Golden Mile Wine Tour from Osoyoos
Experience the Golden Mile, a glowing swath of vineyard-covered terrain in British Columbiaís Okanagan Valley, on this 4.5-hour wine-tasting tour. Learn the history of this region from an expert local guide as you wind your way through the beautiful vine-laden landscape to some of the best wineries in the area. Enjoy wine tastings at four wineries while taking in views of Lake Osoyoos and Anarchist Mountain. Pickup from your Osoyoos hotel is included.The Golden Mile was one of the first specifically defined swaths of the Okanagan wine region. The areaís wines are celebrated throughout the world. After pickup from your Osoyoos hotel, admire the scenery and learn about the region from your guide as you make your way to four wineries for vineyard tours and tastings. The order of wineries visited may vary, but below is a sample itinerary.Start off at La Stella Winery with its Mediterranean-like atmosphere. From the terrace, with jaw-dropping views of Lake Osoyoos, sample some of the wineryís offerings, from cabernet franc to chardonnay to moscato. The whites are fruity and influenced by the wines of northern Italy, and the reds are similar to those in coastal Tuscany.At Road 13 Vineyards, sip wine at the imposing castle on the property. Sample some of Road 13ís best known vino, including Honest John Red, named for British Columbiaís former premier John Oliver, who helped develop the Okanagan Valley into the wine region it is today. Head next to Hester Creek Estate Winery, one of the oldest in British Columbia. Explore the grounds of the 95-acre (38-hectare) estate and the large villa, which was influenced by Mediterranean-style architecture. Relax on the patio, sample some wine and browse for bottles and glassware in the shop.Continue to Maverick Estate Winery, where you’ll witness an Old World approach to winemaking. Learn about the wines in the tasting room, and sip wine on the patio with sweeping views of the vineyards.At the end of your Golden Mile wine-tasting tour, you’ll be taken back to your Osoyoos hotel.