Wineries in Kelowna are some of the best in the province, if not the entire world. Kelowna wine keeps winning top wine competitions. The city is known to be Canada’s Napa Valley with many vineyards spanning across the Kelowna mountainsides.

Visiting the many wineries in Kelowna is the perfect way to plan a girls weekend. Planning Kelowna wine tours is one of the best bachelorette party ideas in the city. It is also a great way to spend a romantic date day in Kelowna.

After you’ve visited these wineries in Kelowna, head across the bridge to West Kelowna for another epic self-guided wine tour.

Kelowna is a city that loves to drink! While there is a long history of this lake town being known for its vineyards, recently it’s expanded its alcohol production. In recent years, many Kelowna breweries have set up shop in town creating an entire brewing district in the downtown area.

This makes it easy to take a Kelowna brewery tour. With the many orchards already in the area, there is a recent boom in craft cideries opening up around the Okanagan.

So without further ado, grab a glass of wine and let’s dive into the 10 best wineries in Kelowna.

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Wineries in Kelowna Tour Guide

Top wineries in Kelowna

Address: 3240 Pooley Rd, Kelowna BC

Tasting hours: 11 am – 5:30 pm daily

Reservation required: bookings recommended, walk-ins welcome

Tasting cost: $10, refunded with purchase of a bottle

Does this winery serve food? There is a snack shack on site on weekends between 11 am – 5:30 pm

Why visit this Kelowna winery? 3D winery experience

Vibrant Vines is more of an experience than simply a winery. This quirky Kelowna winery is the only 3D winery experience in BC. Certainly one of the funkiest wineries in Kelowna, you will start your experience at Vibrant Vines by putting on 3D glasses.

Once you do, you will step into a 3D world where the art comes alive all around you. The entire tasting room has trippy 3D art that transports you to a different world while you sip your wine.

The bottles of wine have the same trippy art designs that you experience in the vineyard itself. One of their most famous bottles is their “Woops” wine. The Riesling’s label was put upside down by accident but turned out to be a happy mistake with the wine’s success.

Vibrant Vines wine is so tasty they accidentally won a prize for the ‘Best White Wine in the World’.

Delicious Kelowna wine and amazing 3D art are not all this winery offers. If you are looking for things to do in Kelowna on the weekend, Vibrant Vines offers live music between 1 – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Address: 4870 Chute Lake Rd, Kelowna, BC, V1W 4M3

Tasting hours: 10 am – 6 pm every day, year round

Reservation required: No

Tasting cost: FREE

Does this winery serve food? Summerhill Organic Bistro

Why visit this Kelowna winery? large pyramid wine cellar, beautiful Okanagan Lake views

Summerhill Pyramid Winery is one of the best wineries in Kelowna! Whenever we travel, we try to make sustainable travel decisions. Sandhill Wines is Canada’s largest certified organic winery and has a gold sticker for green tourism.

This Kelowna winery is a 20 minute drive from downtown Kelowna but definitely worth it. We recommend driving south on Pandosy Street (which turns into Lakeshore Road) to get to the winery. This route will take you along Okanagan Lake showcasing the most popular Kelowna beaches.

Samara posing infront of the huge upside down wine bottle pouring into a wine glass at Summerhill winery.

Summerhill is one of the only wineries in Kelowna offering free wine tastings! There are also three wine tours ($20 per person) of the vineyard every day at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm.

The organic Okanagan grapes are grown biodynamically. Set on an impressive 17 hectare vineyard, this forward thinking winery focuses on harmony with nature.

Once the grapes are picked they naturally ferment and age in their Pyramid Cellar. The Pyramid was built with precise geometry (second to the Great Pyramid of Egypt for precision) that aligns to the absolute True North. This produces the high quality Summerhill wine that has captured the hearts of so many.

For those looking to mix spirituality and great tasting wine, Summerhill Winery is the place to go. If you find yourself here on the solstice, equinox, full moon or new moon be sure to stop by the winery for their sacred gatherings.

