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The Channel Trail and Black Sage Road

Wednesday, september 5

Itinerary

9:30 am - Pick up at Watermark

10:00 am - Ride to Medici’s

11:30 am - Coffee Break at Medici’s

12:00 pm - Ride to Silver Sage

1:00 pm - Lunch at Silver Sage

2:00 pm - Ride to Black Hills

2:30 pm - Wine tasting at Black Hills

3:00 pm - Finish Ride (optional stop at Platinum Bench)

4:00 pm - Transfer to Burrowing Owl

7 pm - Dinner at Terrafina

Today, we take a short drive out of town to our start point on the north end of Osoyoos Lake, then we climb on the bikes and head north where we'll connect with the International Hike/Bike trail along the Okanagan River Channel. The first half is a relaxing ride that won't unduly tax your legs.  We ride through Oliver and make our first stop at Medici's Gelateria, around then connect with Tuc-el-Nuit drive at the head of the trail. We then start heading south back to Oliver on the east side of Tuc-el-Nuit lake. Our support vehicle will meet us with a picnic lunch at Silver Sage Winery. After lunch we ride back to Black Sage Road, stop for a wine tasting at Black Hills Estate and then ride the rolling country side of Okanagan Wine Country back to Osoyoos.

Dinner tonight is at Terrafina Restaurant, at Hester Creek in Oliver

Our Tour

OUR STOPS

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medici's gelateria

Medici's Gelateria & Coffee House in Oliver BC, the heart of the Okanagan valley where we make the absolute best premium Italian Gelato and Sorbetto. Medici's is a highly regarded tourist destination and receives the highest ratings on both Trip Advisor and The Urban Spoon We are an attractive and very comfortable setting in what was a former Catholic Church. Medici's offers intimacy, comfort, warmth and incredible food, drink and entertainment products in an environment steeped with European flair. 

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lunch at SILVER SAGE WINERY

Silver Sage founders Anna and Victor Manola emigrated to the Okanagan from Romania 32 years ago. Winemaking comes naturally to the Manola family, as they have four generations of winemaking experience behind them. Victor shared his father’s experience in grape growing, as back home he managed 25 hectares of vineyard. Anna’s father managed a 600-hectare vineyard and was its winemaker. From him, Anna learned the secrets of making a unique fruit wine that Silver Sage now shares with you.

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wine tasting at black hills

Black Hills Estate Winery vineyards have some of the most favourable grape growing conditions in the country, resulting in exceptional terroir. Located on the famed Black Sage Road, this places Black Hills Estate in the Okanagan Valley appellation, centered in the middle of Canada’s only official desert. The resulting microclimate leaves us with one of hottest, driest and sunniest sites in the country.

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Platinum Bench Winery and Bakery (Optional)

Along with offering award winning wines, here at Platinum Bench, we offer the unique experience of having an on-site artisan bread bakery. Sour dough starter breads are baked daily and paired with the estate grown wines.  Enjoy a Double cream Brie and Pear Preserves Epi with our Pinot Gris or Chardonnay. The baked Sopressata and Swiss Cheese Epi makes a perfect partner to the Gamay Noir and Merlot.  For the fuller body Cabs and blends, the baked Gorgonzola & Fig Preserve Epi's are a culinary treat.

 

Transfer to Burrowing Owl Guesthouse

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For the rest of your stay, you’ll be staying at the beautiful Burrowing Owl Guesthouse. The Guest House at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is your sanctuary and is steps away from the Sonora Room Restaurant and our Wine Shop. Nestled into the 140-acre vineyard, this is your time to reconnect, retreat and rejuvenate. We’ll assist as required with your transfer and make sure you’re settled in before dinner.


Our Dinner Destination

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terrafina restaurant at hester creek - oliver

Meaning ‘from the earth‘ Terrafina is a gorgeous Tuscan style restaurant nestled amongst the vines of Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver.  This unique vineyard dining experience provides the perfect partner to be enhanced by the culinary and service expertise of RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd., the creative minds behind RauDZ Regional Table, micro bar • bites and Sunny’s – a modern diner in Kelowna.