About Us


Welcome to Sip Happens Wine Tours, offering a variety of tours throughout the Okanagan Valley.

Our Specialty “The Scenic Sip” in Lake Country and Kelowna

 We specialize in one of the fastest growing wine regions in the Okanagan with the award winning vineyards of “The Scenic Sip” in Kelowna and Lake Country. These vineyards include Arrowleaf Cellars, Ancient Hill Estate, Ex Nihilo Vineyards, Intrigue Wines, Gray Monk Estate, The Chase Wines, 50th Parallel Estate and Blind Tiger Vineyards.

Experience the breathtaking views, world class vineyards and some extraordinary culinary experiences with a knowledgeable and locally operated tour company in the area offering premium tours with a difference. With Sip Happens Wine Tours, you’ll feel comfortable and very welcomed at the vineyards. All our tour guides live and work locally. If you’re in Kelowna, Vernon or Lake Country, let us show you the best kept secret in the Okanagan Valley; The Scenic Sip Wine Trail in  Lake Country and Kelowna.

We provide a selection of tours featuring the wineries collectively known as “The Scenic Sip” so you can pick the one that works best plus we can customize and personalize any tour you see.

Private and custom tour itineraries available.  Our vehicles are the finest touring machines and include  Mercedes Sprinters, Mercedes Metris and the very luxurious Cadillac Escalades.

New for 2018 “The Okanagan Rail Trail Wine Tour.

This year we are excited to introduce you to the brand new Okanagan Rail Trail as part of your wine touring experience. Our new tour for spring of 2018 will include a ride at your own pace or fully guided bike ride

Sample Itinerary Is available on Okanagan Rail Trail Tour page. http://siptours.ca/wine-tour/the-okanagan-rail-trail/

This  is an all inclusive wine tour that begins with a gentle and extremely scenic bike ride along the edges of both Wood Lake and Kalamalka Lake on the Okanagan Rail Trail.  This 2 hour bike ride can be done at your own pace and is suitable for all levels of cycling experience. If you can ride a bike then you can enjoy this tour.  Bikes and helmets are supplied and custom fitted for your comfort. The ride is followed by a vehicle tour with a fabulous vineyard lunch on the patio overlooking Lake Okanagan  with visits to 2 more wineries  before the day is done. For more info , go to our top menu under Wine Tours or click here  http://siptours.ca/wine-tours/

Private Tours

Any of our tours can be private, they just cost a little more. Click here and we will fill in the details http://siptours.ca/wine-tour/private-and-custom-tours/

Custom  Tours 

The Okanagan Valley is home to over 170 wineries and many more vineyards. If you have the perfect day in mind, let us make it happen. We can design a custom itinerary that fulfills every wine tour desire you have. Imagine planning a romantic proposal at a breathtaking vineyard or spending a special  birthday or any special occasion celebration enjoying a luxurious wine tour.

Perhaps you’d like to see specific wineries in certain regions, From Oliver/Osoyoos down south all the way to the northern bench, you choose the vineyards you want to see and we will make (Sip) happen!  We are happy to provide custom tours and/or private tours for groups of 2 to 11.

Just let us know what you would like! http://siptours.ca/wine-tour/private-and-custom-tours/

Bride-To-Be Tours or Bachelorette Tours

At Sip Happens Wine Tours, we offer an elegant and deluxe Bachelorette party. 

If you are looking for a classy  experience for your “Bride To Be” wine tour, we are happy to accommodate. Please inquire about special offering for your Bride To Be Wine Tour available on all Bachelotette parties booked by March 2018. Please inquire here.  http://siptours.ca/wine-tour/private-and-custom-tours/

Sip Happens Wine Tours is based in Lake Country and we are proud to spotlight The Scenic Sip Wine Trail. With breathtaking views, and some of the best wine the Okanagan Valley has to offer, Lake Country is a special experience not to be missed.

Here’s to  happy sippers on our Sip Happens Wine Tours!!

Liz McKinney  Owner/Operator   Sip Happens Wine Tours

lizAbout Liz McKinney

Liz McKinney lives in Lake Country and has been an “expert sipper” and radio broadcaster for over 30 years. Her knowledge of Lake Country along with her quick wit will make for a wine touring experience to remember.

Sometimes “Sip Happens” and when it does,  the last thing you should be doing is driving!  Relax, sip fabulous wine and enjoy the experience and leave the driving to us.