Secret Sips Tour
SECRET SIPS TOUR @ $129/ pp + GST
4 Wineries + Facility Tour / Lunch Stop @ Barley Station Brew Pub
Departure: 9 AM / 8 Hours
May 01 – October 31, 2018
72 Hours Reservation Policy
Minimum 4 Guests
SHUSWAP WINE TRAIL
Specializing in premium cool climate wines featuring varieties that are generally not available in other parts of BC. Taste some of the province’s unique varietals: Ortega, Siegerebbe, Kerner, Schonberger, and Grande Pinot (Pinot Meunier) plus Marechal Foch. A selection of wine lover’s favourites such as Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Riesling are also available in select tasting rooms.
Beautiful and relaxing scenic drives, great wines, diverse vineyards, and good company combine to ensure that guests enjoy this memorable day of wine tasting. Shuswap Lake is renowned as a summer vacation destination yet hidden within the folds of its’ rolling hills are several wineries producing distinctive wines in the vicinity of the town of Salmon Arm.
The Secret Sips Tour visits a selection of four of the wineries listed below:
Larch Hills Winery
This picturesque winery cultivates British Columbia’s highest elevation vineyard at 2,480 feet. The distant vista from the top of the steep south-facing vineyard opens up to the beginning of the Okanagan Valley. Opened in April 1997 with a small release of what has become their signature wine — Ortega (vintage 1995).
This mystical winery embraces its’ heritage and artistic philosophy. Many years ago a family of artists and performers lived on the property where the winery now exists. They traveled in beautifully painted, horse drawn caravans to perform shows which featured handmade marionettes – and inspired the name of the winery. This young collection of wine entrepreneurs are passionate about their craft and delivering a memorable wine experience for their guests.
Visitors will be surprised to discover that the name Ovino is not inspired by the word vino, instead it is translates in multiple languages to the word sheep. And this unique winery is home to a small flock of sheep that provides both organic weed control and fertilizer. This entirely owned and operated family winery welcomes visitors to sample their thoughtfully crafted vintages.
Recline Ridge Winery
North of the 50th parallel, this boutique-style winery offers a selection of fruit forward white wines and the rare, Grand Pinot (Pinot Meunier). Their vineyards enjoy sun drenched days and cool evenings which maximize varietal character and set the stage for the production of award winning wines noted for their clean sound structure, intense flavours and perfect balance.
Sunnybrae Vineyards &Winery
Sunnybrae" is aptly named and boasts its own unique micro-climate…perfect for growing grapes. The meticulously groomed vineyard is nestled below Bastion Mountain at the back and the magnificent Shuswap lake shoreline. The craftsman style winery building built in 2010 showcases vintage artifacts and photos of the founding Barry family who are farmers in the Sunnybrae area for five generations.
Nestled on the meandering banks of the picturesque Shuswap River; Waterside Vineyards and Winery is a family owned and operated winery producing hand crafted, cool climate wines. With the commitment of the highest quality wines, outstanding values, and time honoured traditions.
Pull up a chair on their patio, or enjoy a wine-paired picnic in this gorgeous waterfront setting.
Lunch at one of the most popular eateries in the Shuswap area, the Barley Station Brew Pub, will be part of the tour. Satisfy your appetite and sample some of the original craft beer on tap.
Lunch Reservations Included: Guests are invited to dine at their own expense
Barley Station Brew Pub Salmon Arm
One of the most popular eateries in the Shuswap area, the Barley Station Brew Pub offers their own craft beer, and delicious made-in-house menu items. A great stop to refresh your wine palate and satisfy your appetite.
All Tours Include:
Transportation to/from Kamloops Accommodations
Complimentary Chilled Bottled Water
Secure Coolers for Wine & Food Storage
Professional & Knowledgeable Wine Guide/Driver