COVID19 UPDATE – OKWS will not be running wine tours until there is a vaccine or herd immunity as it is impossible to maintain social distancing on our tour vehicles. We hope to see you back on the road in 2021.
Our hop-on hop-off service runs April thru Thanksgiving. Our 6 hour HOHO runs 11am to 5pm and our 4 hour HOHO runs either 10am to 2pm or 2pm to 6pm.
How does 6 hour HOHO work?
6 hour HOHO runs from 11am to 5pm. 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. Patrons hop off at the wineries of their choice from the route list below. You are always on the same shuttle with the same driver all day long. 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 go to the same no-fee wineries. It is run with military precision by the drivers so the experience is smooth for our guests.
A typical HOHO day is three 30 minute tastings before lunch, a 90 minute lunch and tasting stop - then three more 30 minute tastings after lunch before gathering everyone and heading home just after 4pm. If you skip the lunch stop you will see more wineries. Please note that if you choose wineries with longer tasting times (60 to 90 minutes) you will experience fewer total wineries on your tour.
How does 4 hour HOHO work?
Running from 10am to 2pm or 2pm to 6pm, our 4 hour HOHO tour will take you to 6 no-fee wineries. Our 4 hour HOHO tour runs just like the 6 hour tour except that there is no lunch stop and the 6 no-fee wineries are chosen by the driver subject to availability on the day of your tour. This tour is IDEAL for anyone who is new to wine tasting and just wants to go with the flow and have fun.
HOHO fares are $60pp on our 4 hour tour (7 days a week) and $85pp on our 6 hour tour Sunday to Friday. 6 hour HOHO on Saturdays is $100pp. All fares includes tax. Payment options will be provided at the time of booking depending on the size of your booking. These are the guaranteed lowest 4 and 6 hour fares in the industry.
Tasting fees are typically $2 to $5 per person per winery. There are a number of wineries that do not have fees or waive fees for our guests. Fees otherwise charged are typically waived upon the purchase of wine. See the wineries list below for more information about tasting fees. There are no tasting fees on our 4 hour HOHO tour.
Hop-On Hop-Off Route
OKWS's HOHO route runs from Osoyoos serving the world famous Oliver wineries along the Black Sage bench and the Golden Mile.
- Spirit Ridge
- Walnut Beach Resort
- Best Western
- In front of the Holiday Inn
- Watermark Beach Resort
- NK'MIP RV Park
- NEW - we pick up from the Coast Oliver Hotel at 10:20 - for 6 hour HOHO tours only - based on our availability, by appt only (book by email) and a $10 per person private pick-up fee will apply.
Wineries (potential stops) along this route include:
- Adega on 45th (new - $2pp tasting fee)
- Bartier Bros.*(New)
- Bordertown Winery (New)
- Burrowing Owl Vineyards (restaurant lunch option)
- Cassini Cellars
- Castoro de Oro*
- Desert Hills Estate Winery (new - $2pp tasting fee)
- Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery*
- Here's The Thing Vineyards (New )
- Hester Creek Estate Winery* (restaurant lunch option)
- Intersection Estate Winery (New)
- Kismet Winery (does not service groups of more than 6) (restaurant lunch option)
- Lakeside Cellars
- Nk'Mip Cellars*
- Oliver Twist Winery
- Platinum Bench Estate Winery
- Rust Wine Co.*
- Silver Sage Winery*
- Tinhorn Creek Vineyard (new - $5pp non-refundable tasting fee) (restaurant lunch option)
- vinAmite Winery (New)
* no fee wineries for our guests
Premium flight tastings are not included on any tours at any wineries
Note - Wineries reserve the right to change their tasting rules and fees without notice.