The Okanagan Lake country is located just North of the city of Kelowna on the east side of Okanagan Lake. To the east is Wood Lake. Lake Country is a district municipality with a population of approximately 12,000. It is a part of the Central Okanagan Regional District, and of the Kelowna metropolitan area.
Okanagan Lake defines the western boundary of the municipality, while the entirety of Wood Lake and the southernmost portion of Kalamalka Lake are encompassed by it.
Lake Country was incorporated in 1995. The previously unincorporated communities of Winfield, Okanagan Centre, Oyama, and Carr's Landing were united to form the new municipality, and they remain as separate wards within it. In the municipal government, one councillor is drawn from each of these wards, while the mayor and two additional councillors are elected by the people at large.
Lake Country was first put on the wine map back in 70's by George and Trudy Heiss who founded Gray Monk Estates. Today one of British Columbia's best known wineries.
~ Arrowleaf Cellars
~ Blind Tiger Vineyards
~ Ex Nihilo
~ Gary Monk Estate Winery
~ Intrique Winery
~ Living Waters Vineyard
~ 50th Parallel Estate Winery
The wineries of Lake Country