this was our last day in the Okanagan Valley. i definitely wasn’t ready to leave.
we decided to go south again and take the scenic hwy 3 route west. that would allow us to stop at the sister winery to Sumac Ridge, called Hawthorne Mtn Winery in Okanagan Falls. the thing that sold us was the promise that they were very dog-friendly.
On the way there, we planned to stop at a winery called Poplar Grove in the Naramata Bench area on the east side of Lake Okanagan. they make artisan cheeses and everyone that mentioned it to us was practically drooling. unfortunately, they were closed when we got there. next time we’re going to stop there for certain!
Next door was Red Rooster Winery, so we decided to go there instead. They have an art gallery, too. It turned out to be pretty good and we did buy a couple bottles.
we made it to Hawthorne Mountain Vineyard and their Barking Lot. Here are some photos from there:
Barking Lot – for some reason Lola didn’t think the Barking Lot was that great.
The drive on Hwy 3 was nice and scenic, as promised. We didn’t stop to take photos, though. We stayed in Surrey that night at the Sheraton. It was very nice as well as dog-friendly, and we had a great view from our room:
I also enjoyed seeing the maple leaf on the McDonalds sign (this was not our dinner, by the way– we ended up getting a very expensive room service dinner so we could have a decent meal and the doggies wouldn’t have to be left alone):