Be one of the lucky people on the twelfth annual BCWAS bus tour! This year, we’re visiting the South Okanagan: highlights will include a lunch at Miradoro with the amazing view there, a catered dinner at Adega on 45th, just up the road from our hotel, and a lunch by our bus tour heroes Joy Road Catering at LaStella Winery.
All of our destinations have lovely vineyard and valley views. Each winery is also doing a special tasting just for us! When we said we were coming to visit, each winery offered to do something fun – and they’re all different. Truly, the BC wineries know just how special you all are!
We’ll be based at the Best Western Plus Sunrise in Osoyoos (rated #4 of 26 hotels in Osoyoos). We have reserved a block of rooms, and several keeners have already booked! Our rate is $119, and this includes breakfast (waffles, fruit, cereal, yogurt, etc.). We have also reserved six 1-bedroom units with two queen beds for $139. Hotel amenities include McKia’s Restaurant, pool, hot-tub, gym, and free Wi-Fi. To reserve, click here or phone 1-877-878-2200; make sure to mention that you’re with BCWAS to get the special rates.
Please note: Accommodation is not included in the tour price, so please make your own arrangements. You don’t have to stay at the Best Western if you have an alternative, but please make sure you are on time for the bus departure each morning. As always, we recommend that you stay over the Sunday night rather than driving back to Vancouver after a long day of wine tasting.
Rather fly than drive? No problem – we’ll arrange to have your wine delivered to Vancouver (for free!).
Want to carpool? E-mail us at email@example.com and we’ll try to organize it.
Cost is $350 (members only) - and due to Saturday’s dinner being less expensive than usual, we have lowered the cost $45 this year!
Saturday (bus leaves at 8:45am):
Sunday (bus leaves at 9:00am):
Friday and Sunday optional dinners/socials:
Brian and Kristal will work on dinner get-togethers at Campo Marina (across the street from Best Western) on Friday and McKia’s in the hotel on Sunday.
How do I sign up?
Reservations will be open on Wednesday, June 28 at 3:00pm.
Once reservations open, e-mail your reservation intent to firstname.lastname@example.org, then pay your deposit. Your deposit must be received to secure your spot on the tour! To pay your deposit, you have the following options:
Your non-refundable deposit of $100 is due by July 22; the balance is due August 26.
If this is your first bus tour, you’re in for some real fun, not only visiting the wineries, but getting to know your fellow BCWAS members, too. If you’ve been on a bus tour with us before, we’re looking forward to spending some time with you again. See you in September!
Contributors: Russell Ball
I'm a fan of great local wine and the passionate people who make it happen! Through the BCWAS and my personal blog Adventures in BC Wine I aim to share news about the fine wines and wineries of my home province, and my experiences exploring them with family and friends. Follow me on Twitter @RussellBall
Contributors: Kristal Kaulbach
I am very pleased to have been part of BCWAS almost right from the beginning – my first event was BCWAS’s third tasting, and I’ve been involved ever since! I am thrilled with all the support that we have from all of the wonderful owners and winemakers in our beautiful province, and of course, BCWAS couldn’t exist without you. Cheers, and see you at the next tasting!