Travel Deal for September 24, 2013
Fall in wine country is special in any great viticulture region — which is why a trip to the Okanagan Valley in the next few weeks is a journey you will want to make.
British Columbia‘s premier wine-growing region is alive with brilliant colours and delectable vintages from some of the most acclaimed vineyards on the continent.
You’ll be able to enjoy a stay on the immense lake and sample products from several wineries at Manteo Resort, home to the Smack DAB restaurant and a short drive to several of the region’s hot spots for grapes.
For select dates in autumn, Manteo is offering reduced prices. The nightly room rates at the luxurious Kelowna property range from $155 for a guest room to $195 for a a one-bedroom suite on the lake. Villas range from $249 a night for a two-bedroom property to $339 for three bedrooms facing the beach.
The low nightly rates are available for the following dates:
- September 29-October 1
- October 4-10
- October 13-17
The dates are inclusive, meaning you must book all nights in each of the three remaining time windows to receive the reduced nightly rate.
Vacay.ca Spotlights Okanagan’s Beer
Vacay.ca Writer Dan Clapson dropped in on Smack DAB restaurant at the Manteo Resort and was won over by the views, the food, the wines and, yes, the local beers.
Here’s an excerpt from his article: “Smack DAB, like any self-respecting Kelowna establishment, has a nice selection of local wines, but also boasts a quality menu of microbrews. In fact, it’s the largest offering of microbrews you’ll find in the valley city. Coming primarily from within the province, you can try brews like Peach Cream Ale (The Tin Whistle, Penticton) or the smokey Stoked Amber Ale (Firehall Brewery, Oliver). Go for the beer-flight option (wine flights available as well) to sip on five different varieties that give you a sampling of what BC offers. The flight is held on a board with each glass holder cleverly labelled (S-M-A-C-K) with a small list that allows
diners drinkers to reference what exactly they’re consuming.”