This tour runs May to September 2019.
The Big Sip features four of the most popular wineries in the Okanagan with an exclusively offered private vineyard tour and tasting at 50th Parallel Estate. This is an unique opportunity to slow the pace and truly enjoy the vineyard vibe at 50th Parallel Estate followed by lunch at Block One, 50th Parallel’s new restaurant. Experience some of the finest wines and intimate boutique wineries including Ex Nihilo Vineyards , Ancient Hill Estate, Intrigue Wines and Arrowleaf Cellars. This tour is designed for a slower pace with time for a glass of wine along the way at either Arrowleaf Cellars or Ancient Hill Estate.
At the first stop, enjoy a true behind the scenes look at the beautiful architectural wonder that is 50th Parallel Estate. Here you will experience a private tasting and vineyard tour. Take your first sips as you’re welcomed into the winery with a select “welcome wine” vintage. Wonder through the vines as you sample your next wine out in the vineyard while learning about the vines, the grapes and the different varietals grown at 50th Parallel Estate. Explore the barrel room and behind the scenes wine making in a world-class winery destination crafting international award-winning wines. Finish up your tour and tasting experience with a small artisan cheese pairing. Enjoy lunch on the patio of Block One at 50th Parallel Estate
Ex Nihilo Vineyards feels a little like visiting Tuscany. Here the love of wine and inspiring art can be seen together with ever changing local artists’s installations in the winery. Enjoy the intimate feel of Ex Nihilo while sampling some of their very popular wines including their flagship Night blend.
Ancient Hill Estate is one of the true gems in this region. Enjoy the intimate wine shop with its old world European charm, dark wood, antiques and beautiful paintings that great you as you enter this serene winery and vineyard. Take in the aromatic roses that surround the patio overlooking the valley and vines below. Aromatic roses and Aromatic whites, a perfect combination along with their flagship red, the Baco Noir.
Arrowleaf Cellars is one of the most visually stunning vineyards in the Okanagan. After your tasting of their handcrafted award winning wines, take in endless views over Lake Okanagan with time for a glass of wine or an espresso and a famous Arrowleaf cream puff. A perfect end to the day.
Tour runs 11:00-5:30
- Exclusively offered behind the scenes private vineyard and winery tour with a wine tasting at 50th Parallel Estate and with cheese pairing to finish.
- Lunch reservation at Block One at 50th Parallel Estate (Ex Nihilo Vineyards is also a lunch option, please inquire)
- Door to door service in our Mercedes touring vehicles.
- Chilled bottled water
- Chilled wine storage and concierge wine service
- Complimentary WIFI
- The cost of lunch.
- Tour guide gratuity.
- Wine and food purchases
The Fine Print
- **all wineries subject to availability
- Tour requires a min of 4 people to run, please inquire to see if others are booked.
- *Private tours available, please inquire.(subject to availability)
- Gratuity added to group bookings of 6 or more.