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Address: 1670 DeHart Rd, Kelowna BC

Tasting hours: May 23 – July 28: 11 am – 5 pm daily | July 29 – Sept 12: 11 am – 6 pm daily

Reservation required: Yes. Prepaid reservation, maximum 6 guests.

Tasting cost: $15 ($5 off wine purchase)

Does this winery serve food?


Why visit this Kelowna winery?

Stunning views, one of the oldest wineries in Kelowna

Tantalus Vineyard is one of the oldest wineries in Kelowna with the first grape crops being planted in 1927. While the crops may be old, the Tantalus tasting room is anything but. Beautiful modern architecture with large windows showing off the panoramic views of the vineyard and the Okanagan Lake.

Large skylights let in the warm Okanagan sun from every direction. As Kelowna has a reputation for enjoying a good patio, the Tantalus patio is the place to be to enjoy a nice glass of wine with stunning Okanagan lake views.

One of the most scenic wineries in Kelowna, Tantalus Winery is most famously known for its Rieslings. Don’t trust us – go buy a bottle or 3!

Tastings here are $15 making this one of the more expensive options in the area. You get 5 tastings and $5 off any wine purchased. For more experienced wine drinkers, you can enjoy the Small Lot Tasting experience for $25 where you will be tasting older 2019/2020 blends. On weekday mornings you also have the option to join the Bees & Barrels Tour and Tasting combo for $45 to tour the vineyard.

Address: 5445 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna BC

Tasting hours: 11 am – 6 pm Sunday – Wednesday | 11 am – 7 pm Thursday – Saturday

Reservation required: Not for groups under 6 people

Tasting cost: $22 (food pairing for +$16)

Does this winery serve food?

Yes, at its Home Block Restaurant open 12 pm – 9:30 pm

Why visit this Kelowna winery?

Great concerts and live music, farm to table style

Cedar Creek Winery was established in 1986 making it one of the oldest wineries in the Okanagan Valley. They won 2022 Winery of the Year from Winealign National Wine Awards. This Kelowna winery often has concerts and live music events happening on site.

the CedarCreek Estate Winery sign with a baby deer in the background.

BC’s large rainforest suffers chronic wildfires due in large part to unsustainable tree planting practices and human error. As part of Cedar Creek Winery’s dedication to sustainability, they’ve partnered with One Tree Planted to plant trees in BC areas affected by wildfires.

Having one of their neighbouring forests burn beside them, they have moved their dedication to rebuild the land that was once destroyed. With every bottle of wine purchased, a tree is planted.

Drinking for a good cause is something we can always get behind! We love looking for sustainable wineries in Kelowna as part of our dedication to finding eco-friendly ways to travel.

Cedar Creek has a farm to glass attitude behind its vineyard with a dedication to creating a balanced holistic ecosystem in the vineyard. This is one of our favourite wineries in Kelowna because of its modern architecture and classy feeling – not to mention the great wine.

Tastings are $22 each and sample 5 Kelowna wines. The tastings are served outdoors in their courtyard offering stunning views of Okanagan Lake. If you’d like to pair your wine tasting with a tour through the vineyard you can do so for $40.

For an even more deluxe experience, you can try their Aspect Tour Experience which will have you drinking wine straight from the barrel. This tour is offered Friday through Sunday and will cost $75.

Address: 3975 June Springs Rd, Kelowna BC

Tasting hours: 10:30 am – 6 pm Sunday – Thursday | 10:30 am – 7 pm Friday – Saturday

Reservation required: Not for groups under 6 people

Tasting cost: $5, $2 off with purchase of wine

Does this winery serve food?

Yes, their Bistro is open 11:30 am – 3:30 pm every day (seasonally)

Why visit this Kelowna winery?

Bee-inspired winery with wine made from honey.

If you’ve never tried honey wine you have to go to Meadow Vista winery. One of the only wineries in Kelowna to get honey infused wine, this quaint Kelowna winery has a very homey farm feel. You will have tastings in a large open room that doubles as their wine shop. You will be served their Meadow Vista honey wines including one that is served warm from a crock pot. This specialty wine has a Christmas hot apple cider feel to it and is absolutely DELICIOUS.

