Be one of the lucky people on the 13th annual BCWAS Bus Tour this September! This year, we’re visiting West Kelowna: so many new wineries have opened since our last visit there that we are really looking forward to visiting the area again! Highlights will include a lunch at Quails’ Gate Winery’s Old Vines Restaurant, a dinner at Blu Saffron Bistro at Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, and a catered lunch at Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery.
All of our destinations have lovely vineyard and/or lake views. Each winery is also doing a special tasting just for us! When we said we were coming to visit, each winery offered to do something fun – and they’re all different. Truly, the BC wineries know just how special you all are!
We’ll be based at the Best Western Plus Wine Country Hotel in West Kelowna (NOT the Best Western on Hwy 97 in Kelowna). We’ve reserved a block of rooms, and several keeners have already booked! Our nightly rate is $169, and this includes breakfast. Hotel amenities include restaurant, pool (with waterslide!), hot tub, gym, business centre, and free WiFi. To reserve, click https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/reservations/groups.html and use Group ID 5F3DE5P5 to get the special rate.
Please note: transportation to/from the Okanagan and accommodation is not included in the tour price, so please make your own arrangements. You don’t have to stay at the Best Western if you have an alternative, but please make sure you are there on time each morning. As always, we recommend that you stay over Sunday night rather than driving back to Vancouver after a long day of wine tasting.
Cost is $395 (Members only)
Our tour includes two gourmet lunches and a multi-course dinner, all paired with wines.
Please let us know in advance if you have allergy concerns.
Saturday, September 8
Muster at Best Western, West Kelowna at 8:30, bus leaves at 8:45
9:00 - 10:15 --- Indigenous World Winery - Tasting
10:30 - 11:30 --- Little Straw Vineyards - Tasting
11:45 - 2:00 --- Quails’ Gate Estate Winery - Tasting / Lunch
2:15 - 3:30 --- The Hatch Winery - Tasting
4:00 - 5:30 --- Rest time
5:45 - 8:30 --- Volcanic Hills / Blu Saffron - Tasting / Dinner
Sunday, September 9
Muster at Best Western, West Kelowna at 8:45, bus leaves at 9:00
9:15 - 10:30 --- Mission Hill Winery - Tasting
10:45 - 12:00 --- Rollingdale Winery - Tasting
12:15 - 2:30 --- Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery - Tasting / Lunch
2:45 - 3:45 --- Beaumont Family Estate Winery - Tasting
4:00 - 5:00 --- Grizzli Winery - Tasting
We will have water on the bus, and we recommend you drink lots of it!
How do I sign up?
Please e-mail your reservation to email@example.com, then pay your deposit:
If this is your first bus tour, you’re in for some real fun, not only visiting the wineries, but getting to know your fellow BCWAS members as well. If you’ve been on a bus tour with us before, we’re looking forward to spending some time with you again. See you in September!