Let romance swirl through Okanagan Wine Country

Nothing beats a road trip up to explore the Okanagan with your significant other. From spectacular landscapes, to rolling hills scattered with vineyards, to the wide open Lakes, this is the ultimate place to relax and get away from the city. Its a perfect pairing for true romance.

Here are my travel recommendations for couples exploring Penticton, Naramata, Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Osoyoos, including a few of my favourite spots.

  • Stay at Therapy Winery Guest House in Naramata, which offers cute, private rooms equipped with unbelievable views of Okanagan Lake, an outdoor hot tub overlooking the vineyards, BBQ space, private patio area, a delicious breakfast served right to your door, and so much more!

View from Guest House at Therapy

Cooking classes at Hester Creek

Miradoro Restaurant, Oliver, BC

  • If your looking for a private, luxurious bed and breakfast in Penticton, check out Serenata Guest House which is a massive property with acres of walking grounds to enjoy through Vineyards, over 300 species of trees, and overlooking Okanagan Lake. Peaceful and quiet getaway.

Serenata Guest House

  • Pack a picnic and head to Poplar Grove in Penticton. Complimentary blankets and glasses for all guests- just purchase a bottle of Pinot Gris and your set.

Poplar Grove

Have you visited wine country on a romantic getaway? What are you favourite spots?

Salt Cellar Series: Sparkling Wines of the World

On June 11, Gastown’s Salt Tasting Room sabered open some bubbles to celebrate some Sparkling Wines of the World, as part of their Cellar Series.

The first course included the following wine and food pairings:

  • Zardetto Prosecco with Ash Camembert and Pear and Vanilla Jelly
  • Sartori ‘Arnea’ Soave Spumante with fresh Chevre and Apple Chutney
  • Villa Conchi Cava with Proscuitto di Parma and Piparras peppers

Sparkling wines of the world course 1

The second course included the following wine and food pairings:

  • Tantalus Old Vines Sparkling Riesling with Con Aglio and Apricot and beer jelly
  • Kanazawa ‘Pika Pika’ with Vitano Raspberry and Mostarda
  • Josef Chromy NV Brut with Murcia al Vino and Fig and Nut Bread

Sparkling wines of the World course 2

What made this tasting even more memorable, was when I learned how to saber my first bottle of sparkling wine! The host Kyle made it look very easy, sabering off the top within seconds. It took me a few minutes, but when I hit the sweet spot, the top flew right off.

Sabering wine

Be sure to check out the Salt Tasting Room next Cellar Series event on July 4, when the tasting room hosts Kelowna’s Mission Hill Winery. Tickets are only $51.60 and includes both food and wine courses- a total of 6 tastings!