Wineries of the Okanagan Falls


Noble Ridge

Alto Wine Group

4220 McLean Creek Road
Okanagan Falls, B.C.



Synchromesh Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken

In March 2010, Alan Dickinson and his partners (Tom DiBello,Mark Simpson,Anthony Buree ,John Dickinson) started Alton Winery. Alan spent numerous weekend flying from Vancouver to The Okanagan searching for the right place to grow Riesling . They acquired an Okanagan Falls vineyard that had been planted several years earlier by the owners of Wild Goose Vineyards. Half the vineyard is planted with Riesling. Dickinson, a lover of Riesling, added more of that variety, replacing struggling Malbec and Muscat vines.

The winery focus on small lot custom crush winemaking 1,400 cases. Each partner directs their own program with collaboration and general oversight and instruction by Tom DiBello.  Their future direction is   Measured growth.  Maintain small production of each wine allowing close control over grape sources and wines that continue to reflect the individual sites from which they are sourced.

In addition to their own wines they provide production services to other small wineries both in their facility and with our mobile crush pad

The first release is Synchromesh Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken

Their signature wines will be Synchromesh – Different styles of Riesling and a Cabernet Franc driven red.

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Winemaker: Tom DiBello
Philosophy: Synchromesh – Unique terroir driven wines.  Minimal manipulation allowing true expression.  All traditionally styled. 

 



BC Wine Studios


Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2


BC Wine Studio is the home of winemaker Mark Simpson. Mark is the principal of Vancouver-based Artisan Food & Beverage Corp., a consulting company he set up in 2007. In 2010, Mark created his own wine label, Siren's Call, partly to hone his wine making skills and partly to become a brand owner. Mark became a partner in Alto Wine Group, a custom crush winery at Okanagan Falls, a strategic relationship that directed him to some great partnerships in the BC Wine industry.

The BC Wine Studio is also a custom Crush Pad producing wines for other wineries. These include Hawk's Hollow, Noble Beast, Nagging Doubt and Phasion Estates.

They have a beautiful six-acre vineyard, featuring of some of BC's oldest Vinifera plantings, a winery and tasting room. Stephen Carter is the Estate Owner and Grape Grower

 

Winemaker: Mark Simpson
Philosophy: visions for BC Wine Studio was to create a special place for sharing wine best practices, encouraging creativity and producing high quality, distinctive hand-crafted wines.



Black Dog Cellars


385 Matheson Road
Okanagan Falls
BC V0H 1R5

 




Black Dog Cellars opened in 2014. Ask yourself what a winery/ cidery in the Okanagan has in common with Sir Winston Churchhill. David Rendina, who bought this vineyard in 2010, is a Winston Churchill buff and that inspired the Black Dog name. Churchill suffered throughout his life from clinical depression which he called his “Black Dog.”

David bought this four-hectare (10-acre) vineyard across the road from Blasted Church Winery. The vines – mainly Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir - are close to 30 years old and most of the production is sold to Gray Monk Estate Winery. The vineyard allowed David, who is an environmental engineer, to climb on a tractor and pursue his interest in farming.

Along with wine they ( David's daughter Kate and son-inlaw Nik) plan on making cider. Nik and Kate took cider making courses at Washington State University. They have produced an aplle iced cider.

People often ask why we decided to name our business "Black Dog". Many think that it's because we live on the edge of Skaha Lake (Skaha means Dog in the local native language) and because we grow some of the best Pinot Noir (Black) grapes. Others have guessed that it's named BlackDog because we  breed  and  sell our friendly  Rottweiler's (Black Dog Sellers?).  

Signature cider: Howling Moon Okanagan Original Craft Cider

Winemaker/ cider master : Niklas and Kate Durisek

 


Black Market Wine Co

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A virtual winery owned by Rob Hammersley and his wife Michelle Shewchuk. To start their own venture, the couple teamed up with winemaker Mark Simpson, who makes superbly crafted wines under BC Wine Studio umbrella, his Okanagan Falls winery

At Black Market Wine Co. we’re all about breaking the rules set up by the traditional wine making establishment. Small and nimble, we seek opportunities that others often don’t. We know the land, the climate, and the people. We explore the valley’s vineyards, we kick tractor tires while talking shop with local farmers, and we make wine because we love it – the art and perfection of it.

