Seize The Day and experience the best Wineries and Cideries that Kelowna and the Okanagan have to offer! Carpe Diem Tours truly offers the best in class wine tours around. Whether it’s the West Side Wine Trail, Lakeshore Wine Route, the Scenic Sips in Lake Country, Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive, or our exclusive Hidden Gems tour, our mission is to provide you with an immersive, breathtaking and safe experience, while offering elegance and class. Discover the true heart of the Okanagan, sip by beautiful sip. We are so looking forward to meeting you! Book your tour today!
A little bit more about who we are and maybe why we decided to open Carpe Diem Tours
Sanela; I moved to Canada in 2001 from Montenegro, a small country that was part of the former Yugoslavia! My family and I landed in Edmonton, but I quickly relocated to BC and eventually Kelowna in 2003. I was instantly reminded of home with the mountain views, the pristine water of Lake Okanagan, and the abundant beaches to be found. The Okanagan instantly became part of who I was as a new Canadian and continues to this day to be a deep part of that Identity. Every day on my way to work, or just driving to the store I am reminded by the vistas, amazing weather, and amazing people, of just how lucky am to call Kelowna and the Okanagan my home! I had not been a huge wine lover, however living here it quickly became one of the best things I loved about the Okanagan. Living down the street from Iconic wineries like world renown Mission Hill, Mt Boucherie, Black Swift and so many more, my love for wine sored. It was the social aspect, the ambiance, the sophistication and the wonderful flavours and varieties that one can experience here that drew me in every day. I was blessed to be able to see the wine industry flourish exponentially over the years and needed to be a part of it all.
Mark; Born and raised in Montreal, I eventually moved out west in 2011 to Edmonton where I had some family. I had never been a wine lover so in the summer of 2019 when Sanela invited me to Kelowna and took me on some wine tours I was just ok with it at first. I have to say this quickly changed. From the get-go, I was floored with what the industry here in Kelowna had to offer. It was all elegance and class! From the breathtaking vistas at every turn, to the immaculate grounds of the Wineries themselves, every part of it entranced me. I was left with wanting more! I found that I really did like the wine that I was tasting and discovered that I have a love for the sweeter white wines, especially the Ice wines and the bold, full bodied reds. But it was the entire package that one gets to experience when visiting the wineries that gave me a burn inside! After touring for the day, I was sitting on the patio of a friend’s, overlooking Lake Okanagan, and I couldn’t stop thinking about the experience I just had, and how truly amazing it was. I wasn’t paying attention to any of the conversation that was transpiring around me as I just stared off towards the view of the lake and kept thinking to myself “We need to help other people get the same experience and feeling that I was having at that moment. How can we do that? I wanted to be part of this industry, this Class, this elegance!”
We believe that Carpe Diem Tours is the best way that we can help others experience what we got to experience that day! Knowing that we get to help others immerse themselves in an incredible experience, creating memories that will last a lifetime, is the ultimate reward we can ask for! We are so blessed to get to do this each and every day!