The Okanagan Valley wine region is home to more than 170 licensed wineries, and has made a name for itself on a global scale. Our unique soil and talented growers and winemakers produce international award-winning wines, and the region continues to grow in both area and reputation.
Rolling hillsides are dotted with romantic rows of grape vines and offer breathtaking vistas, and many of the local wineries also boast award-winning restaurants.
Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Established in the mid-1980s by then-New Yorker, Stephen Cipes, Summerhill Pyramid Winery has produced 100% organic wine since 2007. The Kelowna winery received Demeter Biodynamic certification in 2012, and has been named as Canada’s Most Visited. It also boasts the Sunset Bistro, a fully organic eatery that overlooks the brilliant Okanagan Lake.
Noted for being British Columbia’s first winery with a history dating back to 1932, Calona Vineyards expertly combines old-world techniques with a forward-thinking approach to wine making, all while maintaining focus on a sincere dedication to quality production. Adding to the notoriety of this winery, the labels serve as a miniature canvas, highlighting the work of renowned BC artists.
CedarCreek Estate Winery
Located a mere 20 minutes from downtown Kelowna B.C., CedarCreek Estate Winery is an impressive example of the rich history that the Okanagan represents. Though its roots date back to the 1930s, CedarCreek Estate Winery held off on releasing its first wines until 1987. Since then, the vineyards have grown to encompass 50 acres, and the winery has repeatedly been named Canada’s Winery of the Year.
Gray Monk Estate Winery
Hailed as the province’s oldest family-owned and operated winery, Gray Monk Estate Winery is a short drive from Kelowna, has a reputation drenched in quality and flavour. Classically-trained in the German style of wine making, patriarch George Weiss took over harvesting in 1984.
Meadow Vista Honey Wines
Founded in 2009 by wellness expert Judie Barta, Meadow Vista Honey Wines was created out of the desire to produce eco-friendly products while working to conserve bee colonies. The winery describes itself as a “modern artisan farm winery driven by passionate eco-foodies.” It is also the producer of Canada’s first honey-sparkling wine. A selection of award-winning Meadow Vista Honey wines can be found at over 50 locations nationwide.
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Located in West Kelowna, in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery is family-owned, and maintains a reputation for the highest quality. With international recognition and a dedication to sustainability, Mission Hill’s winemakers continue to integrate innovation into their wine making. Visitors are encouraged to dine at the lovely seasonal Terrace Restaurant.
Mount Boucherie Family Estate Winery
Boasting some of the oldest vineyards in the province, Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery remains committed to sustainable farming practices. As one of B.C.’s premier wineries and with continued award-winning status, Mt. Boucherie prides itself on being one of the few top wineries that uses their own exclusively-grown grapes.
Quails’ Gate Winery
Family-owned and established in 1956, Quails’ Gate Winery is located in West Kelowna and boasts expansive lake views. With a extensive experience in the art of wine making, the premier estate winery has become a leader in environmental stewardship. Quails’ Gate Winery also offers dining at Old Vines Restaurant, as well as luxury accommodations.
St. Hubertus Estate Winery
With a long history dating back to the late 1920s, St. Hubertus Estate Winery produces 100% estate-grown wines, crafted and bottled on-site. Utilizing sustainable farming measures, St. Hubertus Estate Winery yields an average of 14,000 cases annually. Owned by the Gebert family for more than thirty years, St. Hubertus Winery has seen regional, provincial and national accolades for their varietals.
Though it was established in 2004, Tantalus has roots dating back to 1927 and is now known as B.C.’s “Oldest continuously producing vineyard.” Blending old with new, Tantalus’ gallery-style tasting room features the brilliant work of acclaimed artists from around the province. Tantalus Vineyards strives to create a one-of-a-kind experience for its visitors, while tempting them with premier single-vineyard wines.