Among the many reasons that vacationers love the Okanagan—the beaches, the lake, the beautiful weather—there is one aspect of this area that truly sets it apart from any other destination in the province: the wine. The Okanagan Valley produces the vast majority of BC wine and some of the most in Canada. It’s a global leader in the production of ice wine—one of the few regions capable of producing it—and the country’s premier destination for wine tourism.
When planning your Okanagan wine vacation, there is no better place to start than Summerland. Located in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country, nestled in a seemingly endless expanse of lush vineyards, Summerland is home to a thriving community of vintners operating some of the Okanagan’s most acclaimed wineries.
The Hub of Okanagan Wine Country
In addition to its many local wineries, one of the key advantages to choosing Summerland as the destination for your Okanagan wine vacation is its proximity to the Okanagan’s other wine-producing regions. Situated in the geographic centre of the Okanagan valley, Summerland offers wine tourists a convenient home base for exploring the wineries of Osoyoos to the south and Kelowna to the north.
Experience the Wines of the Okanagan Without Leaving Our Resort
After a long day exploring local wineries, it’s nice to be able to relax at the resort and have the wine come to you! Every Wednesday in July and August, Summerland Waterfront Resort invites guests to an exclusive tasting from a local Bottleneck Drive Winery, free for all guests over 19. On Fridays, SWR is proud to host evening wine receptions with special guests from Sumac Ridge Estate Winery and Okanagan Crush Pad Winery showcasing their spectacular products.