About the Ogopogo Team

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We are Darren and Adonica Sweet. We started this wine tour company in Summerland BC in 2015. The plan to be "man-with-a-van" has grown to six vehicles and includes a fantastic group of people, working together to provide your remarkable experience.

Our goal is to ensure that you enjoy a unique experience, creating lifelong memories and returning home to tell your friends about this amazing region.

We take pride in creating and guiding your personalized Okanagan tour or bespoke experience. We help you create fun, lasting memories of your day. When we started on this journey, our goal was to provide the kind of service that prompted comments like "Best tour ever!". Our mission has expanded to continuing this level of service while remaining committed to sustainable tourism.

Learn more about our Values and Philosophy & Sustainable Tourism initiatives as Canada's first certified Carbon Neutral wine tour company.


Staff Darren Sweet Founder CEO Tour GuideDarren Sweet - CEO / Tour Guide

After working in many different fields & businesses, I found myself working for wine tour operators. Guiding wine tours fulfilled my interest in people, sharing experiences, photography and driving. As a serial-entrepreneur and problem solver with an eye for detail, the seed had been planted.


"I'll just go on vacation, every day. I don't like to do things alone, so I'll buy a big van. I'll bring some (new) friends with me and share my favourite experiences with them."


Every smile, thank you, hand-shake, review and even hug reminds me daily why I do this.

I'm a Funabler that likes to share a well-deserved break with people from their daily lives!


I am well-versed in Okanagan History & Culture, the Ogopogo, Farming, Organics, Biodynamics, Viticulture and Wine-Making, some even think I'm funny!


Class 1 driver's licence with over 20 years of professional driving experience.


Staff Darren Sweet Founder CEO Tour GuideAdonica Sweet - Director / Tour Guide

Adonica has lived in the Okanagan for 15 years. Her passion is executive / performance coaching, so you know that she has your best interests at heart – it's in her nature.


She is our concierge and will help determine the BEST tour for you, and personalize it to your tastes. You may see her guiding the occasional tour.


Adonica is a hobby photographer and has a creative eye to capture the finest moments of your day.


Staff Darren Sweet Founder CEO Tour GuideShayne - Concierge / Tour Guide / Wine Geek

 


Staff Darren Sweet Founder CEO Tour GuideBonnie - Tour Guide

 


Staff Darren Sweet Founder CEO Tour GuideDale - Tour Guide

 


Staff Darren Sweet Founder CEO Tour GuideJaime - Marketing

 


Interested in working in the wine & tourism industry? Check out our Careers page!


We are proud members and supporters of:

Luxury Travel Guide - Canadian Sustainable Tour Operator of the Year 2017 & 2018

Biosphere - First certified Biosphere Industry in North America

Lead Amazing Tours - World class tour guide training by Kelsey Tonner

Green Tourism Canada - Gold Award for Environmental Management and Corporate Social Responsibility

Offsetters - Carbon Neutral Certification since our launch in 2015

Summerland Community Climate Action Advisory Committee - Carbon

Summerland Visitor Centre - Member

Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce - Sustainable Resource Industry Award Winner

Visit Penticton - Member

Bead Trails - Tour Provider

West Coast Fleets - Diamond Lane Member

Bullfrog Power - Bullfrog Fuel

Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) - Volunteer & First Corporate Member