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Wineries of Summerland and Peachland

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards
Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

Walter Hainle ""once you walk the rows up and down every day, you will discover the meaning of life all over."

Anthony Buchanan Wines


A native of Victoria, BC, Anthony comes from a successful twenty year career in hairdressing which imbued a sense of personal fulfillment in revealing a person’s beauty.  Anthony by the age of 26 was hooked on Pinot Noir. Seeking a change in lifestyle Anthony dove into the world of wine with the goal of being a sommelier. He completed the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 1 and 2 and the International Sommelier Guild Level 1. During those studies, the art of making wine became a fascination that altered his trajectory. He was going to be a wine maker.

He completed the oenology program at Washington State University and moved to the Okanagan. One of his first cellar jobs was at Blue Mountain Vineyards, one of the most celebrated Pinot Noir producers in B.C. His first job as wine maker in 2012 was at Eau Vivre Winery, where Pinot Noir has a celebrated history and Anthony’s pinots took many top honours. In 2016 he became the winemaker at Desert Hills Estate Winery.

recently won SILVER in the All Canadian Wine Championships for 2016

Winemaker: Anthony Buchanan

Back Door Cellars

9752 Jones Flat Road
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0


Opened in 2016 owned by Pieter Smits. Pieter parents own Sonoran Estate Winery. One day, while visiting his parents, he spotted this property and saw a diamond in the rough. The property had been abandon over seven years before. Pieter decided to reclaim the land.

Even the house was a mess when he started working on it. It had been built during the depression, and with no prior renovations, he quickly learned the truth in what was being said. The only thing good about that place may have been the back door! He also lost his keys while working on the property.

While working on the house Pieter discovered a hole in the far corner . Hidden within the wall was a crow’s nest, and amongst the bottle caps and bits of tin sat Pieter’s keys. With great care, Pieter carefully moved the crow’s nest to the back of the vineyard, though he expected her to take off and never be heard from again. Having a mind of her own, the crow decided she would not leave the property. She still taunts and mocks Pieter to this day, and we think she is waiting for the perfect moment to steal back the keys to her back door. That is why the crow with a key apperas on te wine labels.

The winery Gives Back by  donating $1 from every bottle sold of 'Calling of the Crow' white wine and 'The Way Home' red wine to the Canadian Red Cross specifically, the BC Disaster Preparedness Fund.


Hainle Vineyards

5355 Trepanier Bench Road
Peachland, BC V0H 1X2

Nestled in the very heart of wine country in the Okanagan valley, Hainle Winery is located moments
South of Mission Hills and Quails Gate; and 5 minutes North of Greata Ranch. Only 355 km (220 miles) from Vancouver, Hainle is one of Canada's founding wineries, and boasts a wide variety of award-winning organic wines.

The winery dates back to 1988 with the real story beginning in 1972, when the winery's original founder, Walter Hainle, produced North America's first icewine.

The winery has continued to make organic wines, and production is soaring thanks to 47 hectares (115 acres) of vineyard planted in the south Okanagan region. Signature wines include Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, and the popular Zweigelt. Deep Creek has a number of Wines under the Z label using Zweigelt

The winery boasts several other attractions to visitors, including The Vineyard Restaurant and The Producer's Cookery School. It is also the location for Deep Creek Wine Estate

Winemaker Jason Parkes
Philosophy: Hainle Vineyards has an ongoing commitment to organic viticulture and winemaking

Dirty Laundry

7311 Fiske Street
RR #2, S68, C13
Summerland BC V0H 1Z0

Scherzinger Vineyards was originally bought by Edgar and Elizabeth Scherzinger as a cherry orchard. The orchard was removed and in its place Gewürztraminer was planted in 1978, then eventually Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. For the next seventeen years Edgar sold the fruit to Sumac Ridge, when happily, in 1995 he began producing his own wine.

The Scherzinger Vineyards was purchased by Ron and Cher Watkins, They changed the name to Dirty Laundry in 2005. Success followed and expansion was necessary so the Watkins sold to Bob Campbell, Hermann Teichtmeister and partnership in 2007. The group expanded, planting about 50,000 vines on several sites in the Summerland area. Expansions begun in 2010, including separate wineries for white and red wines, are designed to grow Dirty Laundry to a production of 20,000 cases. The winery has tripled its tasting room, added a conference and party room, added parking for buses and is building a new patio cantilevered over the vineyard.