Winemaker: Mark Simpson BCWine Studios




Blasted Church

378 Parsons Road
Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2


In 2002 Chris and Evelyn Campbell moved from Vancouver to their new home in Okanagan Falls . It was unproven but established vineyard. They decided to give the winery a name that would pop.

Today the winery is extremely well known for its funny labels and quality wines. Blasted Church has grown over tenfold in sales, has become one of the most recognized, and admired wineries in Canada. The winery has won numerous awards including Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines, for its 2012 Holy Moly Petit Verdot. Cabernet Merlot 2008 took home the grand prize by winning the red wine of the year at the 2011 All Canadian Wine Champs

 On a cool spring morning in 1929, a small crew from Okanagan Falls set off to a deserted mining camp some 16 miles away from home. Their mission: to dismantle an old wooden church and bring it back to Okanagan Falls.
The plan called for a controlled blast of four dynamite sticks inside the church in order to "loosen the nails". Odd as it may seem, the explosion spared the wood from damage during dismantling.
Save for losing the steeple, the plan succeeded. Now, the 120-year-old wooden church stands proudly in its second home of Okanagan Falls.

In naming their VQA wines "Blasted Church", they celebrate the ingenuity of this initiative and honour these pioneers for their vision, steadfastness and craftsmanship

Blasted Church Vineyards is delighted to announce their winery’s sponsorship support for the 24th annual edition of the 2016 Whistler Pride & Ski Festival.

Winemaker: Evan Saunders,
Philosophy: From day one, we had agreed to surround ourselves with talented staff, and give them the full support, trust, and resources required to perform their very best for the organization



Blue Mountain Vineyard

RR1, S3, C4,
Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R0


Blue Mountain Vineyard is located next to a bird sanctuary and wilderness area overlooking beautiful Vaseux Lake. The Mavety family produces a limited quantity of superb wines, using traditional winemaking methods. Winemaker Ian Mavety's goal is to produce wines of quality and style that compliment the emerging Northwest Cuisine.

The Mavetys were among the pioneers Okanagan having the fortune to acquire a site where they believed the geographic factors came together better than anywhere else in the valley. Named for the hazy blue mountains that frame the vineyards, the foundations for Blue Mountain were thus established in 1971. Blue Mountain is a true family operation. The winery is worked by Ian's wife Jane, daughter  Christie and son Matt.

Along with exceptional terroir, owners Ian, Jane, Matt and Christie Mavety credit their success to the integrity of their estate. 

The wine shop and tasting room is housed in a magnificent stone brick building. Tours are by appointment.

The winery and vineyards ( 30 acre) has one of the most beautiful views with its south-facing slopes over looking Lake Vaseux.

They produce Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris,Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. They are a leading producer of Sparkling wine

Winemaker Matt Mavety
Philosophy:wine-making begins in the vineyard. Years of gained knowledge in how to adapt to annual weather changes and produce fruit of similar character and concentration annually is how he achieves the highest level of consistency and quality in the wine.




Fashion Estates

2434 Oliver Ranch RD
Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2

 info@fasionestates.com


A virtual winery founded and owned by Jenn Triggs. Name changed to Fashion Estates in Summer 2017.

Our story is about combining our two passions for both wine and fashion. So why not create a winery that focuses on both. Fhasion Estates Winery was founded on creativity, personality, originality and having fun.

Wine and fashion share a lot of common traits between each other as they are present and enrich our lives by sharing in our experiences and self creativity. At Fhasion we feel that wine and fashion are creative expressions of us. That it is a creative vision that allows us to be unique and one of a kind. It helps us to tell our own stories whether it's at a special event or at your best friend's weekend BBQ.

Signature wines: Haute Couture - 2011 - A modern elegant blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon Okanagan Valley terroir driven varietals.
Tres Chic - 2012 - A confident trendy Okanagan Valley chardonnay that offers peach, green apple and citrus notes with a contemporary twist.

