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5 Day Itinerary for Kelowna Winter Activities

View the full article here! Kelowna transforms into a winter wonderland with mild weather, offering more intimate experiences at attractions and wineries. Accommodation options range from funky downtown hotels like Hotel Zed to charming bed & breakfasts. With easy car access, explore cultural districts, downtown shopping, and outdoor activities like skating. Explore West Kelowna’s Indigenous museum, hike Mount Boucherie, and enjoy wine tastings on the Westside Wine Trail, at wineries like Kalala and Little Straw Vineyards! Discover Kelowna’s diverse wineries, book guided tours, and savor local varietals. Enjoy snow activities and craft brewery tours, then pamper yourself with spa treatments before departure, and grab local souvenirs.

Cover Crop Experiment

Exploring Cover Cropping In a Vineyard: Cover cropping is a sustainable agricultural technique dedicated to planting specific crops with the goal of enhancing soil health, bolstering climate adaptability, and contributing to climate mitigation. These crops are strategically chosen and managed, offering substantial advantages to farmers by focusing on soil and ecosystem benefits. The positive impacts include preventing soil erosion, suppressing weed growth, alleviating soil compaction, increasing soil organic matter, refining soil structure, augmenting soil water-holding capacity, and optimizing nutrient cycling. Furthermore, cover crops serve as habitats for beneficial insects, fostering the presence of pollinators and natural predators of pests. During this event, participants embarked on a virtual tour of Kalala Organic Estate Winery, followed by an engaging Q&A session and

Karnail Singh Sidhu – Video Interview Meet the people behind your food AAFC highlights Canadian farmers and agriculture in their series, Meet the people behind your food.   “The land is a gift for future generations.”, Karnail said. Watch Karnail’s interview with AAFC to learn why he is so passionate about organic, what his thoughts are on agriculture and the wine industry, and how he becomes the person he is today.

Join our outdoor movie night to celebrate for Kalala’s 14th anniversary

Outdoor Movie Night Details Date: July 10th (SUN), 2022 Time: 7 PM – 10 PM (The event starts at 7:00 PM, and the movie starts around 8 PM) Fee: $10/ person, 12 & under free Movie Title: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Drink Items: Wine & 100% Juice (available at the wine shop) Food Items: Food truck, Popcorn *Bring your own chairs, blankets etc. Book a Ticket! Join our Outdoor Movie Night on July 10th from 7 pm to celebrate Kalala’s 14th Anniversary! We are so grateful for marking the 14th year of the opening of our winery. The last two years were remarkably difficult years for most of us. However, thanks to all of your support, we have grown

Try Tai Chi and Enjoy a Wine Tasting after!

Join the “Wine and Chi” event on June 12th and  September 10th from 11 am to 12:00 pm presented by the Wine Country Tai Chi Society. Schedule June 12th, Sunday September 10th, Saturday (*For NEW MEMBERS the class on September 10th has  A SPECIAL INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI. Come and see what Tai Chi is about and participate in some wine tastings.) Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise. It focuses on slow movements that relax and strengthen your body and mind. Beyond that, Tai Chi has many more benefits! See some of the benefits you can get from Tai Chi. Improved flexibility, balance and agility. Improved muscle strength and coordination. Reduced stress, anxiety and depression. Improved concentration and memory. Improved

Sip with your Senses -Giveaway Seeds Growing Instructions

Sip with your Senses on May 13th to 15th, 2022 The Sip with your Senses passport event organized by Westside Wine Trail  starting this Friday, from May 13th to 15th! At Kalala Organic Estate Winery, we are giving away GMO-free pea seeds! See the growing instructions below! GMO-free: PEAS – little marvel This dwarf, bushy pea selection is extra early to mature, and although the pods are small, the peas are sweet and delicious when shelled, either eaten raw or cooked. The plants do not require staking and ae best spaced 4″ apart to mature during cool weather. Keep the plants picked to prolong the harvest. Light: Full Sun Seed Depth: 1″ / 2.5cm Seed Spacing: 1-2″ / 2.5-5cm Row

Kalala Organic Estate Winery owners purchase Little Straw Vineyards

From left to right: The Slamka family, Peter, Timothy & Tina Slamka and the new owners Narinder & Karnail Sidhu, their sister Sattu Dhaliwal and daughter Kiran Sidhu Kalala brings Organic expertise while a continuation of Little Straw’s history and wine. Kalala Organic Estate Winery, a family-owned winery producing organic grapes and wine since 2006, is pleased to announce that they have acquired Little Straw Vineyards. Little Straw Vineyards began operating as Slamka Cellars in 1996, producing award winning wines from their Ourtoland Road winery in West Kelowna. After a quarter of a century, the Slamka family decided it was time to retire and pass the torch. Ownership of the winery officially changed at the end of 2021. “Our father

Valentine’s Day Special Tasting!

