Welcome to Lake Country – the “Scenic Sip”
Each year, thousands of tourists visit the Okanagan Valley and enjoy wine touring in Lake Country. Just minutes from Kelowna International Airport, Lake Country is conveniently situated between Kelowna and Vernon.
History of the Area
The beautiful Okanagan Valley was created when the last Ice Age occurred over 10,000 year ago. Heavy snow formed the glaciers that were several miles deep. After years of retreating and advancing, the glaciers carved an immense rift in the surrounding landscape. When the ice melted, it filled the valley with the pristine lakes that we know and love today.
The main body of water in the Okanagan is Okanagan Lake, which stretches 135 km in length and is between 4-5 km wide.
Lake Country receives more than 2000 hours of sunshine per year. Vineyard Sites in the area, boast diverse micro-climates, and are comprised of glacial and fluvial deposits. These soil conditions encourage vines to struggle for nutrients. The resulting fruit is rich in character and exhibits a profound sense of place.
Is a district municipality with a population of approximately 13,000 in the Okanagan Valley region of British Columbia, Canada.
As its name suggests, there are a number of lakes in the vicinity of Lake Country, and outside the municipal boundaries in the hills to the east. Okanagan Lake defines the western boundary of the municipality, while the entirety of Wood Lake and the southernmost portion of Kalamalka Lake are encompassed by it.
Lake Country was incorporated in 1995, and the communities of Winfield, Okanagan Centre, Oyama, and Carr’s Landing are united to form this municipality.
The “Scenic Sip” Wineries
Our member wineries are committed to collaboratively showcasing Lake Country wines and all that the unique terroir has to offer. The focus is on creating memorable wine tasting experiences in a relaxed and welcoming environment. We are proud to showcase our award winning wines in a spectacularly beautiful setting.