Wines available in Alberta and BC

Winemaker: Mark Simpson
Philosophy: Fashion Estates Winery has worked hard to design one of a kind staggeringly unique Okanagan Valley wines. We have chosen the best available grapes and the best quality ingredients for our products.  We have produced premium elegant vintages that we hope will be that creative entity to share your best memories and stories



Liquidity Wines

4720 Allendale Road
Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2


Situated midway between Skaha and Vaseux Lakes upon the "Vaseux Bench", the most narrow region of the Okanagan Valley. Liquidity resides in ideal conditions for grape growing. The vineyards here have been producing grapes for over 20 years. Partners Ian MacDonald,James Davidson and Dale Shwed decide to buy the property and open a winery.

The Vineyard had 10 acres of mature vines, notably Pinot Noir; another 10 acres on the prime south-facing slope has been replanted. The other varieties here include Viognier, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a little Cabernet Sauvignon Liquidity named Matt Holmes, the former winemaker at Tantalus Vineyards, as its vineyard and winery manager.

The adobe-style home originally on this property was redeveloped in 2013 to include a spacious tasting room and bistro with one of the finest vineyard views in the Okanagan.

Liquidity Wines estate-grown 2013 Chardonnay has been awarded a silver medal at the prestigious Chardonnay du Monde international competition in France 2016. They have two vineyards – 20 acres planted on the winery site and 11 acres planted on the former Lusitano site.

Winemaker: Alison Moyes
Philosophy: “It is more about the quality, long-term, than about the quantity



Meyer Family Vineyards


4287 McLean Creek Rd
Okanagan Falls
British Columbia V0H 1R1


In 2006 the Meyer family purchased 3.1 acres of land on the Naramata Bench's Old Main Road. The land had ten year old Chardonnay vines. A team was put in place to create great wines. The team James Cluer General manager,Rhys production manager, Pierre LeVesque as vineyard anger and winemaker, along with Laura and Terry Meyer. Proprietors are Jak and his wife Janice

In 2008 they expanded purchasing property in Okanagan Falls 6.9 Hectares. Planted mostly with Pinot Noir . The tasting room is located here at 4287 Mclean Road. Between the two two vineyards there are 7 acres of Chardonnay, 7 acres of Pinot Noir, 4.5 acres of Gewürztraminer and 1.5 acre of Merlot .
Product of 3000 cases

To produce the finest quality wines in the traditions of burgundy, we followed certain philosophies, strategies and techniques in production. Each wine reflects the single vineyard of its origin, the soil, the climate, the slope. Hand harvested, hand crafted, with great attention to detail, we take pride in each bottle of wine. Meyer Family Vineyards wines are produced on two main vineyards, the 1.62 hectare Old Main Road vineyard on the Naramata Bench and the 6.9 hectare McLean Creek Road vineyard in Okanagan Falls.

 

Signature wines are the tribute series Chardonnay and Pinot Noir . Meyer Family wines can be found in BC and Alberta. Exporting to 8 countries outside of Canada including a full corporate listing with Marks and Spencer in 169 stores in the UK

Winemaker: Chris Carson
Philosophy Single vineyard wines with an emphasis on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We believe that wines are made in the vineyard and have a very hands off approach to winemaking. Each vineyard and vintage is made to showcase and reflect the terroir





Nighthawk Vineyards

2735 Green Lake Road, Okanagan, British Columbia V0H 1R0



Nighthawk Vineyards has been harvesting high quality grapes 2002 and over the past year has evolved from vineyard to boutique farm gate winery. They are just down the road from See Ya Later Ranch Winery. The 10-acre vineyard is planted to three varieties: five acres of Gewürztraminer, three of Pinot Noir and two of Chardonnay. Some of the vines are 15 years old.

Nighthawk Vineyards is the passion of two families…Daniel & Christy Bibby and their children, and David & Melanie Flotten. The winery is named after the majestic birds found in the valley.

The labels are by Kelowna artist Alex Fong, reflecting the enchanting views of the vineyard that inspired him to paint two canvasses for the partners.

Winemaker: Matt Dumayne
Philosophy:





Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery

2320 Oliver Ranch Road
Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R0


Noble Ridge Vineyard Winery lays in the Okanagan Valley at the northern most tip of the only desert in Canada. The winery is named for the noble varieties of grapes grown and the ridge that divides the land on which they thrive. 

