It goes without saying that we are lovers of wine. One can’t have a great vacation or cruise without wine in our view. Although almost all of our wine cruise destinations are in Europe and beyond. one still has to have a bottle or two for when you arrive home. Or just any time for that matter ! There really is no bad time for a glass of the grape.
In that vein, or should we say vine. Wine Cruise & Tours by Cruise Holidays is a big supporter of local and Canadian wineries. Below you will find a selection of some of our award winning wineries in Canada. We hope you will take some time to visit their websites.
Road 13 Vineyards
Road 13 Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery located between Osoyoos and Oliver, at Highway 97 and Road 13 on the Okanagan Valley’s historic “Golden Mile.” The winery has a short but colourful past and continually receives ongoing critical acclaim for making wines that many feel are a quintessential expression of Okanagan Valley terroir.
Two Sisters Vineyards
Two Sisters Vineyards, in the heart of Niagara, is a love affair with great wine, great food and inspired by a simpler time. Two Sisters Vineyards emphasize the varieties the estate grows best with our terroir; Cabernet Franc with its earthy structure, Cabernet Sauvignon for its rich, muscular presence and Merlot for its perfumed, elegant harmony between red and dark fruit aroma and taste.
Situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment, Tawse is a family-owned organic and biodynamic winery, voted Canada’s Winery of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2016. The inspiration for his first Niagara winery came from his love of Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Uniting traditional winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art technology, Tawse is dedicated to producing terroir-driven wines of exceptional elegance, depth and character.
Cedar Creek Estate Winery
Nestled amongst lush vineyards and panoramic lake views, CedarCreek Estate Winery is one of Kelowna’s oldest wineries. Purchased in 1986, CedarCreek released its first wines in 1987 and was one of the first eight pioneering wineries of BC. With four generations of agricultural heritage and more than three decades of experience, we have pursued perfection and produced some of the Okanagan valley’s best wines resulting in CedarCreek being twice recognized as “Canada’s Winery of the Year”
Bench 1775 Winery
Found in the heart of wine country in beautiful British Columbia, Bench 1775 is located on the southern shore of Lake Okanagan. Named after the address of our winery, 1775 Naramata Road, along the beautiful Naramata Bench, Bench 1775 Winery is a celebration of land and place. Wines from Bench 1775 are produced with the unique expression of fruit grown in the Okanagan Valley