9:00 am - Pick up at Burrowing Owl
10:00 am - drive to Glenfir
10:30 am - ride to hillside winery
12:30 pm - Lunch at hillside winery
1:30 pm - Ride to Poplar Grove
1:45 pm - cheese/wine tasting at poplar grove
2:15 pm - ride to D’Angelos
2:30 pm - Wine tasting at D’Angelos
3:30 pm - optional ride and stop at Roche winery
5:00 pm - Free Time at Burrowing Owl (depends on whether we visit Roche
7 pm - Dinner at convivia bistro
This ride is all about contrasts. We start at rustic Chute Lake Resort, in the remote Okanagan highlands and ride down the historic Kettle Valley Railway, through engineer Andrew McCulloch's huge switchback, needed to maintain the required grade while dropping over 3000 feet down to Penticton. Near the end, we ride through the scenic Naramata bench and the many wineries and artisan food crafters. Here, our tour turns into a sampling of the best the Okanagan has to offer.
hillside winery - Our lunch stop
"Our mission at Hillside is to produce interesting flavour combinations to complement our wines. We prepare our dishes simply and treat the ingredients with the utmost of respect.
Our local farmers are growing only the highest quality fruits and vegetables. We take great pride in featuring their very best on our menu and even more pride in placing it on your plate."
poplar grove cheese
"At Poplar Grove Cheese, we love life – and that includes good food and wine. We are passionate about making delicious hand-crafted French style cheeses."
Owner Gitta Pederson makes some of our personal favorites, including a dynamite double cream camembert.
D'Angelo estate winery
This is one of our Naramata "Hidden Gems." Owner Sal D'Angelo has forgotten more about wine making than most people will ever know. This stop is not about glitzy tasting rooms or polished marketing. This is about wine and the man who makes it, pure and simple.
"Deep roots in French tradition nourish our shared passion for soils, vines and wine. Dedicated to natural, artisanal farming and winemaking, we strive to reveal the intimate relation of wine and terroir."
Roche is another of our hidden gems - a new winery with very deep roots!
Our Dinner Destination
Convivia/Masala (check surveys)
Tonight's dinner is at Convivia in downtown Osoyoos, just a two minute walk from Watermark Resort.
After running a successful restaurant for more than 30 years in Trois Rivieres, Que., Perrutel and his wife Johane Dupont are the proud new owners of Convivia Restaurant.
The menu at Convivia features traditional bistro-style European food, including pasta and pizza, lamb, veal, salmon and filet mignon entrees with numerous salads and appetizers.
Another house specialty is “authentic French Canadian poutine.”
“Everything we serve is homemade and we use only fresh ingredients and this includes all of our desserts,”