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WINE & SPIRITS Make the trek above the 50th parallel and enjoy the delicate flavours that are being preserved here. The North Okanagan-Shuswap has some of the best scenery around and the local wineries put this to good use. Home to more than a dozen wineries from Lake Country to Salmon Arm, you will discover small boutique wineries & fully established well known labels. The rolling hills, abundant orchards and lush vineyards beckon to be explored.

Visit the wineries, participate in a tour, taste the samples and enjoy the view and atmosphere of the vineyards. Spend some time with the proprietors and staff to learn about the different philosophies on wine making and take on the challenge of wine pairing at your next meal or dinner party, an exciting challenge for everyone.

Famous for sunny days and cool nights, this variance maximizes varietal characteristics and coupled with the perfect soil, makes this region a gem for producing award winning vintages. The area has an ideal natural setting for growing grapes with semi-desert like traits and picturesque backdrops.

Many of these operations are family owned and very well established. With cooler temperatures than the southern vineyards, these families and vintners have had great success with different vintages. MarĂŠchal Foch, GerwĂźrztraminer, Ortega, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Viognier & Zweigelt, are just

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