The Okanagan Valley is known for producing some of the best wines in the nation, thanks in part to its ideal climate and semi-arid conditions. So it's no wonder visitors are attracted to this area for the array of wine-related events that take place here, like the renowned Inniskillin Ice Wine Discovery Tours. The tours take place at the grounds of the Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards in Oliver, only a short drive from your Osoyoos hotel.
This outdoor event exposes visitors to the flavours of icewine, a Canadian specialty that is made from grapes that have been frozen on the vine. This means the final product is indescribably fresh, concentrated and sinfully sweet. During the tour, you'll taste five varietals paired with small food samplings. You will also learn about the seasonal cycle of the wine-making process and get a behind-the-scenes look at the production operations.
Inniskillin only hosts these tours through mid-October, so start preparing for your visit. For the ultimate Okanagan experience, make a reservation at the Walnut Beach Resort in nearby Osoyoos. With sophisticated decor and luxurious amenities, a stay at this hotel will allow you to augment the elegance of the wine-tasting event.