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Terrace Restaurant Mission Hill Winery Estate, Okanagan (Summerland) BC

Terrace Restaurant Mission Hill Winery Estate, Okanagan (Summerland) BC

Enjoy a breathtaking view on high overlooking the shores of  Lake Okanagan in Westbank’s Mission Hill Family Estate while sipping on wine in an upscale romantic restaurant. This is one of the wonderful escapes while touring the Okanagan wineries. After the tour through the Mission […]

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan | Summerland Kelowna BC

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan | Summerland Kelowna BC

Mission Hill Winery Estate located heart of British Columbia’s breathtaking Okanagan Valley wine country is must for anyone visiting Kelowna for the first time. This trip was one that I will always remember and hold dear to my heart. The breathtaking scenery provides a great place for you […]

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Okanagan (Summerland) BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Okanagan (Summerland) BC

 

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

If you live in Vancouver or any part of British Columbia or even Alberta for that matter, it would be a real shame if you don’t explore what this Province has to offer. Aside from spectacular North Shore Mountains, oceans, beaches, it is home to various renounced vineyards. Take a road trip to the Okanagan and Summerland to soak in all the rays, the vino and abundance of relaxation. Our team took a drive out for a much needed staycation and to enjoy a few estate wineries like Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Okanagan.

 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC
 

Let’s have a look starting with Sumac Ridge Estate Winery  located in Summerland, BC with their food and wine matching, virtual tour and awards list. They have a fine reputation for its Gewurztraminer, Merlot, and Meritage.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Established in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery is located on Highway 97 just north of the charming lakeside town of Summerland, British Columbia. The winery has been dedicated to producing 100% British Columbia grown wines since its inception.

 

Sumac Ridge is the oldest operating estate winery in British Columbia and founder Harry McWatters is one of the most seasoned executives in the industry. In 2006 McWatters will complete his 38th vintage and will celebrate the winery’s 27th vintage.

 

At the Summerland winery site, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Riesling grapes are grown on a vineyard sloping towards Lake Okanagan. Further south is Black Sage Vineyard, a 115-acre vineyard in Oliver (in the south Okanagan) where such noble red varieties as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are grown in addition to a number of white varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, and Chardonnay. The winery augments its own supply of grapes from other respected vineyards throughout the south Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.

 

 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC
 

 

We arrived after a long drive from Vancouver and we were dying to cool down from the heat. We were greeted with a large sign and a field of vines on the left and the winery and showroom to the right. Old retired wine barrels stocked outside were to be used as flower pots and what not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note that they are open year round from 9:30am to 6:00pm daily. The best way to book a tour  is either via their website or give them a call 250.494.0451. Their tours combines wine with food tasting as well as a “founder’s tasting” which you will experience specialties as lavender crème brûlée! Did you say dessert? I’m in!

 

 

 

SPRING HOURS (May 4 – June 28)

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Daily
  • PUBLIC TOURS:  11 am and 2 pm

 

SUMMER HOURS (June 29 – September 3)

  • 9:30 am – 6:00 pm – Daily
  • PUBLIC TOURS: 11 am and 2 pm

 

FALL HOURS (September 4 – October 8)

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Daily
  • PUBLIC TOURS: 11 am and 2 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a Signature Experience at $30 / person you will enjoy 1.5hrs of fresh, local food along with wines served based on what is in stock.

 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC
 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC
Our tour began with an introduction of the estate winery and we were given samples of red, white and roses along the way. We got to explore the inner cellars, learnt how the wines were made (in a condensed, summarized version) and got to sample more vinos. Some mixed with popcorn, oeuvres, and desserts. Some areas were off limits to film and cameras while other times we were just to busy enjoying our glass while trying to keep pace with the tour guide that a full photo portfolio is hard to obtain. The tour was informative and were friendly and knowledgeable to answer our many questions.

 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC
 

After the tour, we toured their show room where a large selection of wines, cookbooks and accessories were on for sale. Great gift ideas!

 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC
There were a lot of great wines and at the end of the day it really depends on your taste buds to evaluate what sits well on your palate and the degree of dryness you prefer. For me, I absolutely adore their Gewurztraminer 2009 and 2011 Reverses. I love the lychee, spice and grapefruit. The citrus and grapefruit continue on the lengthy finish with hints of spice to round out this balanced beauty. I had to take a few home. Of courses, you can always order it online (hail deliveries within BC)  and your local BC Liquor Stores!  

