UPDATE FOR 2021– OKWS did not run in 2020 owing to COVID. We hope to run our Osoyoos wine tours in 2021 starting in June - BUT we will not make the decision to run until late-May and will update this site accordingly for bookings at that time.
About our operations
OK Wine Shuttle has been operating since 2011 and is a provincially licensed public transportation company operating in the south Okanagan.
Your safe ride is our #1 priority. We operate under National Safety Code Certificate #201-863-340.
How do we book a tour?
To book a tour submit an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email please indicate the date of service, the type of tour, the number of guests and your pick-up location. Bookings are confirmed and supported by a reply email so that everything is in writing for all parties.
How does HOHO work?
There will be up to 14 guests on the HOHO shuttle. The driver walks everyone through everything at the start. The order of wineries is done with the driver at the start of the tour. The driving route is one big circle and it is driven geographically stopping in the order determined by the guests. You go where you want and others go where they want. You are never more than 5 or so mins from the shuttle. 99% of everyone goes to the same no-fee wineries. It is run with military precision by the drivers so the experience is smooth for our guests.
Do you sell out?
Yes, we regularly sell out. In fact, most Saturdays sell out weeks and sometimes months in advance. It is always a good idea to pre-book your tour.
What do we do with our purchases?
Individual bottle purchases safely fit underneath the seats, in fact, case boxes easily fit underneath the seats. Case purchases are dealt with on a “case by case” basis depending on the type of tour you are on and the number of guests on your shuttle - the bottom line is that one way or another we will work with you to accommodate case purchases.
Are there tasting fees?
Tasting fees are typically $2 to $5 per person per winery. There a number of wineries on either route which do not have fees or waive their fees for our guests. Fees otherwise charged are typically waived upon the purchase of wine. See the Schedule and Routes page for more information about tasting fees.