Life is short, drink more bubbly.
It’s obvious I love sparkling wine, especially Okanagan bubbly. As I often say give me a good view, good wine, and good company – I’m set. That “good” wine is usually local and if I have my druthers it is sparkling. The view…well that all depends on where I am in the Okanagan. To find out specifics including my list of top Okanagan sparkling wines download the pdf guide here.
I am not your average 28 year old. I bring sparkling wine to dinner parties…I have dinner parties. Wineries, dinning, and cooking are hobbies of mine.
And maybe that’s because I don’t live in your average Canadian city. I live in the Okanagan wine valley, in case you haven’t hear or become sick of my declaring so. It wasn’t always this way. I’ve lived in 4 cities in the 4 corners of BC. It wasn’t until I moved here – plus the spiritual food/wine awakening in Italy helped too – that I became passionate about good local products. The Okanagan bubbly is fast becoming renown here in Canada. In fact 17 of the top 25 wineries in Canada are located here in the Okanagan valley.
It’s no coincidence that with many of these products, especially the local bubbly, there is a good view associated with them here in the Okanagan. It seems we are in the business of views. Cherry orchards line the upper mission of Kelowna with perfect views of the Okanagan Lake. Vineyards are woven upon white cliffs of the Naramata Bench set against the lake. Coveted restaurants hold special heightened vantage points upon the hills and mountains overlooking the valley.
There’s no shortage of places to get away from city life and breathe. Here are a few of those places and conveniently you can enjoy some bubbly at each of them.