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November 22, 2012

Okanagan Wine Tours: Finding Variety in Your Varietals

Okanagan Wine Tours: Finding Variety in Your Varietals

For years, Kelowna has been at the centre of world-class Okanagan wine tours. Our rolling hills are threaded with more than 60 different varietals and an ever-growing number of wineries (120 at last count) to suit oenophiles of every type—from family vineyard to international award-winning wineries for the masses. If you’re looking for ways to fall in love with the Kelowna wine scene all over again, try a variation on the wine trail.


4 Great Kelowna Wine Events at the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival

4 Great Kelowna Wine Events at the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival

Kelowna wine will take centre stage as the annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival gets underway from April 28 to May 8 in the Central Okanagan. If you’ll be staying at one of the Kelowna hotels in the area, this is a terrific opportunity to get out and experience some of the tantalizing varietals this region has to offer.


Gardens Near Kelowna Hotels Downtown About to Bloom

Gardens Near Kelowna Hotels Downtown About to Bloom

The Okanagan Valley is renowned for its fertile growing environment. All you have to do is look around at the endless acres of vineyards and orchards sprawled across the countryside. For visitors staying at Kelowna hotels downtown, a great way to experience the local plant life is to visit some of public gardens in the area.


Okanagan Wine Tours: 4 Wine Apps to Unleash Your Inner Sommelier

Okanagan Wine Tours: 4 Wine Apps to Unleash Your Inner Sommelier

For many people, the world of wine is an intimidating place. A perceived lack of knowledge can leave would-be wine enthusiasts reluctant to try new varieties when participating in Okanagan wine tours. If this describes you, there are many smartphone apps that will demystify the process to help you savour the experience.


5 Restaurants Near Kelowna Hotels Downtown Worth Visiting

5 Restaurants Near Kelowna Hotels Downtown Worth Visiting

When you’re staying at Kelowna hotels downtown, it’s nice to know where you can go and grab a quick bite, or even sit down for a gourmet meal. If you’re not familiar with the area, it can sometimes be tricky to know where to go.