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Kelowna is known for two things: the stunning Okanagan Lake and delicious Kelowna wine! Wineries in West Kelowna are amongst the best in the area delivering a ton of personality and stunning Okanagan Lake views.

The city of Kelowna sees around 2 million tourists a year all looking to get a piece of that Okanagan lifestyle. The city is known for long hot summers, short snow covered winters breeding a lazy beach vibe turning into a snowboarder’s paradise.

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one of the best wineries in West Kelowna.

While most of Kelowna’s tourism is centred around the downtown area the city has a lot more to offer. West Kelowna is rapidly growing in popularity with more and more developments growing. West Kelowna also happens to be home to some of the best wineries in the Okanagan. Wineries in West Kelowna have reputations for delivering high quality wines with unbeatable Okanagan views.

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A city that loves to drink, Kelowna is home to many cideries, wineries, distilleries and micro breweries. This guide is designed to help you visit all the best wineries in West Kelowna.

The Westside wine trail takes you to some of the best wineries in BC. A West Kelowna wine tour is the best way to spend a romantic getaway in the Okanagan. A trip through the wineries in West Kelowna makes for the perfect girl’s weekend or bachelorette party in Kelowna.

Without further ado, let’s get into the best wineries in West Kelowna.

How to take this self guided West Kelowna wine tour:

This West Kelowna winery tour takes you to 5 of the best wineries in West Kelowna. Click on the map below to view this Kelowna winery tour or scan the QR code to download the West Kelowna wine tour directly to your phone’s Google Maps app. If you are on your phone, simply screenshot the QR code to get the map downloaded.

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Top wineries in West Kelowna

Address: 2345 Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna BC

Tasting hours: 11am – 6pm

Reservation required: reservations not accepted, first come first serve only

Tasting cost: $15, waived with purchase of wine

Does this winery serve food? No

Why visit this Kelowna winery? Stunning lake views with relaxed vibes and good tunes.

Black Swift Vineyards is one of the newer wineries in West Kelowna. It is a part of the JPC Trail, a collection of wineries, cideries and breweries in West Kelowna.

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Walking up to this West Kelowna winery will showcase a cement building with large metal crows along the outside. Coming inside you will be met with floor to ceiling glass that delivers unbeatable vineyard and Okanagan Lake views. Your party can enjoy a seat on the patio and take in the stunning views of the vineyard overlooking Okanagan lake.

The tasting will be done at your table meaning your party can get off their feet and enjoy their time together comfortably seated at a table. This is a newly popular thing amongst wineries in West Kelowna but a welcomed treat to having to stand at a counter for your wine tasting.

While the tasting cost is $15 for 5 tastings, the views and the delicious wine are certainly worth it. Your full tasting cost is waived with the purchase of a bottle making it an obvious buy.

Address: 3225 Boucherie Rd, Kelowna BC

Tasting hours: 11 am – 6 pm

Reservation required: reservations not accepted, first come first serve only

Tasting cost: $10, waived with purchase of wine

Does this winery serve food? No

Why visit this Kelowna winery?

Great music, family oriented old fashioned vineyard

Another winery in West Kelowna that is also on the JPC Trail, The Hatch is one of the newer wineries in West Kelowna. While it may be new, it certainly doesn’t want you to know that. The Hatch looks like you are walking into an antique shop with old machinery set up all around.

the front doorway at The Hatch.

Walking down from the parking lot you will get to a log barn style building that is The Hatch’s tasting room. With picnic table style seating both inside and outside you can choose your ideal spot. Your group will sit at their table with the tastings being done at the table.

The Hatch’s vineyard is off to the side away from the tasting area. You are free to explore through the vines with the lake in the background. This is one of the best wineries in West Kelowna to get vineyard photos for a bachelorette weekend or girls’ trip. This is also a great place to grab a bottle of wine and have a romantic picnic in Kelowna.

The Hatch is a family friendly and dog friendly winery making it a great place to bring the whole family. This is one of the quirkier wineries in West Kelowna straying from the modern upscale design most other Okanagan vineyards follow. As a bonus, The Hatch doesn’t have a restaurant which means your pup gets free range around.

