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BC Has A Secret Summerland & It's Full Of Hidden Wineries

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Summerland In B.C. Is Full Of The Best Hidden Wineries Ever

For the ultimate patio experience, you need to go wine tasting. Surrounded by gorgeous plants and views of the water, you'll get to try a ton of boozy beverages for one ultra-low price. So it is time to plan a road trip to Summerland in B.C. as it is full of the best-hidden wineries ever.

Summerland is a quick 30-minute drive from Kelowna or four hours from Vancouver. It's a laid-back spot to go on a tasting tour with your friends.

Never gone wine tasting? How it works is you'll get to try several small glasses of wine.

For all of you who don't have a clue between pinot grigio and pinot gris this is your chance to learn. There is no better way than tasting the two glasses side-by-side and seeing which you like better.

Remember that there are no wrong answers with wine go ahead and like or dislike whatever you wish!

Before you depart with your friends, make sure to destinate one friend who won't drink to drive you all safely.

Plus, it's a good idea to call ahead and make appointments or bookings at wineries so you're sure to snag a coveted patio spot with a lake view.

Heaven's Gate Estate Winery

Price: tasting $10 per person, free when you buy a bottle of wine

Address: 8001 Happy Valley Rd., Summerland, BC

Why You Need To Go: You'll get to try five wines in their log tasting room. Their big patio has views of Lake Okanagan and the vineyards and you can even bring your own picnic to enjoy here too.

Saxon Winery

Price: tasting $5 per person, free when you buy a bottle of wine

Address: 9819 Lumsden Ave., Summerland, BC

Why You Need To Go: Sip wines on their covered patio with your friends. Plus, they have a volleyball and badminton area where you are free to play a game.

Silkscarf Winery

Price: Wine by the glass

Address: 4917 Gartrell Rd., Summerland, BC

Why You Need To Go: They have 10 acres of vines to grow a diverse range of wines including Riesling, Merlot and Chardonnay and you can drink wine on their spacious deck.

SummerGate Winery

Price: tasting $10 per person

Address: 11612 Morrow Ave., Summerland, BC

Why You Need To Go: Wine tastings are done on their patio, where you'll get a specular view of the Prairie Valley. They are open every day this summer and they specialize in organic, small-batch wine with a crisp, fruity flavour.

Lightning Rock Winery

Price: tasting $10 per person, free when you buy a bottle of wine

Address: 6611 Giants Head Rd., Summerland, BC

Why You Need To Go: Say hi to their adorable cat Pinot at this romantic winery with good deals and vine-side picnics overlooking the lake.

8th Generation Winery

Price: tasting $10 per person

Address: 6807 BC-97, Summerland, BC

Why You Need To Go: The tastings have a limit of six people and can be done in the cozy Farmhouse or on the patio surrounded by the garden.

Giant Head Estate Winery

Price: tasting of five wines for $10

Address: 4307 Gartrell Rd., Summerland, BC

Why You Need To Go: They handpick their grapes to produce small batches of wine. Sitting outdoors, you'll get to try five of their delicious wines and enjoy the lookout of the sandy beaches.

TH Wines

Price: tasting $10 per person, free when you buy a bottle of wine

Address: 9576 Cedar Ave. #1, Summerland, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can visit this vineyard with up to five of your friends by reservation only. Tastings are done outdoors, where you'll sample some of their wines that are a joy to drink.

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Price: flight of four wines $8, free when you buy a bottle of wine

Address: 17403 BC-97, Summerland, BC

Why You Need To Go: It is like three trips in one as you'll get to try three unique Okanagan brands, Sumac Ridge, Black Sage Vineyard and Steller’s Jay Sparkling with lots of tasting options.

Thornhaven Estates Winery

Price: tasting $5 per person

Address: 6816 Andrew Ave., Summerland, BC

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to enjoy a wine tasting on the picturesque patio.

Dirty Laundry Vineyard

Price: tasting $5 per person, free when you buy a bottle of wine

Address: 7311 Fiske St., Summerland, BC

Why You Need To Go: You will be able to enjoy a relaxing day sipping their tropical sauvignon blanc that tastes like summer. Stock up on their bubbly for your next celebration.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.

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