Wines of the Okanagan

Mount Boucherie



Westbank looking from the wineries towards Kelowna

The slopes of Mount Boucherie (Kelowna, Westbank, West Kelowna) made famous by Mission Hill and Quails Gate Wineries. Just a 20-kilometre (12˝-mile) drive south of Kelowna’s urban sprawl,the Mount Boucherie wine regions best vineyards continue to hold off the pressure of land developers. Although all but one of the wineries here also have vineyards in the South Okanagan or the Similkameen, they husband these precious slopes. Bathed in the reflected light from Okanagan Lake, Mount Boucherie vineyards are well suited to delicate premium varieties like Pinot Noir and Riesling. Quails’ Gate, which practises some of the best viticulture in the valley, even succeeds with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.*

Quails Gate owned by the Steward family who began planting in 1950. Their block of Marechal Fock planted in 1969 is among the oldest vines producing in the Okanagan. Mission Hill is the architectural jewel of the mountain. Rollingdale Winery is one the newer wineries producing organic wines.

These wineries also tend to have vineyards in the south and in the Simillameen Valley

The Wineries:

~Beaumont Family Estate

~ Ciao Bella Winery

~ Grizzli Winery

~ Indigenous World Winery

~ Kalala Organic Estate

~ Little Straw Vineyard

~ Meadow Vista Honey Wines

~ Mission Hills Family Estate

~ Mt Boucherie Estate Winery

~ Off the Grid Organic Winery

~ Quails Gate Estate Winery

~ Rollingdale Winery

~ Seven Directions

~ The Hatch

~ Volcanic Hill Vineyard and Cellars

The Wineries

* From the Okanagan Wine Guide - John Schreiner

~ Osoyoos Lake Bench ~ The Golden Mile ~ Simillkameen Valley ~ Okanagan Falls
~ Skaha Lake ~ Naramata Bench Summerland and Peachland ~ Mount Boucherie ~ Kelowna and Lake Country ~ Northern ~ Kootenays ~ Thompson River Valley ~ Black Sage s

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