Like so many Shuswap stories, our wines express the spectacular landscape that surrounds us. Although the Shuswap can be considered the northern tip of the Okanagan wine-growing region, our climate is cooler than the southern interior regions of BC and creates exceptional products. Each vineyard enjoys a unique microclimate, producing singular flavours that only develop right here.
With wineries of outstanding quality established throughout the Shuswap, a tasting tour is a must for visitors seeking to delight all five senses! The Shuswap’s wineries are family-run businesses that produce wines so fine they compete on par with international wines. They’ve created magnificent Gewürztraminers, Marechal Foch, Ortegas, Rieslings, Siegerrebes, to name a few, which have all won national awards.
Some wineries have a picnic area or patio, so you can bring a snack or a meal to enjoy along with the fabulous wine and stunning scenery. For a complementary experience, visit farms while you make your way around the region, and try creating your own pairings of local food, cheese and wine.
Keep in mind that some of the Shuswap’s unique wines are produced only in limited quantities and may not be available elsewhere, so if you find yourself swept away by a particular flavour, stock up while you’re here.
CELISTA ESTATE WINERY / 2319 Beguelin Road, Celista / Phone: (250) 955-8600 / www.celistawine.com
LARCH HILLS WINERY / 110 Timms Road, Salmon Arm / Phone: (250) 832-0155 / www.larchhillswinery.com
RECLINE RIDGE VINEYARDS AND WINERY LTD. / 2640 Skimikin Road, Tappen / Phone: (250) 835-2212 / www.reclineridgewinery.com
Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery / 3849 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Rd, Tappen / Phone: (250) 835-8373 / www.sunnybraewinery.com