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					                                                                                                                        2 DAY TOUR




Okanagan
Kelowna 2-Day Culinary Tour
This is the best place in Canada to taste the exquisite wines of the Okanagan and valley-grown, farm-
fresh products!
Gourmet prepared regional cuisine, tapas-style fare or cheese and fruit platters served on beautiful patios overlooking spectacular
lake and valley views—it’s all here for those wishing to indulge in a sensory delight. For an added treat, consider sitting back and
letting someone show you around wine country. Okanagan Wine Country Tours (www.okwinetours.com) or MJO Tours
(www.mjotours.com) both offer a variety of winery tours

Day 1 – Vancouver to Kelowna (4.5 hours)
  •   Depart Vancouver at 8:00 am.
  •   Arrive in Kelowna via Trans Canada Highway #1, Coquihalla Highway #5A and
      Highway #97.
  •   Welcome to Summerhill Pyramid Winery (www.summerhill.bc.ca), Canada’s most
      visited winery and largest certified organic vineyard for a vineyard lunch and VIP
      tour. The property also features a four story high, 8% replica pyramid of Egypt used
      scientifically for aging their wines.
  •   Not far down the road, your next stop is CedarCreek Estate Winery
      (www.cedarcreek.bc.ca). It all started at CedarCreek in 1986 when apple orchards
      were replaced with quality European varietals including Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
      As they say, “the rest is history” for the Fitzpatrick family who originally settled in
      the valley in 1913, as the winery has been named Canadian winery of the year for the
      second time in five years!
  •   Since you’re in one of the most beautiful areas of Kelowna, a drive further along the
      lakeshore is a must to visit Carmelli’s Goat Cheese Farm. Carmelli’s goat milk
      contains no additives or preservatives and they use no stimulation processes in their
      production, making sure every type of cheese reaches its true maturity. You can
      sample any cheese and we suggest taking a little slice to go along with the wine you
      bought earlier this afternoon. The two will make a perfect pairing in your hotel room.
      Try their home made Gelato - unbelievable!
  •   Overnight in your first class Kelowna hotel. Accommodation suggestions include:
           Hotel Eldorado (www.eldoradokelowna.com)
           Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (www.marriott.com)
           Lake Okanagan Resort (www.lakeokanagan.com)
           The Cove Lakeside Resort (www.thecovekelowna.com)
           Delta Grand Okanagan Resort (www.deltagrandokanagan.com)
  •   We have two wine-paired dinner suggestions tonight. The first is at RauDZ Restaurant – featuring the chef from the award
      winning restaurant, world-famous Wickininnish Inn. The 90-year-old heritage brick building is the setting and a perfect place
      to get together to experience local beers on tap and a regional wine list that both enhance seasonally inspired, comfort food.
      The restaurant focus is on fresh, local ingredients, all delivered with the knowledgeable service and attention to detail that
      everyone has come to expect from Chef Rod Butters and his team. This is creative cuisine at its best inspired by the
      Okanagan’s finest ingredients. The second is at the Hotel Eldorado’s Lakeside Dining Room. Boasting fantastically
      prepared AAA Angus beef selections, fabulous chops, the Eldorado has the most extensive seafood offering and award-
      winning wine list featuring over 150 different labels. A favourite locals destination, nothing beats dining lakeside at “The El”.
Day 2
  •  Your day begins with a journey to the fruit benches of east Kelowna and a guided
     tour of Kelowna Land & Orchard (www.k-l-o.com). Take a behind-the-scenes
     tour of a working farm established in 1904, sample award winning apple cider
     products made from their own fruit at the Raven Ridge Cidery
     (www.ravenridgecidery.com) or browse the farm store for local arts & crafts or fresh
     farm fruit and vegetables.
  • Just down the road is the Okanagan Lavender Farm, one of Kelowna’s most
     unique and popular attractions. Visitors take self-guided tours to pick lavender, shop
     the country store for handcrafted essential oils, culinary and home products. Learn
     how to user lavender to enhance their lives and their recipes. Sample lavender tea,
     lavender shortbread and much more!
  • The time is right to duck back into Kelowna to visit Calona Vineyards
     (www.calonavineyards.com). Established in 1932, Calona Vineyards has the
     distinction of being BC’s original winery. Besides their award winning wines,
     Calona puts out an annual call to artists across BC to provide them a showcase for
     public recognition on the winery’s new bottle labels.
  • Make your way north out of Kelowna on Hwy 97 to Okanagan Landing and enjoy
     miles of lakefront travel and vineyard covered hills on the 30-minute journey to
     today’s lunch stop: the Grapevine Restaurant at Gray Monk Estate Winery. Gray
     Monk is one of the Okanagan’s oldest and most recognized estate wineries. They
     offer exceptional dining with panoramic views overlooking Okanagan Lake paired
     with award-winning wines - yummy white wines!
  • On your way back into Kelowna, we suggest getting off the beaten path and taking a
     side trip on your return to a place where you can witness an entirely different
     produce crop being grown. Welcome to Falcon Ridge Farms, home to more than
     400,000 Echinacea plants that produce a variety of products including tea, honey,
     jams, jellies, throat sprays, herbal mouthwash and beeswax candles. Group tours are
     available year round.
  • Make your way to the pasture lands of south Kelowna and your last stop of the
     afternoon at Pioneer Country Market. Dating back five generations to 1875 when
     John Casorso settled in the area, his descendents still maintain a close relationship
     with the land. An array of experiences is offered here. You can be taken back in
     time viewing the extensive agricultural museum items – both inside and outside.
     You can also wander around and see firsthand how the many different vegetables
     are grown. This might be the perfect time for a “pick me up” with a cup of tea or a
     freshly brewed latte in the restaurant. If you’re looking to take something home
     from your Okanagan trip, the country store has a huge selection of preserves, fresh
     fruits and vegetables from around the valley.
   • For history buffs, the Pioneer Country Market coincidently is not far from the original site of the Father Pandosy Mission,
     an Oblate Spanish missionary. In 1860 Father Charles Pandosy founded the settlement where priests ministered to the area’s
     Indian population and to the growing number of settlers. At its most prosperous, the Mission farm held roughly 2000 acres. It
     was the first white settlement in the interior and also the first place in BC where grapes were grown!
   • Tonight will be the time to celebrate a memorable two days in the Okanagan with dinner at Quails’ Gate Winery
     (www.quailsgate.com). With a patio view that’s right out of a Hollywood movie, the Old Vines Restaurant provides
     handcrafted wines paired with locally grown culinary sensations that reflect the bounty this “Super, Natural” region has to
     offer! PS you may want to try their Pinot Noir. Quails’ Gate was one of the first to plant the grape back in the 1970’s.

Day 3 - Return to Vancouver
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For Bed & Breakfast accommodation listings, go to: www.bcsbestbnbs.com
For Kelowna city information, go to www.tourismkelowna.com




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