If you are doing a Kelowna wine tour and need some food, this is a great place to fuel up. Sit on their patio and enjoy their beautiful garden. Meadow Vista’s bistro serves charcuterie, panini, flatbread pizza and soup. Be sure to grab some honey wine mead and head to their patio to enjoy summer in Kelowna.

Don’t miss Meadow Vista’s Cocktail Hour on Friday & Saturday 5 – 7. You can sip on some hand-crafted cocktails that have been inspired by honey.

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Why book a wine tour in Kelowna?

Wine tours in Kelowna are so popular and for good reason! Each winery offers between 3-6 tasters per “tasting” bringing you over the legal driving limit quickly. No one likes to be a designated driver. Instead of appointing a designated driver to cart you around the city, booking a wine tour will allow your whole party to enjoy the experience and taste the wines. If you are booking an event such as a bachelorette party or birthday where everyone is looking to have fun.

Booking a guided tour will ensure you visit the best wineries in Kelowna, and explain about the different wineries and why Kelowna is such a hot spot for wineries. In the summer the wineries get really busy. A tour will do all the planning for you and allows you to jump the lines and spend all your time tasting wines and touring the vineyards.

Best Kelowna Wine Tours

Kelowna Sightseeing Afternoon Wine Tour: If you’re looking to hit the best wineries in Kelowna (or West Kelowna) this tour by Red Dog Wine Tours is a great private wine tour. You can choose between visiting either Kelowna or West Kelowna wine tours. Your group will visit 4 different wineries (all wine tasting fees included) and have time to walk the vineyards, take photos, and, of course, drink some amazing Kelowna wine.

If you choose the Kelowna wine tour you will be taken to: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Vibrant Vine, The View Winery, Kitsch Wines

If you choose the West Kelowna wine tour you will be taken to: Quails Gate Winery, Frind Estate Winery, Indigenous World Winery, Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery, Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, The Hatch, Rollingdale Winery, Ciao Bella Winery, Little Straw Vineyards

This is a private tour meaning your group will be the only one on the experience and is offered to groups under 6 people. Perfect for bachelorette parties, birthdays, and corporate events, the price for the tour varies based on how many people are in your group. If you’re booking for 2 people, the price is $250 CAD ($186.46 USD) per person but drops to $179 CAD ($133.50 USD) each if you’re booking for a group of 6.

If you’re booking a Kelowna wine tour, pick-up is offered from anywhere in Kelowna. If you’re booking the West Kelowna wine tour, pick-up is offered from anywhere in Kelowna or West Kelowna.

All Star Kelowna Winery Tour: If you’re traveling with a group of 4-12 people, this all star wine tour is a great choice by Vines & Views Wine Tours. You will visit 5 different wineries and enjoy a relaxing morning or afternoon at the vineyards. The tour guides are very friendly and will plan the whole day leaving your hardest tasks to be sipping wines and taking selfies. The vineyards you visit will vary but include some of our favorites such as Vibrant Vines, and Summerhill Pyramid Winery.

The tour costs $281.35 CAD ($209.84 USD) per person and includes all wine tasting fees, snacks, and round trip transportation from your hotel.

Kelowna Fab 5 Wine Tour: This wine tour will take you to 5 Kelowna wineries and allow you to taste some of the best wines and tour through the stunning vineyards. Take in the views, learn about the different wines, and taste some of the best wines in the Okanagan. This wine tour costs $199 CAD ($148.42 USD) per person.

Wineries you may visit include: Vibrant Vine Winery, The View Winery, Priest Creek Family Estate Winery, Meadow Vista Honey Wines, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Spearhead Winery, Camelot Winery, Sperling Vineyards and Meadow Vista Honey Wines

If you’re planning a bachelorette party in Kelowna, this bachelorette wine tour is a great option and will include add ons like photographers and event planning.

