Neighbourhood Series: Kelowna Bound

Who else would enjoy a bit of the lake life this summer? Spending your days in the sun and hopping between wineries doesn’t get much better than this!

It certainly doesn’t get better than living in a home like this one: this beautiful 2,880 sq. ft. house has 3 bedroom (plus den), 3 bathrooms, and features a spacious floor plan, stunning finishes and even offers breathtaking lake and mountain views!

KESTREL RIDGE:

from kestrelridge.ca

If you’re looking for tranquil living in Kelowna’s sought-after Upper Mission, look no further.

Kestrel Ridge consists of 57 premium paired homes with generous floor plans and well-appointed finishes for those with discerning tastes. Not to mention stunning lake and mountain views from oversized windows that flood the home with natural light.

What we really want to tell you about however is our favourite activity in Kelowna… visiting wineries! We’ve listed the top three Kelowna wineries and included their descriptions from TripAdvisor down below. Come along for the ride!

Photo via CedarCreek Estate Winery on Instagram

1. The Vibrant Vine.

“Located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, surrounded by Orchards you will find a wine experience like no other. Voted on Trip Advisor as the Number 1 Winery Experience in British Columbia, and Number 2 in Canada, The Vibrant Vine boasts beautifully crafted wines, amazing art by Phil Lewis, the proprietor’s eldest son, and numerous musical events throughout the year!”

More photos available on The Vibrant Vine website

“As soon as you enter new Wine Shop you will be handed 3D glasses that will lead you into another world! Whether it is our Award winning Woops White Wine, or our red Merlin’s Merlot, there are a great range of wines on each tasting bar! Join us for a Glass of Vibrante, our traditional method Sparkling Wines, listen to live music in the Cellar every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm, and enjoy delicious food all Winter long! The Vibrant Vine is an experience you don’t want to miss out on for your Winter vacation at the Okanagan Valley!”

2. CedarCreek Estate Winery

“CedarCreek is founded on connections – to the land we care for and to the Okanagan Valley we call home. On our fifty-acre property along the shores of Lake Okanagan, Winemaker Taylor Whelan is building upon three decades of winemaking history, and defining a new chapter with our bright, expressive north Okanagan Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, and aromatic white wines.”

More photos available on the CedarCreek Estate Winery Instagram

“Deepen your appreciation for our region at our brand new 120-seat restaurant and tasting room. From the panoramic views of the lake, vines and valley, to the mouth-watering local menu, we create an adventure for all of your senses. Whether you’re stopping by for a tasting or to share a bottle and meal in the dining room, we want to help you fall in love with this land and all it offers.”

3. Ancient Hill Estate Winery

“We are a boutique winery in the beautiful, rural, Ellison area of North Kelowna. Located directly across from the Kelowna Airport, on land originally planted to grapes more than 60 years ago.”

More photos available on the Ancient Hill Estate Winery website

“We specialize in small lots of tasty wines. The wines are made entirely from grapes grown in our own vineyard and processed on-site in our European style winery. Come visit us and see a working winery in action. Taste the wines in our wineshop or bring a lunch and enjoy them by the glass in our picnic area, which boasts panoramic views of the valley.”

If you’re keen to find even more of the top wineries across Kelowna and the rest of the Okanagan you can find more here on TripAdvisor!

RESTAURANTS IN KELOWNA

Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich Shop – 596 Leon Avenue, Kelowna, BC

Dosa Crepe Cafe – 110 Gray Road, Kelowna, BC

Mabui Sushi Izakaya – 8-2070 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC

The Fixx Pasta Bar and Cafe – 3275 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC

Basil & Mint – 3799 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC

MAP OF KESTREL RIDGE (KELOWNA)

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