Uncorked Okanagan Wine Tours

Wine Tour 101

Tours are made up of adults (19 years of age and older) who want to have fun, taste wine and enjoy some of the Okanagan’s greatest wineries. All wine tours include a knowledgeable guide who will make sure you have a safe and enjoyable tour.

 

There will be other like-minded people on the tours with you, providing an opportunity to make new friends and have some fun with others.

You will be visiting 4-5 wineries on your tour. However, depending on a number of factors, we can’t guarantee which wineries they will be, but do know that we will make every attempt to accommodate your request – Uncorked offers a broad experience, not just the iconic wineries, but also the hidden gems and boutique wineries on each route.

Types of Wine Tours

These are our standard tour packages; you pick an area that you would like to see and book your seat. Wine Tours include a selection of wineries described in the tour itinerary.

Take a break for lunch close by to the tour route – not all lunch stops will be at a winery, but don’t worry, we know where the best places are.

The number of people on the tour depends on additional guests and the number of seats available.

Private Wine Tours are a cut above our regularly scheduled tour. The upgrade gives you a customized tour with a pickup time tailored to your satisfaction. You and your party have a private vehicle with a professional tour guide all to yourselves. Let us put together a 5 hour special tour visiting 4 or 5 wineries, or give us your suggestions and we will make it happen. Tailor your tour to be a bit longer and include a lunch stop. The possibilities are endless.

Tastings at the winery are not private, but if you want a private tasting, those arrangements must be made well in advance of your tour. Availability is limited and an extra fee will be charged. Want to book one of our private wine tours? Minimum of 4 people required for this tour.

 

Private custom tours are the ultimate in wine touring. You and your party will have the vehicle all to yourselves. You will also get to pick which wineries you stop at. Let’s further customize your door to door pickup from wherever you may stay. Together let’s make this 5 hour journey be a lifelong memory! Minimum of 4 people required for this tour.

Speak to one of our Tour Consultants for help in planning the ultimate custom private tour for your group.

Other Good Things To Know

Tastings are usually 1 oz. of wine. The number of tastings and which varietals offered is up to the wineries, and can vary from day to day. Expect about 16 tastings or more. Tasting fees are included in your tour fee.

We have a fleet of five tour vehicles providing a luxurious ride for all our guests on their wine tour.

There are three Mercedes HIGH TOP vans accommodating 11-14 guests, plus an additional 14-passenger van and a 21-passenger bus. VEHICLES MAY BE ARRANGED FOR LARGER GROUPS, QUOTED SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR NEEDS

All our vehicles are clean, air conditioned, well-maintained and designed for tour groups. Our entire vehicle fleet is licensed under Passenger Transportation, and fully compliant with Canadian laws, carrying complete insurance coverage.

A Code of conduct is adhered to at each winery. It’s important to mind your p’s and q’s in the tasting room. If you’re new to the wine tasting circuit, allow us to start you off on the right foot.

Do not hesitate to ask questions, your guide and the server at the tasting bar are a wealth of information. If there is a wine you really like, and would like to try another sample, simply ask “may I revisit…”, the server will probably be more than accommodating. You catch more flies with honey!

Is there a dress code? Please feel free to ask a Tour Consultant who is more than happy to answer any questions you may have before your tour. We suggest comfortable foot wear as you will be standing most of the day, and nothing too tight or confining. Comfort is key.

We want you to have as much fun as possible, within reason.

BC has some of the strictest drinking and driving laws in Canada. The legal limit under the Criminal Code of Canada is 80 milligrams, referred to as .08 – However, the legal limit in BC is 50 milligrams, referred to as .05. This is why we offer pickup and drop off service at your hotel within Kelowna and West Kelowna.

OUT OF ZONE PICKUPS MAY BE ARRANGED FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE, DEPENDING ON THE DAY OF THE WEEK. Special location pickups are often not available on Saturdays, so please contact us to ask.

Lunch locations may vary, and are not always at a winery; but rest assured we hand-pick our locations to provide a delicious menu, good portions and a great value to match a picturesque setting. Please note that lunches are not included in the cost of the tour, and will be at guest’s own expense.