If you love a culinary adventure and wine, then this is the list you need for planning your 2022 Wine & Dine tour around the Okanagan Valley! A list of my favourite Winery restaurants – that are a ‘must’ while visiting the Okanagan. In the Valley, it doesn’t matter what you wear – dress casual or dress up, you are welcome everywhere. So, enjoy this mixed list of menus, from views to creativity and flavours. There are some talented Chefs in the Okanagan Valley, all using local British Columbia ingredients that inspire their creations.
In no particular order, my list starts from Osoyoos, B.C. (in the south, and the northern most tip of the Sonoran Desert that stretches from Mexico to Canada) and moves north to Lake Country, B.C.
The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry Restaurant + Nk’mip Winery, Osoyoos, B.C.
Expansive view over Lake Osoyoos and the valley.
*great resort accommodations at Spirit Ridge Resort
“Modern vineyard cuisine, inspired by Indigenous roots”
The Sonora Room Restaurant + Burrowing Owl Winery, Oliver, B.C.
*they also offer accommodations at The Guest House
“..embrace the privilege and the opportunity to showcase many of the South Okanagan’s local producers with their array of local organic produce, fresh, seasonal fruits and artisan breads and cheeses.”
Black Sage Eats + Desert Hills Estate Winery, Oliver, B.C.
“We are dedicated to culinary freedom, exploration, and shared experiences.”
The Estate Restaurant + Phantom Creek Estates, Oliver, B.C.
Stunning views of the South Okanagan Valley & a Chef to watch!
“..stunning dishes pair perfectly with our wines, and are all made with local and artisanal produce on a menu that follows the seasons.”
Terrafina Restaurant + Hester Creek Winery, Oliver, B.C.
Quaint setting overlooking the estate and the vineyards.
*they also offer accommodations at The Villa.
“Meaning “from the earth” Terrafina is a gorgeous Tuscan style restaurant nestled among the vines”
Miradoro Restaurant + Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Oliver, B.C.
A great view of the South Okanagan Valley.
“Locally sourced ingredients prepared by an award-winning chef. All of this, in the heart of the south Okanagan – with a hint of Mediterranean on the palate.”
Masala Bistro + Kismet Estate Winery, Oliver, B.C.
“Savoury flavours of indian delicacies.”
Row Fourteen Restaurant + Untangled Craft Cidery, Cawston, B.C. in the Similkameen Valley
*they offer accommodations in their 4 guest suites.
“..meals that are directly curated in part by the land, the farmers, and our chef’s intuition. Cuisine From The Earth, The Way Nature Intended.”
The Restaurant + CrowsNest Vineyards, Cawston, B.C. in the Similkameen Valley
“From Flights and Bites to Wood Fired Patio Pizza nights to cosy fine dining, enjoy seasonal, fresh and local foods in a relaxed casual atmosphere.”
Liquidity Restaurant + Liquidity Winery, Okanagan Falls, B.C.
“Highlighting the best of the growing season, Chef works closely with our local farmers to constantly evolve his menu.”
Smoke & Oak Bistro + Wild Goose Vineyards, Okanagan Falls, B.C.
Outdoor shaded seating.
“..from true Southern US Style BBQ, visit us at the Smoke & Oak Bistro to dig into some amazing salads, burgers, sandwiches and meats from the Smoker.”
See Ya Later Bistro + See Ya Later Ranch, Okanagan Falls, B.C.
“Enjoy a Ranch/fusion-style lunch on our Patio Lounge.”
Sonetto Restaurant + Play Estate Winery, Penticton, B.C.
The only stunning view of Skaha Lake.
“..newly created Sonetto Italian Restaurant, we embrace our roles to both entertain and educate while providing a genuine customer experience. Our goal is to create a mini escape from day-to-day life while highlighting exquisite Italian cuisine.”
TIME Winery & Kitchen + TIME Family of Wines, Penticton, B.C.
An urban winery in downtown Pentiction.
“Enjoy the culinary delights created by Chef AK Campbell and his team.”
Poplar Grove Restaurant + Winery, Penticton, B.C.
A lovely view over Penticton and Lake Okanagan.
“..exceptional views of Okanagan Lake while offering Chef Rob Ratcliffe’s unique vision of refined nostalgia.”
The Kitchen Restaurant + Da Silva Winery, Penticton, B.C.
Overlooking the vineyards.
“Portuguese Tapas with a Mexican Flare.”
