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
~ REBEL Pi
Wineries of Skaha Lake
The view of Skaha Lake from Painted Rock Vineyards