Where to stay in Kelowna

Hotel Zed – One of our favorite hotels in the city, Hotel Zed is a fun hotel with a great downtown location. This colorful hotel has an old VW Van out front so you know it wins our hearts right away. It is a great hotel if you don’t have a car as it’s located within steps of the best shopping, restaurants, and nightlife in Kelowna. An affordable price tag and a location just across from City Park make this a top pick hotel.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort – If you’re looking for luxury and waterfront, the Delta Hotel is one of the best options in Kelowna. The downtown location has restaurants, casinos, shopping, great walking trails, and the best Kelowna beaches all steps from the hotel. With two swimming pools, this pet friendly hotel in Kelowna is one of the best.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Kelowna – If you love waterslides, splashing in pools, and enjoying a good free breakfast, the Fairfield Inn is a great hotel for you. The location of this hotel is great being less than 10 minute’s drive to downtown Kelowna, about a 10-minute drive to the Kelowna airport, and less than 5 minutes from Orchard Park Mall, this hotel is a great kid-friendly, pet-friendly hotel in Kelowna.

Hotel Eldorado at Eldorado Resort – A stunning one-of-a-kind hotel located in southern Kelowna in an area locals call The Mission. This lake-side resort has a stunning pool, and restaurant on site and has a great location nearby many popular Kelowna beaches.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many wineries in the Okanagan?

There are over 180 wineries in the Okanagan region. This refers to all of the area between Osoyoos and Vernon. The majority of these wineries sit in Oliver, Naramata and Kelowna.

How many wineries in BC?

British Columbia is home to over 330 wineries. Of that, there are over 40 wineries in Kelowna.

How many wineries in Naramata?

There are about 40 wineries in Naramata. For those looking to do a Naramata wine tour, be prepared that it is an hour and a half drive away.

When do wineries open in Kelowna?

With the growing popularity of the Okanagan being one of the best wine regions in Canada, wineries are receiving more tourism in winter months allowing them to be open all year round. While most wineries in Kelowna stay open, there are still a few that will close for tastings in winter months, between November and April.

Where is Kelowna BC?

Kelowna is located in BC’s lower interior, an area referred to as the Okanagan. Kelowna is about 4 hours (390km) northeast of Vancouver. From Seattle, you can expect a 500km (310 miles) 6 hour drive north. If you are leaving from Calgary, Kelowna is a 7 hour (605km) drive southwest.

Are wines gluten free?

Celiacs and gluten intolerant people will be happy to know that wine is gluten free. While the wine itself will be gluten-free, some of the pricier red wines may use wheat paste to help shut oak barrels. Be sure to ask the different wineries in Kelowna you go to when there to ensure they are fully gluten free.

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This Kelowna winery tour guide is all you need to plan the perfect day in the Okanagan. Taking you to the best wineries in Kelowna you will sip on some delicious Kelowna wine while taking in stunning Okanagan Lake views. Stop at Tantalus Vineyard, walk through the pyramid at Sandhill Winery and bask in the modern designs of Cedar Creek Vineyard. You will visit a 3D winery called Vibrant Vines and sip honey wine from Meadow Vista Winery.
Kelowna wine is some of the best wine in BC. This self guided Kelowna winery tour takes you to many popular Kelowna wineries including Tantalus Winery. Visit the Sandhill Pyramid Winery or marvel at Cedar Creek Winery. If you're looking for the best thing to do in Kelowna head to Vibrant Vines for a 3D wine tour. Sip on honey wine at Meadow Vista Vineyard.
One of the best things to do in Kelowna is to sip on some delicious Okanagan wine. Kelowna vineyards offer stunning views of the city and the Okanagan Lake. From honey wine at Meadow Vista to exploring the pyramid at Sandhill wines, this self guided Okanagan wine tour takes you to the best wineries in Kelowna. Cedar Creek Winery and Tantalus Winery are also on this BC wine route. The perfect bachelorette weekend in Kelowna includes a stop at Kelowna's 3D winery Vibrant Vines.