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“Best Winery Tour in the Okanagan”

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
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Beat the Bottleneck: Summerland Full-Day Wine Tour
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Owner description: We are celebrating our 34th year as an estate winery in 2015. Sumac Ridge was the first operating estate winery in British Columbia. We have been dedicated to producing wine from 100% BC grown grapes since our inception. We are home to three unique brands in one iconic location. Sumac Ridge Private Reserve wines have welcomed you home for over 30 years. The traditional method sparkling wines of Steller's Jay are wonderfully vivacious, perfect for any occasion. The bold wines of the Black Sage Vineyard speak to the terroir, telling the story of 20 year-old vines planted in the right place at the right time. Visit the winery for a tasting, tour or picnic. We are open for tastings year round, tours and picnics run from May to October.
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I'm going to be up front. I'm a tour guide with an Okanagan wine touring company so I get to see it all and of all the winery tours I get to take people to, this is the best. For this place, it isn't just about themselves but about the wine. Really? Yes! Because wine is the cause of this industry and they realize that.

There are others, of course, but when taking a tour of this winery (not just a tasting but a tour), it's about the wine. Down in the cellar, you get bubbly with popped corn. Out in the vineyard you get Gewurztraminer with blue cheese stuffed lichee nuts. And in the winery, you get nice big reds with mini pulled pork burgers a spoonful of chocolate with a port type wine. All is delivered by a knowledgeable staff member in a lovely setting.

This beats out all of the others, in my opinion, including one of the more popular northern wineries.

So, if you want to take a winery tour, then go here. You won't be disappointed. Take it from a winery tour guide.

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Sumac_Ridge, Manager at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Thanks so much for your kind words about our tour, that means a lot to us coming from a tour guide who has had the opportunity to visit many Okanagan wineries. We're always happy to hear your feedback. Hope you can make it in again soon. Cheers.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We had booked onto a full day wine tour & this was our first stop. Jim our guide was great!! We got to try 6 different wines, 1 sparkling, 2 white, 2 red & a port. We had 4 dishes paired with the wines, which just complimented the wines so well. Jim was very knowledgeable, friendly & made the tour really enjoyable - a great start to the day :)

1  Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We are already members of the Great Estates wine club, so we knew we liked the Sumac Ridge wine, but a great reason to come is because Kurt in the tasting/wine shop is so much fun. He's friendly and knowledgeable and has such fun stories to tell. We'll be stopping by again next year!

1  Thank Katharine O
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We recently attended to Summerland on a get-away, while touring wineries. We had occasion to stop in at the Sumac Ridge Estate Winery. We were treated by a very knowledgeable and humorous spokes person for SREW, Jim. Jim was able to share a great deal of information about the area and the products while keeping us in stitches before the wine could really take effect. Like any properly chosen wine, Jim served to compliment the quality of the product produced and sold at Sumac Ridge Estates. Keep up the great work Jim!! And the Pipe and Sparkling Gewürztraminer are excellent too!! : )

2  Thank Brian O
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

We were lucky to catch this at the end of a long day of tasting...it was one of our favorite stops! I'm almost positive we were helped by Jim (sounds like it from his rave reviews). Excellent service, fees were waived with purchase, and everything we tried was great! Loved the Pipe and the Black Sage Merlot, tasty!!

Were given a really nice complimentary wine bag with separated slots for the bottles. Thanks so much, we cart it around everywhere!

Can't wait to return!

1  Thank Sinnayanae
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