hammock wine country[trip style = weekend getaway + active & adventure + wine tasting]

This past weekend started at 6.09pm with this inviting vista {above}. My little family of 2.5 drove to Osoyoos, one of BC's longtime summertime sizzlers {read: lake + wine country} to visit our friends, as well as SUP and SIP.

SUP and SIP is something our friends developed for their stand-up paddling company, 3 Phase Adventures, headquartered in Osoyoos. Think of it like wine tasting with a calorie-burning twist!

From LaStella winery's beach {yes, rows of grapes run from the hill down to Osoyoos Lake}, we embarked on a leisurely paddle ending on the winery's Italianate terrace sipping wine, talking La Dolce Vita and overlooking vines. Future Saturdays may have trouble measuring up.

Here's a short video which sums it up: {Can't view this video?}

PS - looking for a place to stay in the sun-soaked area? I recommend the Villas at Hester Creek.

[photo and video by @tristyler]