Wines of Canada
Wineries of Kelowna
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. Tiring of big city life in the Netherlands, we decided to ‘go west’ and seek out a lifestyle more in tune with nature. In 1992 we ended up in Kelowna and decided to make it their home.
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
Andrew Peller Ltd
1125 Richter Street
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
Company also produces and markets wine kit products from Brew King and Vineco
In the Fall of 2017 Andrew Peller Ltd purchased Gray Monk, Black Hills and Tinhorn Creek.
Combining our knowledge of grape varieties, climate, soil and winemaking techniques, we strive to produce
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.
Burnt Timbers Winery
Burnt Timber is located on a private, gated estate in South Kelowna. Our Guest Lodge Tasting Room will be open by appointment only in Spring 2019. The winery’s name pays homage to the devastating forest fire that happened here in 2003. It’s a testament to the virtues of time and transformation, in the surrounding landscape and in the wines.
The winery is owned by Paul Lee who has a passion for for producing rich reds sourced from the South Okanagan’s premier vineyards. In 2012 he acquired a very special 30-acre lakefront property in the old farming community of South Kelowna. Not long after moving in, his inventive nature and a well-developed sense of fun had him thinking about a new kind of adventure. His vision of creating a private oasis for guests wishing to experience all that makes the Okanagan special, is gradually becoming a reality. Burnt Timber wines
The winemaker is Jason Parkes.
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
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 Calona name now has been phased out, replaced by Conviction Wines.
The winery is owned by Andrews Peller Limited.
Winemaker: Sydney Valentino
Camelot Vineyards Ltd.
3489 East Kelowna Road
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.
Signature wines :
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
agricultural tradition of their family rooted in the Okanagan; and
to pursuing perfection in the bottle. The family has
been residing in the Okanagan
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
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,
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
Frequency Wine & Sound
2261 Garner Rd
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
Kitsch Okanagan Valley Wines
3330 Nied Road,
The winery is owned by Trent and Ria Kitsch, members of a family that has been in the Okanagan for almost 100 years, prominent in construction and housing development. Trent developed the product SAXX (men's underwear). Together they made it a world wide sucess. They sold the business to start the winery.
As interim step, they established a home building company. One of the houses constructed by that venture for a Kitsch family member looks over the 12.7-acre vineyard that was planted in 2013 and 2014. The winery and vineyard occupies a plateau in northeast Kelowna, with a panoramic view to the south over the city. Okanagan Lake stretches into the distance almost to Peachland. The largest planting is Riesling, about five acres in two blocks. The other varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir
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