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Address: 3303 Boucherie Rd, Kelowna BC

Tasting hours: 10 am – 8 pm

Reservation required: reservations recommended in summer, walk ins accommodated

Tasting cost: $15 Estate tasting | $25 Collector Tasting | $35 Vineyard Tasting Experience | $50 Wine and Cheese Paired Tasting (min. 2 guests) | $35 Wine and Chocolate Paired Tasting

Does this winery serve food?

Yes, at Old Vines Restaurant and The Market at Quail’s Gate.

Why visit this Kelowna winery?

Luxurious up-scale winery, Okanagan Lake views

Quails Gate is one of the OG wineries in West Kelowna, being family operated since 1956. It is one of the most well known wineries in West Kelowna and for good reason. This is some of the best Kelowna wine you will try. Stunning views of the Okanagan Lake can be seen from almost everywhere in Quails Gate. Built on a hill it looks as though the vineyard runs straight into the lake making this one of the best wineries West Kelowna has to offer.

Your Quails Gate wine tasting will take place in their large tasting room that opens into a patio overlooking the lake. An estate tasting is $15 with a collectors testing costing $35. If you’d prefer to do a tasting in the vineyard you can do so for $35 each. There are also wine and cheese as well as wine and chocolate pairing options available.

Quails Gate restaurant Old Vines Restaurant delivers a high end restaurant experience. Old Vines restaurant typically requires reservations but sometimes will accept walk-ins. Their service is excellent and their patio has stunning vineyard views that is a great way to spend a romantic evening in Kelowna. This is one of the most renowned restaurant wineries in West Kelowna.

If you would rather be outdoors, you can skip the wine tasting and instead buy a few bottles of wine from either the tasting room or The Quails Gate Market and ask for plastic cups. You can then take the wine to sit in either the garden in the market or enjoy the stunning lake views from in between the vines. The Market at Quails Gate also sells charcuterie boards which you can bring to a picnic table to make your own tasting.

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Quails Gate is more than just a winery, they even offer premium lakefront accommodations. Built around luxury, they also offer Yacht Wine Tasting experiences between June and September. Board a 40ft yacht on the Okanagan Lake to enjoy your Quails Gate wine tasting. This is one of the best wineries in West Kelowna.

Address: 3725 Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna BC

Tasting hours: 10 am – 8 pm daily (last reservation at 7 pm)

Reservation required: Reservations are strongly encouraged

Tasting cost: $10 for 5 wines, fee waived with a wine purchase

Does this winery serve food?

Yes, at Annie’s Beach Cafe open 8 am – 8 pm daily

Why visit this Kelowna winery?

Beach setting, family and dog friendly

Why just look at the stunning lake views if you can submerge yourself in them? Frind winery is unique in that it looks more like a luxurious beach club than a winery. Frind is certainly one of the busier wineries in West Kelowna due to its stunning beachfront location. Don’t let this deter you, even if you just buy a bottle to sip along the water, you will not be disappointed.

cabanas with white drapes on white sand with Okanagan Lake in the background.

From the main road, Boucherie Road, you will make your way down a long driveway that will take you down to the water. A large tasting room is available with stunning lake views. If you are coming to Kelowna for a Bachelorette Party, you can book a private tasting in a beachside bungalow.

Find Winery is a great place to fuel up. Between 8 am and 5 pm their cafe is open serving to-go wine and snacks. You can choose to sit in the beach cafe but the real treat is sitting outside in the family friendly beachfront picnic area. If you are wanting a seated meal, Frind Winery has that too between 11 am and 8 pm. Frind Winery’s beach style lunch menu serves up wood fire pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, pasta and salads.

Speaking of the patio, walking out of the tasting room will open you up into a lakefront oasis. Located right on Okanagan Lake, Frind Winery is a great dog friendly winery that is perfect for the whole family. A large field with picnic tables stretches across the property and leads into a sandy beach area. You will feel like you are in a resort in Mexico as you lie in the shaded cabanas on a hot summer day right beside the water sipping wine.

