Wine Tour: Orofino Winery
Photo Credit: Niki Kennedy

Ways to Wine Tour | 7 on 97

With over 200 vineyards spanning 2,400 hectares, the Okanagan is a wine lovers paradise. But with well over 100 wineries to visit, it can be hard to plan where to go or what to see. It’s all about the experience. Here are 7 suggestions of unique ways to wine tour in the Valley.

Feel like making it a wine tour vacation? Check out our Okanagan Corridor Road Trip and get tasting!

Option 1: Self Guided

If you’re lucky enough to have a designated driver and want to create your own itinerary, there are ample resources available to help you plan your day. Maps like the one above, allow you to click on the locations for more information.

Option 2: By Bike

If you’re someone who likes to take an active approach to wine tasting, check out Hoodoo Adventures or Monashee Adventures. Experience the Okanagan through it’s beautiful landscape and round it off with a delicious glass of wine.

Option 3: By Classic Car

Experience your wine tour in a chauffeured classic car. Nixdorf Classic Cars will have you arriving in style in a fully-restored convertible, and Vintage Wine Tours will pull up in a 1956 Cadillac Sedan de Ville.

Ways to Wine Tour: Classic Car

Photo Courtesy of Nixdorf Classic Cars

Option 4: Organized Tour

There are many wonderful tour operators in the area who will take you on a half day or full-day tour. I recently went on a wine tour in Kelowna and you can read about my experience here.

Wine Tour: Seven Stones Winery

Photo Credit: Niki Kennedy

Option 5: By Boat

Make the most of the Okanagan lifestyle, and enjoy a cruise on the lake with your tour. Vines and Views Boat Tours or Let’s Go Wine Tours will make your day one to remember (and it might even include water-skiing!).

Wine Tour: Vines and Views (Boat)

Photo Courtesy of Vines and Views Boat Tours

Option 6: By Helicopter

What better way to experience the Okanagan than from above? Pairing ‘spectacular wines with spectacular scenery’ sounds like the perfect afternoon. Both Valhalla Helicopters and Alpine Helicopters offer heli-wine tours in the region.

Wine Tour: Helicopter

Photo Courtesy of Valhalla Helicopters

Option 7: By Hot Air Balloon

Treat yourself and soak up the incredible views below you in a hot air balloon. Fly over the vineyards with Okanagan Ballooning and see the beauty from the sky.

Wine Tour: Hot Air Balloon

Photo Courtesy of Okanagan Ballooning via Instagram

Do you have any wine touring ideas we’ve missed? Let us know! We’d love to hear from you. Tag us @discoverroute97 or by using the #Route97 hashtag.