Stay and Play in Kelowna, Ski at Big White
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Rebecca Bollwitt for #OkanaganExploring
There’s nothing like feeling like a total rockstar when you land at a destination for a few days of wintertime fun. I arrived at the Kelowna International Airport, directly from Vancouver, and was met by Chad Haller, co-owner of the Kelowna Concierge. Within minutes I was whisked through the city and up to The View Winery where I met my group for a sunset snowshoe in the vineyard.
“Wine tasting in the past has been very seasonal in the valley and there’s really no reason for that,” The View’s President, Jennifer Molgat, told me as I scooped up some fondue cheese with a slice of baguette in her tasting room. “We thought we needed to open up in the winter because it’s a really interesting time to be here.”
Jennifer says that during the day you’ll see the winemakers actually making the wine, and it drives home their mandate about being authentic. As for opening in the winter, she added it’s not good enough to simply open their door, they needed to have fun, engaging events and offerings - including some awesome Instagram photo ops.
When You Go
Check out the Tourism Kelowna website to start exploring the area.
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Where to Stay
More winter winery ideas
Check out the Tourism Kelowna website for a listing of all the wineries in the area that offer winter activities and tastings.
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