B.C. Orchard /Wine Museum
This is actually two different museums. I spent more time in the wine museum of course! The museum tells the story of wine making evolving from the cheap fruit wines to international award winning varietals. There is daily tastings and if you really want to try something different, for a donation, you can taste the incredible ice wines. The grapes are left on the vine until late in the fall and are picked when there are withered and frozen...then pressed and made into wine while still below freezing!
The Orchard Museum explains how the area has been transformed from wild range land to beautiful manicured vineyards and orchards. Good pictures and interesting art on the fruit boxes!
Kelowna Orchard and Wine Museum
The trumpet shaped bottles are "Jazz Blush"
There are more than 500 separate vintages produce on more than 60 wineries in the Okanagan. Some are produced in small batches of as little as 20 or 30 cases while larger batches may exceed several thousand. Ice wines are the most precious...some can fetch more than $500 for a half bottle (375 ml)
They grow pumpkins in the Okanagan too. Veteran grower Archie Lingl from Kelowna has set the current record at Smoky Lake, Alberta with a monster of 905.5 pounds.
Her Gilliness models the latest pumpkin fashions! :o))
"The Okanagan Model Railway"
One of the prized permanent exhibits at the museum is this huge HO gauge model railway layout. It's a true to life scale model of the railway and various buildings and landforms around Kelowna and the nearby towns. It's about 15 feet wide and 25 feet long and comprises more than 80 locomotives and rail cars of all types.
The Cherry girls...I'll take two pounds of the Lapins and a pound of the Rainiers ;o))
This fancy cello-shaped bottle is a vintage called Diva's Delight. Sells for about $40
I think we should rename it "Darby's Delight" Hey it's only my suggestion!!!!