The Marketing company that came up with Blasted Church suggested Dirty Laundry. Back in the 1800’s a former railway builder named Sam Suey decided he’d had enough of the hard labour pounding spikes and laying track, and opened a laundry in Summerland where the labourers could bring their work clothes for washing. While they sat around waiting for the clothes to air dry, the men would play cards and gamble. Soon Suey spotted another opportunity. He converted the floor above the laundry into a gaming hall and bordello. 

Sprawled upon a hilltop overlooking rolling orchards below, in an exclusive area of Summerland known as Paradise Flats, the grape vines grow as they should; with their feet dry and their faces looking south-east towards the water of Okanagan Lake. Enjoy this same incredible view from the patio, where visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic basket lunch and
be served their favourite Scherzinger wines on the patio.

The Kettle Valley Steam Train passes along the vineyard, great views of it can be seen from the patio

Signature wines: Gewürztraminer, Naughty Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Bordello, Kay-Syrah

Winemaker:Mason Spink
Philosophy: Quality in wines using " No herbicides, every effort not to spray pesticides." Let the grape stay on the vine longer, to produce its own sweetness.

Estate Thurn

5214 Monro Ave.
Summerland, BC

Perhaps better known as Okanagan Vinegar Brewery. They also use the term Bodega 1117. Alois Thurn is the owner



First Estate Cellars

5031 Cousines Road
Peachland, BC

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The winery was originally launched in 1972 as Chateau de Treanier by Marion John. After establishing the winery, Marion sold it in 1979 to Bob Claremont who renamed it Claremont estates. The winery ran into problems and was once again sold to Goldie Smithener who renamed the winery Cheateau Ste Claire.

The Okanagan’s original estate winery, First Estate has been through several changes of name and receiverships. It was revived in 2004 by Calgary trucking executive Frank Silvestri, in a nod to his Italian heritage. Throughout 2009, the winery posted a “temporarily closed” sign on its gate.

The history of First Estates has been one of buy and sell. The winery was sold to the Sivertsti family in 2004 The winery will produce wines in what they call the "Back to Italy" style. The primary varieties in the seven-hectare (17-acre) vineyard are Maréchal Foch, Gewürztraminer and Gamay. Some of the vines are survivors of those that the original owner, Marion Jonn, began planting in 1973. Silvestri recognizes the virtue of mature vines by making an Old Vines Foch.

The winery was leased in 2013 by winemaker Jason Parkes who proposes
to make it an incubator for emerging wineries. He started with a a vineyard job at Hainle Vineyards led to a flourishing winemaking career at Aces Wine, Serendipity Vineyards and Bounty Cellars. He makes wine at First Estate for several clients planning small premium (1)
wineries of their own.

Winemaker: Frank Silvestri

Giant Head Winery

4307 Gartrell Road
Summerland BC.

Giant Head Estate Winery overlooks Lake Okanagan from the sandy benches below Giant’s Head Mountain in Summerland. From the Wine Shop there is an excellent view of that extinct volcano's dramatic likeness to a to a human face. The winery is owned by John Glavina and Jinny Lee . They first purchased the land in 2004

In 2006, Jinny  planted 4 acres of Pinot Noir, Merlot, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. They have been selling their grapes since 2008 . Only recently started producing their own wines. The wine shop open in June 2015.

Giant Head is a Pinot Noir House. Over the last decade we have been preparing to have our winery. This means growing the vines in a greenhouse, planting and installing the vineyard and building the wine tasting shop and winery ourselves.  We have experimented for the last 6 vintages with: cold soak times between 6 days and 30 days, oaking periods from 8 months to 2 years, % of new oak of 100% to only 2 year old oak and older, various strains of yeast and bacteria, fining and no fining, filtering and no filtering. What we have in barrel now for the 2014 vintage is a ulmination of over a decade of effort and I am proud to announce,  it sure has been worth it, because I expect to produce a  very fine pinot noir! 

