Included in Winetripping Okanagan & Similkameen —
Get the inside scoop on 89 of the best wineries to visit, including what to try at each tasting room, plus tasting fees, high season hours, price range, and amenities including on site restaurants and hotel suites.
Tasting Room Tips
Learn tasting room etiquette, including how to sniff-swirl-sip, and whether it's OK to spit out your wine!
BC Grape Guide
Learn about the top grape names you're most likely to see on tasting room menus, including classics like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, plus Petit Verdot and Ortega.
Wine Word Glossary
You'll feel and sound like an expert after reading the glossary, which covers many of the words you'll see on labels and in hear at the tasting bar. From concrete eggs, and residual sugar, to 'VQA'.
The Year in Wine Country
Rachel shares the best times of year to visit, and best days of the week too, if you want to avoid the crowds.
The valleys are big places, decide which parts you want to explore first with Rachel's write-ups on: Similkameen (Cawston, Keremeos), and Okanagan (Osoyoos, Oliver - Golden Mile, Oliver - Black Sage Bench, Okanagan Falls & Skaha Lake, Penticton & Naramata Bench, Summerland & Peachland, Kelowna - Westbank/West Kelowna & East Kelowna, and Lake Country).
Just want the best? Winetripping includes sample itineraries of standout producers, for each sub-region in the guide.
Find out which route will be the most scenic (think ground squirrels, and winding river roads), and which will get you there fastest.
Get Rachel's recommendations for the best tour companies and wine shuttles.
Find out about 14 outside the box activities to add to your wine tour, including star gazing and snake spotting.
An easy to read guide to recent vintages, including 2010 to 2016.