As a region, and in comparison to neighbours in the United States and over in Europe, the Okanagan is young. Growers are experimenting, and varietal plantings can boom or bust. Fortunately, we’re seeing more of the former with a number of strong contenders; we’re establishing what can grow – and what grows well and can best reflect the region.
Principal varietals, planted according to acreage, are: Osoyoos – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah. Oliver – Merlot, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon. With the diversity of growers in the region, there is as much diversity in plantings. From Pinot Noir to Tempranillo, Riesling to Viognier, the expression of terroir is in a period of exploration and discovery.
Oliver / Osoyoos Wine Tour
Departure Times: 9:00, 10:00 & 10:30am
5 wineries – approx 8 hours – stop for lunch
(the cost for lunch is not included)
Gratuity is not included unless the group is over 8 people.
Minimum four people for this tour.
Tour stops may include: River Stone, Le Vieux Pin, Oliver Twist, Road 13, TinHorn Creek, Borrowing Owl, Black Hills, Covert Farms, Church & State, Hester Creek, Moon Curser, Quinta Ferriera, NK ‘MP Cellars and more.
Tours include: transportation, tasting fees, GST, a fun & experienced tour guide, and water/snack.