COVID -19 update:
Following BC’s provincial health guidelines, we are adjusting our business to this current situation and wanted to update our guests of the changes. We care deeply about the safety of our guests and tour guides, and as you know, we work closely with many tourism partners, who are doing the same.
We will do our best to keep a 2 metre distance when traveling to each winery/brewery, the vehicles with be sanitized before and after tour, and disposable masks and water bottles are provided if you do not bring your own. We also have limits to lunch stops at this time to reduce potential exposure, and we ask that you carry your own purchases to the vehicle.
At this time, we are offering wine tours with a minimum of 4 guests. It is possible to take a larger groups, but there are some limitations. Please call the office to confirm what is available. 250.868.0611
**COVID-19 changes and updates are constant in the tourism industry, so the website might not reflect those changes right away.
Here is a link to safety measures to consider https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html#p

We are all in this together.

 

Our Roots & Vines Family

We take the position of tour guide rather than just a driver. We are in the hospitality industry, guiding guests through the vines, wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries – to experience the beauty the Okanagan has to offer; sharing food, wine, with a sense of adventure & community.

When you’re with the Metcalfes, you’re with family!

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The Okanagan is our home. Michael’s father came to the Okanagan Valley many years ago and fell in love with it. Michael was a young boy when they moved from Osoyoos to Kelowna.

Terri’s family came over from Ireland to settle on property in Southeast Kelowna, and Terri was born here. Michael and Terri were married in the Okanagan, and while they have done their fair share of travelling and adventuring, have settled. Embracing the sense of rootedness, and raising a family here in Kelowna, and building a business in hospitality. Hosting is in our blood!

“I highly value the pioneer spirit that has set a firm foundation for this region. I have watched the evolution of the fledging BC wine industry to the award winning status that it holds today. I believe in this valley.”
~ Michael

I was born here in Kelowna. Mike and I were married here and we have raised our four children here. The longer I live here, the more I love it. This place is absolutely beautiful! “
~ Terri

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Settling down has been the opposite of restrictive. Instead of giving up our dreams, putting down roots has helped make our dreams come true.

The last six years of building strong relationships with other industry professionals in the Okanagan, and gaining friends along the way. Roots & Vines Tour Co. is the embodiment of our dream of hospitality.

Through the Wine, Adventure, Culture Tours AND through Roots & Vines B&B, we continue to meet amazing people from around the world, and its an honour to share in lives from all around the world, and be touched by stories.

Nothing is better than opening a favourite bottle of wine, with new family or old, and talking and laughing all day and long into the night.

What we have learned is that everyone needs a little TLC…
Taste. Laugh. Connect.

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Terri ~ Owner & Office Administrator

Terri takes charge of the admin side of things. She is the voice on the other end of the phone when you call the office to ask questions or to book a tour. She is the organizer of tours, schedules, social media and website. She is also a tour guide on occasion.
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Michael ~ Tour Guide & Host

Michael is a face of Roots & Vines out on the wine trail. His warmth and passion for people, storytelling and wine are unmistakable, and he has a lot of love for the people and history of this valley. Step into the crosshairs of Michael and you are guaranteed to get a hefty dose of tall tales and good times.
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Nygel ~ Son & Tour Guide

Nygel is very similar to his father – charming and very entertaining to be around. His interests include writing and performing spoken word, music, sports and chess! In 2016 he married Danielle. He works as a school teacher so you will see him in the tour guide role most weekends throughout the year and full time during the summer.

If you wish to talk to us about any of our tours, please do not hesitate to give us a call 250.868.0611 or click below to read more about our wine tours.

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