It’s no secret we’re situated in one of the world’s best wine regions. We often get asked for recommendations of nearby wineries to try and varietals to taste. But, here’s the thing … every single winery in the region creates delicious and unique reds, whites, roses and bubblies. The wine here so so great, the team at Watermark could never agree on ‘that one wine’ you simply must taste. With all the delicious wine to try nearby, there’s unlimited reasons why you should come and visit, don’t you think?
Where should you start? How about with some from the 2016 Best of Varietal Award Winners.
South Okanagan / Similkameen Wineries – Best of Award Winners
2016 Best Cabernet Franc – 2013 Tinhorn Cabernet Franc
2016 Best Cabernet Sauvignon – 2013 Black Sage Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Best Gewurtztraminer – Wild Goose Vineyard’s 2016 Mystic River
2016 Best Icewine – Inniskillin Okanagan’s 2012 Dark Horse Vineyard Riesling Icewine
2016 Best Merlot – 2012 Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series Merlot
2016 Best Red Blend – Bordertown Vineyard and Estate Winery’s 2013 Living Desert Red
2016 Best Red Meritage Blend – Cabernet Dominated – Cassini Cellar’s 2012 Maximus Collector’s Series
2016 Best Red Meritage Blend – Merlot Dominiated – Quinta Ferreira’s 2010 Obra Prima
2016 Best Voignier – 2014 Black Hills Estate Winery
View the full list of winners of the 2016 Best of Varietal Award Winners including gold and silver winners.