“The Okanagan Appellation is noted as, ‘the northern most serious wine region in the world.’ Imagine Lake Tahoe as the backdrop for the Napa Valley.”
Bruce Schoenfeld, Travel & Leisure Magazine
The Collector’s Tour is the ultimate Okanagan Wine Country Tour experience created for wine connoisseurs who are eager to populate their wine cellars with either favored vintages or a sampling of new award-winning varietals that have yet to be discovered on the global spectrum.
Our depth of local knowledge and long standing relationships that we have built over decades throughout the region gives you behind-the scenes advantage; from introductions to well-known vintners and award-winning chefs that translates to private samplings of premium wines and reserve tastings. The Collector's Tour is a highly customized wine experience with limited capacity and availability.
World Residences at Sea / Travel Coordinator
"Just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts and assistance for providing the group with such a fantastic day! They absolutely loved your company and enjoyed their experiences - the wineries were apparently amazing ... and they were suitably impressed with the wine! We will do this again."
Guests from Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania
"We enjoyed the entire experience ... and would be hard pressed to a favourite aspect of the trip. The wines were very well-made; we came to the Okanagan Valley for the sauv blancs and the pinot noirs (and, we were not let down) But we also thoroughly enjoyed the Bordeaux blends and syrahs (a nice surprise).
We have travelled all over the world, and used many tour operators. That said, your people, as a group, were the most personable, friendly, knowledgeable, diverse and entertaining that we have ever enjoyed. Our (five) day trip to Kelowna was the real highlight of our travel experiences. We will be telling all what a wonderful trip it was."
Celebrity Chef Brian Lizotte, Australia
"Discovering the wines of the Okanagan Valley, and the amazing culinary experiences that our group experienced was one of the best days of our two-week journey to British Columbia. I will definitly return again."
What do these guests have in common?
Memories of a lifetime! They returned home with a collection of the region’s finest wines to share with their family and friends. They also have a deeper knowledge of the craft of wine making, and appreciation for science, art and creativity of some of the world’s finest wine-makers and the memories of an exclusive experience as unique and flavorful as the wines themselves.
The Okanagan Valley is the smallest but also the most varied, offering an enviable range of varietals. Here you will discover cellar-worthy reds, refreshing fruity whites and roses, crisp sparkling bubbly, and rich, flavourful Icewines.
Although not officially recognized, the valley is comprised of several sub-appellations where the terroir produces an almost evenly balanced representation of reds to whites. Merlot, pinot noir, and cabernet sauvignon equal 22% of the top three planted in the red variety, while pinot gris, chardonnay, and gewürztraminer are slightly more popular with 28% of the whites in vineyard planting statistics.
2-night stay at one of the Okanagan’s finest hotel/resort properties
Explore the Okanagan Valley Region of your choice including:
Three - Four Wineries depending on region
Luxury Transportation to/from Accommodation in Discreet Unmarked Tour Vehicles
Professional Knowledgeable Wine Ambassador
Gourmet Lunch at Selected Winery of Region either in winery restaurant or private vineyard, casual elegant setting, personally appointed for you.
Intimate, private, pre-booked appointments with exclusive wineries.
Opportunities to tour select vineyards and cellars, some offering intimate tastings with winemaker/proprietor or designated sommelier
Tasting some of the Okanagan's finest, ultra-premium wines chosen specifically for The Collector's Tour
Complimentary Chilled Bottled Waters
Dinner: Reservations at pre-selected breathtaking, gourmet winery restaurant.
This one day, Executive Collector's Tour allows wine connoisseurs to choose specific Okanagan Wine Regions to explore:
This journey offers intimate private appointments including the opportunity to explore vineyards, and chosen cellars with selected wineries from each region that represent the finest ultra-premium wines chosen specifically for our Collector's Tour - some truly hidden gems.
A chef-prepared gourmet lunch with outstanding regional cuisine complete with suggested wine pairings adds a culinary compliment to this ultimate wine experience - with breathtaking vineyard or lakefront views.
A purchase expectation of one case (6 bottles) and/or wine club membership for every two guests participating on each day of touring is non-negotiable.
A maximum of three - four wineries will be visited per tour. Itineraries will be created on a per-region basis with geographic limits taken into careful consideration. Upon booking a 50% deposit is required to secure your reservation.
Changes to Itineraries – must be requested within 30 days of advance with reasonable expectation to accommodate. Charges may occur with itinerary changes.
Cancellations: The Collector’s Tour is a thoroughly planned itinerary with many elements reserved well-in-advance.
The Collector's Tour is a detailed and highly specialized itinerary working in partnership with collector-worthy wineries. Book early due to limited availabilty.
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