East Kelowna vineyard

Farmgate Wineries

So now that you’ve read about the beautiful sights of the East Kelowna Wineries -The Best of Kelowna Part 2. It’s time to dig deeper into the many wine routes available for Kelowna wine tours. In the second part of our series, we’ll look at the charming, fun and funky Farmgate Wineries of East Kelowna. This collection of seven boutique wineries is sure to create an unforgettable afternoon of wine- tasting.

Boutique feel and friendly hospitality

East Kelowna’s Farmgate Wineries are known for their small, boutique feel and friendly hospitality. They highlight what Kelowna is all about in their fun, funky and remarkable tasting rooms and patios. On the Farmgate Wineries tour you’ll see the beautiful sights of Kelowna and a few interesting things in between. For example a knight in shining armor, a giant psychedelic bottle, and a red shoe – just to name a few!

The Vibrant Vine Winery located in East Kelowna
The Vibrant Vine Winery located in East Kelowna

1. The Vibrant Vine

Known for their amazing bottles, beautifully crafted wines, and stunning 3D art, The Vibrant Vine is a must-see on the East Kelowna wine tour route. The Vibrant Vine tasting room isn’t like any other; they prefer to do things a little differently. As you enter the tasting room, you’ll be handed a pair of 3D glasses to begin your 3D experience. All the artwork on the tasting room, on the walls, on the bottles and on the clothing is 3D. It’s truly where art and wine come to life!

2. Kitsch Winer

At Kitsch Winery, small-batch, high-quality wines are paired with fun and sophistication. Their tasting room, located in their three-bay garage, hear some catchy beats and see some amazing art. All while taking in the stunning views of Kelowna and Okanagan Lake.

3. Camelot Vineyards

Camelot Vineyards has to be the only winery that boasts its very own six-foot suit of armor! Pair that with some assorted shields, swords, jousting gloves, and a replica of King Arthur’s round table and you’ve got one of the most unique wine tasting experiences you’ve ever had!

4. The View

If you’re looking for an authentic Okanagan wine tour experience, then The View Winery is where it’s at. Set in a vintage 1922 apple packing house, The View Winery features crisp white wines, spicy reds, and handcrafted apple ciders. Just keep an eye out for the big red shoe!

5. Sperling Vineyards

Sperling Vineyards is BC’s oldest heritage vineyard since 1925. This family-run winery farms organically grown grapes and produces wines renown for their elegance, texture and authenticity.

6.  Spearhead

This boutique winery produces premium quality wines produced from grapes grown on their estate vineyard and from selected Okanagan Valley vineyards. They are committed to showcasing specific terroirs of the Central Okanagan Valley. They produce site specific wines that display the unique attributes of Okanagan vineyards.

So next time you decide to take part in one of the many wine tours in Kelowna, BC, make sure the Farmgate Wineries are a part of your tour. Sample some delicious wines, check out the views and take in the eclectic side of the Kelowna wine tours!

Stay tuned for the next part in our four-part series where we take a peek at the wineries on the Lake Country’s Scenic Sip Tour!

Also see: West Kelowna Wineries Tour – Blog 3 – About the route

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