The Summerland – Bottleneck Drive Wine Tour features one of the most talked about wineries in Canada and an inspiring organic winemaker. A fascinating half-day wine tour that visits 4 to 5 wineries with the option to take either a morning or afternoon Get-Away.
Steeped in a rich history the region has wineries and vineyards over 25 years old. The old vines produce delicious Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Rosé and a world famous lineup of sparkling wines. These wines exude the region’s unique high mountain/northern desert environment that is remarkable for its intensely hot, short growing season with hallmark cool evenings. The terroir features limestone, granite and volcanic rock on a silt base. An ideal climate and minerality for growing premium estate wines.
Summerland is located between Kelowna and Penticton in picturesque rolling hills at the foot of Giant’s Head Mountain – an extinct volcano that you can drive, cycle or walk a trail up to the top of. Forested parkland slopes sweep down to farmlands of orchards, market gardens, and vineyards. Precipitous and sundrenched clay cliffs and narrow gulches plunge to Okanagan Lake with spectacular views of the lake and the striking Naramata Bench on the east side of the lake.
An idyllic and charming community Summerland is full of delightful surprises. The True Grain Bakery offers hearty, whole-grained European breads, The Beanery Café has Organic coffees and tasty teas with fresh baked goods, and the Local Lounge and Grill proffers fine dining with an alfresco gourmet lunch and a seasonal and local menu paired with Summerland wines.
Get-Away daily: 10:00am or 2:00pm
– book item by start time
Departs Kelowna with pickups in Peachland, Summerland, & Penticton (office will confirm pickup time)
Tour duration including travel time depends on your pickup location
Discounts for large groups
(please call the office for details)
* Minimum charge applies
Professional Wine Tour Guide
Chilled bottled water and/or sparkling water
Snacks of crackers, cheese spreads, & popcorn (temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 health guidelines)
Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
Luxury A/C high-roof, large picture windows, clean, and new tour vehicle
Lunch not included
Guide gratuities not included