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Gary’s Run VI Osoyoos to Osoyoos May 15, 16 and 17 2009
Friday May 15th
Dinner: Campo Marina 5907 Main Street RR 3 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V3 (250) 495-7650 www.campomarina.com Reservations: 7:30 p.m. Accomodation: Safari Beach Resort 5815 Oleander Drive RR 1 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V1 (250) 495-7217 www.safaribeachresort.com
Osoyoos, BC Located on BC Highway 97 in the south Okanagan Valley, only f ive minutes from the Canada - US border, Osoyoos, British Columbia, basks in Canada’s driest climate. A fact not lost on sun loving vacationers and retirees! In fact, Osoyoos is located on Canada’s only desert - the northern most tip of the Sonora Desert. Situated in the heart of the South Okanagan, and boasting the lowest annual rainfall and the highest average temperatures, this is appropriately called BC’s Desert Wine Country! Once a crossroads for north-south, east west trade traff ic, Osoyoos is now primarily a retirement & vacation center and orchardist area. Apricots, peaches, pears, plums, cherries, apples and grapes thrive in the hot, dry climate, while the surrounding area features desert flora and fauna such as prickly pear cactus, antelope bush and rare species of birds. Visit Canada’s warmest lake - Lake Osoyoos - for a wide array of watersports or enjoy many of the festivals and jamborees hosted here. Fish in nearby lakes, hike the hills or golf one of the local links. Lodging, accommodation, restaurants, pubs, shops and services are located in Osoyoos. Oyoyoos is a British Columbia First Nations word meaning “The Narrows of the Lake”.
Welcome to Osoyoos
Saturday May 16th
Driving directions from Osoyoos to Rock Creek 51.5 km – about 35 mins 1. Head south on Main St toward 74A Ave 2.6 km 2. Slight left at HWY-3 48.9 km
Rock Creek Rock Creek is located 52 km (32 miles) east of Osoyoos on Hwy 3 with the junction point of Hwy 33 coming south from Kelowna. Kettle River Valley Rock Creek is a small, unincorporated community made up of small ranches nestled in the Kettle Valley. The Kettle River slowly meanders through Rock Creek, making the relaxed and peaceful atmosphere of the area. Rock Creek Businesses
Trans Canada Trail-KVR
There a few businesses present in Rock Creek including a store, gas station, motel, the historic Prospector Pub and the Mighty White Dolomite Ltd. a limestone mining and quarrying plant located across a bridge on the north side of the Kettle River.
If you are doing the Trans Canada Trail-KVR, make this campsite a destination point. There is a trestle on the trail that crosses the Kettle River right next to the parks beach area. The campground can f ill but usually the park attendants can f ind space in the overflow for people who are on the trail even if you don’t have a reservation.
Kettle Valley There is the Kettle Valley Golf Course and Kettle River RV Park located just 9 km (5.6 miles) east of Rock Creek at a settlement called Kettle Valley. Kettle River Swimming Hole Just 5 km (3 miles) north of Rock Creek on Hwy 33 is the Kettle River Recreation Area - the site of a great swimming hole. For people who like to tube, this is a good point to drop off and slowly meander down the Kettle River back to Rock Creek.
Kettle River Recreation Area
Rock Creek Fall Fair The Rock Creek Fall Fair is held on the second weekend after Labour Day in September. This fair features agricultural products and showcases home crafts from the local people in the Rock Creek area. ·
Rock Creek Fall Fair
Saturday May 16th
Driving directions to Spencer Rd, Grand Forks, BC 67.7 km â€“ about 48 mins 1. Head southeast on HWY-3 toward Rock Creek - Bridesville Rd 31.3 km 2. Slight left at S Copper Ave 1.0 km 3. Slight right at HWY-3 1.1 km 4. Slight left to stay on HWY-3 33.1 km 5. Turn left at Spencer Rd 1.0 km
SPENCER HILL ORCHARD & GALLERY 5615 Spencer Road, Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H5 Phone: (250) 442-8583 contact: Sheila Dobie
The Spencer hill Orchard and Gallery is an orchard, artisan gallery and market garden, open seasonally to the public and located on the western edge of the Grand Forks valley. Our season hosts a diverse series of outdoor events that include daily farm tours, live theatre, music, movies, and family festivals - occurring between May and October. We have four acres in orchard where we grow 18 varieties of apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots, as well as a variety of vegetables. Our gallery hosts local artisans in several mediums and during the regional studio tour each year, we prof ile a local artisanâ€™s work in demonstration. Each day we offer apple desserts and beverages, farm tours, and a chance to experience a working orchard. We are a unique and fun rural experience for visitors and local residents. Watch for our yearly event and activity schedule on www.GoBC.ca.
