Donita Dyer, Coordinator
Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive is a gem in the Okanagan Valley, with delights at every turn. Winding roads and rolling hills invite you to slow down and explore 20 boutique wineries, 3 cideries, 1 distillery and, a craft brewery. Offering hand crafted beverages and charming personalities. Enjoy the warm community environment and beautiful scenery while touring winding roads to our tasting rooms – each with its own story to tell. Meet friendly craft beverage creators and knowledgeable staff while sampling a variety of products.
Summerland is a beautiful town nestled in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. You will find spectacular beaches and parks, beautiful mountains for biking and hiking, orchards, vineyards, unique shopping and wonderful restaurants. In the Spring, orchards are awash with blossoms. In the Fall, the warm air is fragrant with the smell of apples. Bottleneck Drive includes three traditional cideries, one brewery and a distillery; making vinegar to apple brandy and iced cider, which is reflective of the areas strong agricultural heritage.
With a complex geological history, varied exposure and sub-climates. Wineries offer diverse styles including award-winning sparkling wines, crisp whites and complex reds. Bottleneck Drive features several organic and natural wineries; don’t be surprised to see chickens roaming the vineyards as well as other earth-friendly practices in place. Many of Bottleneck Drive’s wineries feature charming tasting rooms and modern architecture that is striking against a backdrop of lush green vineyards, open skies and the deep blue waters of Lake Okanagan.
And touring our tasting rooms is easy; the distinctive signposts lead you clearly between our 25 tasting rooms, through the stunningly scenic Summerland area. Friendly locals will gladly guide you to your next destination! Pick up a map at one of your stops or at any Okanagan Visitor Centre. Don’t forget to collect your stamps along the way to be entered into our monthly draw to win delicious Bottleneck Drive wine, cider and beer!