After a short drive south from Penticton, at the southern most point of Lake Okanagan, you will discover Lake Skaha. Okanagan Falls is situated on the southern point of Skaha Lake. The landscape here is slightly different, it starts to reflect the northern most tip of the Sonoran desert. The long warm days and cool nights help to build acidity in the vines, this lends to their distinctive character and flavor's. There is a very distinctive dam located on the lake that supplies irrigation water to the farmlands and vineyards to the south,
a stop here will help you to understand the importance of this engineering marvel, and how the town of Oliver got it's name.
My full day tours is scheduled to last around 7 Hours. We normally visit 4 to 5 Wineries. At the planning stage you will have the choice to book an Optional Winery Lunch. All lunch costs are at your own expense. I'm very happy to help in booking this and to make recommendations. Other lunch options may be available please do ask at time of booking. Please do let us know if there are any allergies or other medical issues so we can do our best to accommodate everyone. Departure time from your location will be set at time of organizing your tour but generally we start around 10 am.
Common Okanagan Falls Varietals
Pinot Gris - Pinot Grigio - Gewurztraminer - Sauvignon Blanc - Riesling - Chardonnay - Pinot Blanc - Viognier - Merlot
Malbec - Pinot Noir - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Ehrenfesler - Syrah - Shiraz
Winery selection & pricing
Liquidity & Bistro - Blue Mountain - Noble Ridge - Meyers Family Vineyard - Synchromesh
See Ya Later Ranch & Bistro - Painted Rock Winery - Blasted Church
Nighthawk Vineyards & Kitchen - Stags Hollow Winery - Wild Goose Vineyards
Standard wine tasting fees are included, premium tastings and additional experiences will be offered to you at time of booking, select your tour below
James The Driver specializes in bespoke, private tours. My main tours are designed for couples and small groups of up to 8 persons. Upon request larger group sizes are available. I would like to add that there are certain circumstances where to meet operating requirements, vehicles and operators are subject to change without notice. We do however do our best to keep you informed in the event of any changes.
Some of the wineries we visit offer different experiences such as Vineyard walks, Cellar Tours and Sommelier experiences. Some of these separate events may include a paired tasting or lunch. Be sure to inquire to learn more about their availability and cost.
Custom itineraries are based on individual couple or group requests. These bespoke tours and associated pricing depend on group size, season, availability and may change without notice. Due to the differing popularity of each of the wineries we visit, it is important to know that not all tasting fees are included in your per person regular fee, please inquire prior to booking with any questions.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
I make every effort to guarantee you the best experience possible. I build your personal tour and secure your requested date and reservation times. Specific tasting time will be booked with each winery included on your itinerary.
In the event that you need to cancel your booked tour, a full refund is available up to 14 days before a scheduled tour. 50% refunds are available up to 10 days before your tour. Full charges apply on cancelations made 7 days before a scheduled tour. There is a Service Fee of 10% that is non-refundable for all tour cancelations.