There are numerous scenic wine routes and different kinds of wineries in West Kelowna and Kelowna. From downtown Kelowna, they are all within a 30-minute drive. For you to make an informed decision, read a succinct description, view a photo, and see all contact details. Use the Kelowna Area Wine Route Map to navigate with your phone.
Wine Route map includes:
- Downtown Kelowna
- Lake Country (north Kelowna)
- East Kelowna Farmgate Wineries
- West Kelowna Wine Route
- Lakeshore Wine Route
Each wine route has a unique appeal
Downtown wine route
Historically downtown Kelowna industrial area was fruit packing and processing center. In this region, where agricultural products were shipped, the railroad arrived. The first winery was founded in 1932, right in the middle of it all, and its name is Calona wines. They used local fruit and grapes to make wine. It is a part of a sizable complex that also contains Sandhill Wines and Wayne Gretzke Estate Okanagan and is now known as Calona Vineyards. It is a chic tasting room at an urban winery that is close to many hotels and B&Bs. The waterfront and shopping in downtown Kelowna make this a wonderful addition to your tour.
Lake Country (north Kelowna)
North of the city from the airport to the city of Lake Country, is also included on the Kelowna Wine Routes map. From downtown Kelowna, the drive takes about 30 minutes. For a tour in this region, Red Dog Wine Tours will pick up private tour groups in Kelowna. The region produces unrivalled Pinot wines and stunning scenery.
East Kelowna Wineries
A large region near the Kelowna city centre is known as South and East Kelowna. There are numerous small wineries scattered throughout the apple orchards and other agricultural areas. South of Mission Creek, a sizable plateau was created by ice age melting. The wineries’ winemaking and presentation techniques are distinctive and inventive. Make use of the east Kelowna wineries map to navigate the confusing network of roads in this picturesque region.
West Kelowna wine tour map
Around half of the wineries on this map of the Okanagan wine route are in West Kelowna. Just across the bridge in West Kelowna is where the route officially begins. The most popular route for visitors to Kelowna is this one because it is convenient to the city centre. Views of vineyards sloping down toward Okanagan Lake can be seen from most wineries. There are both large and small wineries, and one is even directly on the beach.
Lakeshore wine route
South of the East Kelowna wineries are the lakeshore vineyards and wineries. Each offers breathtaking views of the Okanagan Lake as it turns north and looks west from the slopes above the lower mission. Downtown, the floating bridge, and West Kelowna across the lake are all visible. Some of the oldest vineyards in the Okanagan are located at these wineries.