It’s perhaps an over-quoted phrase, but one that’s frankly often under-appreciated. Quite simply put, “the best adventures to be had are off the beaten path.”Now, here in the Okanagan it’s easy to think there’s little that could possibly be off the beaten path – but you might be surprised if you swing your car north from Kelowna and follow the mountains up past Vernon. Up here the road flattens out and the valley floor sinks into a vast expanse of picturesque rolling farmland.
Let’s face it, the people of Kelowna have it good! Just take a stroll through the city and you’ll find yourself with an entire vacation’s worth of renowned restaurants, world-class shopping and sunny beaches. But without question, the Okanagan’s brightest gem is its wine. And fortunately, you don’t need to venture into the countryside, along the valley’s winding backroads, to find one of the Okanagan’s top tier wineries.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the array of locally sourced foods is limited here in the Okanagan. After all, the valley is on the upper edge of the Sonoran Desert. But one of the Okanagan’s most celebrated restaurants, The Vanilla Pod, inside Naramata’s Poplar Grove Winery, offers its guests a spectrum of local foods more diverse than one might expect.
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Selecting a term
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