Attraction a jewel in our backyard

Summerlanders, go out and discover your neighbourhood — it will amaze and delight you.

Dear Editor:

It has long been known that we often know more about other areas than we do about our home area. This fact was brought home to us a week ago when we had the good fortune to discover a veritable “jewel in our backyard”, so to speak.

We were sent to Bonitas Winery to pick up some information.

We were told Bonitas was located “off the beaten path”, on a narrow, winding road, but that it was well marked with directional signs.

It was indeed so situated but what a wonderful voyage of discovery in reaching our destination.

It was a gorgeous sunny day and the drive itself was food for the soul.  At each turn in the road there was a different view — from up close orchards to distant vistas of Okanagan Lake.

We kept slowly meandering along this narrow, winding road enjoying the expectation of what was around the next curve or corner.

As we came around yet another curve, the “Wow Factor” kicked in – I literally involuntarily gasped, “wow” at the sight.

The sun, the view, the setting, the building — a feast for the eyes.

The unexpected surprises continued when we discovered there is a bistro attached to the winery.

Mobility issues dictate our inability to use stairs, or to walk to the patio from the parking area. Many thanks to the wonderful Bonita’s folk who left no stone unturned in their efforts to accommodate us in reaching the patio where we enjoyed a meal to titillate the taste buds.

Summerlanders, go out and discover your neighbourhood — it will amaze and delight you.

Loretta and Ross Krauter

Summerland

 

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