“Go where you feel most alive.”
My connection to the Okanagan runs deep; when my mom and grandparents immigrated from England to Canada they moved around BC countless times before finally putting down roots in the Okanagan – in what is now West Kelowna. Growing up, every summer involved a lengthy trip to the Okanagan so some of my favourite memories are from time spent there. Fast forward a few years to when I met my husband Pat, the tradition of summer trips to the Okanagan continued, made better only by the addition of visiting wineries. In recent years, our visits have slowed as we’ve travelled abroad but still love any opportunity to visit whenever we can.
Our recent trip with friends was nothing short of amazing; finding new favourite wineries and revisiting old staples. We visited nearly two dozen wineries on our trip; days were spent sipping wine on beautiful vine covered patios, marvelling at sweeping vineyard and lake views and winding down poolside at the end of a long, tough day of wine tasting lol. If you love wine as much as we do, a few of my favourites in the South Okanagan include LaStella Winery, Stoneboat Vineyards, Hester Creek Estate Winery and Black Hills Estate Winery. Along the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove Winery, Hillside Winery, La Frenz Winery and Tightrope Winery are easy favourites, however it’s nearly impossible to find a winery that’s less than amazing anywhere in the Okanagan. Looking through these photos brings a smile to my face, remembering new memories and old from this amazing place.
Okanagan wedding photographer Blush Sky Photography