Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wineries in Summerland

There are at least twelve wineries in Summerland. Some have interesting names, like "Dirty Laundry", "Silkscarf", "Sleeping Giant", and "Heaven's Gate". We passed a couple on our way to the Canyon View Bridge the other day, which are illustrated here. There are about 66 wineries altogether in the Okanagan region. Mission Hill was awarded top winery status last year. Poplar Grove has won best wines awards. Wine critics like Tinhorn Creek in Oliver. We like the reds from the Red Rooster Winery near home.
We are looking forward to "Blossom Time" here now Spring has officially arrived;  apricot blossom is the first to come in early April, followed by cherry, pear, plums, and peaches in mid-April. Apple is the latest at the end of the month. We can eat cherries from our favourite tree in Linden Gardens in late June....

1 comment:

L. D. Burgus said...

Your climate must be somewhat mild to keep grapes growing. I guess Iowa has harsh climates and we too are growing a lot of grapes in our former corn fields. You have a lot of wineries.