With summer weather still here, we all love to escape indoor spaces and enjoy the fresh air and warm sunshine. Sitting down with a glass of Okanagan wine enhances that experience. Visit one of these friendly establishments and heighten the occasion with the company of good friends—or the opportunity to make new ones.
The Lakeside’s award-winning wine list—which features more than 150 different labels—exquisitely complements fantastically prepared AAA Angus Beef selections, fabulous chops and Kelowna’s most extensive seafood. Get out of the restaurant and on to the Boardwalk. You can raise a glass to passers-by.
Address: 500 Cook Road, Kelowna
Smack Dab not only offers a sunny, stylish 150-seat patio right on the water’s edge, it hosts Kelowna’s largest hand-picked craft beer list. Pair your favourite BC-brew with a forno-oven fired pizza, and soak in the spectacular views across Okanagan Lake.
Address: 3762 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna
Located on Water Street, Hanna’s is the only true waterfront patio in downtown Kelowna. Make the most of your wedding or special event by booking this private large patio overlooking the lake. Water and mountain views will keep you occupied while you dine on a pre-selected custom menu Hanna’s that can include seasonally selected fresh seafood, meats, poultry and gluten-free options. Complement your menu selection with local award-winning wines.
Address: 1352 Water Street, Kelowna
An elegant patio with an unbeatable view. Nestled in amongst the rolling vineyards of Quail’s Gate, the patio at Old Vines Restaurant pairs a spectacular view of Okanagan Lake and a delicious menu of locally-sourced ingredients and some of the finest wine Quail’s Gate has to offer.
Address: 3303 Boucherie Road, Kelowna
The quintessential winery dining experience is available at the Terrace Restaurant, located at Mission Hill Winery in West Kelowna. Overlooking rows of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines—and Okanagan Lake in the distance—the outdoor Terrace Restaurant offers stylish, seasonal wine country fare to complement Mission Hill wines.
Address: 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna
Feeling a little adventurous? Many Kelowna wineries provide picnic areas for dining. That makes for a complete Okanagan lunch – select a favourite bottle from the location’s wine store (be sure to ask for advice) and pair it with your picnic lunch. See a complete listing of the Kelowna-area wineries on five, distinct wine trails.