Full day guided tour included the whole array of tastes. From spirits to honey meads to brew and of course wine, this tour offers it all. Worth the drive, your tour kicks off with Okanagan Spirits and/or Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery in Vernon. We then move on to Waterside Winery, a delightful new winery in Enderby. Up the winding back road through farm country, your tour guide takes you to Canada’s highest elevation winery with absolutely stunning views – Larch Hills Winery. Late lunch is served at Barley Station Brew Pub in Salmon Arm with an afternoon stop at Ovino Winery ~ time permitting.
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| PLANET BEE | offers over 15 different floral varieties of honey with different flavours of honey from different flowers. The vast majority of Planet Bee’s honey is produced in Canada with some imports of unique floral varieties from The United States, Australia, and Hungary offering the world’s best gourmet honeys all in one location. Flavour infused honeys, such as Cinnamon, Maple, and Lavender are also available. Taste the honeys and sample the 8 different Mead honey wines that are produced on site, ranging from an ice wine sweet (#5), to a dry wine (#1). Get a taste of history with a bottle of the oldest known alcohol beverage and learn the origin of the term Honeymoon. See live honeybees busily working behind glass in demonstration bee hives producing their numerous nutritional products. Although summer is the best season for observing the bees at work, Planet Bee is open all year and bees are still observed in their glass hives during winter. Visit Website
| OKANAGAN SPIRITS CRAFT DISTILLERY | is Western Canada’s oldest craft distillery, dating back to 2004. The distillery sprung from the idea of using 100% locally grown fruits and grains to make premium, world-class spirits just a tractor-ride away from the orchards and fields where the base ingredients were grown. BC’s original harvest-to-flask distillery now offers a selection of more than 25 internationally awarded spirits ranging from BC’s first Single Malt Whisky to Gins, Vodkas, Liqueurs, Fruit Brandies and even Aquavit and Absinthe. Visit Website
| WATERSIDE WINERY | “Nestled on the meandering banks of the picturesque Shuswap River and located in an outstanding microclimate in the Okanagan Valley. While the hot days, cool evenings and impeccable terroir of the region lend their expertise to produce the perfect grape, their viticulturists draw on a generations-old Mediterranean tradition of wine-crafting to deliver a crisp, robust and balanced artisanal wine. Visit Website
| LARCH HILLS | “All our product is proudly made from 100% British Columbia grapes, either from our main vineyard just south of Salmon Arm (also the location of the winery and our home), or from contracted vineyards farther south in the Okanagan Valley. All our wines are made and bottled on our premises at Salmon Arm. We specialize in cool climate grape growing, and have varieties that are generally not available in other parts of BC. We think this makes our wines unique.” Visit Website
| BARLEY STATION BREWPUB | is a great place to stop for lunch with good food and beers. All the beers are made in house using the best ingredients available. No filtering or preservatives. Brewmaking tours available by appointment for groups. For menu: Visit website
| OVINO | is named after their signature flock of sheep and is perched on a bench well above the the scenic Salmon Valley bottom between Salmon Arm and Vernon. This glacier carved landscape offers mostly sandy and sandy loam soils, marbled with infrequent layers of clay. The vines are located on a sun drenched knoll to maximize photosynthesis and air flow, supported by a drip irrigation system. Visit Website