A few minutes east of Osoyoos, Nk'Mip Cellars is the country's first winery operated by a First Nations people. On a ridge overlooking Osoyoos Lake, it's part of a stunningly designed resort complex that is, as odd as it sounds, surrounded by arid desert, a lush golf course, and abundant vineyards. The winery released its first vintage in 2002 and now produces 18,000 cases annually, including an award-winning Pinot Blanc, Reisling, Chardonnay, and Syrah. For every bottle
sold of its premium label, C$1 goes to support the Desert Cultural Centre Legacy Fund. In addition to wine, the tasting room sells aboriginal art. Stay to enjoy dining at the Patio Restaurant.