Wineries & Breweries
The Shuswap has six award winning wineries‚ one of the best kept secrets in our region! These wineries are all family run businesses that produce distinctive cool climate wines that are generally not available in other areas in British Columbia. Although the Shuswap region is considered part of the Okanagan wine growing season, the climate here is cooler than the southern interior regions of BC and therefore creates unique challenges (and incredible tastes) for these producers. The wineries in this region have now perfected a combination of growing techniques and plant selection that enhances the aromas and flavors of their wines and makes these cool climate wines distinctive and worth a visit to the Shuswap‚ you're guaranteed to be tastefully surprised!
The Shuswap region is also home to breweries in Sorrento and Salmon Arm the pride themselves in using only the finest local ingredients to produce their beers and ales.
Crannóg Ales is Canada's first Certified Organic farmhouse microbrewery, one of only a handful of such breweries in the world. We opened in 2000, after a year of establishing our organic farm. We brew unfiltered, unpasteurized ales using only organic ingredients, some of which come right from our own farm. All our ales reflect the Irish tradition of brewing full-flavoured, complex ales which are also great session beers.
The Barley Station Brew Pub... come enjoy the fine food and some of the best beer found anywhere. Their
head brewer uses recipes created exclusively for us using the finest ingredients available. We start with water that has been purified by our in-house reverse osmosis system and then add the right amount of minerals specific to each style beer. This water is combined with the finest malted grain from Europe and North America. The addition of hops chosen for their aroma and bitterness and the best yeast for each style of beer all mean that you can now enjoy a variety of tastes in beers that will tempt you to try them all. During the year we will introduce some very special limited edition beers that will be on tap for a short time only. Be sure to ask your server for these seasonal beers when available.
And for other culinary delights, to compliment the Shuswap's wine, be sure to visit a number of other producers that offer other products that will complete your Shuswap "tasting" experience.
Full Circle Farm Tour
Tour the tastes of the Shuswap! Visit the finest of fields, farmers and farms in the region! Download the guides & maps here!