a wine-y weekend

6845821ac0d911e2866d22000a9f137d_7Two weekends ago was the Victoria Day Long Weekend which loosely marks the beginning of summer for many in BC.  It has always been my favourite long weekend, namely because my birthday often falls on it.  When we were younger we usually celebrated both my brother’s birthday (which is ten days earlier) and mine on this weekend while camping at a nearby lake with family and friends.

Although this weekend we didn’t take out the tent, we did have the chance to get away and visit friends in their new home in Kelowna, BC. It was a wonderful weekend full of wine tasting at a number of the Okanagan’s famous wineries, a picnic lunch, sunbathing on a grassy knoll beside Okanagan Lake, games of Frisbee, delicious meals out and great company.

On previous trips to the Okanagan Valley, we visited See Ya Later Ranch, Blasted Church, Perseus Winery and a fruit winery which I can’t remember the name of.

This trip we were taken to…

St. Herbertus Estate Winery

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Cedar Creek Estate Winery

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Summerhill Pyramid Winery

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The View Winery

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We also dined at the Minstrel Cafe, where the food was to die for, and the atmosphere fantastic! Located at 4638 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna, BC it’s a must visit.

MinstralCafe1This is the patio we dined on and check out the awesome courtyard, great for kids!

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We also went out for brunch at The Jammery. Located at 8038 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna, BC, it’s another great restaurant to try if you’re in the area. They have a gift shop full of various varieties of teas, honey, sauces, and of course jams available for purchase.  Our breakfasts, (because c’mon who really orders lunch at brunch?) were delicious and satisfying. Tour The Jammery Here.

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