The New Wine Tasting Experience

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This page has been updated with current health and safety guidelines. On July 1st BC Public Health is anticipated to update guidance again to reflect Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan. Please visit the BC Government website for the most up to date information.

Wineries in and around Kelowna are excited to once again welcome visitors from across Canada for tastings! And with safety the number one priority for guests and staff, wineries throughout the region have adapted their operating procedures.

This page has been updated with current health and safety guidelines. On July 1st BC Public Health is anticipated to update guidance again to reflect Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan. Please visit the BC Government website for the most up to date information.

Wineries in and around Kelowna are excited to once again welcome visitors from across Canada for tastings! And with safety the number one priority for guests and staff, wineries throughout the region have adapted their operating procedures. This means more safety protocols, but also more intimate tastings and additional winery experiences. Read on to find out more! 


Plan Ahead

Planning ahead will help you make the most of your wine touring experience, as some wineries are encouraging guests to make reservations for tastings in advance so they can adhere to tasting room and group size restrictions. Several wineries are also now offering new tastings experiences, including plenty of food pairing options and winery tours, so be sure to visit the website of the winery you plan to visit to find out more about these opportunities and if reservations are required. If you prefer to be a bit spontaneous and choose which wineries to stop at as you go, please know you may need to wait while groups that have reserved ahead of time will take first priority.


Mind Your Distance

Physical distancing measures are still important, adhere to directional signage and “no-go” zones that mark appropriate distances. Keep an eye out for this information and follow the rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.


Sanitize, Sanitize, Sanitize

Each winery will have sanitizing stations at the entrances and exits, as well as other areas throughout. The staff will also ensure that common areas and high touch surfaces are cleaned after each group.


Guided Wine Tours

Booking a wine tour with a guide is the easiest way to have a safe and enjoyable wine tour. Guides have inside knowledge about the area, the wineries, and the wine AND will get you around safely. Click here for a list of wine tour companies that are currently operating in Kelowna with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

*Always plan a safe ride! If you’re not exploring the wineries in our region with a licensed tour operator, have a designated driver to get you where you need to go safely.*

This page has been updated with current health and safety guidelines. On July 1st BC Public Health is anticipated to update guidance again to reflect Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan. Please visit the BC Government website for the most up to date information.

Wineries in and around Kelowna are excited to once again welcome visitors from across Canada for tastings! And with safety the number one priority for guests and staff, wineries throughout the region have adapted their operating procedures.

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