British Columbia wine region near Outback Lakeside Vacation

Wine Region

Wine regions near Outback Lakeside Vacation

“Drop. Dead. Gorgeous” is how wine expert Kerry describes Okanagan Valley, the beautiful British Columbia wine region famous for its white and ice wines. Tucked between two mountain ranges, about a four-hour drive from Vancouver, the Okanagan Valley enjoys a rural character, dramatic vistas and abundant outdoor adventures to pass the time between tastings.

Come explore the world’s second best wine region to visit.


50th Parallel Estate Winery

Address: 17101 Terrace View Road, Lake Country
Distance from Outback Lakeside Vacation Homes: 31.6 kms (36 minutes)
This stunning 61-acre winery slopes into Okanagan Lake and is rewarded with panoramic lake views and reflected golden sunlight that complements the bright, warm, dry climate so conducive to making wines. The facility is rather new and modern, and guests love the private picnic spots tucked in among the grapes, where they can enjoy the award-winning wine varieties ranging from Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris to Pinot Rose and Riesling.


Intrigue Winery

Address: 2291 Goldie Road, Lake Country
Distance from Outback Lakeside Vacation Homes: 38 kms (36 minutes)

You just have to love a winery that showcases a bubbly pink bottle called “I Do” among its offerings. This boutique winemaker delights in surprising guests with unexpected tastes, and enjoys showing return guests how vintages change year after year. You can get a wide variety of award-winning wines to take home or enjoy in the picnic area; the problem will be choosing your favorite. Tastings and tours are offered.


Ex Nihilo Vineyards

Address: 1525 Camp Road, Lake Country
Distance from Outback Lakeside Vacation Homes: 40 kms (38 minutes)

The only thing almost better than the wines at Ex Nihilo is the view – ten spectacular acres sit on a bluff that slopes down to Okanagan Lake. The grounds are professionally landscaped, and visitors rave about the knowledgeable and friendly staff, the professional way the tastings are conducted and, of course, the wines. The Pinot Noir is a local favorite in this Mediterranean-style winery.


Arrowleaf Cellars

Address: 1574 Camp Road, Lake Country
Distance from Outback Lakeside Vacation Homes: 40 kms (38 minutes)

This picturesque, family-owned winery is situated on a hill that overlooks the 16-acre vineyard and Okanagan Lake. Sip the award-winning Bacchus red in the picnic area while enjoying spectacular lake views, particularly in the spring and summer. Forgot a snack? There’s a wine shop that sells cheese and crackers and other little treats you’ll enjoy. Winery tours and free tastings are offered.


Gray Monk Winery Estates

Address: 1055 Camp Road, Lake Country
Distance from Outback Lakeside Vacation Homes: 41 kms (39 minutes)

The family-owned Gray Monk Winery has been producing award-winning wines and five-star dining, all under one roof, for over 30 years. Stop by for a free tasting and wine tour, and then round out your visit with lunch or dinner in the Grapevine Restaurant where the chef and sommelier have paired each dish with a complementary wine. While everyone seems to have a different “favorite” wine, they all seem to agree that the beautiful lake view makes every sip delicious.


Ancient Hill Winery

Address: 4918 Anderson Road, Kelowna
Distance from Outback Lakeside Vacation Homes: 49 kms (46 minutes)

This boutique winery is well loved by regulars. The small-lot wines are delicious, and the approachable owners, friendly staff and brilliant sunsets from the patio and picnic area also bring people back again and again. This is one spot you’re invited to unpack a picnic, uncork a bottle of a wine and relax for as long as you want.


Mission Hill Family Estate

Address: 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna
Distance from Outback Lakeside Vacation Homes: 72 kms (1 hour)

This crown jewel of Okanagan wineries is world-renowned for its award-winning wines, architecture and stunning setting. The Terrace Restaurant is a spectacular culinary destination recently recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as "one of the top five winery restaurants in the world…the centerpiece of the Canadian wine tourism industry…one of the most glorious dining experiences around”. Mission Hill’s summer concert series has included such names as Tony Bennett, the Gipsy Kings, Pink Martini, Chris Botti, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, The Canadian Tenors and more.


Quail’s Gate Winery

Address: 3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna
Distance from Outback Lakeside Vacation Homes: 71 kms (1 hour)

Internationally recognized as a top producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Quail’s Gate features a tasting room and wine shop. The Old Vines Restaurant & Wine Bar is a year-round culinary destination, with an exceptional vineyard-side location on the slopes of the Boucherie Mountain Bench and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.


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