Tickleberry’s Ice Cream is located in Okanagan Falls on BC-3A N/BC-97 N. If you are heading to Osoyoos, you won’t miss it. Tickleberry’s Ice Cream is literally on the side on the road with a huge empty parking lot. It is a great pit-stop to stretch […]
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Watermark Beach Resort Restaurant has a nice patio overlooking the beach and Osoyoos Lake. It is as the name suggests part of Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, British Columbia. Overall, this resort is a slice of heaven in BC and definitely should make it onto the […]
Watermark Beach Resort Osoyoos British Columbia is beautiful hotel right on Osoyoos Lake. The hotel is beach front and lake facing. The a beautiful sunny day, the view is quite spectacular. Too bad we came here while it was cloudy. I hope you have better luck than us. After reading the good reviews and found some pretty good deals on Bookings.com for Watermark Beach Resort Hotel.
We came to Osoyoos for a Bachelorette weekend. We liked that Watermark Beach Resort is pretty central to wineries we had on our list. It is only about 15 mins to Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan (Miradoro restaurant is voted best of BC and the best of the Okanagan Valley) and Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. Watermark Beach Resort is also about 45 mins drive to See Ya Later Ranch Winery.
Watermark Beach Resort has a nice pool with water-slides, hot tub, patio dining and also an in-house spa. We definitely took advantage of their therapeutic RMT Massage at Illumination Spa! I love a good deep tissue sports massage!
The rooms are spacious and clean. Beds are firm (not soft that breaks your backs). I love the patio space overlooking the pool and lake. It makes having a beer and wine brought back from the wineries enjoyable!
I’m looking forward to coming back here with Dave. It will definitely be a different experience as a couple than with the girls! If you ask what’s the number one hotel in Osoyoos? I would probably say Watermark Beach Resort Hotel.
Watermark Beach Resort Hotel
Watermark Beach Resort Hotel The Wine Bar & Patio
Cuisine: Resort Hotel, Spa, Pacific Northwest
15 Park Pl, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
See Ya Later Ranch Winery Tour located in Okanagan Falls, Osoyoos, British Columbia is one of the best winery in BC. This October 2014, it won the most prestigious wine award in British Columbia – taking home the Premier’s Wine Award. See Ya Later’s 2012 Rover […]
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 […]
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 Hill Winery, it’s nice to kick back and relax while being spoiled with great food at Terrace Restaurant Mission Hill Winery.
Terrace Restaurant Mission Hill Winery has a stunning dinner menu with an amazing view. I can not imagine a better place than to have dinner overlooking the vineyard and Okanagan Lake.
Farmhouse Butter & Vanilla Lobster Tail ‘sous vide’ 19: served with foie gras, maple cured steelhead caviar. How could I resist the precisely controlled temperature of cooking vacuum sealed lobster in airtight plastic bags bathed in a water. The perfected cooked Nephropidae is sweet while preserving its sashimi state.
Served alongside is the foie gras and mini toasted brioche. A smooth fatty foie gras to contrast the bouncy sweetness of the lobster.
And finished off with a savory lobster bisque soup in a shot glass. The saltiness of the concentrates cuts thru the fattiness of foie gras.
Estate Cured Bacon Wrapped Petite Bison Tenderloin 33: served with Okanagan cherry, forest mushroom tart. It is like a perfect canvas against the setting sun. The natural light captures the vivid colors of the dish embedding it against my iris. My brain salivates before I even had a bite. Bacon is slightly charred and crispy while the bison is cooked to perfection. Tender. Moist. Juicy. Tart cherries and earthy vegetables provides a bright flavor of freshness to this handsome dish.
Wine Fed Sezmu Beef Striploin & Braised Shortrib 31: served with polenta ‘frites’, sage & moja coffee jus. A smoky au jus and a tender striploin. A standard but perfectly seared piece.
Chocolate truffles melting in my mouth with fruit jellies salutes my day a fond farewell. Adieu!
