Well, it's wine season again in the Okanagan Valley. Actually every season is wine season, but spring is when the wineries kick into full swing - opening tasting rooms and wineshops and getting set for visitors.
The start up of wine season is nicely (cleverly) closely placed to Mother's Day and this past weekend a group of wineries in Kelowna hosted a special Mother's Day event. The Fab Five: The View, Camelot Vineyards, House of Rose, Vibrant Vine, and Spierhead Vineyards, all held special tasting events celebrating moms.
The FabFive have been on my list of wineries to visit so I decided that this would be the perfect time to stop in and do a quick wine tasting. I have driven past Camelot a few times in the past year and have always thought it looked the type of winery that would hold The Kid's attention for just long enough to allow the adults to do a tasting and I was not wrong. Here's how our visit to Camelot Vineyards went.
Camelot is a small winery, but it has some serious charm and the owners have fully committed to the Camelot theme. The Kid enjoyed the thrones outside as well as Camelot's own excalibur. Inside the tasting room were a few more fun items to look at (like a suit of armour).
I had a quick tasting of four of their wines, and really I need to remember to make notes when I am at wineries when I visit. I liked them all (of course) but decided on buying just a bottle of the White Night 2011 because it was just a nice easy drinking, front deck wine, type of wine.
Thank you Camelot Vineyards for the special Mother's Day Candle.
Another really great thing about this winery is that is located right night door to an elementary school - a great place to let your kids run off a bit of steam on the weekend (please don't take your kids during school hours), and on the other side of the school - a field full of goats.
The lovely woman at the tasting bar also recommend House of Rose as a good place to go if you need to drag your kids along - she mentioned lots of open spaces. We didn't make it there this trip but will be sure to stop in another day.
Need a refresher on tips and tricks to wintering with kids? Check the original "Is Your Kid Wineing" post.