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.
1400 Rancher Creek Rd., Osoyoos, British Columbia, V0H 1V0, Canada