They also specialize in merlot and Gewürztraminer

Winemaker: John Glavina
Philosophy: wine is made in the vineyard first, and our philosophy is simply to harvest as the grapes ripen and ferment in a number of batches to allow the expression of fruit in several ways,  we don't rely on natural fermentation, we believe in oaking our reds with french oak, and as opposed to using a pre-defined recipe,  we believe in refining the winemaking depending on what mother nature and our best vineyard and  winemaking efforts delivers.  

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

659 Highway 97
Peachland, BC V0H 1Z0


Fitzpatrick Vineyards is owned and operated by the Fitzpatrick founders of Cedar Creek in Kelowna. This farm winery sits below the highway upon lake side property. The veranda has an amazing view of lush vineyard, mountains and the sparkling Lake Okanagan.

FitzpatrickVineyards is a boutique winery specializing in sparkling wines. The new 7,500 case boutique winery will specialize in Sparkling Wine but will also produce Chardonnay, Ehrenfelser, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Rosé, Pinot Noir and Meritage.

Originally the property was an orchard the Fitzpatrick family purchased the land in 1994 and developed vineyards. The 16 hectare produced Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The orginal winery was called Greta Ranch.

Winemaker: Sarah Bain

Haywire Winery

16576Fosbery Rd & Switchback Road
Summerland, BC

Christine Coletta and her husband Steve Lornie have always enjoyed the summer vacations in Summerland. One day while exploring , they came across a beautiful little farming community above the lake along Matsu Drive. The site was so special they bought it The wineries name Haywire is an old Canadianism that refers to wires used for baling hay.

The vineyard was originally a Orchard at the time of purchase but Christine and Steve did a switch as they say from losing money in an orchard to losing money in a vineyard thus they named the vineyard Switchback. Currently there are 10 acres planted in Pinot Gris Clone 52 Pinot Gris additional grapes purchased from local vineyards . Steve a skilled construction manager will build a new winery over looking the lake. They hope to produce 5,000 cases in 2011.

Signature wines: 2009 Haywire Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris

The winemaking team includes world renowned Tuscan-based consultant Alberto Antonini Their Wine Advisor is David Scholefield

Part of Okanagan Crush Pad.

Winemaker: Matt Dumaynei
Philosophy: Less is More

Heaven's Gate Estate Winery

8001 Happy Valley Road
Summerland BC

Owners Andy and Diane Sarglepp decide to make the switch from Peaches (Triple A Orchards) to grape growers. In 2009 the work began opening the winery in 2011. They are located in what is now know as the Bottleneck Drive Wine Route .

The tasting room is located in a log house, The tasting counter is Brazilian granite. A large mural and antique farming and logging tools decorate the interior walls. Outside there is nice patio with a fountain and a panorama of vines in the foreground and Okanagan Lake in the distance . Currently they have just under 6 acres planted

Heaven's Gate Winery is a place where the wines are heavenly but the service down-to-earth. A place where we hope you have a great ‘Revelation’...or maybe even two!

Signature wine Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Blend; Pinot Gris; Gewürztraminer; Rose; Merlot

Winemaker: Andy Sarglepp
Philosophy: are all about quality --both in our wines and in our wine shop

Lighting Rock Winery

6611 Giants Head Road
Summerland, BC

Lighting Rock Winery


Lighting Rock released their first wines in 2018. The man behind the winery is Ron Kubek  a sucessful business man on Vancouver Island With his help his daughter Jordan Kubek and her husband Tyler Knight to open the winery in Summerland.

Since 2016, Ron has purchased two vineyards and established Elysia Vineyard and Winery, the holding company for Lightning Rock. Jordan and Tyler are the winemakers. Jordan gained her experience at Okanagan Crush Pad. Tyler was born in Prince George growing up in the Okanagan. He has a degree in biology, with an ecology major, from the University of British Columbia. He worked in the vineyards for Okanagan Crush Pad



Lunessence Winery

5716 Gartrell Road
Summerland, BC

Opened 2015 owned by Si Zhizhong. Lunessence Winery and Vineyards is a boutique premium winery in Summerland. Since the property was purchased in 2014 they have made a commitment to crafting fine wines which showcase the unique terroir of the Okanagan Valley, and to organic and biodynamic vineyard and winemaking practices

Mr Si is an environmental scientist who fell in love with the uniqueness of the wetlands in the vineyard as well as the presence of all the wildlife that accompany it. Lunessence invokes the owners respect for the essence of nature and the role the moon plays in environmentally sensitive farming.

