Kelowna’s Spring Wine Tours are Unforgettable
Spring Wine Tours are Unforgettable in Kelowna is the birthplace of BC wine, and with 40 wineries in and around Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Lake Country, it’s easy to visit a variety of fantastic wineries to taste your favourite wines or try something new. Each spring, as the vines awaken from their brief winter hibernation, the winery follows suit. Pruning and preparation to ensure that the vines receive as much sun as possible in order to yield a plentiful harvest. While summer is a popular time to visit vineyards, there are a few reasons why spring wine tours are fantastic.
Waiting time is reduced in the Spring.
When wine touring in the spring, get front-of-the-line access at any time. Most wineries in Kelowna operate year-round with seasonal hours, but as early as March, they begin to lengthen their hours. If you’re driving, parking is also good and easy. Hours can be found in the Kelowna Wine Trails book or on the vineyard websites.
More time is required.
Because there are less people in the tasting rooms, you can spend more time drinking, conversing, and savouring each sip. The knowledgeable tasting room staff is always happy to give food and wine pairing suggestions, as well as humorous and interesting stories from around the vineyard. If you have any questions about wine or the winemaking process, now is the time to ask them to quench your thirst (and your taste buds!
Who doesn’t want to be the first to try (or buy) a new product? Being the first to taste some of Kelowna’s new releases will make you the envy of your friends. Touring in the spring and picking up new releases to show off (paired) at your next dinner party is a fantastic time for fragrant white wines (rieslings, viogniers, and gewürztraminers – the wines with the most lively bouquet).
If you have any questions about wine or the winemaking process, now is the time to ask them to quench your thirst (and your taste buds!) Great wines are frequently sold out. You’ll have a better chance of getting all the wines you want if you tour in the spring. A savvy wine traveller will visit all of their favourite wineries in the spring (and possibly again in the fall) to stock up on all of their favourites for the season. With summer just around the bend, it’s a good idea to stock up now! If you’re driving to Kelowna, make sure you leave enough room in your trunk; if you’re flying, most wineries will ship to your home (and some even offer free shipping!)
The spring in Kelowna is stunning. For those who wish to ski, the snow stays on the mountain, while down in the valley, blooms and blossoms begin early and last far into the growing season. When the bud break occurs, you can expect the gorgeous brilliant spring green grape leaves to appear soon after. The contrast of the new leaves against the sun-kissed lake creates a vibrant Instagram feed. In between vineyard visits, there’s much to do, from golf to hiking to downtown shopping.
Possession of bragging rights
While wine touring with your pals is enjoyable, it’s also enjoyable to share your wine touring adventures (and most current wine discoveries) with your friends when you return home.It won’t be difficult to make them envious of your wonderful experience in Kelowna, and perhaps you’ll be able to persuade them to join you on your next vacation to Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley!
Check out the rest of our webpage for ideas or to start planning. There are five wine trails to assist make wine touring easier, and a variety of wine tour operators to choose from, from sommelier-led to matching wine with some time on the zip-line. Kelowna also has a lot to offer in terms of indoor activities. Visit a museum, explore boutiques, get a seasonal beer at a craft brewery, warm up with a cappuccino at a nice café, or unwind over a farm-to-table meal in the downtown Cultural District.
Kelowna also has a lot to offer in terms of indoor activities. Visit a museum, explore boutiques, get a seasonal beer at a craft brewery, warm up with a cappuccino at a nice café, or unwind over a farm-to-table meal in the downtown Cultural District.
Also see: The best Kelowna wine tour weekend ever