August 24, 2017
Fall is an absolutely magical time of year to stay at Kelowna hotels. The colour-changing leaves nestled against the wide expanse of the startling blue Okanagan Lake will take your breath away. Pair the simply stunning scenery with mild fall weather, and you’ve the makings of a perfect retreat.
The fall also brings harvest season with it, and that means the wine that’s made the Okanagan valley famous is ready to be celebrated and enjoyed. To see what all the fuss is about, you may want to think about booking some Okanagan wine tours. However, if your days are already booked with different activities, check out some of these fantastic restaurants instead and get sipping.
Located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, Bouchons is a French restaurant that’s been around since early 2004. The Parisian décor creates an immeasurable ambiance that’s perfect for sampling seasonal local fare and sipping on wine created right in the valley.
Another local favourite, RauDZ offers a more comfortable dining experience. It has all the elements of fine dining – fresh, masterfully crafted menu items that feature local suppliers, a perfectly paired wine menu offering only local wines, and exceptionally experienced staff – but it’s just a little more relaxed than your typical fine dining restaurant.
With a passion for Okanagan-grown ingredients, Waterfront Wines has created a unique menu tailored to showcase the best of the Okanagan. Featuring an extensive wine and craft beer menu, this restaurant is the perfect destination for guests looking to expand their palate for fine food and drink.
End your day of wine tours at the Gray Monk winery and take advantage of the bountiful offerings at the Grapevine Restaurant. Renowned not just for it’s wine, but also for it’s stunning location, the Gray Monk winery is a wine tour staple. The restaurant puts together award-winning combinations that beautifully complement the wine that people from all over the world come to sample.
With a setting unlike the others, The Yellow House is just about as quaint as you can get when seeking out fine dining restaurants. As unique as it is intimate, this restaurant is a must-see. Everything is made in-house, from the stocks to the desserts. The wine list is selective rather than extensive, and it features some of the best wines made right here in the Okanagan Valley.
Did you know that drinking wine is actually good for your health? Check out our previous post to discover all of the health-boosting benefits of wine: 10 Benefits of Drinking Wine While Visiting Kelowna Hotels.
Are you looking forward to visiting the Okanagan during the fall wine season? If so, consider the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites. Besides offering fully customizable Okanagan wine tour packages, we’re also centrally located to many wineries. We even offer complimentary hot breakfasts, a mineral pool and hot tub, and a wide variety of rooms and suites at affordable rates. Book your stay with us today: 1-888-860-1212
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