Wineries of Kelowna


Ancient Hills


Ancient Hill Vineyards and Winery

4918 Anderson Road,
Kelowna BC V1X 7V7


Located on a hillside east of Kelowna International Airport. Ancient Hills is owned by Richard and Jitske Kamphuys.
The adventure began in 2005 as they cleared the land and planted several years with 27,000 vines (Baco Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Lemberger, Zweigelt and Pinot Noir).

In 2008, Robert Mackenzie, the well-known architect from Penticton, was asked to design a winery building that fit the name and concept of Ancient Hill. The result is superb. And in 2009, accomplished consulting winemaker Christine Leroux took on the task of creating Ancient Hill’s first vintage

The name ‘Ancient Hill’ was chosen as an acknowledgement of the natural forces that created the terroir of the vineyard.

Their logo symbolizes the interconnectedness of the various elements of Nature that are needed to create wine. Earth, Air and Water are inextricably combined. They provide the platform for the eternal circle of life to play out. In our case, the growth of the grape vine and the fruit it produces

Winemaker: Christine Leroux
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Andrew Pellers Ltd

1125 Richter Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K6


With a dream of owning his own establishment the European-born winemaker, Andre Peller opened his first winery in Port Moody, BC in 1961. Andre Wines has since gone on to open seven wineries across Canada. Known as one of the Canada's most successful wineries, they produce quality wines such as Bighorn Vineyards and Peller Estates.

The Company's award-winning premium Peller Estates and Hillebrand Estates brands compliment its popular-priced brands including Hochtaler, Domain D'Or, Franciscan and Similkameen. With a focus on serving the needs of all wine consumers, the Company also produces and markets wine kit products from Brew King and Vineco International.

Philosophy:
Combining our knowledge of grape varieties, climate, soil and winemaking techniques, we strive to produce the highest quality wines, true to varietal character. Following the philosophy of our founder, Andrew Peller, Peller Estates is committed to meeting the needs of the wine consumer with our quality wines.

 


Aquaherb Winery House

#26–2550 Acland Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 7L4



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Specializing in the production of wines made from, or with, herbs such as Ginseng, Echinacea, Eldelberry, Rosehip
and Seabuckthorn, and other herbs. The winery is owned by Stan Masciaszek






Bounty Cellars

#7-364 Lougheed Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 7R8


Located in Kelowna, the heart of the Okanagan Valley and British Columbia's Wine Capital, Bounty Cellars Winery is a
négociant or ‘wine merchant' style winery producing only high quality wines from within the British Columbia and Pacific
Northwest growing regions. The winery's name is inspired by British Columbia's bountiful Okanagan valley.

Bounty Cellars was incorporated in March 2004 with its first bottling in May 2005. The winery was created under the
expertise of Ron Pennington and Wade Rains, with the goal of 'thinking outside of the barrel.'

Fine wine is just one of aspects of Bounty Cellars, which also specializes in creating premium custom labels for a variety
of clientèle. The possibilities are endless for uses of a great wine with customized labels. Another unique feature of the
winery is its ability to custom blend wines under the guidance of senior winemaker Alan Marks.

Signature wines are Similkameen Chardonnay, Osoyoos Lake Merlot, a red Meritage and Equinox a Alsatian style
white blend.

Winemaker: Todd Moore

Philosophy: Quality wine with balanced approachable style; wine to be enjoyed by everyone...share the wealth of wine!



Calona Vineyard

1125 Richter Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K6


Calona Vineyards has the distinction of being British Columbia's original winery; operating in BC since 1932. Giuseppe Ghezzi an Italian winemaker launched the winery backed by investors including Pasqual " Cap" CappoZzi. Calona is British Columbia 's oldest winery in continual operation. It has had a remarkable series of owners, from the colourful Capozzi family, to the Standard Brands/Nabisco conglomerate, to a Swiss holding company. Since 2005, the owner has been Andrew Peller Ltd., the largest Canadian-owned wine producer The winery is located in the heart of Kelowna. Today they crush approximately 1500 tonnes of BC grapes annually. Andrew Peller Ltd. – which has owned Calona since 2005 – has introduced a new label called Conviction

Calona's VQA wines are released under the Artist Series label, with artists competing to design the collector-quality labels. Icewines are released under the Private Reserve label.

Sovereign Opal is unique to Calona Wines. It is the only wine grape developed at the Summerland Research Station that made it into commercial production

The winery is owned by Andrews Peller Limited.
Sandhill wines are produce here under its own winemaker

Winemaker: Sydney Valentino





Camelot Vineyards Ltd.

