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Black Sage Road

Church and State Coyote Bowl
Church and State Coyote Bowl

The Black Sage Road runs along the east side of the valley behind the town of Oliver. It is not an official region but its soil and sunlight are less than the Golden Mile which runs on the west side of the valley. Here , the vines are on sand a bench laid down by a glacial-era lake. A few years ago, a winery manager on the bench drilled a well through 410 feet of sand before hitting water. The west-facing vineyards on the bench work hard to add organic matter. Because the water drains very quickly, vineyards need to be irrigated with great care to keep the vines alive. The Black Sage Bench starts getting sun in mid-morning, bakes through the day, and has several hours more evening sun than the Golden Mile. *The sandy soil and sun light produce powerful red wines and full fruit flavoured whites

The Black Sage Road (also known as 71st Street) curves around the town of Oliver for 30 Kilometeres (19 miles). It is a very scenic drive to be enjoyed as you visit the wineries.

Black Sage Road Wineries

~ Bai Famly Estate
~ Black Hills Estate Winery
~ Black Sage Vineyards
~ Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
~ Cana Vines
~ Church and State Coyote Bowl
~ Covert Farms Estate
~ Desert Hills Estate Winery
~ French Door Estate
~ Here's is the Thing Vineyards
~ Hidden Chapel Winery
~ Jackson-Triggs Vinters
~ Le Vieux Pin
~ Montakarn Estate
~ Nostalgia Wine Inc - formerly Oliver Twist Estate Winery
~ Platinum Bench
~Phamton Creek Estate (Bai Family Estate)
~ Prospect Winery
~ Quint Ferreira Estate Winery
~ Rainmaker Wines
~ Red Barn
~ Sandhill Wines
~ Silver Sage Winery
~ Stoneboat Vineyards
~ Tipsy Hill Winery
~ Ursa Major Estate Winery


For complete Information on the Wineries of Black Sage Road

Regional Map

*Okanagan Wine Tour 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 ~ Oliver Wineries

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