posted by: Village Green Hotel on: August 25, 2014
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The Okanagan Valley is British Columbia’s largest wine producing region with over 8000 acres dedicated to growing luscious grapes for the production of refined reds, whites, rosés and the world famous Okanagan Ice Wine.  Vernon is situated at the northern end of the Okanagan Valley meaning the climate is slightly colder yet ideal for growing white grapes: many wineries surrounding our town specialize in this type of wine. 
Touring the local wineries is a relaxing, enjoyable and quintessential vacation activity.  A completely stress free way to experience the wineries is to take a guided tour that will whisk you from winery to winery in complete comfort.  Click here for a listing of wine touring companies in and around Vernon.
Freelance travellers are always welcome to visit the wineries at their leisure.  Most wineries offer tastings for free or a nominal fee.  Bike or drive your own Vernon wine tour!  Here are two of Vernon’s finest wineries:

Arrow Leaf Cellars | Tasting: Free | 10am-6pm

Arrow Leaf was recently recognized as one of the top 25 wineries in Canada and has recently opened a brand new visitor centre designed by the architect Robert Mackenzie.  This winery specializes in small-lot, cool-climate wines using fruit of premium quality and ripeness. 
Arrow Leaf Cellars


Gray Monk Estate Winery | Tasting: Free & Premium Option ($5) | 9am-9pm

Gray Monk hosts fifty acres of lush vineyards overlooking Lake Okanagan producing some of the world’s finest wines.  The Heiss Family (owners) pioneered wine production in the region.  Get a taste of some of the Okanagan’s finest vintage at this first-class winery.

Gray Monk Estate Winery

The North Okanagan town of Vernon is a fine wine lover’s paradise.  Here at the Village Green Hotel our staff is happy to answer any questions you might have while crafting your perfect wine tour itinerary.  After sipping some of our region’s finest, you’ll relax in our heated indoor pool, sauna and hot tub.  Your cares will simply melt away at the Village Green Hotel.
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