The Oliver Osoyoos Wine Tour includes a one hour and forty-five minute historic drive through the South Okanagan to Canada's Wine Capital. Our first stop will be at Jackson Triggs Award Winning Winery. Allan Jackson, co-founder, has over thirty years of outstanding service.
We will visit Tinhorn Creek , now celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Starting in 1993, Tinhorn now has 150 acres of vineyard. There are many steps between the field and the bottle but at the end of the day, it's about farming the land responsibly and having fun making wines to share with family and friends.
Andrew Windsor is their new wine maker, an experienced bon vivant and globe traveller. Andrew brings a unique blend of passion and scientific knowledge to the winery. As a graduate of Guelph University then going on to gain a Masters of Oenology at the University of Adelaide in Australia he headed to France and learned wine is not just science but an art, a culture and an expression of a place.
Our next stop includes Burrowing Owl located in the hot dry climate of Canada's most unique ecosystem on the tip of the Sonora Desert, complete with over 100 bluebird boxes, two bat nurseries and loads of meadowlarks. Big horn sheep and bears are discouraged from the harvest but not harmed.
Burrowing Owl's 1997 first commercially available wines were crafted in consultation with renowned California winemaker, Bill Dyer.
On a full day tour, our lunch break will be at NK'MIP Cellars, North America's first Aboriginal owned and operated winery. NK'MIP is located in Canada's only pocket desert, with some of the most spectacular views in the Okanagan. This region iscomparable to Arizona's ecosystems and climate. Enjoy the view of the outstanding Osoyoos Lake and the varietyof desert plants over a perfectly palatable paired lunch and International Award winning wines.
The air conditioned trip back will end at Inniskillin Winery, known as a vital forerunner and innovator in crafting premium wines from the Niagara Peninsula to the Okanagan Valley. Inniskillin discovery wines are a must taste. After a very unique desert experience, enjoy the Lavendar Landscape back to Kelowna.
The half-day tour offers tastings, water, transportation & a tour of the wineries for $140 per person (minimum 4 people). Tours 10:30 am - 4.5 hours.
Full Day Wine Tours offer lunch, tastings, water, transportation and a guided tour at one of the wineries for $180 per person. Tours 10:30 am - 6 hours (minimum 5 people).