Address: 3887C Brown Rd, West Kelowna BC

Tasting hours: 11 am – 6 pm | Speakeasy Friday – Sunday 5 pm – 10 pm

Reservation required: First come first served, Restaurant reservations recommended

Tasting cost: $15, waived with wine purchase

Does this winery serve food?

Yes, at Angel Share on their rooftop noshery

Why visit this Kelowna winery?

unique prohibition style, speakeasy downstairs

The last winery on the JPC Trail and the furthest winery on our list is Crown & Thieves. This prohibition style vineyard is a really fun experience. Walking into the castle style building you will open large doors and transport back in time.

a sign hanging on a wire fence directing guest to Crown and Thieves

Inside Crown & Thieves you’ll find large vaulted ceilings with stunning artwork and old chandeliers hanging. Tall library style bookshelves filled with their delicious Kelowna wine line the walls. You can either do your tasting at the bartop inside or find a small table on the patio outside.

If you are hungry and looking for food, Crown & Thieves restaurant Angel Share is an outdoor restaurant with BC’s first outdoor licensed kitchen. They serve food between 11:30 am and 10 pm with the best time to go being between 3-5 when they’re doing a happy hour. Their menu changes daily so you can try something new every time you visit.

No trip here is complete without visiting the Crown & Thieves speakeasy. Walking to the back of the tasting room towards the bathrooms you will find a staircase to the basement. Walking down the stairs you will see a sign that says speakeasy so you will know where you are. As soon as you get downstairs you will feel like you have been transported into a 1920s underground club.

Take a seat on the sofa and order an old fashioned and take in the dark black ceilings. The Crown & Thieves speakeasy has a stage that often has live music and other events happening.

Bonus: if you’re visiting Crown & Thieves, hop next door to Truck 59 Cidery. Another member of the JPC Trail, Truck 59 Cidery sits in the same area so is easy to get to. Grab a blanket and cuddle up by an outdoor fire soaking in beautiful Okanagan views while drinking delicious cider.

Wineries in West Kelowna with restaurants

You can’t bounce between the wineries in West Kelowna without having a snack in between. If you are doing our self guided West Kelowna winery tour, we recommend either choosing a winery with a restaurant or packing a picnic to bring along with you for the trip.

Packing a picnic is a great way to spend a romantic day in Kelowna.

Any one of the West Kelowna winery restaurants on our list is a good choice for eating. Quails Gate has their high end Old Vines Restaurant which is great for those looking to have a luxury experience. The Quails Gate Market is another great option that sells to-go bottles of wine and charcuterie boards.

If you are wanting to eat near the beach, going to Frind winery’s restaurant Annie’s Beach Cafe is a great lunch option. If you are looking to have a changing menu, Crown & Thieves restaurant Angel Share is a great option with a rotating menu.

If you are looking for a more laid back place to get food, there is a Texas BBQ style pub along the route between Black Swift Winery (stop 1) and The Hatch (stop 2) called The Hatching Post. A midwestern style pub, The Hatching Post has laid back saloon style vibes that are an experience in itself. The Hatching Post is another stop along the JPC Trail.

Why book a wine tour in West Kelowna?

No one likes being a designated driver. Booking a wine tour through the West Kelowna wineries allows your whole party to enjoy their time and taste the delicious Okanagan wines. With so many amazing vineyards in West Kelowna, your day will be perfectly planned to allow you to skip the lines, stay on schedule, and spend your time focused on sipping wines, enjoying the views, and taking selfies. Tour guides do a great job of setting the mood with good music in an air-conditioned vehicle between vineyards and will explain all about the places you visit along the way.

Afternoon sightseeing wine tour in West Kelowna: You can choose between either a West Kelowna or East Kelowna wine tour with this experience. Either option will take you to 4 of the best wineries in the area where you will spend your time sipping the best wines, taking in the stunning views, and getting gorgeous photos. The tour guides are incredibly friendly and plan all the details making your experience focused on having fun and making memories.