After taking his family on a 3 month sabbatical around Europe, and looking at properties in France, Jim D'Andrea, a Calgary lawyer, decided to purchase a property in Okanagan Falls in 2001. The original 3.5 acres of planted vines has now grown to 22 acres in plants. Located at the northern end of the Osoyoos desert over looking Vaseux Lake. The name of the vineyard is inspired by the ridge and by the noble grape varieties being grown. Jim and Leslie D'Andrea established Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery in 2001.The wine shop opened in 2006.

signature wines: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay (just won a silver medal in the CHARDONNAY-DU-MONDE competition in Burgundy, France), Pinot Noir, Meritage, King's Ransom (Premium Meritage Blend

Trophy, Best Sparkling Wine of the Year 2016 ACWC
Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery, BC 2012 “The One” Sparkling . It won a Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines.

 

Winemaker: Benoit Gauthier

 




See Ya Later Ranch

Green Lake Road Box 480
Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R0


Five Kilometers southwest of Okanagan Falls high on the mountain side sits the historic farm house made of hand-split stones. It commands the same unbelievable view it did 100 years ago when European settlers first turned the soil of Hawthorne Mountain. The vineyards' site was settled in the early 1900's by the Hawthorne Brothers, and wine grapes have been growing here since the early 1960's. Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards as it exists today, was incorporated in 1995. The winery was originally opened in 1986 as LeComte Estate Winery

The winery is now part of Constellation Brands. In 2007 the name was changed to See Ya later Ranch at Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards Vineyard Acreage: 171 acres Average Annual Production: 25,000 cases

See Ya Later Ranch's Rover Awarded First Ever Premier's Wine Award

The Name :

Major Hugh Fraser, a colourful character who purchased the property high above the Okanagan Valley in 1919. The Major found the freedom and open skies of the valley the perfect complement to his fun-loving personality and fondness for lavish parties. Here, near the town of Okanagan Falls, he planted vines and seeded a legend. The ranch was his home for more than forty-five years, each one adding to a rich mix of truth and fiction involving elaborate gatherings, plenty of dogs and a wife from Ontario, who on seeing the rustic surroundings, left both the Valley and a three-word note:

See Ya Later


Winemaker: David Saysomsack
Philosophy: We strive to make wines with distinctive character and we concentrate on maximizing the flavours in our wines.



Stag's Hollows Winery and Vineyard

 

2237 Sun Valley Way
Okanagan Falls, BC
V0H 1R2




Stags Hollow is the fulfillment of Larry Gerelus and Linda Pruegger's dream. Situated on a picturesque bench surrounded by mountains, lakes, vineyards, and nature reserves, we are located just south of Okanagan Falls on 10 acres of prime grape growing land.

The vineyard is now 25 years old and is now planted with Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Sauvignon Blanc, Vidal & Muscat.  In addition, we purchased another vineyard about 2kms away from the winery in Okanagan Falls in 2011 that we started planting in 2012.   Grapes at this vineyard include Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Gamay Noir, Dolcetto(we are the first in BC to plant), Vidal,  In addition, this year we will also be planting  Albariño, another Spanish grape .

The micro-climate in the area as well as the ideal soils which are mostly gravel and clay provide superb conditions to grow both red and white grapes.

Over the past 25 years, Larry has worn the hats of Winemaker, viticulturalist, marketer, builder and fixer of almost anything that needed to be fixed! Today Larry concentrates his efforts in the vineyard and marketing. His philosophy has always been if you grow quality in the vineyard, making great wine will follow. He strives for balance, sustainability and a holistic approach to growing grapes.

Named winery of the year by Wine Press Northwest 2012
2013 BC Lieutenant Governor Award of Excellence. 2016 InterVin International Wine AwardsGold – 2014 Renaissance Syrah


New Label Cachet Wines

Tyler their son has now joined the crew working his way up the ladder at the winery.

Winemaker: Dwight Smart
Philosophy: Grow grapes of the highest quality to produce intensely fine wines, which express the bouquet, flavours, and textures of the terroir

 


Stoney Slope Vineyards

Stoney Slopes Vineyard
2434 Oliver Ranch Road,
Okanagan Falls, BC, Canada



One of the Okanagan's newest winery owned by Mark Simpson and Stephen Carter . The 30 year old Stoney Slope vineyard is well known in the Okanagan. The wineries name was chosen to respect that heritage and reputation of the vineyard.

