If you find yourself headed to the KVR for your cycling vacation this summer, plan to spend at least a couple of days exploring Canada’s “Napa of the North”.
Even to the uninitiated, visiting the boutique wineries of the Naramata Bench and the wine capital of Canada – Oliver – will leave you with an appreciation of the beauty of the Okanagan Valley and the commitment to excellence it’s wine producers are achieving.
From classics such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Merlots, there are new grapes and blends afoot in this burgeoning community of tastings and treasures! Viognier, Pinot Gris and even Temperanillo are finding their way into the dry, silt laden lands of this valley.
Combine this with 100’s of kilometres of rail trail to cycle, beautiful sandy beaches and cool, fresh lakes to swim in, an abundance of locally grown and organic foods, you have the French provincial countryside in the back yard of British Columbia, Canada.
Surprised? don’t be…just come and experience it for yourself.