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Osoyoos Wineries To Visit

Just got back from a lovely week away in Osoyoos staying at the Watermark Hotel. We actually booked so last minute that we only got 4 nights, but while we were there, we didn’t want to leave, so we asked if they had anything open up and they did so we stayed another few nights.

Our time was spent at the lake, pool, and a visit to Rattlesnake Canyon. The kids had a blast. Mommy had a blast the day I went wine tasting with my girls. Here are the places we visited and the wines I loved.

Winery 1: Platinum Bench

This was our first stop at 11am. We were told to go early, as if you get there too late they sell out of their bread. The bread is what you want, they actually do wine pairings with it. You also get your tasting fee waived if you buy a bottle when you do the premium tasting which is what I chose. I walked away with their Pinot Gris which pairs with their double cream brie and pear bread.

Winery 2: Second Chapter

This place really surprised me. It was a portable on a hillside. It did not look like at all like a typical winery (reminded me of high school and learning in portables) but the wine and the host Dianne was a hoot. She is what makes the visit so fun along with tasting some really good wine. Plus the patio is gorgeous with stunning views. I loved the Rattlesnake Viognier and the Rattle Snake Merlot! I also just like rattlesnakes and wine in general. 😉

Winery 3: French Door

This is a newer winery, think it’s only the second year it’s been open. The Sauvignon Blanc is so good and apparently it sells out very quickly during the season, so I snatched some up! The location is totally Insta-worthy too!

Winery 4: Kismet Estate Winery

I went here last year and loved the rosé ! We decided to eat inside the Masala Bistro too. The food was good and I enjoyed their chaat. I stocked up on their Infinity Rosé and Lotus Rosé and their Karma which is their signature red.

Winery 5: District Wine Village

This is a new concept. An entire wine village! It’s dubbed “The must see South Okanagan destination offering artisan crafts, wine, beer & food all in one stunning location”, It is a really cool idea, however much of it is still under construction. We ate food from the brewery which was good, but no real tastings to be done here. I think when it’s fully functioning it will be a hotspot!

Winery 6: Adega on 45th

Mandip and I snuck away to Adega after lunch at Spirit Ridge for our anniversary. We loved their signature reds, especially their Malbec!! There is no cost for the tasting either, you can just donate directly to BC Children’s Hospital instead which is great.

Another tip – If you are doing your own tour, rent a limo or shuttle, makes life easier.

Enjoyed my time in Osoyoos and happy to come back home with tons of delicious wines to enjoy this summer while I reminisce about our nights at the lake 🙂



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