Activities:

 

For those who want to experience a little bit of beautiful Kelowna.  CFLA has organized a few activities to kick off the Conference.

Golf Tour   

Okanagan Golf Course 

Tee times from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm


Delegates will be picked up from Kelowna International Airport and taken directly to the golf course.  Your bags will be delivered to the hotel.
 

Price per person $175 each – includes transportation, green fees, cart, boxed lunch





Food & Flowers Tour:

 

This afternoon guests will visit the Okanagan Lavender Farm and Arlo’s Honey Farm, and Carmelis Goat Cheese Farm.

The Okanagan Valley supports a thriving agricultural industry and there are many small food producers who welcome guests to should how they transform the bounty of this rich valley into wholesome, delicious and creative edibles as well as bath and beauty products.

 

The afternoon begins with a visit to the Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm, where guests will discover acres of fragrant lavender. Owner/operator Andrea McFadden will greet guests with a refreshing glass of lavender lemonade and conduct a tour of the spectacular grounds. The group will make a take-away gift during a brief hands-on demonstration and workshop. 


The visit concludes with time to shop in the quaint, country-style store, featuring handmade lavender jellies, teas and many high-quality bath and beauty products.
 
From here we travel to Arlo’s Honey Farm where guests will enjoy an interpretive tour.  Based on the philosophy that healthy bees are happy bees, Arlo’s strives to create a clean environment of minimum stress. Hundreds of crocus push in the barren spring to provide pollen, poppies sway in the hot summer wind and asparagus blooms into late September with asters, roses, and sedum. Blooms from calendula, nasturtiums, nicotina and cleome adorn the property all season long. With clean hives and a large variety of flowers, fruits and vegetables, the bees give the farm an abundance of honey, pollen, bees wax, and propolis. Shopping is always a popular pastime here!



Our last stop of the day is Carmelis Goat Cheese Farm, a family-owned boutique dairy, which takes pride in the uncompromising approach taken to ensure the unique quality of its cheeses. The cheeses are produced on a small scale and bear the stamp of the research, zeal and commitment. The goat milk contains no additives or preservatives, and we use no stimulation processes in its production, making sure to allot proper time for every type of cheese to reach its true maturity.
Throughout the entire production process, there is minimal use of machinery while making sure that the ripening process takes place under the optimal conditions of humidity and temperature.

The ripening process does not end with taking the cheese out of the cheese cellar. It goes on throughout the life span of the cheeses, which will continue to ripen, the flavor of each type of cheese evolving and becoming more piquant.

 The goats on our farm are treated with care and respect, and enjoy excellent living conditions along with natural food that includes a variety of grains and alfalfa, free of any hormones or food additives. This ensures that the milk produced meets the highest standards, and has a direct effect upon the superior quality of the cheese. Our unique approach is based on sincere passion for cheese making, and as a result every cheese is a work of art.
Price per person $139 each – includes transportation, guide, tours, tastings and boxed lunch




Wine Tour   

East Bench Tour

Guests will depart the Delta Grand on this fun and informative winery tour that will include tastings at three wineries – Tantalus Vineyards, Summerhill Winery and Cedar Creek Estate Winery.

Tantalus Vineyards was founded on the belief that exceptional wines made from a single vineyard of outstanding pedigree would capture the imagination and palates of those seeking authenticity and a sense of place. The winery is situated on the eastern slopes of the Okanagan Valley, overlooking the shores of Lake Okanagan. Originally known as Pioneer Vineyards, the site was first planted to table grapes in 1927 and today is known as the oldest continuously producing vineyard in British Columbia.


Our second winery visit is to Summerhill Pyramid. Summerhill is well-known for its organically grown grapes and a finishing process whereby all wines are aged in the winery’s pyramid cellar. The pyramid was built with precision, based on Sacred Geometry and aligned to the stars to create a structure of stillness and harmony. Our tour today will include a visit to the pyramid. 
Summerhill’s wine, sparkling wine and icewine have been recognized as some of the world’s finest, including trophies and gold medals from France and England, as well as a special trophy naming Summerhill “Canadian Wine Producer of the Year” at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. 


Our third and final stop of the day will be at CedarCreek Estate Winery. With four generations of agricultural heritage and more than a quarter century of experience, the winery has produced some of the valley's best wines resulting in CedarCreek being twice recognized as "Canada's Winery of the Year". 
In February of 2014 the Fitzpatrick family announced the transfer of ownership of CedarCreek Estate Winery to the von Mandl family, owners of Mission Hill Estate Winery. With this, two of the region’s pioneering winemaking families have come together with a shared vision for the Okanagan Valley.

Price per person $139 each – includes transportation, guide, tours, tastings and boxed lunch

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