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#MyOkanaganSummer - A Guide to the Okanagan Wine Region

Planning a trip to the Okanagan this summer? There’s a free guide for that.

Announcing The Wanderfull Traveler’s free travel guides, the first of which focuses on founder and writer Murissa Shalapata’s home of Kelowna and West Kelowna, in the heart of the Okanagan wine valley.

The Okanagan Wine Region |

Discover Canada’s hidden wine region in British Columbia.

Surrounding the serpentine Okanagan Lake, wineries amass along cliffs and rolling green landscapes peppered in between cherry and apple orchards.

At the heart of the Okanagan Valley on opposite sides of the lake you’ll find Kelowna and West Kelowna. Certainly a popular starting point for those looking to explore this well-kept secret, Kelowna has mostly smaller boutique wineries as well as both a LEED Silver certified winery and organic and biodynamically grown grapes that produce some of the valley’s best bubbly done in Champagne style.

Across the lake in West Kelowna is where you’ll find both boutique and winery estates settled upon extinct volcanoes. Some of these wineries take you into their homes, both historic and quaint, while some transport you to Tuscany with the ringing of bell towers and architecture inspired by towering medieval Italian churches.

Mission Hill Winery |

The Okanagan can be otherworldly. It can be supernatural. And it is at your fingertips with this free guide to the best wineries Kelowna and West Kelowna have to offer.

Download now for free HERE.

Murissa Shalapata

Written by Murissa Shalapata, writer and founder of

First learning of her love of food during a trip to Italy on an art history study program, she returned to her adopted home town in the Okanagan. She realized how fortunate she was to live in a valley that at once resembles Provence, Tuscany, and California thereby temporarily satiating her hunger to wander abroad.