Best Instagram Worthy Okanagan Wineries
Social media is all the rave right now, and we’re here to help. Here’s our list of the Best Instagram Worthy Okanagan Wineries. With millions (literally) of options for ideas of what to post and thanks to smartphones having the ability to post at any moment, it can be overwhelming. We aren’t about to claim that we know everything about #socialmedia and #instagram, but we do know some of the Best Instagram Worthy Okanagan Wineries out there! So, if you want to blow up the gram with some wicked photos, read on to see wineries you won’t want to miss.
Undeniably, there are tons of picture-perfect wineries spread across the Okangan Valley, making it almost impossible to narrow it down. For that reason, we’ve broken it down by region. Starting in Lake Country, just 20 minutes north of Kelowna, we’ve selected family owned, Arrowleaf Cellars. Opening its tasting room in 2014, it has become one of the most popular spots in #LakeCountry to snap pictures of the sweeping vineyards and Okanagan Lake. Their beautiful picnic area is the ultimate place to enjoy a glass (or bottle) of wine. You can pack your picnic or purchase some snacks from Arrowleaf’s cafe (highly recommend their cream puffs), pick up a bottle of wine (they supply the glasses), and then sit out on one of the picnic tables or grass to soak up the views. Combining an incredible backdrop of Okanagan Lake and your instagram ready food makes Arrowleaf Cellars our top pick in Lake Country for Best Instagram Worthy Okanagan Wineries!
Kelowna, the most populated city in the Okanagan, is packed with things to do, restaurants to try, and picture-worthy wineries. Propped up overlooking Okanagan Lake, grab your #smartphone and capture some breathtaking panoramas at Cedar Creek Estate Winery. Perfectly nestled on a steep hill, continue the photo-taking by having dinner at Home Block Restaurant. You will be in complete awe from the moment you walk into the restaurant to when your meal arrives.
The eastern part of Kelowna, with a small-town feel and loaded with wineries, cideries, and honey farms, is the East Kelowna wine region. Consisting of small family-owned wineries, the pictures you snap for Instagram would be reminiscent of a rural lifestyle. Well, that is until you arrive at our pick for East Kelowna’s top Instagram worthy winery, Kitsch Wines. As you approach, the wineries exquisite mansion is enough to stop you and make you feel as if you’ve fallen into an Instagram dream. You wouldn’t even need to visit the winery to feel that you’ve snapped some fantastic photos! It gets better though, head around back, and you will (once again) be stopped in your tracks as you marvel in the beauty of the gorgeous view. The lush vineyards planted on historic apple orchards, with Okanagan Lake and Kelowna as a backdrop, make it an easy decision for us to put it on our list of Best Instagram Worthy Okanagan Wineries.
Just over the bridge in West Kelowna is one of the most famous wine trails in the Okanagan; the West Side Wine Trail. We couldn’t pick just one Instagram-ready winery with wineries such as Quails Gate, Mount Boucherie Estate Winery, Frind Winery, but Mission Hill Family Estate Winery and Crown & Thieves stand out as top choices! f If you’re on the hunt for the perfect photo that is sure to blow up your Instagram, you won’t want to skip either of these. Stepping into a time machine, visit Crown & Thieves, where from the outside it draws familiarity to a run-down Medieval castle. As you move inside, the world of Instagram opportunities opens up when the #Medieval era meets, a scandalous Victorian-era parlour room!
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, has one of the most iconic landscapes and views in the Okanagan Valley. Perched on top of a mountain and designed to make guests feel as if they have teleported to Europe, we guarantee you’ll get your fill of social media worthy pictures to get your followers talking! Everything about this winery is stunning, from the gardens to the exterior property, all the way into the wine shop and tasting room. Although you’ll feel isolated from the world once inside the grounds, the familiar charm and epic landscapes of the Okanagan Valley are a constant reminder that downtown Kelowna is only 10 minutes away!
Heading south to the Naramata Bench, our next choice for Best Instagram Worthy Okanagan Winery is the decadent Poplar Grove Winery. Opening almost 30 years ago in 1993, this picturesque winery is one of the original five in the region. Located on Munson Mountain, you can dazzle your followers with photos of the incredible property and Okanagan lake views. As an added bonus, The Restaurant at Poplar Grove offers the tastiest dishes in the region in an upscale setting overlooking the vineyard and lake!
Growing in popularity, we move to the Similkameen Valley, just 20 minutes west of Osoyoos, BC and landing at Vanessa Vineyard. Bordered by mountains, this winery exudes pure romance. When the co-owner first visited, the previous pastures were covered with beautiful butterflies, sparking the name Vanessa, Greek for butterfly.
Last and certainly not least, we head to the Oliver and Osoyoos Wine region. Known as the Wine Capital of Canada, picking one winery to make our list of Best Instagram Worthy Okanagan Wineries wasn’t easy. Relatively new (in comparison), we welcome French Door Estate Winery to our list of Best Instagram Worthy Okanagan Wineries. Established in 2019, it has quickly grown in popularity. With French architecture, cuisine, and wine in mind, the family designed the entire concept to remind them of their travels through Provence, France. The simplistic white decor of this winery offers a unique contrast in style and rounds out our list of Best Instagram Worthy Okanagan Wineries.
Are you ready to put our list to the test? While there are hundreds of wineries in the Okanagan that offer incredible wines, architecture and experiences, we’re confident the ones listed above are a top bet for the Best Instagram Worthy Okanagan Wineries.