Saturday May 16th
Driving directions to Border Crossing 3.4 km â€“ about 5 mins 1. Head west on Spencer Rd toward Canning Rd 1.0 km 2. Turn left at Central Ave W/HWY-3 1.1 km 3. Turn right at HWY-21/HWY-41 Entering United States (Washington) 1.3 km 4. HWY-21/HWY-41 turns slightly right and becomes WA-21 21 m
Laurier WA Border Crossing Location: Cascade, British Columbia & Laurier, Washington Export Hours: 8:00 am - midnight, 7 days a week Telephone: (509) 684.2100 Fax: (509) 684.1608
Getting to the border
Saturday May 16th
Pick up Lunch Supplies
Driving directions to Kettle Falls, WA, USA 31.8 mi – about 36 mins 1. Head south on WA-395 toward Stecker Rd 31.1 mi 2. Continue on W 3rd Ave/US-395/WA-20 Continue to follow W 3rd Ave/WA-20 0.7 mi
Grocery Stores Barstow General Store 509-738-6895 Harvest Foods 509-738-6644 Meyers Falls Market 509-738-2727 www.meyersfallsmarket.com Yellow Pine Mini Mart 509-738-6757
About Kettle Falls, WA Kettle Falls, Washington, in Stevens county, is 72 miles NW of Spokane, Washington and 209 miles E of Seattle, Washington. About 1,527 people live in Kettle Falls. The present City of Kettle Falls is located on the western edge of Stevens County 2.5 miles east of Lake Roosevelt and the mouth of the Colville River. It is situated north of the river and south of a steep hillside, Gold Hill, limiting its development to the north. Highway 25 runs north and south along the western border of town and Highway 395 runs east and west at the north end of town. Highway 395 is a primary transportation route from Spokane to Canada to the north and Republic to the west. The original town of Kettle Falls was a forty-acre site platted in 1889 two miles south of the site of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trade post, Fort Colville. Ft Colville had been off icially abandoned in 1871 but some of the family of the last chief factor still occupied the site until 1891. The town was platted and promoted as an investment scheme to attract investors from the east coast. Although a town was laid out and a large, modern hotel was constructed, it failed to suff iciently impress the investors. But what was begun continued to develop. In spite of the fact that the railroad bypassed Kettle Falls
in f avor of Marcus in 1891, it was a substantial community that f aced relocation when the construction of Grand Coulee Dam caused the waters of the Columbia River to cover the town in 1939. The town voted to move farther up to the location of Meyers Falls a short 2.5 miles away. Meyers Falls was originally the site of a gristmill constructed to process grain from the Hudson’s Bay Company f ields. The residents of the newly formed town voted to change the name to Kettle Falls. Many of the buildings that are still found in the town were moved by truck up from the old town site. The Kettle Falls area has a long history of habitation. Not only had it formerly been a Hudson’s Bay Company fur trade post, Fort Colville, and the site of an early Jesuit mission but, for some 9,000 years before that, it was the location of a major Native American salmon f ishery. Many of the tribes in the surrounding areas traditionally gathered at the falls to trade and harvest salmon.
Saturday May 16th
Driving directions to 5.6 mi â€“ about 11 mins 1. Head west on W 3rd Ave/WA-20/WA-395 toward Log Deck Rd Continue to follow WA-20 2.5 mi 2. Turn left at S Peachcrest Rd 1.6 mi 3. Turn right at W Old Kettle Rd 0.2 mi 4. Turn left at Kettle Park 0.3 mi 5. Turn left at Kettle Park Rd 0.3 mi 6. Continue on Coulee Dam Rec Area 0.1 mi 7. Continue on Kettle Park Rd 0.2 mi 8. Slight right at Coulee Dam Rec Area 0.2 mi
There are washrooms and a covered picnic area for our lunch break area.