Valentine’s Day Special Tasting on February 12th Featured Wine Tasting(& Treats to add a little extra fun to your tasting!)  Join us on February 12th from 11am to 4pm to celebrate a month of Love! February is the month to celebrate love. Love does not have to be romantic, as it comes in many forms. Your family, your friends… Show your love to someone who is important in your life! Enjoy complimentary wine tastings. We will feature our unique dessert wine made from icewine grapes and provide a little treat to pair with it! Featured Wine: Kiran ($55.00) Kiran is Kalala’s dessert wine named after Karnail’s youngest daughter. All of the wines were second and third pressed individual ice wines, left in

(Closed) We’re Hiring! – Wine Shop and Office Assistant

If you’re interested in gaining office skills as well as customer-facing skills, we’d like to meet you!  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  Previous work experience at a winery/tasting room is an asset! Crick here to see more details!

Come to watch Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” presented by CCCT

Come Kalala Organic Estate Winery for “Much Ado About Nothing“, William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy. We are so excited to have Crossing Creek Community Theatre (CCCT) at our picnic area. This outdoor play will be performed for two weekends, Friday to Sunday, September 24th to 26th and October 1st to 3rd.  Do you want food during the play? We got you! For the first weekend, Dosa Crepe Café food truck is coming back on our site. For the second weekend, Bunny Hugs Fresh Food Collective is joining Kalala for the first time!  Are you worrying about being cold on Friday nights? Not a problem! We are also offering our Winemaker’s Mulled Wine on Friday nights to keep you warm. Our wine is

Join the Tai Chi Class and enjoy a Wine Tasting after!

Join the “Wine and Chi” event on Sunday, August 29th from 10am to 11:30am presented by the Wine Country Tai Chi Society. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise. It focuses on slow movements that relax and strengthen your body and mind. Beyond that, Tai Chi has many more benefits! See some of the benefits you can get from Tai Chi. Improved flexibility, balance and agility. Improved muscle strength and coordination. Reduced stress, anxiety and depression. Improved concentration and memory. Improved circulation. Increased energy and vitality. Make new friends! This event includes a free Tai Chi class. This class will be held at our picnic area overlooking the vineyards. Taste Kalala’s organic wines after the class if you’d like! Contact

Join the celebrations for Kalala’s 13th anniversary

Join us on July 18th from 10am to 6pm to celebrate Kalala’s 13th Anniversary! We are so grateful for marking 13th year of the opening of our winery. 2020 was a remarkably difficult year for most of us. However, we have received so many supports from both local customers dropping by the winery and customers from outside of BC supporting through online. Thanks to all of your love and support, we were not only able to keep producing our wine but received Viticulturist of the Year last year!  To celebrate our anniversary together, we invited Dosa Crepe Caffe Food Truck on our site! Dosa Crepe Cafe is Kelowna’s south Indian cuisine restaurant, blending a fusion between south Indian Dosa, and French crepes!

Join in on the celebrations for Kalala Organic Estate Winery’s 10th anniversary

The essential ingredient to any great Okanagan celebration? Wine, of course! Kalala Organic Estate Winery’s 10th anniversary celebration is all about amazing wine, so it’s safe to say it’s going to be a good time. Kalala, which is located on the upper bench of the Westside Wine Trail, produces wines that are made with 100% certified organic grapes. Its name, which means ‘Miracle Place’, symbolizes the winery’s dedication to organic practices, harmonizing with nature and creating amazing wines. Kalala is proud to offer flavourful, award-winning wines that are made responsibly and with minimal handling during the winemaking process in order to allow the wine to express its true characteristics. From July 1st to July 10th, Kalala will be celebrating its 10th anniversary

West Kelowna Chardonnay Shines Again on World Stage

A West Kelowna winery has earned one more world-class medal to add to an already impressive record of excellence. At the 2018 Chardonnay du Monde® competition, held in France March 7 to 9, Kalala Organic Estate Winery’s 2016 Chardonnay Icewine won second place among 679 competitors from 39 wine-producing countries. This year’s Chardonnay top gold medal was awarded to Liquidity Estate Winery in neighboring Okanagan Falls. Kalala’s Chardonnay Icewine was judged number one in 2016 and placed in the top 10 worldwide in 2010 and 2014. Chardonnay du Monde® has progressively distinguished itself from other international competitions by stricter-than-normal quality standards and faithful adherence to founding principles of diversity and quality. “This competition is our Olympics,” said Kalala founder and

West Kelowna Wine Crowned Best Chardonnay in the World

A West Kelowna winery is feeling proud following their win at the Chardonnay du Monde® competition, held from March 8th to 11th in France. Kalala Organic Estate Winery has placed in the Top 10 twice before (2010 and 2014), but this year marks their biggest win yet. Of the 782 wine samples from 39 countries that entered the competition, the Kalala 2013 Chardonnay Icewine received the highest number of points, granting them the top spot in the prestigious competition. “This is a great honour, not only for us, but for Canada and the Okanagan,” said Karnail Singh Sidhu, owner and viticulturist at Kalala Organic Estate Winery. “This is a very competitive competition, so it is wonderful to be recognized at