Discover BC Wineries - one bottle at a time!

The Wineries of The

Similkameen Valley

Planes, trains and automobiles:
If you were traveling to the area to stake your claim during the gold rush (about 100 years ago), you would have spent more than a few days cultivating a crop of saddle sores from riding your mule. These days, it's a quick drive from Penticton, especially if you are fortunate enough to find yourself riding in a German roadster!

What to wear:
The wine gods weren't alone in bestowing their gifts on this picturesque valley. The weather gods were also very generous. Summers are warm and sunny but the higher elevation does mean nights can be cool. And it can get a little breezy (local legend has it that the word Keremeos means "meeting of the winds"). Channel your inner Thelma and Louise with a stylish headscarf!

Best bets for your cellar:
The combination of desert-like summers and cooling breezes translate into mouth-watering merlots, juicy gamay noirs, and sinful chardonnays! Fruit wines are also common...not surprising given that this is the fruit stand capital of Canada!