There is so much to explore in BC & we are very lucky to have it all right on our doorstep! Summer is also the perfect time to start exploring this wonderful locality. Whether you’re a camping, hiking or wine enthusiast, BC has everything to make your trip an experience to remember. So let’s talk about the fantastic wineries in BC..
Explore the Okanagan Valley, which is BC’s primary grape growing region. The vast land sweeps over 250 kilometers.
Because of it’s vast landscape, some of the best winery’s in BC are located in the Okanagan.
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery offers several different types of tours and tastings so you are sure to find the right experience for you, whatever you are looking for. Internationally recognized as one of the worlds leading wineries, you will enjoy an experience to remember. Founded in 1981, they plant and farm their own land, according to their own specifications to ensure the quality of wine produced.
Located in West Kelowna, Mission Hill is probably one of the more famous wines grown in the region. As such, this winery does get busy during the peak Summer season. Click here or call 250.768.7611 to make a reservation and make sure to book early!
Quails’ Gate Winery
Get the full experience of a BC winery buy visiting Quails’ Gate Winery. Offering guided tours and tastings in their onsite library, Quails’ Gate Winery is located in the stunning scenery of Kelowna BC. Boasting an onsite restaurant, you can enjoy all of your favorite wines with a delicious meal. The Old Vines Restaurant is praised for being one of the top 100 hotels in the country! After a day of enjoying what the area has to offer, they also have accommodation options should you wish to stay overnight. For more details, take a look at their website Quails’ Gate Winery.
Wineries in the rest of BC
Hillside Winery & Bistro located in Penticton BC is currently ranked as #7 of 143 in Penticton on Tripadvisor. Apart from the Bistro, there is a wine tasting room where you can indulge in unique local artisans food products, gourmet food, art, gifts and of course wine. If you are making a trip to the area this summer, this might be somewhere you want to explore. Take a look at their website for more information.
Gold Hill Winery
According to their website, Gold Hill’s management is a family run winery, founded by brothers Sant and Gurbachan Gill. With 8,000 years of wine producing from when agriculture first blossomed in the Indus Valley, in the Punjab of Northwest India, they certainly know their wines! Located in the heart of Osoyoos, Gold Hill offer award winning wines and invite guests to share in their passion for bold wines.
Although most of these wineries are located outside Vancouver, the city is a fantastic base in which to explore BC. If you’re looking for accommodation in Downtown Vancouver, take a look at our website for room rates and availability.