Grape Escapes Wine Tours
Private Tours • Wine Tours & Tastings
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
"Weʼll guide you, not just drive you" Luxury TravelGuide announced Grape Escapes Wine Tours, winner of the prestigious 2016 Luxury Travel Guide Global Wine Specialist of the Year Award, further solidifying our reputation as the No. 1 Wine Tour Company in the Okanagan. Our professional, wine industry certified guides will explain: How grapes are transformed into world-class wines. Help you discover small, family-owned wineries and sip handcrafted wines in intimate settings. Experience many gold and double gold medal winning wines and learn tasting techniques used by professional judges. Got lunch? Imagine a well-set table in a vineyard, or one of many beautiful nature spots – as you enjoy a fresh, hand-crafted gourmet picnic lunch featuring local food and seasonal produce. Our Guides are certified by the worldʼs most recognized wine institute, the Wine & Spirit Educational Trust in London, England. In every wine there is a story, let us be part of that story.
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2022

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Tracey C
1 contribution
Oct. 2022 • Friends
Fabulous tour thanks to the amazing Tom! Treated us like good and everything was very smooth, organized and perfect!! Highly recommend🥂
Written November 6, 2022
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Thank you Tracey, we love to hear the feedback on our guides. We hope to see you again next year!
Written November 16, 2022
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Lana McFadden
2 contributions
Oct. 2022
Mel took this mother/daughter duo on a wonderful tour of Naramata Bench and we sampled some terrific wines from the region! We had a wonderful day and due to end of season timing we had tremendous personalized time with Mel and really enjoyed the stories shared by the vineyard representatives and owners. What journeys they have been on and how fun to have them share the wines that they are so proud of with us!! Loved our lunch and snacks from Bench Market and Gratify!
Written October 31, 2022
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Thank you Lana, We are so happy you had a wonderful time, that is our goal. Mel is great, in fact all our guides go the extra mile to provide exceptional customer service. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written November 16, 2022
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Wayne M
Castlegar, Canada3 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
Just spent 6 hours cruising with our guide Mel in the VW Van. Mel is a wealth of information on the area and wine making history in the Naramata bench wine region.
Written October 22, 2022
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The VW experience is so much fun! Hope to see you next year, maybe try one of our educational Grape to Glass tours! Thanks so much, Sonya.
Written November 16, 2022
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Joedenloft
Acme AB5 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
We have just spent 2 awesome days with a fantastic guide, Rod Strike. He has taken us to 10 great locations and educated us on so many aspects of wine production. The lunch and snacks provided were excellent. All in all a wonderful way to spend a fall weekend and great value for money. We will be back for sure
Written October 22, 2022
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Joe, we appreciate the wonderful feedback and the fact you booked two tours with us! Glad you had a fantastic experience and hope to see you again! Take Care, Sonya
Written November 16, 2022
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NeedAVacation38
Spruce Grove, Alberta25 contributions
Oct. 2022
We toured 5 Okanagan Falls wineries with our driver Mel, who is fantastic. Not only is he friendly and easy to get along with, he was very knowledgeable of the area, the wineries and the nuances of wine tasting.
Lunch and snacks from The Bench Market were delicious.
Written October 22, 2022
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Thank you for your review! We very much appreciate the feedback, hoping to see you again next season for another wonderful experience.
Written November 16, 2022
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canadianingrid4
Kelowna, Canada10 contributions
Oct. 2022
We had such a fantastic tour with Mel in Naramata (Naramata Bench Wine and Picnic Tour)! We visited 5 different wineries that were all unique - great service, stories and the views were to die for. Great variety of wines to try at each location. Delicious gourmet picnic lunch on this tour. We had a lovely small group of 5 people - great to spend the day with new friends! Mel was an excellent tour guide full of knowledge regarding the area, the wineries, wine making/growing, and wine in general. He made the tour an elevated experience. We would definitely use Grape Escapes again :)
Written October 21, 2022
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Yay, thank you! We love to hear this and we would love to see you again next season! 👍
Written November 16, 2022
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Stephen D
St. John's, Canada2 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Our small group of six thoroughly enjoyed our Okanagan Falls tour. The wineries were great and we had fantastic weather. Mel was a very knowledgeable guide who was also very attentive to the needs of everyone.
Written October 17, 2022
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Thank You. We are so glad you enjoyed the tour and the wineries we choose for your day, let us know how we can improve for a 5 star next time :)
Written October 19, 2022
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Bob in Penticton
Penticton, Canada2 contributions
Oct. 2022
I was not on the tour, but I had arranged it for a group of 7 Lions who were attending our Multiple District Annual Convention.

I spoke to a couple of them after the Tour and they all said that it was a great tour and that the picnic lunches they had were very good.

I didn't get the name of their guide but they did say he was very good.
Written October 17, 2022
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Glad a good time was had by all, happy to be part of your corporate experience! Thank you.
Written October 19, 2022
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JOANNE T
3 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Friends
We were guided by MEL through the Naramata Bench. A wonderful excursion. Terrific scenery. Mel shared the unique background on the growth of the regional wine industry. Appreciated the poiints he raised - adding to the depth of our experience.
Lunch + snack provided - were delicious.
I will remember this day.
Written October 16, 2022
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Happy to help create a beautiful memory Joanne, please keep us in mind next time. Thanks.
Written October 19, 2022
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Corinne C
7 contributions
Oct. 2022
Mel is customer experience personified! So knowledgeable, charming and courteous. We could not ask for a better guide, host and driver for the day! Thank you, Mel, for keeping an eye out for opportunities to make our day the best it could be!
Written October 16, 2022
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Mel is a superstar, we have a few of them! Than you Corrine for the great review and glad you had a wonderful experience with Grape Escapes.
Written October 19, 2022
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