Mark Simpson is a well known winemaker owner of Artisan Food and Beverage Group. As a Brewmaster and Winemaker Mark has twenty-three years experience in food and beverage manufacturing. He has extensive experience in product development, supply chain management and purchasing, quality assurance, public relations and marketing.

The future direction of the winery will be to make wine that reflect their terroir, featuring precise and focused winemaking. Create an outstanding visitor experience with our tasting room and special events

The winery features a specially contoured outdoor concert amphitheater, a tasting room and picnic area nestled in the middle of the vineyard. There are plans to add a luxury camping experience featuring Yurts or tents with luxury beds and linens right in our vineyard.

The vineyard is 5.9 acres planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Lemberger, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay Riesling, Gewertzraminer and Semillion      

Signature wines are Siren's Call Harmonious and Siren's Call Petit Verdot


Winemaker: Mark Simpson
Philosophy: Make wines of terroir from outstanding vineyards ideally suited for that variety. Match the wines with a diverse and focused oak barrel program

 


Synchromesh Wines

4220 McLean Creek Rd
Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R0


Synchromesh wines is owned by the Dickson Family (Alan and Amy, John and Kirsty). Their dream to start a winery began after touring the Okanagan. They first opened Alto Wine Group, offering a range of production services to help improve the financial viability of the little guys.  This also allowed the family to pursue their personal wine brand where Synchromesh Wines was born.

The Name: We have a family history with vintage cars and motorsports that continues today with car restorations and track activities as time allows.  Synchromesh is part of a vehicle transmission but if loosely translated means ‘Everything working together’ with is the holistic approach we take to farming and our business.

Theu have four vineyards all located on the east side of the Okanagn Lake between Kelowna and Okanagan Falls. Storm Haven Vineyard is located at Okanagan Falls where the flagship wines are grown. It is also the location for the tasting room.

They pratice a no-chemical farming with a holistic approach and fall somewhere between organic and biodynamic in practices

The Thorny Vines property is a 2 acre site located on the southern end of the Naramata Bench produces Riesling. Turtlerock Farms Vineyard lies on the upper side of Naramata Road half way between Penticton and the Village of Naramata growing Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Palo Solara grows Pinot Noir.

2011 Synchromesh Storm Haven Riesling was selected as one of 12 winners for a Lieutenant Governors Award for Excellence

When you visit us you will meet the family, not employees and we can tell you every detail about the farming, winemaking and wines because we do it all ourselves.



Winemaker: Alan Dickinson
Philosophy: Start on the farm and end on the farm… we ferment wild and don’t manipulate the wines in any way so the emphasis is on getting it right in the vineyard




Wild Goose Vineyard

RR#1, S3, C11, Sun Valley Way
Okanagan Falls, BC, V0H 1R0

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Located near Okanagan Falls founder Adolf Kruger was one of the leaders in persuading the BC Government to support farm wineries. The Kruger's operate a true family winery of 20 acres. It all began in early 1983 when founder Adolf Kruger purchased a barren piece of land east of Okanagan Falls. Upon his return to his newly purchased property he discovered a large flock of Canada geese feeding in amongst the tumbleweeds, boulders, and rubble. As he approached, the birds took flight. From that time on the property became known as Wild Goose Vineyards.

The winery regulations at the time required estate wineries to own or manage a minimum of 20 acres. In June of 1990 Adolf, along with the owners of two small vineyards on the Naramata Bench, persuaded the provincial government to create regulations allowing “farmgate” wineries on smaller vineyards. Wild Goose was the first licensed to grow, make wine and bottle on site! 

A new tasting room was complted in June of 2012 The tasting room looks over the beautiful Stoney Slope Riesling vineyard with the backdrop of Peach Cliff Mountain in the background, a truly stunning view! The new building has a spacious tasting room with a large tasting bar and retail sales area.

Wild Goose has grown to one of the largest and most awarded of the Okanagan Falls wineries, including nine Lieutenant Governor’s Awards of Excellence in Winemaking

Winemaker: Adolf Kruger


 

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