About Grand Coulee Dam (three hours away) Grand Coulee Dam was the key to the development of power on the Columbia River â€” the greatest potential source of hydroelectric energy among the rivers in America. Original plans considered ten dams on the Columbia River between the Canadian border and the mouth of the river. Grand Coulee Dam forms Lake Roosevelt, extending upstream 151 miles to the Canadian Border. It has a 600-mile shoreline and a surface area of 82,000 acres. In 1948 Congress designated Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, which is operated by the National Park Service. Grand Coulee provides water for approximately 600,000 acres in the Columbia Basin Project. In addition to its irrigation and power functions, Grand Coulee Dam is a primary factor in controlling the floods on the Columbia River.
Saturday May 16th
Driving directions to Republic, WA, USA 43.0 mi â€“ about 1 hour 10 mins 1. Head north on Coulee Dam Rec Area 0.1 mi 2. Turn right to stay on Coulee Dam Rec Area 0.2 mi 3. Turn left to stay on Coulee Dam Rec Area 0.1 mi 4. Continue on Kettle Park Rd 0.6 mi 5. Continue on S Boise Rd 1.2 mi 6. Continue on Old Kettle Rd 0.4 mi 7. Turn left at WA-20/WA-395 0.5 mi 8. Turn left at WA-20/WA-30 Continue to follow WA-20 39.9 mi
Break at the Stonerose Interpretive Center
Republic Rest Break
About Republic, Washington Republic, Washington is a city with an early 1900s look and a heritage based in the mining and logging industries. Originally named Eureka Gulch, Republic had a population of 954 in 2000. Noted for its fossils, natural beauty and recreational possibilities, it is nestled in a valley between Wauconda and Sherman Passes at the intersection of Washington State Routes 20 and 21 in the north central part of the state. Republic is surrounded by National Forest lands and within short driving distance of numerous lakes and campgrounds. Hunting, f ishing, bird watching, bicycling, hiking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, boating, motorized recreational sports and fossil digging bring people to the area. Fossils, Races and Celebrations The Stonerose Interpretive Center in Republic offers a view of the area during the Eocene Era and a Boot Hill Fossil Site where visitors can dig for their own fossils. Resorts and a state park offer recreational opportunities on Curlew Lake. The Ferry County Fairgrounds feature a restored antique carousel and a good old-fashioned county fair each year during Labor Day weekend. Eagle Track racing offers car races on alternating weekends through the summer as well as a snowmobile race in the winter. Explore Republicâ€™s historic past The history of the city and surrounding area can be explored and enjoyed at the Republic Historical Center. The center features a collection of historical photos and exhibits that depict the area history and also the Kaufman Cabin - the oldest surviving structure in Republic. Murals at various places around town and historic buildings with historical signs make a walking tour of the city a history lesson in itself.
Saturday May 16th
Tonasket Rest Break
Driving directions to Tonasket, WA, USA 40.1 mi â€“ about 1 hour 1 min 1. Head west on W 6th St/WA-20 toward N Kean St Continue to follow WA-20 39.9 mi 2. Turn right at S Tonasket Ave 0.1 mi 3. Turn left at E 4th St 367 ft
About Tonasket Tonasket is a small community located along the eastern bank of the Okanogan River in north central Okanogan County, Washington. The City was named in honor of Chief Tonasket of the Okanogan Indians who historically used the present city site for an encampment. State Highway 97, the main north-south highway through central Washington, bisects the city on its way north to the Canadian border approximately twenty miles north. The City, with an elevation of approximately 900 feet above sea level, is bordered on the north by Siwash Creek, and the south by Bonaparte Creek. The present population is estimated to be approximately 995. The City, which has been the site of a U.S. Post Off ice since 1901, was platted in 1910 and incorporated in 1927. Tonasket serves as a hub for agricultural and forestry industries in north central Okanogan County. It is the location of three major fruit storage and processing facilities and the off ices of the Tonasket Ranger District of the Okanogan National Forest. The city is also increasingly becoming a convenient jumping off point for visitors coming to the area to enjoy the myriad of opportunities for outdoor recreation in the surrounding areas. Many descendants of pioneer families still reside in Tonasket and the surrounding areas and are interested in preserving and sharing the history of their heritage. As the hub of an area for all seasons, Tonasket would also like to take advantage of its resources by using them wisely and judiciously to the benef it of residents and visitors alike.
