This eclectic group of wineries are found in the Summerland area, where the roads wind up and down and around the hills and valleys, giving this wine route the name “Bottleneck Drive”. The majority of these wineries are family owned and operated, the proprietor or winemaker may be your host at the tasting bar! A vineyard lunch stop is part of this leisurely day. (cost of meals at own expense)
5 Wineries / 6 Hours / Vineyard Lunch Stop
Times: 10:00 am
Price: $149 + GST (Lunch Not Included)
Availability: Daily / April - October
"The Summerland Bottleneck Drive is a peaceful meander off the busy highway that takes you to a friendly and engaging winery experience. Take your time on Bottleneck Drive"
The extinct volcano of Giant’s Head overshadows the quaint community of Summerland, named by its founder, who described it as “heaven on earth, with summer weather forever.” The rural roads wrap around this stubby mountain where a variety of wineries dot the landscape intertwined with farmlands, orchards, and grazing pastures. The first and still the most prominent winery within the city limits is Sumac Ridge Winery, a member of the Constellation Brands, it is the oldest operating estate winery in the province. Part of the “Great Estates of the Okanagan”, Sumac Ridge is internationally known for its sparkling Brut / Stellar’s Jay.
Popular Varietals – Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer & Sparkling Wines
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