-new look. A modern tasting lounge has been constructed adjacent to the crush pad and cellar, offering views of Okanagan Lake and Switchback Organic Vineyard.

Concrete tanks are the perfect vessel for the style of wine they aim to make. The central Okanagan area is ideal for cool climate varieties such as Pinot Noir, Gamay, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Haywire doesn’t rush the winemaking process, preferring low-intervention methods to create fruit-forward wines with a fuller textured mid-palate and a finish that goes on and on.

Choose from lunch at The Restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery on the Naramata Bench or Zias Stonehouse Restaurant in Summerland.

Zias Stonehouse opened its doors in 1998. The restaurant has become a popular dining room for residents and visitors throughout the Okanagan Valley. Zias is soaked with an atmosphere which suits both casual and elegant dining. The décor includes old family portraits and a beautiful stone fireplace.

Nestled on the slopes of Munson Mountain, The Restaurant at Poplar Grove offers beautiful views of Okanagan Lake while offering exceptional wines and carefully crafted food. Their hospitality team is keen to provide guests with friendly and engaging service.

Founded in 1993, Poplar Grove Winery is one of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench. Tony and Barb Holler purchased the winery in 2007. Today, their sons, Chris, Andrew, Matthew, and Eric, carefully farm over 140 acres of estate vineyards.

The family is widely recognized for crafting their outstanding signature red blend, The Legacy, as well as delicious Cabernet Franc and Merlot-focused wines and an exceptional Pinot Gris. Polar Grove shares a commitment to distinctive, genuine wines that reflect the character and richness of the Okanagan Valley.

Located in the middle of the Naramata Bench, Bench 1775 Winery offers magnificent views, stunning vineyards, and some of BC's best wines. Enjoy a guided wine tasting in their waterfront tasting room and enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Okanagan.

Little Engine Wines' vision is to produce a collection of wines that appeal to astute wine enthusiasts and the most seasoned professionals. Varietals are based on terroir with the ability to influence with barrels. Three properties planted in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot mark estate production, while Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc make up the portfolio's balance. A winery dedicated to the pursuit of excellence.

Their philosophy begins in the vineyard: precise pruning, canopy management, and cluster thinning. Little Engine Wines utilize very low crop tonnage producing fruit with intense concentration. Hand-selected fruit combined with minimally-invasive wine-making techniques allows for the wine’s pure expression. A combination of natural yeasts, gentle maceration, French oak barrels and attention to every detail results in wines of depth, character, elegance and finish.

 

Tour info

Duration
7 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
At least 4
Price starts at
CA$219
Languages
English

Penticton Wineries Map

Why take this tour?

Crafted Wine Sampling

Taste the artistry of local Penticton winemakers as you sample a selection of finely crafted wines, a personalized journey that elevates your palate and introduces you to new favourites.

Educational Tasting Journey

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

Culinary Delights

A lunch stop at local favourite Zias Summerland or Poplar Grove Winery allows you to savour delectable dishes prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, turning your tour into a flavorful and satisfying culinary journey.

Hotel-to-Winery Transfers

Enjoy the convenience of door-to-door service, letting you relax and fully immerse yourself in the wine-tasting experience without worrying about transportation – it's all about you and your comfort.

Sustainable Tourism Certified

Wicked Wine Tours are designed to prioritize sustainability. We proudly hold the GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Gold Certification, proving our commitment to preserving the environment and promoting responsible travel.

Included

  • Wine tasting at the best Penticton 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

Varities

Sparkling, White, Rosé, Medium-Full Red

Sparkling, White, Rosé, Medium-Full Red

Departure

10 AM

10 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 = $219 per person
1-7 guests = $229 per person

8+ guests = $219 per person
1-7 guests = $229 per person

Private Tours

Same Day Reservations

Please call us at (250) 864-9453 for same day availability.

Please call us at (250) 864-9453 for same day availability.

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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