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8 Great Wineries To Tour: Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive

 The famous Bottleneck Drive in Summerland is a collection of 15 unique boutique wineries, 4 cideries, and 2 distillery.  Come and tour the warm community environment and breathtaking scenery while traveling winding roads and then sipping some of our favourites.  Here is a list of a few wineries from this remarkable wine region, Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive.
 Located on Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive, this winery isn’t just organic, they are salmon safe… in turn beyond organic.  Their claim to fame was their Pinot Noir, and year after year is keeps exceeding expectations.  Limit 1 bottle of Pinot Noir per customer per day allows more people to try it while getting an opportunity to try all of their amazing wines.
 Okanagan Crushpad is located on 320 acres of vineyard and farmland and is home to Haywire Winery.  This winery creates pure, lively, and natural wines exclusively from organic grapes. While the crushpad enables smaller vineyards the opportunity they need to create their own wines.
 Started in 2011, this Summerland Winery is one of the hidden gems that you can easily miss when driving by, because it is located in a storage unit.  Tyler Harlton an original farmer from Saskatchewan tried to change his career choice, but found himself getting his hands dirty once again in 2008 when he moved to Penticton.  When you’re good at something and you like doing it, there’s no point in stopping it. Tyler continues to create award winning wines year after year.
 For 235 years the Schales family has been making exceptional wine history.  It all started in Germany many years ago when the first vine was planted, not years later this history has expanded to British Columbia.  They are the only Okanagan winery that makes a 100% Pinot Meunier Rose, and it sells out fast every year before the end of summer.
 Classical music is at the heart of the grapes from vine to wine at this boutique winery.  This exposure to classical music helps create well-balanced wines.  Sit and sip these wines from one of the most stunning patio views on Summerland’s BottleNeck Drive.
 Silkscarf Winery is a family boutique winery that creates excellent wines while working closely with nature.  It all began in 2004 with a dream and soon after became an award winning reality.  Sitting on over 10 acres of land, their vineyards produce Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot-Noir, Melbec and Syrah grapes that fully ripen in the hot Okanagan summer.
 This Summerland BottleNeck Drive winery sits on Little Giant’s Head Mountain.  Thornehaven is one of Summerland’s hidden gem wineries.  You would think you are in Tuscany at this Southwestern Santa Fe style winery, which overlooks the spectacular landscape of Summerland’s orchard and vineyard valley and rolling mountains.  Enjoy single varietals as well as blends like Brooklyn’s Blend, Tortured Grape, Rose, Pink infusion Fizzante, White Infusion Fizzante, Decadence, and their award winner XV.
 Sumac Ridge was the very first estate winey in British Columbia.  Currently this Bottleneck Drive winery offers 3 iconic brands; Sumac Ridge, Black Sage, and Steller’s Jay to suit all of your wine needs.  Be sure to stop by (a few times) to taste as many wines as possible.  But be sure to try the Sumac Ridge Private Reserve Riesling, the Black Sage Vineyard Meritage, and the Steller’s Jay Sparkling Rose.