Continuing the journey down highway 97 between Kelowna and Osoyoos (British Columbia), there were many more fantastic wineries to be found. The biggest concentration of vineyards is south of Kelowna, and in my limited experience, the further south you go, the better the deeper and heavier the red wines get.
As you continue south past Kelowna, there is sweet spot nicknamed the “Golden Mile”. This stretch had some incredible wines. Here are a few more highly recommended spots:
Road 13 Vineyards
Yet another located on the “Golden Mile”, Road 13 looks like a fairytale castle on first appearance, but their wines series. Their blended reds, like ‘Honest John’s are good and have a very reasonable price point. Pinot Noir and Chenin Blanc are other stand-outs.
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Located on road 22 south of Oliver, they are a nice family run winery with a fantastic restaurant on site (The Sonora Restaurant). Enjoy lunch with a beautiful view or a wine tasting. Donate $6 to the Burrowing Owl Foundation and you can taste 3 wines. Their Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir were great.
Is located East of Osoyoos and is North America’s first aboriginal-owned and operated wineries. They offer both tastings and winery tours at set times. Their Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage are nice choices.