Mission Hill Winery
Cuisine: Winery, Vineyard
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1730 Mission Hill Rd, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E4
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 […]
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 […]
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 cherries as well. During summertime my friends and I love to travel – road trips, boating, flying off somewhere… you name it. Last year we decided to go to Summerland to visit some wineries, go kayaking, and of course visit a U Pick Farm for cherries. On the way home we arrived at what seemed to be a promising land abundant with cherries at Dickinson Family Farm in Summerland, Okanagan. There were a lot of people parked in the parking lot, but it was strange when reviews were scarce. Perhaps people were having such a great time that there is no need for such things. This is not true and definitely I feel it is my duty to report such faults
Please be forewarned that this is not your ideal cheery post. In fact this post serves as a warning to fellow cherry-picking-I-want-a-good-time comrades. As we were lining up eagerly waiting to pay, we were shunned for
- Wanting to pay for 3 ladders instead of 6. There were 3 girls and 3 guys. As for myself I do not feel safe climbing a 12 foot ladder without Dave holding on tightly below. Neither did the other 2 girls.
- Telling the “nice” lady that we’d like to pay for 6 admissions but only needed 3 ladders
As strange as it sounds, the “nice” lady actually thought we were ripping her off. It doesn’t matter really if we had 3 ladders or 6, how many pounds of cherries you end up picking is how many pounds of cherries we will pay for… Clearly a PHD is not needed to understand that.
Nevermind. Finally after some time the gatekeeper finally let us through. Happily praising ourselves for picking the biggest, baddest cherry we were “greeted” by the owner – who is a real champion when it comes to alienating his customers and making racist and condescending remarks… Let’s call him Dick. He was a real DICK. He dicked us around the whole time and we thought to ourselves he is a real Dick!
Dick did not like the fact that we were picking the low-hanging cherries. He, in fact, did not like that we moved our ladders away from the particularly sparse looking cherry trees he directed us to. Dick also did not appreciate that we moved too slowly out of his majesty’s way as he directed us to another sparse cherry tree.
What Dick wanted was cheap Chinese labour to help him pick all the cherries hanging way high above the clouds so that he and his staff did not need to do anything. Funny how this is a U-Pick Farm… Last time I checked, the definition of a U Pick Farm was that you can pick what you want, where you want (away from restricted areas of course), and pay for how many pounds you’ve picked.
Sorry Sir, I do not work for you. I did not pay to be accosted by your racist remarks regarding how I do not understand English. And I certainly did not deserve to be patronized by your discriminatory foul behavior.
In fact, I don’t care how plump or how juicy the cherries may be. I’ll consider the paid ladders and admission a sunk cost. Never again. Be Warned.
You are not the only U Pick Cherry farm in BC! Please visit:
Mike & Lizzy’s U-Pick Cherries – Kelowna BC
4801 Lakeshore Dr.
Kelowna Land & Orchard – Kelowna BC
3002 Dunster Road
Paynter’s Fruit Market – Westside Kelowna (Westbank BC)
3687 Paynter Road
Westbank BC, V4T 1R1
Dickinson Family Farm
Cuisine: Farm, Cherries, Fruits
8:00 am until 5:00 pm
starting July 15th each year
17208 Bentley Rd, British Columbia V0H 1Z3
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With the arrival of those long, hot summer days here at Road 13 Vineyard it’s an exciting time to celebrate our newly released vintages. The warmer weather brings the season for wine tripping, leisurely al fresco lunches, lakeside picnics and of course, a chilled out glass of fRose™ on Road 13’s sunny patio overlooking the Okanagan Valley.
The team at Road 13 Vineyards is excited to launch new vintages of 2016 Marsanne, 2015 Syrah Malbec and 2015 Syrah. The 2016 Marsanne is a perfect summer sippers with favours that are complimentary to the wonderful round texture in this white wine. The overall impression of the 2015 Syrah is of a rich, complex wine of distinction, one with excellent structure and a purity of expression that is unmistakably ‘BC Syrah’. Meanwhile the 2015 Syrah Malbec is a strong bold red that is dark and dense in colour and pairs very well with various meats and cheeses.
Road 13’s extremely popular fRose™ – a pink wine slushie, perfect for hot Okanagan summer days, can be found in the lounge and includes a GoVino wine glass to keep. Joe Luckhurst coined the word fRose™ while pining for an ultra cold glass of Honest John’s Rosè on the patio after a long summer’s day at the winery. The Luckhursts’ perfect recipe came with a bit of trial and error and a few willing friends – needless to say it is now a hit that has hit patios across North America for which Luckhurst owns the registered trademark.
