Wandering the Vineyards

Wine Wanderings 2The Okanagan is a wonderful summer destination. The weather is hot, the lakes are pristine, and it’s home to lots of fantastic wineries. I was invited on a media trip to experience BC Wine Country and explore the Oliver and Osooyos area. It was my first time visiting the region and I had no idea how incredibly beautiful it is.

There are over 32 wineries of all different sizes scattered throughout, covering acres and acres of land. I drove down from Vancouver with three of my blogger friends: Cindy from The Vancouverite, Jen from Jeyla Loves, and Alicia from Go Live Explore. We spent four relaxing days at a beautiful villa at Black Hill Winery, soaking up the sunshine and drinking plenty of BC wine.

WIne Wandering 5Wine wandering 12Wine wanderings 16Wine Wanderings 3Wine Wandering 7Wine wanderings 11Wine weekend 13Wine Wanderings 1Wandering the vieyards 16One of the main events of the weekend was the Half Cork Marathon. An absolute hilarious fun run though 16 vineyards. There were 1200 runners participating – many in full costume. While there are no set rules for dress code for the event, having fun and dressing up is encouraged. It was incredible to see the creativity and commitment of the costume. This year marked the 10 year anniversary of the Half Cork Marathon, and it was recently voted Event of the Year at the Canadian Tourism Awards. We made our way from vineyard to vineyard sampling delicious wine, taking in the stunning views and checking out everyone’s outfit. The race route was such a cool way to experience so many wineries. It’s easy to see why this event has become so popular over the last few years.

The night before the race we attended the Primavera long table dinner for a delicious pre-race pasta meal. We wore flower crowns designed by the amazing team at Celsia Floral, and captured these photos walking through the beautiful location to dinner. We had so much fun frolicking through the vineyards in pretty dresses and tasting all the delicious BC wine. I was so taken with the beauty of the region, I will definitely be back next summer. But for now, I have a nice collection of BC wines to enjoy until our next visit.
Wine wandering 17 editPhoto of Me with Cindy from The Vancouverite, Jen from Jeyla Loves, and Alicia from Go Live Explore.

Thank you to Destination BC, Oliver Osooyos Winery Association, and Black Hills Winery for hosting us.

Group photos captured by Leila Kwok

 

  • Such a gorgeous dress! Floral crowns are adorableee 🙂

    Nicole / http://www.nicolegramcko.com

    • Thank you Nicole. Wearing a flower crown is so much fun 🙂

  • Your dress is so pretty, beautiful photos
    xo
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    • Thank you lovely! Have you been to Oliver before? It’s SOO gorgeous!
      Hope you’re having a great summer 🙂

  • That’s such an adorable dress dear. So feminine and elegant, yet simple and breezy. Love the colorful floral crown too dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Thank you Jessica! I had a lot of fun wandering through the vineyards, especially wearing flower crowns!
      Have a great week ahead babe xo

  • Such a pretty dress babe! Love it 😀
    happy Sunday 😀
    Olivia Poncelet
    http://www.oliviaponcelet.com

    • Thank you Olivia! Hope you’re having a lovely summer season 🙂

  • Oh wow, such gorgeous vineyards! You wore the perfect dress to be wandering through them at sunset; you stand out beautifully darling, especially styled with the floral crown! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Thank you lovely! It was so much fun wandering through the vineyards. The crowns from Celsia were perfect for the occasion. Hope you’re having a great summer so far! xo

  • Such gorgeous pictures! You look so pretty and I love your dress.

    Gemma x
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    • Thank you so much Gemma! It’s such a beautiful part of BC
      Hope you have a great week ahead! xo

  • What a gorgeous day and all your babes look absolutely stunning!!

    xxx

    Ashley

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  • You have spent a day. Everybody looks Gorgeous.
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  • Wow, 32 wineries?! That’s amazing! I’ve yet to visit one myself, which is definitely on my bucket list, since Eddie and I are such wine lovers. Thanks for sharing, all of you ladies look beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa

    THE STYLE CONTOUR

  • Awww you ladies all looks so cute! What a fun little girls day. Loving all your dresses, but especially yours!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

  • Rach

    Omg this looks amazing and that fun run is definitely a run I would love to do. You ladies are all so cute!

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  • Hillory Renkema

    Love this post girl — and these photos are absolutely stunning!!

    xo,

    H

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  • You are so gorgeous babe!!!
    x Rubi
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