Saturday May 16th
Return to Osoyoos
Driving directions to Safari Beach Resort (250) 495-7217 23.3 mi â€“ about 27 mins 1. Head northeast on US-97/S Whitcomb Ave toward E 3rd St 0.3 mi 2. Continue on WA-97 7.4 mi 3. Continue on US-97 Entering Canada (British Columbia) 13.9 mi 4. Continue on HWY-97 1.5 mi 5. Turn right at 89th St 0.3 mi 6. Turn right at Oleander Dr Destination will be on the left 105 ft Border Information Office Hours Traveller Services hours7 days a week
Commercial Services hours7 days a week
Immigration Services 08:00 to 24:00 7 days a week
Sunday May 17th
Driving directions to Drakes Motors, Kelowna, BC 130 km â€“ about 1 hour 55 mins 1. Head northwest on Oleander Dr toward 89th St 32 m 2. Turn right at 89th St 0.1 km 3. Turn left at 62nd Ave0.4 km 4. Turn right at 97th St 16.7 km 5. Continue on HWY-97 25.7 km 6. Turn right at 9th Ave 90 m 7. Turn left at Birch St 0.2 km 8. Turn right at 7th Ave 0.2 km 9. Turn left at Eastside Rd 9.1 km 10. Continue on Lakeside Rd 3.4 km 11. Continue on S Main 0.4 km 12. Turn left at Lee Ave 0.6 km 13. Turn left at Skaha Lake Rd 0.8 km 14. Turn right at Channel Pkwy 4.1 km 15. Continue on Railway St 0.7 km 16. Turn left at Eckhardt Ave W 0.8 km 17. Continue on HWY-97 61.9 km 18. Turn right at Gordon Dr 2.5 km 19. Turn left at K.L.O. Rd Destination will be on the left 2.7 km
Scenic trip to Drakes
Sunday May 17th
BLASTED CHURCH (1-250-497-1125) www.blastedchurch.com 378 Parsons Road, Okanagan Falls Perched high on a rolling hillside that cascades into Skaha Lake, this is one of the most majestic vineyard sites in the valley. The wine shop/tasting room is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from May to October, and by appointment from November to April. WILD GOOSE VINEYARDS (1-250-497-8919) www.wildgoosewinery.com 2145 Sun Valley Way, Okanagan Falls Wild Goose f irst started producing wine in June 1990 and has since established itself as one of the premium small producers of VQA wines in British Columbia. The tasting room is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from April to October. They also offer samples of fruit juice for kids or anyone not interested in tasting wines, and there is a gift shop where you can pick up souvenirs including wine glasses, corkscrews, golf shirts, hats, jellies, and many other seasonal items. STAG’S HOLLOW WINERY (1-250-497-6162) www.stagshollowwinery.com 2237 Sun Valley Way, Okanagan Falls Stag’s Hollow is a small family operated winery, whose passion and involvement in every aspect of the vineyard and winemaking process is evident in the richness of the wines. Their wine shop is open daily from 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. from May to October. BLUE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS (1-250-497-8244) www.bluemountainwinery.com Blue Mountain Vineyard is located next to a bird sanctuary and wilderness area overlooking beautiful Vaseux Lake. The wine shop and tasting room are housed in a magnif icent stone brick building, open exclusively by appointment.
