SUMMERLAND WINE TOURS
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FULL-DAY WINE TOURS IN SUMMERLAND
Visit 5 amazing wineries in and around Summerland's famed Bottleneck Drive. Stop for lunch along the way.
All Tasting Fees Included
Pick-up and Drop-off Service
Complimentary Chilled Water
Complimentary Wine Storage
Lunch is the Guest's own Choice and Cost
Public and Private Tours Available
Bachelorette Wine Tours Available
Pick-up times begin around 10:00am.
Half-day tours visit 4 wineries with no lunch stop. Min 4 people.
Half-day tours have limited availability on weekends.
Pick-up times begin at 10:00am or 1:00pm
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WINERIES IN SUMMERLAND
These are just a few of the amazing wineries we tour in Summerland...
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
Sumac Ridge was the very first operating estate winery in British Columbia. This winery produces some of the most popular wines in the Okanagan, and they are rated #1 on TripAdvisor for "Things to do in Summerland". All of the Sumac Ridge wines are made with 100% BC grown grapes and their cellar is headed by winemaker Jason James who joined the team in 2005. A spectacular winery with delicious crisp whites and luscious reds. Some of the varietals you may find here include Cabernet Merlot, Merlot, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Riesling.
Sage Hills Estate Winery AND VINEYARDS
Sage Hills produces certified organic wines from hand picked Okanagan grapes. The wine is produced in small batches and without additives such as fining agents, nutrients, tannins, and colour. This winery also boasts a stunningly beautiful tasting room and a wide range of varietals. There is sure to be something for every pallet at this gorgeous organic winery. Some of the varietals you may find here include Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay.
This small family run winery in Summerland is a true hidden gem. SummerGate produces very crisp fruit-forward wines without petro-chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. SummerGate's wines are hand harvested and gently pressed, then slowly fermented in stainless steel tanks. This is a certified organic and very eco-friendly winery. Some of the varietals you may find at SummerGate include Muscat, Kerner, Pinot Noir, and Riesling.
Thornhaven Estates Winery
Thornhaven Estate Winery sits atop Summerland's Little Giant's Head Mountain, with a spectacular view of both Okanagan Lake and the magnificent surrounding mountains, an area many people have likened to Tuscany. Thornhaven produces a wide range of wines from their 18.5 acres in 3 vineyards. With over 20 years in the BC wine industry, they have produced many award-winning wines. Some of the varietals you may find at Thornhaven include Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Merlot, Orange Muscat, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer.
Saxon Estate Winery
Saxon Estate Winery is family owned and operated by the Graydon family. As one of the oldest vineyards in BC, Saxon Estate is also the largest grower of Léon Millot grapes in British Columbia. This unique grape can be found in a variety of wines produced at Saxon Estate Winery including their English Rose, the Crown Jewel Sparkling, and their Red Blends. Some of the varietals you may find at this winery include Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Léon Millot.
Lunessence is a beautiful winery along Summerland's famed Bottleneck Drive. The newly renovated tasting room is large and gorgeously designed. Winemaker Michal Mosny heads the winemaking team at Lunessence. If you visit the vineyards or their the cellars, there is a good chance you will hear music such as Classical or Opera. Winemaker Michal Mosny was intrigued by studies about the effects of music on plants, and thus the vines and wines are regularly immersed in music. Some of the varietals you may find at Lunessence include Pinot Noir, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Back Door Winery
Back Door was once an abandoned winery which sat dormant for 7 years, but new owner Pieter Smits has rejuvenated the land and structures to create a fabulous little winery. There is an interesting story behind the winery name that the staff will be more than happy to share with you as you enjoy a tasting. This winery has a great selection of wines and their vineyards are home to 7 different varietals including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Muscat, Viognier, Ehrenfelser, Gewurztraminer and Oraniensteiner.
Heaven's Gate Estate Winery
Perched on Giant Head Mountain in the heart of Summerland, Heaven's Gate Estate Winery was once a thriving Peach Orchard. It has since transformed into a wonderful small-batch boutique winery that produces wines with 100% BC VQA grapes. Definitely one of Summerland's hidden gems. Some of the varietals you may find here include Merlot, Malbec, Gamay, Marenchal Foch, Gequrztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier.
8th Generation Vineyard
8th Generation is a family owned and operated winery. As 8th generation winemakers from Germany, the Schales family purchased the winery and 7 acres of vineyards in 2007. Since that time, they have continued to produce a rock solid line of wonderful wines. The Schales have also expanded to another two properties. One property adjacent to the winery, and another in Naramata. Some of the varietals you may find at 8th Generation include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Cabernet Merlot.
Dirty Laundry Vineyard
Dirty Laundry Vineyard is a fan-favourite winery in Summerland. The story behind this winery and it's burlesque-style theme is quite interesting (you will hear about it if you visit for a tasting). The food is top-notch, the wine is great, and the atmosphere is fun and inviting. This is a must-see for anyone exploring Summerland's wineries. Some of the varietals you will find here include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Syrah, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Pinot Gris.
Okanagan Crush Pad Winery
This stunningly beautiful and state-of-the-art winery will leave you in awe. Okanagan Crush Pad produces organic wines in massive concrete tanks. While tasting wines you can watch the action in the cellar for yourself. Drawing from 40 acres of vineyards, there is no shortage of tempting flavours in this tasting room. Some of the varietals you may find here include Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gamay, Viognier, Gequrztraminer, Riesling, Malbec, and Syrah.
Silkscarf Family Boutique Winery
Silkscarf is a small family boutique winery started in 2004. The wineries 10 acres of vineyards produce some of the best grapes Summerland has to offer. Some of the varietals you may find here include Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot-Noir Malbec and Syrah.