It finally feels like summer in Canada!
What better way to spend an almost-summer day than touring the Okanagan Valley, sipping wine along the way?
We decided the best option would be to join a wine tour, mainly to avoid designating one of us as a driver (No drinking and driving folks!),
but also to make sure we saw the best of the multitude of wineries now covering the rolling hills of the Okanagan (British Columbia, Canada).
We were immediately drawn to a husband & wife tour company whose passion is to share their knowledge of wine and show off the Valley’s best-kept secrets (mom & pop wineries that visitors to the Valley may not always know about).
Experience Wine Tours treated us like a king and queen, picked us up in an luxury van, right from the front doorstep of our accommodation.
Matt Wentzell, the owner of Experience Wine Tours, knows his wines, in fact, he just came in third in Canada in an international wine tasting competition! His passion definitely shone through as he took us to Naramata’s finest wineries: La Frenz, Laughing Stock (a must see, by appointment only), Clean Slate & PoplarGrove Cheese… just to name a few.
We had a lovely surprise at noon when he set a picnic table for us and the 8 others who were also on the 7-hour tour.
Matt’s taste in fine wines certainly translates to his taste in fine cheeses, cold cuts and spreads. We couldn’t have even imagined the gourmet smorgasbord that awaited us, even if we had tried.
As we slowly walked along the sun-kissed vines, we knew this would not be the last time we join Matt & Shannon on an adventure through the Valley.
Where in the world have you gone wine tasting? Leave a comment below!