The Coghill and Main familes moved to the Okanagan to start Neighbourhood Brewing. They fell in love with wine country. So they stared a winery some said they were "foolish" to do so. Their vineyard is located in the northern part of the NAramata Bench
Craig Welsman, winery Partner
was born and raised in Penticton, Craig’s Grandfather, Evans Lougheed was the owner of one of the original wineries in Penticton back in the 1970’s and 80’s, Casabello. In younger years Craig would go to the winery to unofficially take part in crush and watch the grapes come into the cellars. Growing up in the Okanagan one becomes accustomed to fruit being a big part of everyday life with vineyards and orchards. Craig’s uncle owned a vineyard down in Osoyoos where many family gatherings took place together.
Michael Daley and Josie (Tyabji), managing partners were both raised in Kelowna and from farm work growing up, their personal foray working in the Wine Industry began in 1986 working in sales and marketing as part of their South Okanagan Oliver family winery. Josie was raised with father Alan working in the wine industry in Kelowna, who had dreamed of owning his own winery, purchased with a partner in 1984 and named Okanagan Vineyards.
A virtual winery located in the District Wine Village. Owned bt two LAdies Daphne Scromeda and Stacy Allen.
Originally a flatlander from the beautiful province of Saskatchewan, Stacy made British Columbia home just over 13 years ago. Stacy’s career has always revolved around hospitality, running many of her Vacation properties;
Daphne has been involved in the Okanagan wine industry for over 10 years managing the sales and marketing for great brands such as Poplar Grove, Monster Vineyards, and Therapy Vineyards. Working as a graphic and web designer by trade, building her own brand.
Owned by Mike Boyd and Jacqueline Johnson they also own Silhouette Cellars who also owns Therapy Vineyards. Their passion is Sparkling wine. They won the BC Lieutenant Governor on their very first release. Method Traditional Sparkling Wines are named after our family, BOYD.
Uppercase Winery is owned by the Everrt Family, who entered the BC Wine Industry in 2020 with the acquisition of three South Okanagan vineyards. The name “Uppercase” is reflective of our desire to create bold wines that are expressive of their terroir, much like different fonts and types are used to create different expressions in the written language. They also own Gadzook Vinery.
Bert Evertt has had his sights on the BC wine industry for decades. In his youth, as an accomplished opera singer, Bert was afforded the opportunity to travel across Europe, where he developed an appreciation for fine wine. Over the last 40 years, his focus has been on providing the highest level of care at retirement homes throughout British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.
During summer vacations in Osoyoos with his wife and three children, Bert slowly began to search for vineyards that represented the best of the Okanagan Valley. After extensively evaluating vineyards with consulting winemaker and viticulturist Pascal Madevon, Bert purchased 20 acres on the Black Sage Bench. Uppercase was born.
Their goal is to create an Upscale experience for guests with wines that are reflective of the attention to detail in the vineyard and the South Okanagan Terroir from which they are grown.
Kyla Richey and Rudy Verhoeff are the owners. They have competed internationally as part of Canadas Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball teams. The couple have always dreamed of owning a business together – something that involved bringing people together, coming as you are, enjoying delicious food and drink. Perhaps it would be a café or a restaurant or a winery. On their return to Canada in 2020, an opportunity arose to purchase land in the Fraser Valley and they decided to plant a vineyard and create a winery. They have a Fort Langley location.
Vintners Cove Winery
Owned by Eric Mide, his father Leo Mide, and renowned local viticulturist and Osoyoos Indian Band member Sam Baptiste, Vintners Cove takes its name from the small bay at the north end of Osoyoos Lake where they are building a one-of-a-kind RV Resor.
Erica says his grandfather always dreamed of owing a winery. He emigrated from Denmark to Canada in 1946 and, after finally settling in the Lower Mainland in the 1950’s, started a small orchard and also began growing grapes and tree fruit.
Wapiti Cellars was started in 2011 by former Foxtrot Vineyards winemaker and founder Gustav Allander and partner Nadine Allander. With the main focus Viognier, Wapiti also produced single bottlings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with the last vintage produced in 2014.
The Following wineries have establish locations the District village is a second outlet for them
Eau Vivre - Simikameen
Nk'Mip Cellars - Osoyoos
Time Family Winery - Penticton
One Faith Vineyards - Oliver
Winemaker's Cut - Oliver
The District Wine Village