MJO TOURS: Make Time For Wine

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The Okanagan region has consistently been voted #1 & #2 on various rankings across the world. The area has diverse terrain that features different microclimates, along with the fertile soil and dry summer heat which makes it nearly perfect to ripen the grape varietals before they become award winning wines. With more than 120 wineries and 200 vineyards around the 113 km Lake Okanagan and many of the neighbouring lakes, including Skaha and Osoyoos – We highly suggest booking with MJO Tours where you can stop at the top wineries in the Okanagan and customize your own perfect day!

For an unforgettable experience check out our top ten favourite stops as of right now on an MJO Wine Tour! Whatever your tastes – “Be sure to go with the people who know” MJO Tours

PS. we will let you in on a little secret…. GetintheLoop members save 15% on the tour… see details below


Location: 5445 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna
http://www.cedarcreek.bc.ca

Found on the hillside with a panoramic view of the vineyard, lake and surrounding area, CedarCreek has been named Canada’s Winery of the Year twice!  They have wine tasting, tours and a beautiful patio with one of the nicest views in the Okanagan at the Vineyard Terrace Restaurant! Known as one of the first 8 pioneering wineries of BC with four generations of agricultural heritage and more than a quarter century of experience, they have pursued perfection – wine is their world to say the least!



Location: 3303 Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna
http://quailsgate.com

Internationally renowned as a 125-acre Estate vineyard, located on the shores of Lake Okanagan, they consistently produce award winning wines.  Arguably one of the nicest views from a wine shop in all of the world, we suggest grabbing a bite at the Old Vines Restaurant or buying a bottle of wine and walking through the vineyard to sit on the picnic tables that overlook the lake! A Breath taking scenery to match a breath taking experience!



Location: 4870 Chute Lake Rd, Kelowna
https://www.summerhill.bc.ca

Summerhill Pyramid Winery is one of the most visited wineries and the largest organic wineries in Canada.  It has a spectacular view of the lake and valley with a great spot to sip a glass of wine on the patio or in the gardens.  If you are looking for that perfect bite to go along with your tasting be sure to check out the Sunset Organic Bistro, it also has a great patio overlooking the vineyards and lake.  Many award winning wines to treat your pallet to – They are known for their sparkling wine, once you try a sip, you’ll know why!



Location: 1574 Camp Rd, Lake Country
http://www.arrowleafcellars.com

Family owned an operated this winery has great views of Okanagan Lake and a nice picnic area to sit back and relax with a bottle of wine. They are committed to producing the most local product they can, sourcing 90% of their grapes from Lake Country, and 10% from the Kelowna area. Take it from us – Their award winning wines are worth taking home with you!



Location: 1670 DeHart Rd, Kelowna
http://tantalus.ca

The winery is state-of-the art with fantastic architectural and amazing views of the lake and historic vineyard.  The gallery style tasting room is stunning and surrounded by art from some of Canada’s top artists. Known as the oldest continuously producing vineyard in British Columbia, make sure they are on your wine tour list!



Location: 1055 Camp Rd, Lake Country

http://www.graymonk.com

The Okanagan’s oldest family owned and operated winery has fantastic panoramic views of the mountains, vineyards and Okanagan Lake. The Heiss family now owns and farms 100 acres strategically planted throughout the Okanagan Valley.  The winery has a great restaurant at the Grapevine Restaurant – one of the tops – and many award winning wines to taste!



Location: 17101 Terrace View Rd, Lake Country
http://www.50thparallel.com

Found close to the shores of Okanagan Lake 50th Parallel has stunning views of vineyard and surrounding area.  The modern architecture provides a great experience for the wine tasting, which houses the Pinot Noir tanks that are nestled under a floating crushing pad. Need to book an exquisite event? They host a functional fermentation tank hall has been designed so it can be used as a special event location. Weddings, corporate functions, and wine-focused events take place in the halls of the winery while providing amazing views.



Location: 1525 Camp Rd, Lake Country
http://exnihilovineyards.com

Award winning wines and a Mediterranean style 8,000 ft tasting room that overlooks Okanagan Lake and vineyards; Ex Nihilo Vineyards is the place to visit, relax and enjoy a glass of wine! Grab a seat on the patio and order delicious, house made, wood fired pizza from Chaos to fix any craving!



Location: 5205 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna
http://www.st-hubertus.bc.ca

This Historic estate winery is located 15 minutes south of Kelowna, nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Okanagan! Not only do the provide great views,  all wines created by St Hubertus and Oak Bay are made with estate grown grapes and crafted and bottled on site in keeping with the traditions of an estate winery!



Location: 4918 Anderson Road, Kelowna
http://ancienthillwinery.com
 
This is a European style winery found along the scenic backroads and farmland north of Kelowna. The name ‘Ancient Hill’ was chosen as an acknowledgement of the natural forces that created the terroir of the vineyard. The rustic architecture in the tasting room is a unique experience and you can find several abandoned vines, part of the vineyard planted in the 1940’s, that still survive on the property to this day! Now imaging relaxing with a glass of wine while taking in the valley views!



These are just a few of our favourites on the MJO Tours right now.  Have a look at their website here to see which tour you would like to set up, or feel free to customize your own!
GetintheLoop members save 15% on wine tours with MJO Tours… which… if you have a calculator will help you buy an extra bottle or two of wine, check out their exclusive offer HERE!

If you do buy a few bottles of wine and put them in the back of the bus, you will be going with a great selection of wines that will be hard to come by outside of the Okanagan Wine Country. When you come to the Okanagan, go on a wine tour to satiate your palette, learn about viticulture, appreciate the architecture and take in the natural beauty! It is worth setting aside a half to full day!

Please see other winery options at Tourism Kelowna’s website HERE!

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