Winemaking and cellar aging are accompanied by operas composed by Giuseppe Verdi, W. A. Mozart, Gioacchino Rossini, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni and others. Each wine requires different technique, music and feeling.

Signature wines: Sauvignon Blanc – Muscat, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

Wildlife Stewards under the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society

The Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines 2014 Riesling Icewine

Winemaker: Maxime Legris 
Philosophy: Nature is the most talented winemaker and the role of the winemaker is to preserve the complex flavours and nuances created in the vineyard.

Oak Winery

20623 McDougald Road
Summerland, BC V0H1Z6


Sold to Alysha Harker and Andrea Miller, name changed to Oak Winery March 2020

OAK being a clever acronym for ‘One of A Kind’.

When Alysha Harker, daughter of the celebrated Harker farming family in the Similkameen, heard through the grapevine that the property may be coming for sale – she jumped on it. She and her long-time best friend, Andrea Miller, had been dreaming of a wine country project for years and so the duo sat down and brainstormed over martinis at Hester Creek Winery and began to view local properties for their unique concept.

The winery space is being transformed into what Alysha describes as an “Instagrammable space” that will change every six months. A rooftop deck is also being added that will offer 360-degree views of the vineyard and Okanagan Lake with a high-profile farm to table restaurant in the plans

Okanagan Crush Pad

16576 Fosbery Rd
Summerland, BC
V0H 1Z6

Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie built Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, BC, on Switchback Vineyard in 2011. The facility, producer of Haywire and Narrative, has established a reputation by receiving unprecedented awards and accolades with chief winemaker Matt Dumayne at the helm in the cellar, and with farming in the capable hands of fellow New Zealander, Duncan Billing. Dumayne crafts natural wines from organic grapes in state-of-the-art concrete tanks, using native yeast, and minimal additives. 

The journey began in 2005 when David Scholefield convinced Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie to plant a small vineyard in Summerland. David had a vision for the Okanagan, a young wine region that was trying to find its soul. Christine and Steve, who have a well-earned reputation of making projects come to life, began putting his plan in place, first by farming, albeit in a conventional manner, with the idea to craft wines that were as naturally beautiful as the Okanagan. David persuaded Alberto Antonini and Pedro Parra to come to the Okanagan and with their arrival, conventional thinking went out the window and a new plan to push the envelope took center stage. Today, that small vineyard, Switchback, is certified organic. The team has built a state of the art winery, Okanagan Crush Pad, in Summerland, BC and established a thriving custom crush business. Winemaker Matt Dumayne heads the winemaking team, working with Alberto to craft pure wines that articulate the message of the place where these wines are grown. On the farming side, Christine and Steve purchased a 320-acre Summerland site, where Pedro has designed a vineyard that could be created on virgin soil. There, on Garnet Valley Ranch, 40 acres of a potential 60 acres have been planted according to the principles of precision viticulture. The ranch is also home to 8 acres of organic field crops and a herd of sheep, guarded by two lovely Great Pyrenees dogs.

The Pad provides facilities for other winemakers to crush and bottle their own wines under guidance from the Crush Pad Team. Okanagan Crush Pad is Canada’s first purpose-built custom crush facility where several different wine labels are produced along with our own wines Haywire and Narrative.

On May 2 2018 Okanagan Crush Pad Winery owners Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie announce that the winery has acquired Secrest Mountain Vineyards Ltd in Oliver, BC. The holding includes a 50-acre property planted in 2000 with 38 acres (15ha) of Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Gewürztraminer. The property has been under lease to Okanagan Crush Pad since 2010 and is currently transitioning to organic certification. Grapes from this vineyard have been instrumental in allowing Okanagan Crush Pad to increase production of its own wine labels, with Secrest Mountain Vineyard grapes earmarked to many of the winery's top Haywire and Narrative wines.

With this acquisition, Okanagan Crush Pad now has 80 acres of grapes between their Switchback (Summerland), Garnet Valley Ranch (Summerland) and Secrest Mountain (Oliver) and aims to plant an additional 55 acres at their Garnet Valley Ranch and Monro Avenue sites, to bring the total to 135 acres.

The cellar has achieved certification under the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society (PACS) program, making it one of a handful of BC wineries to do so. The winery certification means that they can now officially label our wines organic.

