Great Estates Wine Tour from Osoyoos

Take a 6-hour tour through some of the best wineries in British Columbiaís Okanagan Valley and sample some tasty treats along the way. Youíll explore wine-and-food pairings and get to know ice wine, made from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. And youíll visit Canadaís first aboriginal-owned-and-operated winery, enjoying lunch in stunning surroundings. Thereís a reason the Canadian Tourism Commission calls this a ëSignature Experience.íAfter being picked up from your hotel in Osoyoos, take in the breathtaking scenery that is the southern Okanagan (oak-a-NOG-in) Valley: the rolling, vine-clad hills, the tall mountains, the blue lakes. Say hello to the See Ya Later Ranch, where youíll savor some charcuterie, including cured meats from North Vancouverís Two Rivers Meats. The next stop is Jackson-Triggs, the most awarded winery in all of Canada. Sample some of the delicious wines in the intimate tasting gallery. Then itís on to Inniskillin Okanagan, where youíll discover how ice wine is made and the difficult practice of producing a drinkable and tasty beverage from this one-of-a-kind nectar. Ice wine grapes are harvested in the winter months from grapes naturally frozen on the vine. The result, as youíll taste, is a robust and concentrated flavor. On the final stop of the 6-hour tour, taste the wine offerings from NkíMip Cellars, Canadaís first aboriginal-owned-and-operated winery. Feed your appetite with an aboriginal-inspired lunch. Take in the views of the hills and lake from the terrace before finishing the tour with drop-off at your hotel in Osoyoos.

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