HAWTHORNE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS (1-250-497-8267) www.hmvineyard.com Green Lake Road, Okanagan Falls This winery and 170 acre vineyard sit high atop Hawthorne Mountain, with breathtaking views overlooking the beauty of Skaha Lake and the surrounding valley. Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards offers the perfect setting to take a tour, sample wines, roam through the vineyards to learn more about grape-growing, or to sit and relax on our deck and take in the stunning scenery. The wine shop and tasting room are housed in the estate’s restored heritage stone home, open daily year round from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. JACKSON-TRIGGS VINTNERS (1-250-498-4981) www.jacksontriggswinery.com 38691-97th Street (Hwy 97), Oliver All Jackson-Triggs Estate VQA wines are created by highly talented professionals whose expertise and artistry, combined with Jackson-Triggs advanced wine making technology, equipment and viticulture practices, ensures that each wine meets world-class standards. FAIRVIEW CELLARS (1-250-498-2211) 13147-334th Street, Oliver Fairview Cellars is located between the driving range and the f irst hole of the Fairview Mountain Golf Course in Oliver. The vineyard and winery are a culmination of a 25-year quest by Bill Eggert to own and operate his own winery. Fairview Cellars wines consist of the three Bordeaux classics: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Hours of operation are 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. TINHORN CREEK VINEYARDS (1-250-498-3743) www.tinhorn.com 32830 Tinhorn Creek Road (Road No. 7), Oliver Nestled in the hillside of a former gold mining creek, Tinhorn
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Creek Vineyards sits unrivalled on top of the “Golden Mile” and offers a truly unique wine experience. Visitors will f ind a lush vineyard with views of the grape crush pad, and impressive interior galleries overlooking the stainless steel tanks, oak barrels, and the cellar below. Open daily year-round from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. GEHRINGER BROTHERS ESTATE WINERY (1-250-498-3537) Road No. 8, Oliver Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery is one of the original wineries in the South Okanagan, producing its f irst vintage in 1985. Uncompromising in their dedication to quality, brothers Walter and Gordon Gehringer boast a selection of 23 wines of assorted varieties, and are perhaps best known for their exceptional Rieslings. Visit the winery and sample their award-winning wines, open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from June to October and Monday through Friday from November until May. HESTER CREEK ESTATE WINERY (1-250-498-4435) www.hestercreek.com 13163-326th Avenue (Road No. 8), Oliver Hester Creek Estate Winery is one of British Columbia’s most awarded estate wineries. Relax on the outdoor patio – the perfect place for a refreshing glass of wine while overlooking sun-drenched vineyards. They have a gift shop as well as a cold deli, and offer tours from mid-May through September at 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Open year-round from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., seven days a week. INNISKILLIN OKANAGAN WINES (1-250-498-6663) www.inniskillin.com 32074-123rd Street, Road No. 11, Oliver Inniskillin established an estate winery in the Okanagan in 1994, located on the south-eastern facing slope of the South Okanagan valley. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with tours at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., from May to October. DOMAINE COMBRET ESTATE WINERY (1-250-498-6966) www.combretwine.com 32057 Road No. 13, Oliver 10th generation winemaker Olivier Combret, a graduate of the world-famous enology and viticulture school of MontpellierFrance, settled in Osoyoos after searching worldwide for the best climactic conditions capable of producing top quality wines. Each harvest has proven the site selection was a wise one, as Domaine Combret wines have won many national and international awards. Open from April to October from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and by appointment throughout the winter months. GOLDEN MILE CELLARS (1-250-498-8330) www.goldenmilecellars.com 13140-316A Avenue, Road No. 13, Oliver Golden Mile Cellars is a family owned and operated Estate winery with 22-year-old vineyards offering incredible views of
Area Wineries the valley. A selection of European cheeses and fresh-baked baguettes, along with other gourmet items, are offered through the summer months for picnic lunches. Wines by the glass or bottle may also be purchased and enjoyed on the picnic area. The wine and gift shop is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. from May to October, and by appointment during the winter months. GERSIGHEL WINEBERG (1-250-495-3319) 29690 Hwy 97, Oliver Tours & tastings by appointment only. CARRIAGE HOUSE WINES (1-250-498-8818) www.carriagehousewines.ca 32764 Black Sage Road, Oliver Carriage House Wines is a small family owned and operated winery located in the heart of Canada’s premium grape growing region. They specialize in Kerner, a German varietal, in both dry and off-dry styles. For red wines, they offer Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. They have a small on-site wine shop for sales and tastings, open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. from Easter through midOctober, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from mid-October to midNovember, and by appointment at any other time. There is no charge for tastings. SILVER SAGE WINERY (1-250-498-0310) www.silversagewinery.com 32032-87th Avenue, Road No. 9, Oliver Set on the bank of the Oxbow Creek which meanders gently through the vineyard, Silver Sage Winery offer a picturesque view of the surrounding mountains and countryside. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. BLACK HILLS ESTATE WINERY (1-250-498-0666) www.blackhillswinery.com 30880-71st Street (Black Sage Road), Oliver The vineyard is nestled in the sunburnt hills on the Black Sage Bench, home to British Columbia’s highest quality grapes. The rugged desert earth, long sunlight hours and cool nights yield the intensely flavoured grapes that are blended to produce the Bordeaux-style Nota Bene, their Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend Alibi, and their lateharvest Sequentia wines. Black Hills Estate Winery is currently closed to the public until its next release in Spring 2006. DESERT HILLS WINERY (1-250-498-1040) www.deserthills.ca 30480-71st Street (Black Sage Road), Oliver Visit the charming wine shop, which carries their complete collection of wines, and explore the spectacular estate and state-of-the-art processing facilities. Open daily yearround for tastings from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tours are offered seasonally.