The Bistro + Hillside Winery, Naramata, B.C.
“Get taken on a Food Lover’s journey, with terroir-to-table cuisine that draws inspiration from the Naramatian lifestyle.”
Naramata Inn Restaurant, Naramata, B.C.
“Led by top Canadian chef and Okanagan-born Ned Bell, the Restaurant at Naramata Inn is a next-level, hyper-local dining experience.”
Although they are not a winery – they are “a must” on your Okanagan travels.
*they also offer accommodations at The Inn.
The Patio Restaurant + Lake Breeze Vineyards, Naramata, B.C.
Enjoy a selection of classic Lake Breeze patio fare skillfully prepared with ingredients from our own Farmstead
The Red Iron Grille & Saloon + Dirty Laundry Vineyards, Summerland, B.C.
The view is sweet overlooking the vineyards all the way to Lake Okanagan.
“Italian Forno Pizza.”
19 Bistro + Fitzpatrick Family Vineyard, Peachland, B.C.
Amazing views of Lake Okanagan.
“..dishes are made with ingredients sourced close to home, from farmers and producers who believe in the same quality-first mindset as us.“
Salt & Thieves Restaurant + Crown & Thieves Winery, West Kelowna, B.C.
Rooftop dining outside overlooking vineyards and Lake Okanagan.
“Chef James is known for his ever changing menu featuring unique alternatives to share plate meals sometimes mixing in Doritos, or IPA Beer Cheese.”
Old Vines Restaurant + Quail’s Gate Estate Winery, West Kelowna, B.C.
They offer accommodations at The Lake House & The Nest.
“One of the original winery restaurants in West Kelowna and one of the top-ranked in the Okanagan, Old Vines Restaurant menus are passionately created by an award-winning culinary team who support Ocean Wise and our local farmers.”
The Modern Butcher Kitchen + Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery, West Kelowna, B.C.
“Our meats are sourced from within a reasonable radius and we support Okanagan producers as best we can. Sometimes something great might come from somewhere else, so we serve that too – ‘cause its great.”
Terrace Restaurant + Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, West Kelowna, B.C.
Outdoor dining with a beautiful view of the vineyards and Lake Okanagan.
“..embraces what is grown around us. Like our wines, our culinary practices are rooted within the valley. Locality, seasonality, simplicity, and resourcefulness inspire every dish we serve you.”
Annie’s Beach Cafe + Frind Estate Winery, West Kelowna, B.C.
The only winery restaurant at the beach!
“..offers take-out options with seating inside the cafe and at our licensed, lakefront picnic area.”
Blu Saffron Bistro + Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, West Kelowna, B.C.
“..a touch of International combined with everything the west coast has to offer.”
Home Block Restaurant + Cedar Creek Winery, Kelowna, B.C.
A lovely view of the vineyard and Lake Okanagan.
“Home-style dishes, locally sourced, harmonious pairings. The ingredients are sourced from our own gardens, local farmers, foragers, and ranchers.”
Summerhill Organic Bistro + Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna, B.C.
With a fabulous view over Lake Okanagan.
“Culinary Revolution: Fresh. Local. Organic.”
Block One Restaurant + 50th Parallel Estate Winery, Lake Country, B.C.
A beautiful view of the vineyards and Lake Okanagan.
“..local ingredients, many of which are sourced from our one-acre of culinary gardens. The focal point in the outdoor dining area is our wood-fired forno stage which is centred in the heart of the restaurant framed by black granite and knotty alder barnboard bar.”
The Lookout Restaurant + Gray Monk Winery, Lake Country, B.C.
Offering a view of Lake Okanagan.
“..showcases the best of what the Okanagan has to offer in a casual elegant atmosphere. Raise a glass, savour local bounty and bask in the view.”
Garden Bistro + O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars, Lake Country, B.C.
Offering accommodations in the Cottage or Log Home.
“..with breathtaking views of surrounding orchards, rolling mountains and Okanagan Lake. An onsite ½ acre organic vegetable garden and two greenhouses, only steps away from the Bistro, gives our culinary team the most fresh veggies and herbs to incorporate into the daily menu.”
Chaos Bistro + Ex Nihilo Vineyards, Lake Country, B.C.
We like to “keep it simple” at CHAOS Bistro and let the flavours speak for themselves. We choose only the best quality and the freshest local and natural ingredients
Enjoy & Cheers!