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OK Wine Tasting

wine tasting in the naramata bench

[trip style = wine tasting]

This past weekend, en route to Kelowna, my husband I got to do something we've wanted to do for a long time: taste wine in the Okanagan---the OK for short. Wine touring in Canada's second largest wine producing region wasn't just ok, it was fantastic, relaxing and picturesque. 

After downloading 3 BC-related wine tasting apps, we hit the road at 8.15am with Tim Horton's coffee and carbs in-hand, and my sister's mix-CD blaring in the background. Five hours later we were lunching al fresco before sipping the region's best varietals.

We didn't have much time, so we selected 4 wineries in the Naramata Bench: Hillside Estate (where we lunched at their bistro and sipped in their tasting room),  Therapy (my fave winery), Laughing Stock or LFNG (good wines, cool vibe) and Mission Hill (check out the Reserve Concert Series). All the wines we tasted were great, which made me wonder if my palate was failing me, yet when visiting one of the region's bigger wineries at the end of the weekend, none of the wines appealed to me. Problem solved. The Naramata wineries were that good.

hillside estate winery

Pictures {Hillside Estate Winery}

hillside estate's eating area

{Area just beside Hillside's outdoor bistro}

guesthouse at therapy vinyards

{Guesthouse entrance at Therapy Vineyards}

therapy vinyards

{Inside the tasting room at Therapy}

Mission Hill

{Mission Hill's outdoor dining terrace}

mission hill reserve tasting room

{The reserve tasting salon at Mission Hill}

Trip Styler Tip: skip the vast and busy tasting bars and opt for a vertical of the reserve wines in the salon

mission hill grounds

{Stunning grounds at Mission Hill}

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