KELOWNA WINE TOURISM

Wine Tourism in Kelowna and the OkanaganKelowna wine tourism refers to tourism whose purpose is or includes the tasting, consumption or purchase of wine, at or near the source in Kelowna. Wine tourism can consist of visits to wineries, vineyards and restaurants known to offer unique vintages, as well as organized wine tours, wine festivals or other special events.

Like the Okanagan and Kelowna, many wine regions around the world have found it financially beneficial to promote such tourism; accordingly, growers associations and others in the hospitality industry in wine regions have spent significant amounts of money over the years to promote such tourism. This is true not only to "Old World" producers (such as Spain, Portugal, Hungary, France or Italy), but also for the so-called "New World wine" regions (such as Australia, Argentina, Chile, United States or South Africa), where wine tourism plays an important role in advertising their products. In Argentina, for example, the Mendoza Province is becoming one of the tourist destinations in the country as Argentine wine strides to gain international recognition. Similarly, the National Wine Centre of Australia showcases the Australian wine industry, and visitors from around the world visit Northern California's Wine Country. At Let's Go Transportation Wine Tours/a>, we're striving to promote Kelowna and the Okanagan as a world class wine region and we believe anyone taking our tours, will upon completion agree that this region is among the best in the world.