22 Jul Experience refined flavours with a private South Okanagan wine tour
Explore Canada’s premier wine region nestled among rolling desert hills painted in strokes of sage and clusters of Ponderosa pines with a private South Okanagan wine tour.
Whether you like sipping on a buttery smooth Chardonnay or a sun-soaked Merlot, the wine region stretching from the Naramata Bench to Osoyoos is known for its mature flavours. Whether you want to taste the best red wines in Canada or embark on a relaxing tour through the hills with lots of time for sipping wine and exploring the art of gastronomy, a trip to the South Okanagan has you covered.
Ready to experience award-winning varietals on your own terms? Here’s what you need to know about private South Okanagan wine tours and Teehouse Wine Tour’s three main itineraries south of Kelowna.
Sample crafter’s paradise in Naramata Bench
Famous for its relaxed and rewarding wine tours with less driving between wineries and more time spent sampling, the Naramata Bench Tour is a favourite of locals and visitors alike.
Nestled on the southeast edge of Okanagan Lake just north of Penticton, Naramata earned its reputation for great wines thanks, in part, to its desert climate and beautiful lakefront views. And, with more than 40 wineries and 50 craft beverage producers, Naramata Bench is known for its dedication to creating the perfect sip.
Taste the unique flavours of Okanagan Falls
Okanagan Falls sits in the heart of Okanagan wine country. Beyond providing access to the broader Okanagan wine region, Okanagan Falls has carved out its territory as a sub-region with flavours like no other.
Tucked away on the east bench of Skaha Lake, with fingers stretching to Kaleden on the west bank and Vaseux Lake in the southern hills, Okanagan Falls’ grapes get their unique and memorable characteristics from the soil. Carved from glaciers over thousands of years, the entire valley is full of fertile soil perfect for growing grapes. What makes Okanagan Falls unique is its two distinct sub-geographic indexes. For tasters, that means that the soil here influences the grapes unlike any other wine region in the world.
Sip your favourite reds in Oliver
Have a little extra time? Consider starting your private South Okanagan wine tour in Oliver. Considered the best in Canada, Oliver-Osoyoos Wine Country features mineral-rich soil that gives the perfect biopsy of the South Okanagan wine region: flavourful whites and bodacious reds.
Near Oliver, the “Wine Capital of Canada,” you’ll taste some of the best Merlot, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals available in the country. Head to Osoyoos for Canada’s top-tier reds, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah varietals.
Experience the South Okanagan Wine Region in comfort
With so many distinct flavours to taste and wineries to explore, it’s impossible to experience everything in a day.
We’ve spent years building relationships with the best wineries across the South Okanagan. When you book a private South Okanagan wine tour, that means you get to take advantage of our expertise and winery relationships. All you need to do you is sip and sample the hidden gems and five-star wineries that make the region a destination for wine lovers from around the world.
Private South Okanagan wine tours are all about enjoying the journey. From the moment we pick you up at home or your hotel to the end of your tour, sit back and relax in our Mercedes Sprinter as you zip from one winery to the next. We’ll take care of the rest.
Ready to experience the refined and mature flavours with a private South Okanagan wine tour and one of Kelowna’s top-rated companies? Get in touch to book your private tour.