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

The price for this tour by Red Dog Wine Tours varies based on how many people are in your group (up to 6 people). Booking for 2 people will cost you $250 CAD ($186.46 USD) per person and goes down to $179 CAD ($133.50 USD) each if booking for a group of 6. All tasting fees and round trip transportation are included in this price. Kelowna wine tours include transportation from anywhere in Kelowna while West Kelowna wine tours pick up from anywhere in Kelowna or West Kelowna.

Full day West Kelowna winery tour: Teehouse Wine Tours is known to provide great wine tours with friendly guides who take you to the best wineries. This wine tour is guaranteed to take you to two of the most sought-after wineries in West Kelowna: Quails Gate and Mission Hill Estate Winery. In total, you will visit 4 wineries sipping 20 different wines between them. You’ll be happy you have a designated driver at the end of this!

Wineries visited: Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, Quails Gate Winery, Black Swift Vineyards, Mount Boucherie Estate Winery.

You will spend the full day out on this tour including a stop for lunch at the delicious restaurant located at Mount Boucherie Estate Winery: The Modest Butcher (at own expense). The tour costs $198.45 CAD ($148.01 USD) and includes tasting fees and round trip transportation.

Gallery of grapes West Kelowna wine tour: This half day wine tour will take you to 5 different wineries in West Kelowna to sample some of the best wines in the region. You will spend your day with a small group touring through the vineyards and learning about what makes this region so prominent for wineries.

Wineries you may visit: Mt Boucherie Estate Winery, Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, The Hatch, Off The Grid Winery, Indigenous World Winery, Rollingdale Winery, Quails Gate Estate Winery, or Frind Winery.

This half day tour by Views & Vines Wine Tours costs $227.50 CAD ($169.68 USD) and includes all tasting fees, water and snacks, and round trip transportation.

Where to stay in West Kelowna

The Cove Lakeside Resort – This stunning West Kelowna hotel is located right on Okanagan Lake giving you that epic lakeside living feel. You will feel like you are on a Mexican vacation as you enjoy the multiple on-site pools, hot tub, and private beach. There are EV chargers on-site, a nice spa, and incredibly comfortable beds.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott West Kelowna – One of our favorite family-friendly accommodations in West Kelowna, this is a great option for people looking for kitchenettes in their rooms. With a delicious breakfast included, you will enjoy their spacious rooms complete with microwaves, fridges, dishwashers, toasters, and stoves in your room. Enjoy their small convenience store on-site, splash down their waterslide landing in their indoor pool, workout in their on-site gym, or grill some dinner on their rooftop patio equipped with multiple BBQs for you to use. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, pets are welcome – what more can you ask for?

Best Western Country Hotel & Suites – This is a great hotel for families that has tons of on-site amenities. Slide down their waterslide splashing into their year-round indoor pool, soak in the hot tub, and enjoy their free breakfast. Enjoy golf course views as you stay in their spacious rooms. The hotel is pet-friendly – a great plus in our books!

Super 8 – If you are looking for a budget-friendly hotel in Kelowna, the Super 8 is a great option. An indoor pool is available year-round with an on-site gym. Rooms are pretty basic featuring small kitchenettes with a microwave and sink. If your goal is to be outside and are just looking for a place to crash your head, this is a great option.

West Kelowna Wineries FAQ

How many wineries in the Okanagan?

There are 186 wineries in the Okanagan area.

How many wineries are in Kelowna and West Kelowna?

There are more than 40 wineries in Kelowna and West Kelowna.

What is the oldest winery in BC?

Calona Vineyards is the oldest winery in BC.

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.

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.

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Kelowna wine tours are some of the best in the Okanagan. West Kelowna wineries boast stunning Okanagan Lake views while serving delicious Kelowna wine. West Kelowna is known for some of the best vineyards in the world. Quails Gate winery is one of the best wineries in BC. For a complete self guided West Kelowna winery tour, check this out.
West Kelowna is home to some of the best vineyards in the world. On our West Kelowna winery tour you will take in stunning lakefront vineyards while sipping delicious Kelowna wine. Quails Gate Winery and FRIND Winery are only a few on this self guided West Kelowna wine tour. Visit only the best wineries in West Kelowna for your next girls trip or bachelorette weekend in Kelowna.
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