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    View from See ya later winery
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    Tomato Festival Oliver BC
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  • That's not the Napa or Barossa - that's Oliver!
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    Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards in the summer

    by Carmanah Updated Feb 14, 2008

    The wineries along the "Golden Mile" are what bring tourists to Oliver. They are often located on the outskirts of town, so you will need your own car to visit them. Here are some of the wineries located along the Golden Mile:

    Antelope Ridge Winery
    Oliver, BC
    www.anteloperidge.com

    Black Hills Estate Winery
    Oliver, BC
    www.blackhillswinery.com

    Blasted Church
    Okanagan Falls, BC
    www.blastedchurch.com

    Blue Mountain Vineyard
    Okanagan Falls, BC
    www.bluemountainwinery.com

    Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
    Oliver, BC
    www.bovwine.com

    Desert Hills
    Oliver, BC
    www.deserthills.ca

    Fairview Cellars
    Oliver, BC
    http://mypage.uniserve.ca/~beggert/fairview3.htm

    Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery
    Oliver, BC

    Golden Beaver Winery Inc
    Oliver, BC
    www.goldenbeaverwinery.com

    Golden Mile Cellars
    Oliver, BC
    www.goldenmilecellars.com

    Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards
    Okanagan Falls, BC
    www.hmvineyard.com

    Hester Creek Estate Winery
    Oliver, BC
    www.hestercreek.com

    Inniskillin Okanagan
    Oliver, BC
    www.inniskillin.com

    Jackson-Triggs Vintners
    Oliver, BC
    www.jacksontriggswinery.com

    Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery
    Okanagan Falls, BC
    www.nobleridge.com

    Oliver Twist Estate Winery
    Oliver, BC
    www.olivertwistwinery.com

    Orchard Hill Estate Winery
    Oliver, BC
    www.orchardhillwinery.com

    Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery
    Oliver, BC
    www.quintaferreira.com

    See Ya Later Ranch
    Okanagan Falls, BC
    www.hmvineyard.com

    Silver Sage Winery
    Oliver, BC
    www.silversagewinery.com

    Stag's Hollows Winery and Vineyard
    Okanagan Falls, BC
    www.stagshollowwinery.com

    Stoneboat Vineyard
    Oliver, BC
    www.stoneboatvineyards.com

    Tangled Vines Estate Winery
    Okanagan Falls, BC
    www.tangledvineswinery.com

    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
    Oliver, BC
    www.tinhorn.com

    Wild Goose Vineyard
    Okanagan Falls, BC
    www.wildgoosewinery.com

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    by Darby2 Updated May 28, 2006

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    This cute little fellow is now the proud ambassador for the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of B.C.

    These owls are endangered species in the Okanagan and thanks to a lot of hard work and dedication, their numbers are again on the increase. They don't actually burrow but live in burrows of other animals like gophers and badgers.

    Photos courtesy of Burrowing Owl Vineyards

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    statue at Nk'Mip

    by nebulaflash Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Nk'mip (pronounced Inkameep) is situated on a mountain within the Osoyoos Native territory, and the winery is run by First Nations people. The restaurant is out doors with a view to the surrounding mountains and the green valley.

    The food has a distinctive natural quality and is really carefully cooked and plated. The 2002 Merlot is mellow and full flavoured.

    Start by tasting wine and have lunch after. Bring sunhat and sunglasses. Browse the gift store. There are many fine souvenirs to choose from, including finely crafted jewellery.

    Favorite Dish: I had the bison and it was skewered and barbecued and comes with a delicate rice salad and grilled vegetables.

    For dessert I had the chocolate explosion. This was a warm chocolate cake with a chocolate sauce inside, and whipped cream on the side. Plenty of chocolate flavour yet not too sweet or rich. Goes well with merlot too.

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    view from the restaurant

    by nebulaflash Updated Aug 25, 2005

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    Apart from having some fine wines, the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery also has a lovely restaurant for lunch. The food is a little pricey but exquisite and every bite should be savoured. The staff are helpful and upbeat, the view looks over the vineyards and distant panorama of lake and mountains. However a bottle of water here is almost as much as a glass of wine, so save your money and get the tap water with a glass of recommended wine to go with your lunch.

    Reservations are needed - this is a busy place

    Favorite Dish: The oysters were in a delectable broth - that's under appetizer, the crab cakes come with salad and could serve very well as a lunch. I had the baked salmon - it was butter in my mouth.

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    Ye Olde Welcome Inn

    by nebulaflash Written Jun 19, 2005

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    Standard pub food - fish and chips, steak sandwich, onion rings. But the building itself looks just like an old European pub built three hundred years ago. It wasn't of course, because three hundred years ago in B.C. the area was known only to the first nations people here. However, it feels so quaint inside, that a pint of beer and lunch is a real comfort. And the proprietors are welcoming.
    Open daily, except Mondays.

    Favorite Dish: Onion rings. They were big and crisp. Lovely.

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Oliver Off The Beaten Path

  • Tomato Festival Oliver BC

    by Tobi1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I've been to Oliver many times, it is a great part of Canada....very hot and dry in the summer with beautiful lakes close by, wines, fruits and fishing. But one thing I did not know about is the Oliver Tomato Throwing festival; now this has to be off the beaten path don't think many know this event happens every summer.

    Looks very intersting and unique. the only festival of this type that I knew about is in Spain. I found the info on the tourism canada site. The site also has a video around this event.

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    by Darby2 Written Nov 14, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Here's some press reviews of the wines of one of the producers in Oliver...

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    Fondest memory: The overpowering aromas of springtime blossoms in the vast orchards and the aroma of ripening fruit in the summer and fall....ahhhhhhh!!!

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