Sage Hills Organic Vineyard & Estate Winery

18555 Matsu Drive
Summerland, British Columbia
V0H 1Z6

Sage Hills was created in 2006 by Rick and Toby Thrussell. They bought the 11-acre Dickinson Farm in Summerland and began to build their home and reshape the old peach and plum orchard into land suitable for growing grapes. In 2007, they planted Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. 2012 was their first vintage.

Around the winery and Summerland area sage is everywhere. it is old and hardy and looks majestic and smells soooo nice. The hills are everywhere too. therefore the name. The new winery tasting room has a very spectacular lake view.

Rick Thrussell, lives on the land and is actively engaged in all aspects of the business, the care and feeding of the organic vines and ultimately their vinification to become small lot, estate grown wines of Sage Hills Organic Vineyard & Winery

Partial proceeds from the sale of each bottle of Sage Hills wine is donated to the Autism Society of British Columbia

Signature wines are Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, and Rose

Currently not open to the public

Philosophy: We are an organic vineyard and we believe in letting the natural fruit speak cleanly and unencumbered by chemicals.

Savard Vines

25200 Callan Road
Summerland, BC


The winery is owned by Lori and Michael Savard . After emigrating from France post WWII, Michael’s grandfather, Marcelin Blanleil, was believed to play a prominent role tending vines on the Native American lands known today as West Bank. Lori and Michael lived in Edmonton and commuted to take care of the vines.

   The construction of our winery building began in the spring of 2015. With the assistance of a consultant winemaker, the Savards managed their first crush and fermenation on site.

 For several years, their grapes were sold to Road 13 and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. Michael's vision is now becoming reality as we soon will open our doors as 'Savard Vines

Philosophy: Great wine comes from great fruit. Our vines receive meticulous care and produce excellent fruit. Come taste our wine! Feel at home in this truly majestic place.

Saxon Winery

9819 Lumsden Avenue
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z8

sold June 2021

Paul and Jayne Graydon purchased the winery in 2011 and renamed it Saxon Winery. In 2003 they emigrated from the UK where they had grown up and established their lives in the Kent area. They became Canadian Citizens in 2010. They called themselves ‘Saxon Winery’ after their English heritage from centuries past and this has served them well over the period since January 2012.

Their Son Oliver works at the winery. They have ten acres, Pinot Gris, Gerwuztraminer, Pinot Noir and Merlot. They also grow Léon Millot which can also be known as “Leon Millot Rouge” is a red varietal of hybrid grapes used for wine.

They now have about 3.25 hectares (eight acres) of grapes on a volcanic slope They grow Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Léon Millot, Zweigelt, and a little Merlot. Right from the beginning they chose to grow the grapes organically.


Silkscarf Winery

4917 Gartrell Rd.
Summerland, BC

After a long and successful career in the high-tech industry Roie Manoff his wife Ruth and their son Idan decided to follow their passion and devote their time and efforts to producing excellent wines. Tara their daughter in-law is also involved in the winery, she is responsiable for the limited food service. They purchased 8.5 acres near Summerland and began their dream. The winery has a panoramic view of the blue Okanagan Lake and the spectacular Giant's Head Mountain

The wineries name is a special salute to the first pioneer pilots who used to fly in open cockpits with their 'colourful silk-scarves flowing in the wind'. The culture of both wine and silk are admired through countless generations. The vibrant Silk Scarf and its unique texture reflect the Manoff's goals in the art of winemaking - to have a signature style that is easy to recognize and to enjoy

Signature wines: Viognier, Riesling-Muscat, Late Harvest Kerner

Winemakers: Roie and Idan Manoff
Philosophy: Our winery is dedicated to making the highest quality wines of limited production while emphasizing personal relationships with our customers.

Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery

6206 Canyon View Road
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z7

The winery is owned by Summerland Sweets that has been in business since 1962. Ted Atkinson is the companies founder.

Ted Atkinson founded Summerland Sweets in 1962 after having received a Bachelors Degree in Food Science at Oregon State University in Corvallis in the 1920’s. He also worked at the Federal Agricultural Research Station in Summerland and acted as head of the food processing lab there for many years. Sleeping Giant Winery is owned by Summerland Sweets.

