Mission Hill Family Estate welcomes guests around the world to experience winery tours and wine tastings. My second stop in Kelowna was to Mission Hill to take a look at their breathtaking architecture as well as taste some wine.
We drove up a long hill and through some large gates to get into the winery. It definitely has a high-class feel when you walk around the property.
It gave me a sense of a University town when I walked in.
The winery has a vast art collection, including one-of-a-kind sculptures.
To see more of the winery, they do offer tours as most areas are only accessible through tours. I didn’t have a lot of time, so I skipped the tour and went straight to the tasting. They do have different types of tours and you should try to reserve ahead of time.
Terrace Restaurant overlooks the rows of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the vineyard. It is an award-winning restaurant and has been named the top five winery restaurant in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. Also, 2015 Diners Choice winner from OpenTable.
If you have time and want to indulge, it’s a pretty good choice to have dinner or lunch here.
Instead of dining here, you can bring some snacks with you. You can sit at their tables and just enjoy the surrounding scenery.
To find the tasting room, head past the statue in the fountain. The statue kind looks sad but I love the reflection.
At the Tasting Bar, they offer one complimentary white and one complimentary red wine.
You can also do 4 additional tastings for $8 to try their other wines. I gave the additional tastings a try and split it with M since he only wanted 2 more and I wanted 2 more too. The ice wine stood out as it wasn’t too too sweet.
They even have the World’s Best Pinot Noir.
Overall, it was nice to stop at Mission Hill to get a sense of their wines. Next time when I’m out dining at a restaurant, I’ll remember which wines from Mission Hill are my favourite.
1730 Mission Hill Rd,
West Kelowna, BC