3489 East Kelowna Road
Kelowna, BC



The winery is owned by Rob Young and Denise Brass, two Air Canada flight attendants who have lived on an East Kelowna apple orchard for several years..Rob and Denise took over the orchard after Bob Young passed away in 1996.They planted the vines in June 2007 and built the winery in August of the same year. Opened the tasting room in June 2008

They have 4.5 acres of Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Gewürztraminer .Current production is 1500 cases with the goal been 2500.

The winery reflects the camelot and the Knights of the round table. Every year they host a unique wine country festival: the day-long Medieval Fair, celebrating European history and culture of the 11th to 16th Centuries. It is a colourful spectacle, including jousts by armour-clad individuals who belong to a Kelowna historical group calling itself the Duchy of Connaught. Yes a A sword embedded in a stone greets visitors along with.

Signature wines : Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Gewürztraminer among its whites, and Merlot and Syrah.The winery is only 10-12 minutes from downtown. They are a proud member of “The Kelowna Fab Five” which is a group of wineries all of whom are on a trail of five miles long

Winemaker: Ann Sperling
Philosophy: Starts in the vineyard and ends with a great wine maker. It takes a lot of beer to make the wine






CedarCreek Estate Winery

5445 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 4S5



Located on the hills above Lake Okanagan in Kelowna. The Fitzpatrick family, who founded CedarCreek in 1986, has committed the winery to respecting the land in its viticulture practices; to honouring the rich agricultural tradition of their family rooted in the Okanagan; and to pursuing perfection in the bottle. The family has been residing in the Okanagan since 1913

In 2014 the winery was sold to Anthony von Mandl, who is best known as the owner of Mission Hills Family Estate Winery

The winery now produces over 40,000 cases of premium wines each year and is considered one the elite producers in Canada. It was named Canada's winery of the year at the 2002, 2005 and second overall for 2008 in the Canadian Wine Awards competition. Product exceeds 30,000 cases.

CedarCreek is a destination winery that draws thousands of visitors each summer. CedarCreek excels in providing the most intimate of wine-country experiences. Its hospitality ranges from tours and tastings, fine dining to musical entertainment. The Vineyard Terrace is a seasonal restaurant (open mid June to mid September) with an elegantly casual ambiance and postcard view of the vineyards. Its annual Sunset Concert series features artists from around the world providing guests with magical evenings of wine, food and music while the sun rests gently on Okanagan Lake

Winemaker: Taylor Whelan, Alexis Moore,
Philosophy: The secret to making great wine is passion and paying attention to the details - it is all the little things that add up to something special in the bottle




Double Cross Cidery at the Junction

3363 Springfield Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 5L4


 

Glenn, Loretta, Michael & Alycia Cross own Cross Orchards , home of the Function Junction Fruit Stand . In 2011, when they thought of expanding to apple cider and fruit wine, they telephoned Richard Bullock, another apple grower, for advice. The Bullock family had opened the Raven Ridge Cidery on their East Kelowna orchard in 2003. To the surprise of the Crosses, the Bullocks were closing Raven Ridge. The cross family jumped at the opportunity to purchase their equipment.

signature ciders   Fuji iced cider & Braburn iced cider 

Their plan is to produce both fruit wines and ciders . They also operate a fruit stand with products from their 48 acres of    apples, peaches, apricots, blackberries,s tai berries, raspberries, corn, cherries and veggies 

Cider master: Glenn Cross
Philosophy: Work hard, play hard        




East Kelowna Cider Company

Box 28038
Kelowna, BC V1W 4A6


 

Owned by David and Theressa Ross, who wine author John Schreiner describes as two very hard working individuals. They operate a 3.6 hectare apple orchard on Kelowna's east side. They petitioned the government to acknowledge Hard Apple Cider made from desert apples and won

The history of the farm cn be traced back to 1942 when Charles (Grandpa) Ross purchased the property



Frequency Wine & Sound

2261 Garner Rd
Kelowna BC


Frequency is the creation of former Vibrant Vines winemaker Anthony Lewis. He started own enterprise; the Orphan Grape. Lewis and Orphan Grape are creating eight small wineries on leased farmland. Each of them is absolutely tiny, but they all come with big ideas. The first one, called Frequency, is located Garner Road. - Anthony calls them Tineries.

Wine tastings also include a demonstration of how sound waves can be used to literally sculpt solid matter into beautiful, symmetrical designs.


Winemaker: Anthony Lewis

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