Some of our favourite things about small-town living are the “gems” that you find on a road less traveled. In Summerland, we look forward to spring and the return of Bottleneck Drive – a unique collection of wineries, cideries, and a brewery carefully nestled among rolling hills, orchards, and vineyards that offers an authentic taste of the Okanagan for locals and tourists alike.
Bottleneck Drive is home to some of the most innovative and award-winning wineries in the area. Visitors can enjoy tastings of premium wines made from locally grown grapes, as well as take a stroll through the vineyards to learn about the winemaking process. Some notable wineries on the route include 8th Generation Vineyard, Dirty Laundry, TH Wines, and Evolve Cellars.
In addition to wineries, Bottleneck Drive is also home to local cideries, including Nomad Cider and Dominion Cider, which offer a refreshing alternative to traditional wine tastings. Visitors can sample a variety of unique and delicious ciders made from locally sourced fruit, including Okanagan apples.
Beer lovers will also appreciate the presence of one of the best breweries in the region, the Giant’s Head Brewery. Here, visitors can sample several uniquely crafted beers and soak up some sunshine on the patio.
One of the best things about Bottleneck Drive is the sense of community and collaboration among the wineries and cideries. Many of the businesses work together to host events, such as the popular Light up the Vines and the annual Summerland Bottleneck Drive Pig Roast, which showcases the best of local food and drink.
In addition to the tastings, visitors can also enjoy farm-to-table dining, shopping for locally made goods, and exploring nearby hiking trails. For those who prefer to relax, the area offers stunning picnic spots and breathtaking views.
Bottleneck Drive is a perfect destination for anyone seeking a unique and authentic Okanagan experience. The beautiful scenery, welcoming community, and exceptional wines, ciders, and beer make it an ideal place to spend a day or two. Whether you’re a local resident or a tourist just passing through, Bottleneck Drive is a must-visit destination that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
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