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Wines of Canada

Since 1992


Wines of the Okanagan

Skaha Lake

There is a road.. Not too often traveled that runs north and south from Okanagan Falls to Penticton. This east side road is home to four exceptional wineries. The lake tempers the climate and extends the ripening season into late autumn. The lake has a surface area of approximately 20 km, with a maximum depth of 55 metres. The lake is situated directly south of Okanagan Lake and forms the southern shoreline and boundary of the city of Penticton, BC. The community of Okanagan Falls is located at its southern endof the lake.

Off the main highway is another road seldom travelled it leads to the community of Kaleden which lies in the upland area on the west side of the lake.

Over tens of thousands of years a series of glaciers, up to 3 kilometres thick, carved a great valley out the of mountains that we now call the Okanagan. In places it is deeper than the Grand Canyon. The retreating ice mass left behind long benches of fertile soil and a series of spectacular lakes. The region of the South Okanagan is a unique climatic zone known as a semi-arid steppe, the final stage of a desert area that extends up from the United States. Along with that comes long warm days and cool nights that retain the acidity in the grapes and helps shape their distinctive character and flavours.

The West Side Wineries

Anthony Buchanan Wines
~ Birch Block Vineyards
~ Black Market Wine co
~ Farmgate Winery
~ LakeBoat Vineyards
~ Play Estate
~ Vindicated Cellars

The East Side Wineries ~ Skaha Bluff sub app

~ Blasted Church Vineyards
~ Cresent Hills Winery
~ Painted Rock Estates
~ Pentâge Winery

Wineries of Skaha Lake

Skaha Bench

Skaha Lake from Painted Rock Winery

The view of Skaha Lake from Painted Rock Vineyards

Osoyoos Lake Bench ~ The Golden Mile ~ Similkameen Valley ~ Okanagan Falls ~ Kelowna ~ Naramata Bench

Summerland and Peachland ~ Mount Boucherie ~ Black Sage Road ~ Northern ~ Kootenays

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