They produce 21 fruit wines. Thirteen table wines and eight dessert wines. Winemaker Ron Taylor spent 22 years making wines at Andres Winery, he left in 1992 to focus on smaller wineries and developed a reputation as a fruit winemaker.

Winemaker: Ron Taylor

Solvero Winery

25585 Wildhorse Rd


Opening in 2021 the founder and president is Matt Sartor. Bob and Andrea are also proprietors. The planning for the winery began back in 2012. The Garnet Valley vineyard is home to seven premium clones of Pinot Noir. Each clone was carefully selected for a variety of organoleptic properties and compatibility with this narrow valley, rocky soils and extreme elevation. 

Five vineyard blocks and seven clones of Pinot Noir were planted in 2016 followed by Chardonnay plantings the following year. Future plantings will consist of more classically Burgundian varieties including Gamay, while a state of the art production facility is currently under construction to house our growing dream and receive visitors in the Spring of 2022.

Their Philosopy is "

Integrity and honesty in all aspects of Viticulture and Winemaking is central to our ethos.We take great pride in both protecting and promoting the biodiversity of this land. "

The winemaker and manager is Alison Moyes

Sonoran Estate Winery

201696 Bridgeman Road

Sonoran Estate Winery has been crafting award-winning wines since 2003. Named after the Sonoran Desert, whose most northern tip stretches into the foothills of Summerland. Sonoran's boutique style winery specializes in Icewines as well as white Germanic wines & red Bordeaux-style wines

Owners Arjan and Ada Smit moved from Holland to Ontario in 1982. In 1989 they moved to BC and purchased the land to begin the family winery.

Winemaker: Michal Mosey

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

17403 Highway 97
PO Box 307
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0

Established in 1979 by Harry McWatters (founder of the BC Wine Institute) and Lloyd Schmidt. The winery was sold in 2000 to Vincor International. Production runs about 50,000 cases and is a popular winery to visit. Sumac Ridge Estate Winery was the first Okanagan winery to produce premium sparkling wines, as well as a Port-style wine, from premium vinifera grapes.

The winery is located on Sumac Ridge which was naturally covered in Sumac bushes .Prior to establishing the winery there was a golf course called Sumac Ridge, thus the name of the winery.

At the Summerland winery site, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Noir grapes are grown. Further south, on a 115-acre vineyard in Oliver (in the south Okanagan) grown are such noble red varieties as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, in addition to a number of white varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc

They have 60 acres on Black Sage producing reds

The winery has British Columbia 's only Sparkling wine cave and produced Canada 's first traditionally made sparkling wine and Canada 's first Sparkling Shiraz. As well as being British Columbia's oldest operating estate winery, the winery was one of the first to embrace the VQA program, the first to create premium Canadian sparkling wine, the first to extensively plant classic Bordeaux grape varieties, and the first to launch Meritage wines. The winery also was the first in Canada to operate a restaurant and promote regional cuisine.

Signature wines are Sumac Ridge Private Reserve Gewürztraminer, Steller's Jay Brut and Black Sage Vineyard Merlot

Winemakers: Jason James
Philosophy: to harvest at optimal ripeness for each varietal according to the wine it is destined for. Mark's style allows the ripeness of each grape to be fully expressed. Sumac Ridge is dedicated to producing premium wines that celebrate the essence of the Okanagan Valley.

Summergate Estate Winery

11612 Morrow, Avenue,

Gillian and Mike Stohler gave up the city life and move to the Okanagan in 2003 and bought the vineyard where winemaker Eric von Krosigk had already planted about nine acres of grapes. Mike looks after the vineyard and Gillian makes the wines

Signature wines Riesling, Muscat and Kerner

Winemaker: Gillian Stohler

Summerland Heritage Cider Company

Summerland, BC

The cidery is a collaboration of three orchardists owners Kinvig, Bob Thompson and Ron Vollo who began making cider nearly twenty years ago.  Their desire to improve the quality of their cider led to research which revealed not only that they  needed to improve their cider-making techniques but that there exists a large number of apple varieties that are used exclusively for making cider they needed to grow. They managed to obtain a small amount of grafting wood.  Trees were grafted and planted them in 2.5 acre orchards and over a number of years were able to increase the supply of grafting wood until they had a small cider orchard. 

