Okanagan Valley, BC
I bet few of you wine-lovers out there in LL-land know of or have ever visited this lush regionof southernBritish Columbia in Canada. It stretches north from just over the Washington State border line.An easy drive from Seattle, it boasts an unusually mild climate (even now in February it doesn't usually have any snow), is quite picturesque with gently rolling hills and bountiful farmlands that produce lots of delicious apples, nuts, and grapes.
Vineyards are the "big" business now, with more than 120 in the region. A wine-tasting visit toCanada's "Tuscan" treasure would be an enticing experience for anyone with a hankering for some of North America's best wines. There are plenty of winery tours available, most with the requisite tasting opportunities. Fine dining and luxurious accomodations are also available within this unique region.
For more information, maps and details on individual vineyards go to:http://www.winesnw.com/okanagan.html
There's even an Okanagan Valley Wine Train that takes you on a scenic tour through the wine region and features on-board wine-tasting!