Saturday, September 6, 2008

September Wine - Part II

Our second day in Okanagan.

In the morning, we saw this wonderful view from the B&B's garden.

We came to the dining room for the breakfast.

We ate with other guests.

First, their original Banana Split.

Healthy and tasty!

Their special scone.

Honestly, this is the best scone we ever had!!

And Eggs Benedict.

Soooooo good!!

Surprisingly, we were so full...!!

Because the B&B name is "Apple Blossom", there are a lot of apple related stuff in the house. Everywhere in the house, you see apples.

Check out the owner's vest.

Even though in the guest's living room, how many apples can you find?

The chess board is kinda cool, and that wooden apple case is Fiona's favorite.

Apples in the guest's kitchen too.

Tons of apples.

And this is the name of the room we stayed.

After the filling breakfast, we went for the outdoor.

Nice vineyards, and nice weather.

We arrived Kettle Valley Railway.

Not many people were hiking since most of them were riding bicycles.

After 30 minutes walking, we reached the first trestle.

Rest a while.

Let's see how many trestles are here...

Wow, 18 in total!!

Started walking again.

We walked about 25 minutes...

And reached the second one.

Taddy was bit scared walking on the side.

Well, we could not go through rest of the Kettle Valley Railway, so we decided to turn back.

It started raining, so we stayed under the big rock.

Left KVR.

On the way back, we found Apple orchards.

Kind of pretty. Are they ripe??

Our First Winery Tour:

We then arrived the Mission Hill winery.

This is the symbol tower for Mission Hill.


Actually these vineyards for displaying and demo purpose. not the real thing for making wine.

The place is quite big. And it's very beautiful.

Enjoyed walking around.

Picture time.

In very peaceful environment.

Nice building.

Okay, let's go inside.

Wow, a lot of wines!!

A lot of things to look around.

There was a gallery type of room.

A big barrel.

These tags were our tickets to the tour.

The tour begins.

The guide showed us a movie and took us outside to explain about grapes and wine making briefly.

Then we went to the underground cellar.


So cool!!

It's a interesting tour, and we really enjoyed it.

Finally, it's wine tasting time.

We had four different types of wine with super tasty organic cheese.

The first one is: 2006 Select Lot Collection Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon (0) - $26.99.

Taddy still doesn't like white wine much.

And 2006 Reserve Pinot noir (0) - $29.99.

Hmm... interesting taste.

2004 Select Lot Collection Syrah (0) - $34.99

This one is Taddy's favorite.

2005 Reserve Vidal Icewine (21) - $49.99.

This ice wine was Fiona's favorite.

And we got gifts.

Brand new wine glasses, cool!!

For the dinner, we went to a golf course' club house.

The view is nice but the food is just so so.

Taddy had a steak.

And Fiona had a grilled chicken.

Well, except dinner, we really had a great day!!

(To be continued...)

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