Roots & Vines Tour Co. - Okanagan Valley Wine Tours
Okanagan Valley Wine Tours: Our guided tours are built on insider knowledge of the region, the culinary sensibilities of a dyed-in-the-wool foodie, and a strong foundation of family values. With so much that the Okanagan has to offer, the choices can be overwhelming, but we have carefully crafted a number of Okanagan Valley wine tours to suit your particular tastes. But with every one, we provide front row seats to a picturesque journey, full of memorable sights, sounds and sensations.
During the summer, the southern Okanagan Valley is, on average, one of the hottest areas in Canada during the day. This hot, dry, region has the gusto to produce many robust, full-bodied reds, which are a highlight of this area.
* An Express Tour option is available for many tours, and consist of four wineries without a lunch stop - this reduces the time of the tour from approx. 5 hours to approx. 3 hours. Click above links to see tour info. *
~ Custom Tours ~
Whether it be a romantic get-away for two, a girls-only weekend away, or a corporate event,
Roots & Vines can customize the Adventure, Wine, or Culture tour. Think of it as us "taking care of all the details."
Let us know your preferences and ideas about your outing and we will set it up: options for lunch, where to stay, highlights of each area, the works. There will be ample opportunity along the trail to pick up all your favourite BC wines, culinary delights, gifts for friends and family, as well as an abundance of swoon-worthy items from local artists, farmers, musicians and more. Again, we will look after all the details - we will store and keep your goodies safe and secure for the duration of the tour.
~ Private Tours ~
For guests celebrating something extra special and want more of a private experience, we have a couple of private tour options. These options allow your group to have a private vehicle and a qualified tour guide for the duration of your tour. For smaller groups, we have a Ford Expedition 7 passenger luxury vehicle available for your private tour - min. 6 person booking (if your party is less than 6 and you would still like a private tour, you must pay for the minimum requirement of six guests). For larger groups we have a Ford Transit high roof 14 passenger vehicle - min. 10 person booking for this vehicle (again, if your group is smaller than 10 guests, and you still would like to choose the private option, then you pay for the minimum requirement of ten guests).
~ Support Local ~
We believe in the bounty of the Okanagan and want to support our many local friends who share our farm-to-table philosophy.
When you book a tour with Roots & Vine Tour Co. you are getting the lowdown from a trained chef and top foodie.
Michael knows good food and he has built connections with some of the best in the biz; he and the crew will provide plenty of recommendations and make sure you get an opportunity to stop to eat at his favourite local restaurants.
Pair it with a newly-discovered wine favourite to make your dining experience heavenly.
If you love the outdoors and wish to spend some time to take in the beautiful scenery, we offer a charcuterie picnic lunch option, prepared for your group and served by our tour guides. There are some gorgeous lunch spots here in the Okanagan. Take the time for a relaxing, delicious picnic (locally sourced meats & cheeses, fresh fruit; the works). Many of these lunch stops are licensed picnic areas at a number of Kelowna wineries, so if you choose, you can also purchase wine to pair with your lunch.
*There is an extra cost to this charcuterie picnic option.*
Hometown hospitality, rooted in rich heritage; that's what Roots & Vines is all about.
We had our guests in mind when we purchased two identical touring vans last year. The 2017 Ford Transit - 14 passenger van is a wonderful, spacious, luxurious touring vehicle that we are very excited to introduce to our fleet.
We also have a luxury Ford Expedition and Ford Transit Connect for our Adventure Tours and smaller private tours.