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Taste Your Way Through the Similkameen

Don’t let our laid-back style and rustic setting fool you. There’s something special going on in the Similkameen. We have a wealth of food & wine in our farms, orchards, wineries, and at the eclectic eateries that you’ll find throughout the Similkameen Valley. We also have multiple cideries, wine vinegar, and our first distillery. Our culinary pioneers attract others of a like mind. People are drawn by fresh, organic ingredients and delicious wines. Come and enjoy unique dining in the most gorgeous of settings. Tasting Rooms are open from April/May through October either by reservation or walk-in, and for winter by appointment.

Fresh Fruits, FOOD, WINE REGION

You can smell the freshness of just-picked fruit perfuming the air in orchards and farmer’s markets throughout the Similkameen. This is where buying fresh and local is as easy as pulling off to the side of the road and getting out of your car.

Sink your teeth into mouth-watering sun-kissed fruits, mere steps away from where they are grown. Find perfectly ripened cherries, peaches, apricots, and more varieties of peppers, tomatoes and apples than ever imagined! And don’t forget the famous Similkameen garlic! Each stand has their own tasty assortment of other fine foods including Similkameen honey, preserves, chutney, pies, sourdough breads, juices, and jams. Take a break and enjoy hot buttery cobs of corn, savoury samosas, cool treats, and coffees. Meet some of the friendliest people here—from locals shopping for today’s dinner, to growers dropping off a delivery, professional chefs, and visitors creating a perfect picnic of seasonal and local fare.

The Similkameen Valley wine region is known as one of the fastest growing and “hottest” wine regions in Canada. The stunning valley is one of 9 recognized appellations (Geographical Indications) in BC. Come experience a unique wine region offering world-class, award-winning wines and ciders from over 18 artisan growers! 

Our wine region may be small, but we’ve garnered hundreds of awards in wine competitions. Come and drink in the Similkameen at our boutique, family-run wineries in Keremeos and Cawston. You can picnic at some wineries and have delicious meals at others. It’s arguably one of the best ways to enjoy the flavours of our valley. Stop in at the local Visitor Centre for help on finding the string of experiences that is right for you.

CIDERS, FRUIT WINES & SODA

Beat the summer heat with a quenching cider from one of the local cideries. Sample a variety of dry to semi-sweet styles made from a range of apples, fruit blends and fusions, all organically grown. Explore organic fruit wines in a variety of styles, also a signature Similkameen offering. Fruit sodas now available. 

Come and experience the tastes of the Similkameen for yourself.