When you think of this part of the Okanagan you have
to think about the contributions made by Sumac Ridge Winery and Hainle
Estate Winery. Sumac Ridge was founded by Harry McWalters and Lloyd
Schmidt in 1979, in 1981 they produced the first Okanagan Chardonnay.
They were (1984 ) one of the first wineries to produce Icewine.
It was Walter Hainle and his son Tilman who made the
first icewine in the early 1970's. They
produced the first commercial icewine in 1974. Today the winery has
new owners using Deep Creek as the wineries principle name. Tilman
Hainle currently owns the Working Horse winery.
Summerland and Peachland are two small communities located
along the west side of Okanagan Lake between Penticton and Kelowna.
Giants Head is the key landmark of Summerland; a mountain formed by
Volcanic action. New vineyards enhance the west side of Giant Head.
Heading toward Peachland located 23 kilometers north of Summerland,
the vineyards cling to the steep slopes running down toward the lake.
This is a cool climate grape region with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot
Gris, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Blanc.
~ Back Door Winery
~ Bartier & Scholefield
~ Deep Creek (Hainle) Wine Estate
~ Di Bello Wines
~ Dirty Laundry Vineyard
~ Evolve Cellars
~ First Estate Cellars
~ Giant Head
~ Haywire Winery
~ Heaven's Gate Estate
~ Sage Hill Vineyards
~ Saxon Winery
~ Silkscraf Winery
~ Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery
~ Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
~ Thornhaven Estate Winery
~ TH Wines
~ 8th Generation
The wineries of Summerland and Peachland