“Find your Wine”
Take part in a personalized and intimate educational wine experience with Vine to Wine tours. Explore the scenic wineries of the South Okanagan, tour the vineyards and taste some of the region’s most renowned wines with certified sommelier and guide, Ron Rocher. Vine to Wine teaches you about the region’s varietals, their history, taste and unique traits, plus the delicate process of wine production. Gain knowledge of the local appellations and how they compare to other regions of the world. Traverse through the vineyards following the winemakers to learn about the terroir, vinification processes, vines and the properties and philosophies of the winemaker.
Exclusive to Vine to Wine, each tour includes a private lunch prepared by renowned Red Seal chef Chris Van Hooydonk from Backyard Farm. Whether you choose a picnic among the vines or a three course meal at the private Chefs Table, you’ll enjoy an incredible lunch crafted with only the freshest local and organic ingredients. Each dish is made to pair with hand selected wines by your guide, Ron Rocher.
The most exclusive and intimate experience you can imagine. The wines were amazing, the food exquisite and the education invaluable. Thank you to Ron and Jill and their partners for a very special day.Karen Woodfield
A BIG thank you to Ron and Jill from @vinetowinetours for the amazing day we spent in Osoyoos! Our day was so much more than a wine tour; we met wine makers, walked in vineyards, ate delicious food, learned to use aroma kits, and of course, sampled fantastic wines! Best birthday weekend ever!Deanna Connelly
Thank you for the great experience in wine tasting. Vine to Wine tours is more than just tasting wine. It’s an educational day with sommelier Ron explaining the wines , the regions they grow and the wine producers. The pairing of the wines were fantastic with the exceptional 5 star lunch from chef Chris (Back Yard Farm) This tour is a step above all tours and at the end of the day, leaving my wife and I to feel special to have attended this days event. Thank you Jill , Ron and Chris for the fantastic dayRod & Leann Parrent
A great experience of everything the Okanagan valley has to offer. Topped only by the knowledge and experience that Ron & Jill provide. The intimate experience enjoyed at each vineyard was not only educational, but personal as well. We truly appreciated meeting the vineyard staff and their ‘passion’ for creating and enjoying wine.Roger and Renee
It was the most amazing experience. Best birthday weekend EVER. 💜 Ron, THANK you for making us feel so comfortable and welcomed. Your knowledge, attitude, and relationships made the day. Jill, thank you for all the behind the scenes work and lunch. A day I’ll never forget, and likely recreate in years to come 💜K. Bepple
Well…I really enjoyed the wines/food pairings and most of all, Ron’s passion for what he does – knowledge about the wines and wineries.Maria Lawlor
Our wine tour far surpassed our expectations! Our day was perfect right from the beginning! Meeting the winemakers, barrel tasting, talking to the winery owners, all with Ron, whose expertise made our tasting experience an educational one! We were served a delicious lunch right in the garden of one of the wineries, complete with white linens! We enjoyed wine tasting and pairing during our lunch, which was a real treat! We would recommend vine to wine tours to anyone who is in the Okanagan area!
Thank you Jill and Ron for a fabulous day!Geoff and Lisa
This was my second consecutive year having a “Wine Experience” with Ron and I can’t say enough good things to describe how awesome it is each time.
The first year, it was just my wife and I with Ron (and lunch with Jill, who is also an incredible human being), where we visited 4 wineries. We met the wine makers, walked the vineyards and even had some tastings in the fermenting rooms with them. The lunch we had at Bartier Bros Winery (in the vineyard!) with Don Bartier and what a treat that was! The day was so amazing that I had to bring my family back to experience this with us.
This year was my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary, so we thought we’d take them for the ‘Decanter’ tour, complete with a 3-course lunch and wine pairing at Backyard Farm. There were 7 of us in total and the day was other-worldly. Everyone in our group was speechless on more that one occasion during the experience. We went to three wineries, which were top notch and so were their wines.
And then there’s Backyard Farm and Chris, the chef. Wow! I have enjoyed gourmet foods all over the world and I am pressed to remember a meal that was that amazing, not to mention the private collection wines that Ron flawlessly paired with the meal (seriously, incredible). I could have been hit by a bus after lunch and died a happy man. No exaggeration that Chris and his wife are doing something special at that place and I am going back next year with more folks to share it with.
Needless to say, my parents were blown away – big time. This was ‘one of the best days of their life’ – their words.
If you’re looking for a booze cruise, this is not for you. However, if you are looking for an education and a day with one of the most knowledgable wine experts I have ever met, this is going to be a day to remember. Not to mention that Ron is a special human being and just a really good guy.
We love you both Ron and Jill! See you next year…Chris L