Next, we were off to Mission Hill Winery Estate

 

 
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery SUMMERLAND BC

 

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
URL: http://www.sumacridge.com/
Cuisine: Estate Winery, Wine, Vineyard
Hours:

SUMMER HOURS (June 29 – September 3)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm – Daily
PUBLIC TOURS: 11 am and 2 pm
FALL HOURS (September 4 – October 8)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Daily
PUBLIC TOURS: 11 am and 2 pm

P.O. Box 307, 17403 Highway 97N
Summerland, BC V0H1Z0 Canada

 

T: 250.494.0451
F: 250.494.3456
E: info@sumacridge.com

 

 

 

 

Dickinson Family Farm Okanagan (Summerland) | Not Very Friendly

Dickinson Family Farm Okanagan (Summerland) | Not Very Friendly

If you are ever smitten by with the abundance of fresh fruits at hand while enjoying a beautiful sunny day, you are probably no stranger to U Pick farms. If you enjoy eating plump blueberries, strawberries and loganberries, than you will more than likely love […]

Champagne & Caviar | Liberty Wines Merchants

Champagne & Caviar | Liberty Wines Merchants

The 21st Annual Champagne & Caviar by Liberty Wines Merchants took place at the Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park. The event to benefit amateur sports in BC. Even though it was raining, lots of people came for an evening of bubbles of champagne, sparkling […]

Friday Finds Aug 12 2016

Friday Finds Aug 12 2016

Boat House Port Moody Cocktail Green Trees Background

Summer finally has arrived in Vancouver with temperatures near 30 °C. It feels like the only place to stay sane is in the pool, beach or anywhere with air conditioning running 24/7. It is also this time of year that much more special in BC. It is really having a vacation at home. It is a time to find somewhere local to getaway: Vancouver Island, Tofino, Summerland, or the Okanagan for some tasty wines. But while we plan our mini-staycation, here are some good ol’ internet stuff!

 

Local Love:

  1. Sweat it out tomorrow 8/13 with SeaWheeze Half Marathon. Don’t forget to pick up some limited swag at their pop-up store.
  2. Get your pants wet at the 1000 feet Slide The City at Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver 8/13 and 8/14.
  3. The 54th Abbotsford International Airshow
  4. Summer Splash event at Splashdown Park 8/14.
  5. Errthang All white. Diner En Blanc 8/18

 

Internet Stuff:

  1. I binged watched Stranger Things in three days. It was good! References Classic ’80s Films. Also here.
  2. I love my snacks.
  3. Instagram Stories > Snapchat
  4. What happens to your body when you hike.
  5. Ummm… That was Awkward. (Situation #1)
  6. The world’s most amazing hotel pools.
  7. Sausage Party
  8. Skrillex & Rick Ross: Purple Lamborghini (Suicide Squad).
  9. Discover the most glamorous subscription box.
  10. Goodbye! Dry Skin.

 

Home Stuff:

  1. Kitchen I would love to sip my morning coffee in.
  2. Definitely trying this tip for better coffee.
  3. 15 Creative ideas for room dividers.
  4. I need this for the patio asap!
  5. Cute cocktails are coming!

 

This week on Nomss:

  1. Morning 6am Lululemon Yoga Flow sesh with Whole Foods and Park Royal
  2. Salt and Straw Ice Cream Portland, Oregon
  3. Nongs Khao Man Gai Portland, Oregon 
  4. Hotel Rose Portland Oregon
  5. Pizzeria Spacca Napoli Port Moody
  6. Homemade organic almond milk
  7. Faculty Brewing Co Vancouver

 

Are you watching the Olympics? Is it me? I can’t seem to get into Rio this year!

 

 

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan | Best Winery Vineyard Dining

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan | Best Winery Vineyard Dining

  Not so long ago I went on a girls only road trip to Osoyoos, British Columbia. I’ve been to Summerland many times, but never to the South Okanagan Valley. I am still dreaming about the beautiful summer weather, blue skies and the meal we […]

Bouchon Bakery Napa Valley | Yountville Macarons x Almond Croissant

Bouchon Bakery Napa Valley | Yountville Macarons x Almond Croissant

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”13396″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]How can one visit San Francisco and not take a trip down to Napa Valley? Any how can one go to Napa Valley and not visit Yountville? Afterall, this is where Thomas Keller’s famous restaurant The French Laundry, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery, and Ad Hoc […]