20 Destination Wineries in the Okanagan Valley
So, we saved one of the best for last, so you can end your tour with a big bang.
Nk’mip Cellars is unique among all Canadian wineries as the only aboriginal owned winery in the country. A bold venture initiated by the Osoyoos Indian Band, Nk’mip has evolved into one of the most successful wineries in Canada, known widely for their bold, powerful reds.
But Nk’mip offers far more. The 18,000 square foot winery is a great example of the work done by acclaimed architect Robert McKenzie, and features an amazing patio restaurant overlooking Osoyoos Lake. Right next door is the beautiful Spirit Ridge Resort, offering luxurious condo-style accommodation and an 18-hole golf course.
Equally impressive is the work Nk’mip and the Osoyoos Indian Band are doing to preserve the local environment and culture. The Nk’mip Desert Cultural Centre is an architectural marvel sensitively constructed into a hillside. Extensive indoor and outdoor exhibit galleries create a fun, interactive learning environment with hands-on displays, education stations and two multi-media theatre experiences.
Guests learn about the sensitive desert eco-system in Canada’s only desert environment, and about the history and culture of the Okanagan People, a Salish-speaking culture that inhabited this area thousands of years before the first European settlers arrived.
Combining all of this into a single offering, all within walking distance of each other, has made Nk’mip one of Wine Traveller’s top recommended wine experiences in BC.