Kettle Valley Railway
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Penticton Area Wineries

Sip and savour your way through the central Thompson Okanagan wine region, where vineyards carpet the sunny benchlands above Okanagan Lake. Between tastings, try some of the region’s other pursuits: cycling over canyons on a historic rail line, teeing off at a lakeside golf course, or sampling the local home grown fare.

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Local Wineries

Head out along the Naramata Bench, where almost two dozen wineries cluster above the... Read more lake’s eastern shore. Across Okanagan Lake, follow the Bottleneck Drive wine route to explore Summerland’s wineries. Stop at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery to sample their Meritage blend, or bring a picnic lunch to Thornhaven Estates to enjoy with their spicy Gewurtztraminer. At Dirty Laundry Vineyard, enjoy their Not So Knotty Chardonnay with a selection of gourmet treats while enjoying the spectacular view from their outdoor patio.

Dirty Laundry Vineyard

Dirty Laundry Vineyard is a small but growing winery in Summerland. Thanks to the vision of the vineyard's founders, we have some of the oldest vinifera vines in the Okanagan Valley. Visitors often have a chance to see the Kettle Valley Steam Trai...
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8th Generation Vineyard

Our family's heritage in winemaking dates back to 1783. We are now the 8th consecutive generation to produce fine wines and the first generation to do so in the New World.

8th Generation is an ultra contemporary winery, deeply rooted in ...

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Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery is on of BC's premier estate wineries. Founded in 1981 by Harry McWatters, the winery is dedicated to producing 100% BC VQA wines. Come & try our reds, whites & sparkling wines, or enjoy our many picnic options on our pat...
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Red Rooster Winery

Visit our wine shop for daily tastings. We showcase artwork from local artists in our unique gallery. Our patio offers a spectacular view of Lake Okanagan, join us for light lunches & wine.

As a member of the British Columbia Wine Institute,...

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Grape Escapes Wine Tours

2015 & 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, 2015 Penticton Hospitality / Tourism Business of the Year Award, 2015 All Nations Trust Aboriginal Tourism Business of the Year Award, 2013 Okanagan Life Magazine "Best of the Okanagan" Read...
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Other Wine Country Fun

Swing a club among the ponderosa pines at Summerland Golf & Country Club or at Penticton... Read more Golf & Country Club. Kick back on the sandy shores of Okanagan or Skaha lakes, or do like the locals and beat the heat by floating in an inner tube down the Penticton River Channel. Take a few hours to ride the Kettle Valley Steam Railway and learn more about the area’s history at the SS Sicamous Paddler Wheeler and Heritage Park.

Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Come out and take a ride on the Kettle Valley Steam Railway! Operating on the only remaining section of the historic Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) - this unique 90 minute journey takes you through beautiful, rural Summerland and onto the Trout Creek...
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Cycling on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Cycle through vineyards and across gorge-spanning trestles along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. This 455-km/282-mi rails-to-trails conversion runs from just south of Kelowna all the way to Penticton and passes several wineries along the way. Pedal into Poplar Grove Winery for a sip of Pinot Gris or stop for a vineyard-side meal at Hillside Estate Winery & Bistro.
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Okanagan Valley Restaurants

Taste all the flavours of the Okanagan Valley at Local Lounge Grille in Summerland, where a... Read more large selection of BC wines complement the steaks and locally sourced produce. Or visit Vanilla Pod Restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery to try creative and flavourful tapas-style dishes. Relax over a cheese and pâté platter at The Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa's Cobblestone Wine Bar or try the irresistible seasonal menu at Hillside Winery & Bistro.

Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa

Lat: 49.597232
Lon: -119.6031929
Bed & Breakfast, Italian, Day Spas
13 reviews
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Local Lounge & Grille

Lat: 49.600891649683
Lon: -119.65273177608
Lounges, Canadian (New), American (Traditional)
27 reviews
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Vanilla Pod Restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery

Lat: 49.5133899
Lon: -119.5714662
Tapas/Small Plates, Mediterranean
41 reviews
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Places to Stay

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Penticton Lakeside Resort

On the shore of Okanagan Lake, our full-service, all-season resort includes 273 deluxe guestrooms and suites, each with a private balcony.

Our elegant convention centre includes an 836 sq. metre ballroom and 7 lakeview breakout rooms. Th...

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Summerland Waterfront Resort

The Beyond Wrapture Day Spa at the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa offers over 35 treatments including specialties such as aromatherapy wraps, vinotherapy (wine massage), couples massage, exfoliating scrubs and sacred art stone massage.


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Getting Here and Around

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Getting to Penticton

Penticton is a scenic five hour drive from Vancouver on the Coquihalla Highway or along the US... Read more Border via Highway Three. There are direct flights from Vancouver or it's about an hour’s drive from Kelowna International Airport.

Kelowna International Airport - YLW

The Okanagan Valley is in every sense, a true four season playground... and Kelowna is at the heart of it all. We give travellers access to one of the most popular vacation destinations in Canada, with over 1.5 million travelers each and every yea...
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