With over 40 wineries within a 20–minute drive, Kelowna is the birthplace of winemaking in British Columbia. It’s also an exceptional destination for experiencing the best of autumn, when vineyards harvest grapes from the vines for the year’s vintages and locally grown fruits and vegetables transform into hearty meals at the city’s cozy farm–to–table restaurants.
From downtown core to mountaintop to countryside, here’s a fall itinerary for celebrating harvest season and getting centred in Kelowna.
Riding on the excitement of your arrival, kick off your trip by dining at Block One restaurant at 50th Parallel Estate Winery. Executive chef Kai Koroll works with local farmers and producers in their Lake Country backyard, which includes pulling from a culinary garden of their own. Expect refined, seasonally inspired plates with the 50th Parallel’s stellar wines in mind.