Yes, we tour all year! Winter is an excellent time to enjoy visiting the Okanagan. All our tours are available from May through September, and our Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Lake Country wine tours are available year-round. Tastings and tours are often exclusive and unique to the season, and guests may experience behind-the-scenes and intimate experiences not possible during the busy summer months. Please view all of our Okanagan Wine Tour Packages.
Tour schedules are listed on each tour. Most full-day tours depart at 10:30 AM, and half-day tours depart at 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM.
No. Tour schedules reflect the availability of wineries, breweries, and restaurants and are not adjustable. For private, full-day tours only, we may alter itineraries.
Half-day tours are three hours, visit four locations, and do not stop for meals. Full-day tours are six-eight hours, visit five facilities, including a leisurely lunch stop, and often include more unique tasting experiences!
Yes! Private tours are ideal for special occasions and those who prefer a more intimate, VIP experience like El Presidenté does.
Public tours include other groups. Private tours are exclusive to your group and are available on all tours for a premium; each tour lists public and private rates. Select the option to upgrade to a private tour when booking online. Be sure to check out our Wickedest Luxury Wine Tour, which is a private experience only.
Tour itineraries are listed on each tour, including pictures and links to the facilities (scroll down on the tour pages). Winery, brewery, and cidery requests are welcome but not guaranteed.
Guests often ask us: "How do you choose the stops?" Good question! We carefully select our partners based on two factors: do they have great products, and is the experience unique or excellent? If they don't deliver on both, we don't visit. We constantly seek out a better tour experience for our guests! We regularly review guest and Tour Guide feedback, and each year we adjust our itineraries to add exciting newcomers and replace those who do not meet expectations.
We'll always do our best to deliver a wicked tour! The venue, facility tours, and some experiences are subject to availability, season, group size, and other factors out of our control. Due to unforeseen circumstances and availability, Wicked Wine Tours reserves the right to change vehicles, guides, schedules, and facilities.
Yes. Winery and facility tasting fees are included in tour rates. Your Tour Guide will advise you if you visit a facility with optional tasting fees (an extra fee to taste icewine, for example). The number and variety of wines offered at wineries are subject to change and are at the facility's sole discretion. Most facilities offer four to five samples at each stop.
Half-day tours are three hours and do not permit time to stop for a meal. Full-day tours are designed to allow time for a leisurely lunch stop.
Tours that stop for lunch EXCLUDE the cost of lunch. Wicked Wine Tours will coordinate restaurant reservations for your group. We select restaurants based on quality, availability, group size, requests, holidays, and other factors. Guests pay the restaurant directly.
Restaurant requests are welcome but not guaranteed. Wicked Wine Tours is NOT responsible for communicating food allergies, dietary restrictions, and guests should inform the restaurant upon arrival. Lunch stops typically offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. For private, full-day tours only, guests are welcome to bring a picnic as a substitute for a winery lunch.
A 20% deposit is required at the time of booking. Your Tour Guide will collect the balance of the payment after the tour. We accept cash and credit cards, including American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. Debit is not available. Gratuities are NOT included - suggested gratuity: 15-25%. For groups of eight or more, private tours, and prepaid invoices, an 18% gratuity will be added. Split payments are available for small groups. For large groups, please organize payment in advance and present your Tour Guide with one payment method.
Plans sometimes change. We get it; it happens to us too. So we're happy to provide a hassle-free, 100% refund if you give us 48 hours notice. within 48 hours, we've already started preparing for your tour, and we can't quickly fill your slot, so we can't provide you with a refund in that case, and there is a 100% charge for the entire invoice. Very, very rarely, we're the ones that have to cancel. We'll try hard not to, but if we do, we'll ask if you prefer to reschedule or have us refund you. Should government restrictions prevent tours from operating, reservations can be rescheduled or are 100% refundable.
Wicked Wine Tours is proud to maintain a modern and immaculately maintained fleet. Our fleet includes five late-model 11/14-passenger Ford Transit vans and a Lincoln Navigator SUV. With us, no bus!
Tours are available to book online all year for groups of 2-14 guests. We can accommodate group sizes upwards of 50: please contact us for more information and a personalized quote. Large groups travel together in our fleet but may be separated into smaller groups at facilities.
We are pleased to offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off at most Kelowna locations, including hotels, Airbnb, B&Bs, and residences. Our goal is to provide a safe and convenient service to guests while ensuring adequate time is spent tasting and not riding in a vehicle!
We understand that our region offers various accommodation options outside our pick-up zone. Guests staying outside these areas may be eligible for pick-up and drop-off on full-day tours for an additional fee of $10-30 per person, depending on the group size and location. These locations include:
We offer pick-up and drop-off at Big White Resort for an additional fee of $250.
La Casa Resort, Lake Okanagan Resort, Predator Ridge, and Sparkling Hill are outside our pick-up zone. We can suggest a central pick-up point for guests staying at these locations and wishing to join public, mixed-group tours.
Pick-up is available in Lake Country for our Lake Country wine tour only. Pick-up is available in Peachland, Summerland, and Penticton for our Penticton and Osoyoos wine tours only. Pick-up is available in Oliver and Osoyoos for our Osoyoos wine tour only.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you are unsure if your accommodations are within our pick-up zone or have other questions.
No. The consumption of alcohol in motor vehicles in British Columbia is against the law. We encourage you to have fun, but please be aware of local laws, and safety is paramount.
No. Wine and cheese are a great pairing, but not so much in a vehicle. We take great pride in maintaining an impeccable fleet, and that includes ensuring guests don't smell cheese smashed into our carpet! Outside food or beverages are not permitted. Complimentary bottled water is provided. For full-day, private groups only, guests are welcome to bring a picnic as a substitute for a winery lunch.
Tours are designed for guests of legal consumption age, and many guests appreciate the opportunity for an adult environment. Children under 19 are not permitted on public tours but may be allowed on private tours. Rotary Centre for the Arts offers Arts Blast camps for children ages 5-12 throughout the summer.
No. We love animals, too! For allergy and cleanliness reasons, pets are not permitted, no matter how well-trained or adorable they are.
Yes! Tours operate rain or shine. Tastings are usually inside tasting rooms, cellars, or beneath covered patios, and we offer complimentary umbrellas. Rainy days are an excellent time for tours: you're not missing a day on the beach or the golf course! Please dress accordingly.
Yes! We welcome (and rock) bachelor and bachelorette groups! Please wear appropriate attire and respect other tour and winery guests. The Bride or Groom also receives a complimentary Wicked T-shirt!
Yes! Online reservations are not available for single travelers, since we require a minimum of two people for a tour. Please call us and we can usually find a seat on a tour for you to join!
Yes! We are pleased to offer premium, on-demand shuttle service in our modern fleet. Shuttles are available daily from October through March and from May through September, after 6:00 PM only. Shuttle service is ideal for large groups such as companies, weddings, and convention delegates, with on-demand service for an hourly rate.
Yes! Give one of the best gifts ever, wine. Gift certificates are available for purchase here in various denominations, are suitable for any tour, and never expire. You can customize the card design, recipient, and delivery date or send it to yourself to print. Your friend or colleague enters the code online when they choose to book, and the gift certificate is easily redeemed.
Yes! Sweet, sweet, Wicked Wine Tours and Wicked Weed Tours merchandise is available to purchase here, including tees, tanks, beanies, and caps.
What are the best breakfast and brunch recommendations in Kelowna? Always ask the locals! Wicked Wine Tours recommendations include The Jammery, The Bohemian Cafe, and Diner Deluxe, and our blog features other Kelowna favourites.