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“Sam Wilson's Vintage Wine Tours”
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Vintage Wine Tours
Ranked #14 of 69 Food & Drink in Kelowna
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Cruise the Okanagan in a beautiful red 1956 Cadillac Sedan on a private tour to some of British Colombia's great estate wineries and the hidden gems in between. Whether a casual wine drinker or a connoisseur, we offer a variety of memorable experiences that you'll never forget. Your local guide is passionate about wine, familiar with the area, vineyard management and winemaking process. Vintage Cadillac paired with delicious Okanagan vintages and friendly, professional hospitality. Make your Okanagan wine tour classic! Give us a call and reserve your tour today.
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Last September a girlfriend and i visited kelowna in early September and being in Kelowna wanted to visit some of the wineries. Sam Wilson's Vintage Wine Tour was recommended to us. Going to the wineries and taste testing makes getting behind a wheel and driving a real challenge, so we gave Sam a try. The weather was hot and his beautiful red vintage 56 Cadillac, he calls Eleanor, just set the stage for our evening out. His expertise from the grapes on the vines to the bottles of wines was amazing. He was able to share some of the history of wine making in the Okanagan was well as the various processing procedures as we approached the diverse wineries. He was charming, friendly and very personable. We felt like we had known him forever. He picked us up at the Hotel Lobby and we were on our way to the most memorable time of our stay. Anyone who wants to relax, take in some fantastic views of Kelowna from the hills of the wineries and enjoy sipping on a variety of wines......this IS for YOU!!!

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

While on our honeymoon, my wife and I went on this wonderful wine tour with Sam and his beautiful Cadillac. Sam was an awesome guide, his extensive knowledge about wine allowed us to pick his brain the entire tour, learning new and interesting things about the wine producing process and wine in general. He also listened to our wine preferences and was able to recommend wines and customize our tour to make sure that we visited wineries that produce wines that we would like. It was an extemely memorable afternoon cruising around the Kelowna wineries in Sam's prestine Cadillac. This is definitely a must-do for couples visiting the Okanagon who like wine, and we will for sure be repeat passengers next summer.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

My partner and I have been looking to go on a wine tour for a while but the tour buses were never appealing to us. When planning our trip to Kelowna we found Vintage Wine Tours offering smart touring with our interests in mind.

Eleanor is the awesome ’56 red Cadillac. Sam is not only Eleanor’s driver but also a very knowledgeable young guide providing a wealth of information about the Okanagan region and wine making. He picked us up at the hotel and chose for us very diverse wineries to visit making the trip even more interesting. From the small producer like Spearhead to the large Cedar Creek and the sophisticated Tantalus Winery, we were able to see different type of operations. Knowing the routes and schedules of the large tour buses, Sam took us around great wineries while avoiding the congested areas.

Having worked in the wine industry himself, Sam was very helpful in recommending the wines to taste at each stop. This tour was such a treat we'll go back again.

1  Thank Serge O
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Sam was a great guide and his 56 Cadillac (Eleanor) was great to ride in, it does attract a lot of attention. Sam is very knowledgeable on the wines and also the region. You can tell he is very passionate about the wines and really likes to show you your personal tastes and is very good at getting you to try something different. Highly commend this Tour!!!!

3  Thank Joan M
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I went on the wine tour this afternoon while on our honeymoon and it has been the highlight of our week! First of all, the car is so cool, and really gets you alot of attention. Sam is so knowledgable about wine, the wineries, and the Kelowna area in general. It was such a treat to learn so much! We visited Mission Hill, Quails Gate (where Sam has worked the last number of years), Cedar Creek, and Summer Hill. We tasted over twenty wines, had the opportunity to take pictures and walk around, and of course purchase lots of wine. Sam was very accommodating, always opening our doors, had water for us, and a cooler in his car to keep our wine in. We ended the night with dinner where he had made us reservations, at Waterfront Wine. It was the perfect way to end the day. We will be recommending Sam and his tour to everyone we know.

1  Thank KountryKirstie
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