WEST KELOWNA WINERIES

 

MISSION HILL ESTATE WINERY

Mission Hill is one of the largest and most well-known wineries in the Okanagan Valley. Established in 1966, this winery boasts an impressively beautiful complex built at an estimated cost of $35 million CAD. The vibe at Mission Hill is upscale and architecturally beautiful. Some of the varietals available at this winery are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Vidal, Viognier.

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QUAIL's GATE WINERY

Established in 1956, Quail's Gate Winery has remained a staple in the Okanagan Valley Wine Industry. This winery has a wide range of varietals and blends but are best known for their Family Reserve Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Quail's Gate winery also features a beautiful restaurant called Old Vines that is rated one of Canada's top 100 restaurants. The restaurant is headed by chef Roger Sleiman. Some of the varietals that can be found here include Pinot noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Vines Foch, Chardonnay, Chasselas, Pinot blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Chenin blanc, Rose (Gamay noir), Riesling Icewine, Optima

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The Hatch Winery

A beautifully rustic theme envelopes this unique winery overlooking the Okanagan Lake from West Kelowna. The Hatch ranked in the top 25 wineries in Canada for 2019, which is no small feat. With many of their wines receiving multiple accolades, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Wine aside, the decor and design of this winery is very unique and funky, definitely worth checking out.

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Mt. Boucherie Estate winery

Mt. Boucherie Estate's wine making team is headed by award-winning Winemaker and Sommelier Jeff Huntertmark. With vineyards across the Central Okanagan Wine Region, Mt. Boucherie Estate draws from several micro-climates in the region. Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery produces a range of award-winning wines with varietals and blends such as Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Blaufrankisch, Merlot, Syrah, Summit, and Merlot and Syrah Icewines.

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Volcanic Hills Winery

Established in 1978, Volcanic Hills Winery produces fantastic wines with their 65 acres of vineyards in West Kelowna and partnerships with southern Okanagan growers in Oliver, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls. Situated on the SE slope of Mount Boucherie (a 60 million year old dormant volcano), the rich clay and soils of their vineyards produce exquisite grapes. Some of the varietals found at Volcanic Hills Winery include Estate grown Gamay, Gewurztraminer,  Zwiegelt,  Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Marichel Foch and Riesling. They also produce Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Viognier and Chardonnay wines.

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Summerhill pyramid winery

Summerhill Pyramid Winery was established in 1986 by the Cipes family. It is the most visited winery in British Columbia. The first winery to be certified an Organic Winery by the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society of Vernon. This winery boasts an impressive Bistro with organic selections for lunch and dinner, as well as it's famed white pyramid. Some of the varietals available at this winery include Ehrenfelser, Riesling, Merlot, Zweigelt, Gewurztraminer, Baco Noir, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Viognier. 

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OFF THE GRID ORGANIC WINERY

Situated between the two houses of the Paynter brothers, this Westbank winery features stunning unobstructed views of Okanagan Lake, which is perfect for Weddings and Yoga (both of which are available services). Fun fact: as you enter the winery property you will be greeted by the wineries goats! You read that right, GOATS! A visit to Off The Grid is a truly unique wine tasting experience. Some of the Organic varietals you will find here include Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Zweigelt, Riesling, and Merlot.

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CedarCreek estate winery

Sweeping panoramic views of Okanagan Lake are just one reason to visit one of Kelowna's oldest wineries.  Established in 1986, CedarCreek has twice won Canada's "Winery of the Year" award (including just recently in 2019).  As one of the oldest wineries in Kelowna, the vines here run deep and have been growing for over 30 years. Some of the varietals you may find here include Riesling, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Ehrenfelser, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Meritage, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Syrah.

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Kalala Organic Estate Winery

17 Gorgeous acres of vineyards in West Kelowna make up the unique property at Kalala Organic Estate Winery (Kalala meaning Miracle Place, named after a village in India). This winery produces many award-winning wines under the supervision of winemaker Tibor Erdelyi who joined Kalala Organic Estate Winery in 2008. The lake views from Kalala are nothing short of breathtaking. Some of the varietals you may find here include Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Merlot, and Zweigelt.

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Tantalus Vineyards

Established in 2004, Tantalus is one of the newer wineries in Kelowna. With their new updated winery completed in 2010. The focus of Tantalus under winemaker David Paterson remains on 3 varietals, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. Some of the scores awarded by various reviewers for Tantalus wines have been outstanding, and the winery itself is nothing short of spectacular. Definitely worth a visit if you are wine-touring in Kelowna. 

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Rollingdale Winery

Family owned and operated, this quaint small farm gate winery produces some amazing wines. Located in Lakeview Heights in West Kelowna, the vines here are conscientiously cultivated. The wines are top-notch, and the staff is super friendly. You can't go wrong with a visit to Rollingdale Winery. Some of the varietals you will find here include Pinot Gris, Marechal Foch, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, and Merlot.

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Indigenous World Winery

Indigenous world winery merges modern culture with Indigenous history.  Drawing from vineyards in both the Okanagan and Similkameen Valley's, their partnerships with established grape growers allow them to produce wine of a very high quality. The winery and tasting room is spectacularly designed and situated overlooking a valley along Okanagan Lake. A definite must-see! Some of the varietals you will find at this winery include Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Viognier, Merlot, and Chardonnay.

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