Sparkling Hill Resort Wine Tour

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Sparkling Hill Resort Wine Tour

Sparkling Hill Resort Wine Tour

Welcome to the Sparkling Hill Resort Wine Tour! Featuring mountain top views looking out across Okanagan Lake and the gateway to Okanagan Valley Wine Tours. Sure, the area north of Vernon and Kamloops offer a few wineries, but it’s the landscape south of Sparkling Hill Resort that offers the wine enthusiest a true “treasure trove” of winery exploration and culture.

Sparkling Hill mountain view from the bath.  Enjoying sparkling wine while relaxing
Sparkling Hill Resort Wine Tour

Located just 30 minutes north of Kelowna International Airport, Sparkling Hill Resort offers a world class luxury Swarovski hotel providing guests with a healing retreat from their normal environment and a mental break from the stresses of daily life. With a stunning location, farm to table dining philosophy and holistic spa treatments, Sparkling Hill strives to educate guests so they can maintain a healthy lifestyle and enhance their personal journey to whole body wellness.

While the Resort offers a break from the daily grind, it’s the proximity to the Okanagan’s top wineries that makes Sparkling Hill Resort a top destination for wine lovers to stay and experience the best of our wine country.

The iconic wine trail of Lake Country’s Scenic Sip is located only 25 minutes south, and the Sparkling Hill Resort Wine Tour begins with stops at 50th Parallel Estate Winery, O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars, Intrigue Wines, Arrowleaf Cellars, Gray Monk Estate Winery and Ex NIhilo Vineyards.

Ex Nihilo Vineyards, enjoying a relaxing wine tour and tasting experience in Lake Country, British Columbia
Ex Nihilo Vineyards

One of the most popular wine trails in the entire Okanagan, the Scenic Sip Wine Trail offers an intimate and relaxed setting to indulge in award winning Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Merlot among other mouth watering varietiels. Winding along the shores of Okanagan Lake and set amongst Apple and Cherry orchards, the vineyards of Lake Country routinely see over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually. Between the massive amounts of sunshine and productive soils, the wineries along the Lake Country Scenic Sip wine trail have become recognized internationally as consistently producing some of the worlds top wines.

Arrowleaf Cellars in Lake Country.  Scenic Sip wine trail near Kelowna.
Arrowleaf Cellars

The Sparkling Hill Resort Wine Tour begins with private pickup at the impressive grand entrance of the resort, followed by a scenic and interpretive drive along Okanagan Lake as we make our way from higher elevations towards the productive vineyards of this wine trail.

Offering a blend of small, family owned and farmed wineries, to the impressive architecture and scale of modern wineries, the Sparkling Hill Wine Tour showcases the best of Okanagan Wine Country. The tour includes stops at 5 wineries, offering wine lovers 25 tastings throughout the day as well as a leisurely lunch stop at either the Garden Bistro (O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars), or Block One (50th Parallel Estate Winery).

Block One Restaurant located at 50th Parallel Estate Winery in Lake Country.  Luxurious culinary experience.
Block One Restaurant

Suited well to those just getting into the world of wine, or for those with educated palettes, The Sparkling Hill Resort Wine Tour offers a great day away from the resort and an introduction to the wines of the South Okanagan. This exclusive experience includes VIP tasting appointments allowing guests to work one on one with tasting associates, ask questions and learn more about each wine.

In between winery appointments, you’ll ride in style in our brand new Mercedes Sprinter touring vans, complete with leather interior and custom guest controlled audio. As with the experience at the resort, you’ll be pampered and taken care of throughout the day.

Sunset wine tour near Sparkling Hill Resort.  Gray Monk Estate Winery overlooking the vineyard and Okanagan Lake
Patio views from the Gray Monk Estate Winery

Finishing the tour with a vineyard walk and photos, there’s time for a final glass of your preferred wine as you enjoy the late afternoon sunshine on a patio before heading back to the resort to finish off the day.

While the Resort is located in a remote location, daily service of the Sparkling Hill Resort Wine Tour is offered year round for those looking for the ultimate luxury wine experience.

For more information on the Sparkling Hill Resort Wine Tour, you can view package information here. Cheers!