One of my favourite things to do in BC in the summer is visit as many different wineries in The Okanagan Valley as possible. This past weekend we decided it was time to road trip to Osoyoos! Osoyoos is the southern-most town in the Okanagan Valley, and on average has the hottest, driest summers in all of Canada. However, this year, I think Ontario is giving it a run for it’s money… It’s been ridiculously hot there this year- so I’m told! And I’ll be experiencing that heat myself in just a few short days when we fly out to visit family! 🙂
Now, Osoyoos is home to the first Aboriginal owned winery in North America, called Nk’Mip Cellars. It did not disappoint and has now become my new favourite in the Okanagan! The view from the patio restaurant was a dream… In fact, we loved it so much that we ended up staying for 4 hours and managed to put away quite a few glasses of wine. And speaking of wine, I also now have a new favourite! It’s a white blend called Dreamcatcher and combines 45% Riesling, with 29% Sauv Blanc, 12% Pinot Blanc, 6% Ehrenfelser, 6% Semillon and 2% Chardonnay. It was delicious! Crisp, but it also has some lovely, fruity undertones.
If you’re heading to the Okanagan Valley you must stop by Nk’Mip. They have a resort just beside the winery, so you can crash after enjoying a couple bottles of Dreamcatcher, or any of their delicious blends. There are also many hiking, ATV, and biking trails in Osoyoos and it actually sits on the warmest lake in all of Canada, Lake Okanagan. So, it’s the perfect place for paddle boarding, kayaking, boating etc. The adventures you can have in the Okanagan, and Osoyoos specifically, are endless!
Wishing you all a beautiful day! Keep smiling and stay cool. 🙂
Ps. I can’t finish this post without mentioning our lovely server, Melanie. She was a beautiful soul and all 3 of us (Irek included) ended up discussing our love for Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, and all the amazing things the universe has to offer – you just have to ask. Cheers!
“Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.”
– Deepak Chopra