Opening in 2012 the owners Kinvig, Bob Thompson and Ron Vollo   selected a name that referred to their location and one that would reflect the heritage aspect of the fruit used in their cider                         

signature Cider is Tuesday's Original

cider master Bob Thompson
Philosophy: Uncompromising quality.   We strive to produce the best cider possible and wish to redefine what cider is in this area

Tall Tales

Summerland, BC

Tall Tale Wines was established in 2016 by siblings Kyle and Kirstin Lyons.  Both having a similar passion for wine, they made the decision to start their own virtual winery. 

Kyle got hired by Sumac Ridge when he was 18, just to help out - sweeping floors, scraping misprinted labels misprinted off bottles,“I got there at the right time. A couple of guys above me had left and I made my way up the ladder. Within the first year of being there, I realized that wine was something I preferred to pursue as a career.”

Planted in 2014, our old vines vineyard grows on soils imported from Jura, France. To achieve soft minerality on the palate, we irrigate exclusively with artesian mineral water. From the fermentation in neutral stainless steel, to the organic glass bottles wrapped in biodynamic labels, this wine will have you telling our Tall Tales for generations.

Winemaker: Kyle Lyons

Terrabella Wineries Ltd


Owns Perseus Winery, located in Penticton and recent purchased a second property in West Kelowna. Terrabella, which means "beautiful earth", is based in Summerland, B.C. and managed by Rob Ingram and his strategic partners. Terrabella has accumulated an impressive leadership team and is poised to fulfill its business plan to maximize margins, profitability, and investor returns by owning high traffic locations for premium wine production in southern B.C. and the Okanagan Valley.

This will be accomplished by acquiring existing wineries or purchasing vineyards, and constructing new wineries. By consolidating certain operating, management, marketing and sales strategies of multiple wineries, Terrabella will improve financial returns.

Terrabella's second acquisition, which completed January 31, 2013 , is an established 18-acre vineyard located at 3189 Boucherie Road in West Kelowna, neighbouring some of B.C.'s best-known and most often visited wineries. Considered suitable due to its prime location for tourism and, most importantly, its healthy, sun-soaked vineyard, Terrabella plans to build a new winery on the site, to be named The Hatch.

Thornhaven Estate Winery

RR #2 S68 C15
6816 Andrew Ave
Summerland BC, VOH 1Z2

A family owned and operated winery by the Frasers. Jack Fraser and family purchased Thornhaven Winery in 2005 from Jack’s cousin Dennis Fraser.

Selected for the southern slope and location the eight and a half acre site was purchased in 1994. The Fraser Family planted the first of two sections of vineyard in 1996. The first section consists of two and a half acres of Pinot Noir, one acre of Chardonnay, and half an acre each of Pinot Meunier and Sauvignon Blanc. The second section was planted in 1998 comprising of two acres each of Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer. In the fall of 1999 viticulturist Valerie Tait was added to the team as a vineyard consultant to improve plant efficiency and fruit quality.

Construction of a 4000 square foot building was started in August 1999 and completed in March 2001, featuring a panorama of Okanagan Lake, distant mountains, and the many orchards and vineyards of the valley floor. Here you can relax and enjoy a wine tasting.

Consulting winemaker: Christine Leroux Winemaker Jay Fraser

8th Generation Vineyard

6807 Highway 97
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z9

With a passion for winemaking Bernd and Stefanie Schales came to Canada. The Schales family started in the grape business in 1783 in Germany, Bernd and Stefanie Schales are the 8th generation to work with grapes
While Stefanie pursued a career in architectural design, Bernd carried on with his family's craft, and studied viticulture, oenology, and business management at the University of Weinsberg. He worked in New Zealand and South Africa before making the bold decision to move to Canada and the Okanagan Valley to begin their own winery .

They have 15 acres, 11 in Okanagan Falls and 4 in Summerland producing Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose', Merlot, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Syrah. The winery received 10 medals in the first year of production

Signature wines Riesling, Pinot Gris

Winemaker: Bernd Schales
Philosophy: Clean, crisp wines which shows the character/ flavours of the grapes. No blends - 100% variety - in a simple and expressive way.  Good wine begins in the vineyard where proper attention to the vines produces good wines.

(1) John Schreiner

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