Okanagan Valley harvests

Okanagan Valley harvests

Cherry trees are blossoming. Vines sprouting new growth. The further south we head the awakening valley becomes more attractive; a patchwork of orchards and vineyards.

Fruit will be sold at wayside stalls. Bottles picked up by weekend tourists for dinner parties in Vancouver. In fact if you’ve never heard of Okanagan Wine it’s because most of it never gets beyond the British Columbia border.

We enjoy a small taster (and desserts) at Lake Breeze vineyard in the Naramata region. Beautifully situated, last year they were awarded Best Small Winery in Canada
There are some 200 vineyards in the region producing wines from over 70 grape varieties. From top to bottom the valley offers a full range of climates and soils
Dapper Horst and happy Francoise from Vancouver are touring the vineyards and kindly gave us a bottle from Upper Bench. Travel is about meeting fun people as much as seeing the sights

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