The Okanagan has some incredible wineries. From full-bodied Syrahs to light and airy Pinto Gris, the Okanagan is known for making some of the best wine in the nation. While it would be great to hit up all the wineries in the area, it can get expensive. Lucky for you, there are several wineries that you can drink at for next to nothing. To get you started, we came up with a list of some stunning Okanagan wineries that offer tastings for $5 or under.
The sun is out and the snow is melting so you know what that means. It’s time to get sipping.
In case you aren’t familiar, the Okanagan region in B.C. has some of Canadas best wine.
There are literally dozens of wineries in the area. In fact, there are 120 wineries to be exact.
Each place makes its own unique batches of wine and no two vinos are ever the same.
It can be difficult to know what wine is the best for you before you splurge on a bottle (or a case), so almost every winery will offer a tasting. Unfortunately, a large majority of the wineries in the region will charge $10 or more for a tasting flight.
But here a Narcity, we are all about a deal.
We found out that some of the top wineries in the Okanagan actually offer tastings for $5 or under.
These nine wineries will all offer you something different and whether you are new to vino or consider yourself a bit of a sommelier, these wineries are a great place to start exploring all the options in the Okanagan.
Just be sure to get a safe ride home.
When in doubt, take one of the many wine shuttle tours in the area. You won't have to drive and chances are, you will even get some good deals.
Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Address: 4870 Chute Lake Rd., Kelowna, BC
Why You Need To Go: This winery is totally unique and even features a massive pyramid right on site. Their wines are actually aged in it and it has a really cool background story. Feel free to ask your server while you’re sipping your free flight of wine.
House of Rose Winery
Address: 2270 Garner Rd., Kelowna, BC
Why You Need To Go: When you’re done with your tastings, go out to the vineyard and squish some of the grapes with your feet. It’s more fun than you think.
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery
Address: 876 Rd. 8, Oliver, BC
Why You Need To Go: If you're down for a gorgeous drive then we recommend this winery. Altogether, they sport 20 different wines. If you can’t find a wine you like here then you aren’t trying hard enough.
Hester Creek Estate Winery
Address: 877 Rd. 8, Oliver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Chances are you’ve had this company's wine before. Their wine is incredibly popular in B.C., so it’s a must-try. And with a free tasting, how could you go wrong?
Address: 1125 Richter St., Kelowna, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: For a little pocket change, you can enjoy a flight of the Calona Vineyards wines. These wines include the Wayne Gretzky, Conviction, and Peller selections. We know what you’re thinking. Yes, Wayne Gretzky has a wine.
Address: 3225 Boucherie Rd., Kelowna, BC
Why You Need To Go: This winery has some seriously laid back and casual vibes, but their wines taste top-shelf. The staff knows that you may not be able to afford the most expensive pairing meal with your wine so be prepared for them to offer quirky alternatives like McChickens and salt and vinegar chips.
Address: 2287 Ward Rd., Kelowna, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: This adorable red shoe is a staple in the Okanagan. In fact, the owner is always sporting a pair of red heels so you can’t miss her. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Kelowna, you all be greeted with the classic winery views you see all over Instagram.
Indigenous World Winery
Address: 2218 Horizon Dr., West Kelowna, BC
Why You Need To Go: Located in West Kelowna, this spot also has an epic restaurant with some of the best local food you can imagine. The tasting room is open seven days a week which means you can taste all their new and seasonal wines for super cheap whenever the mood strikes.
Rust Wine Co
Address: 4444 Goldenmile Dr., Oliver, BC
Why You Need To Go: They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but the labels on these wines have an amazing back story. Given the name, all the labels are different artistic shots of rust that have been submitted by wine drinkers and travellers around B.C. The labels change yearly so if you have a picture, be sure to send it in.