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BURROWING OWL ESTATE WINERY (1-250-498-0620) www.burrowingowlwine.ca Black Sage Road, Oliver With its dramatic vantage point in the middle of the vineyard, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is a winemaking facility that combines state-of-the-art technologies with proven, classic winemaking traditions. In 2003, they opened a beautiful new wine shop, tasting bar and The Sonora Room – a spectacular restaurant with f ireplace and outdoor patio. The patio, with its sweeping view of the magnif icent countryside and Osoyoos Lake, is the ideal spot for sipping wine and sampling Chef Dominique Couton’s culinary masterpieces. The wine shop is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., April to November and by appointment during the winter months. Guided tours are offered on weekends at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The Sonora Room is open from Easter until Thanksgiving, serving lunch daily and dinner Wednesday through Sunday. NK’MIP CELLARS (1-250-495-2985) www.nkmipcellars.com 1400 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos North America’s f irst aboriginal owned and operated winery. Nk’Mip Cellars currently produces Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Merlot varietals, using grapes from the Osoyoos Indian Band’s own Inkameep Vineyard. The wine & gift shop is open daily year-round. From May – October, their hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with tours offered at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The restaurant serves lunch daily from 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. from May to October. From November – April, wine & gift shop is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with tours offered Sundays and Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. ST. LASZLO ESTATE WINERY (1-250-499-2856) Located near Keremeos, the winery has operated since 1978 under the direction of winemaker Joe Ritlop. The wines are organically produced from the vine to the bottle. Call the winery directly for more information. OROFINO VINEYARDS (1-250-498-0068) www.orof inovineyards.com 2152 Barcelo Road, Cawston Orof ino Vineyards is located in the picturesque Similkameen valley, surrounded by orchards, vineyards, hayf ields and mountains. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., May through October, and by appointment during the winter months. CROWSNEST VINEYARDS (1-250-499-5129) www.crowsnestvineyards.com 2036 Surprise Drive, Cawston Nestled in the Similkameen Valley on the Upper Bench near Cawston, Crowsnest Vineyards has a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains and the gorgeous evening sun. The winery was purchased in 1998 by the Heinecke family, who have worked hard to develop the facility with a new dining lounge, an impressive patio, and a redesigned wine and gift shop. You are
Area Wineries invited by Olaf, Sabine, Ann and Sascha Heinecke to come and enjoy the surroundings and taste traditional handcrafted Estate wines. After the tasting, relax in the dining lounge that has a wine cellar atmosphere and enjoy authentic German food served with f ine wines to compliment your meal. The wine shop is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. from May through October, and from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. from November to April. The restaurant is open daily from 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. from May till Thanksgiving, and after that for groups by appointment only. HERDER WINERY & VINEYARDS (1-250-499-5595) www.herder.ca 716 Lowe Drive, Cawston Herder Winery & Vineyards specializes in producing small lots of vineyard specif ic wines. Enjoy a glass of wine while taking in a panoramic view from the valley floor. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. from May to October, and by appointment from October 13 until April 30. FORBIDDEN FRUIT WINERY (1-250-499-2649) 620 Sumac Road, Cawston Forbidden Fruit Winery is located right on the Similkameen River, surrounded by natural desert habitat and old growth river bottom forest. They produce organic fruit wines of the highest quality from 100% Certif ied Organic exotic tree fruits, including asian pears, white peaches and white cherries.
Trip Statistics 354.23 Kms 219.98 Miles 4.88 Hours
Coming Next Garyâ€™s Run VII Details TBD
Published on Feb 23, 2009