Visitors to Road 13 Vineyards can enjoy tastings in The Castle, a legacy of the winery’s former owners, or the Executive Lounge, a contemporary view-centric space where guests can enjoy a sit-down tasting of the entire Road 13 Vineyards portfolio accompanied by charcuterie boards that includes a selection of meats, cheese, condiments, crackers and bread.
Fans of “breakfast wine” or those guests wanting to beat the summer rush will like Road 13 Vineyards’ ‘Start Your Day’ tour. The $25 tour begins at 9:30am and includes a tour of the sparkling cave and barrel room followed by a tasting in the lounge with fresh baked pastries.
Looking to add a little sparkle to your day? Guests can visit the ‘Sparkling Cave’
with a tour that departs daily at 11am. Learn the traditional method of sparkling winemaking while sipping on Road 13’s ultra popular Sparkling Chenin Blanc. The $40 tour also includes the barrel cellar and an Executive Lounge tasting complete with charcuterie board.
Click here for reservations and full tour information. Tours must be booked in advance.
There’s so much Happening this Summer at Road 13 Vineyards:
July 1 Afternoon Canada Day BBQ
Canada’s 100th birthday is almost here! Stop in to Road 13 Vineyards for
a glass (or bottle) of Road 13 wine with lamb kofta, veggie pakora and tacos by the Vagabond Kitchen food truck. Drop in to the casual event to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Club members and one guest are complimentary.
Class in Glass: paint pARTy
July 6, August 3 & October 2, 2017 | 6:30pm
Join Road 13 for an evening of painting and wine-ing! Laura Luckhurst will be teaching a evening of painting featuring one of her orignal art pieces. Tickets are $55 each and include all materials and a glass of wine. Class starts promptly at 6:30pm. Additional wine & charcuterie available to purchase.
Culinary Workshop & Dinner
July 20, August 17 & October 5, 2017 | 4:00pm
Join Road 13 at Backyard Farm for three cooking workshops with Chef Chris Van Hooydonk where guests will help prepare a three-course dinner to be enjoyed later that evening. Each course will be paired with Road 13 wines. Guests can choose from the hands-on culinary workshop or dinner only, seating for both is limited. Click here to for more information and to book.
$120/workshop & dinner ticket or $85/dinner only
Road 13 Dinner
July 22 & August 12 | 6:15pm
Join Road 13 Vineyard originals, Pam & Mick Luckhurst for a fun four-course meal at the winery. Backyard Farm’s Chef Chris Van Hooydonk’s summer feast is priced at $135 and includes Road 13 wines deliciously teamed up with each course. Book here.
Proprietor’s Dinner – Fall Wine Festival
September 30 & October 6, 2017 | 6:15pm
This early fall event sells out every year so book early to avoid disappointment. With the can’t lose combination of Luckhurst and Van Hooydonk, Pam and Mick will be serving up new fall vintages with seasonal Okanagan ingredients prepared by Backyard Farm. This four-course is $135 and can be booked here, with an optional shuttle add on.
Christmas in July – Road 13 Vineyards Wine Advent:
Holiday Gift Guide planning is soon to be in full swing. Road 13 is offering a short cut to the wine lover’s heart during the holiday season with an advent calendar featuring a hand-wrapped selection of the Luckhurst family’s favourite treats. Road 13 Vineyard’s “12 Days of Christmas” will begin on December 13 with a dozen days of delight counting down Santa’s arrival. Advent calendars can be ordered online or by calling 250.498.8330 starting in November.
Upgrade your Road 13 Advent Calendar for an additional $75 to include the Road 13 Wine Check – a safe and convenient way to transport up to 12 bottles of wine. Shipping is free to addresses in British Columbia and Alberta or just $20 to other major centres in Canada. Each calendar features a mix of red and white wines.*
Cuisine: Winery, Vineyard
799 Ponderosa Rd, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1
Vancouver Urban Winery (VUW) and Wine Director David Stansfield are pleased to announce the launch of their new premium, in-house Reliance Series, the first wines of their kind made entirely in Vancouver. Crushed and aged at Vancouver Urban Winery’s Railtown facility, the Reliance Red and […]
BC Distilled, Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival, is set to take place on April 8 at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Celebrating the 4th annual festival, there will be regional, small batch, and local micro-distilleries and over 152 products for sampling! 34 distilleries based out of Vancouver […]