One of North America's most historic wineries. Hainle Vineyards Estate Winery became BC’s 8th estate winery in 1972 and is the birthplace of North America’s Icewine.
The Hainle legacy is built on Walter Hainle’s winemaking expertise and his stroke of genius that resulted in the first production of Icewine in North America. In an attempt to salvage grapes from an early frost that threatened to obliterate an entire year of production, Walter Hainle produced the first 40 litres of Icewine. Hainle recalled his own Germanic tradition of turning frozen grapes into delicious dessert wines and proceeded to carefully collect the frozen grapes that yielded the first 156 bottles of commercial wine in North America. Today, it is estimated that a bottle of 1978 Hainle Icewine is worth as much as 1.5 million pounds at the London wine auction.
Hainle Vineyards Estate Winery became Canada’s first certified organic winery and the 1st Canadian Winery using Gravity Flow for winemaking.
The historic winery was purchased in 2017 by Bella Haung. , she oversaw a renovation of the vineyards in November 2019. The renovation of the winery began in March 2020 during Covid 19. The team was made up of some of the best local woodworkers, electricians and painters, who worked hard for three months. The results shine through, making the winery a destination for families and friends to enjoy good wine, good food and a spectacular view.
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
On April 30th 2022, Hainle Winery was awarded Business Of The Year at the Peachland Business Excellence Awards Night! In addition to the award, Hainle owner Bella Huang was nominated for “Entrepreneur Of The Year” as well. Our sincere thanks to the Peachland Chamber of Commerce and the jury who voted for Hainle Winery. Hainle team will continue working together as one for many wonderful years to come!
The winery raises funds for numerous local charities including the firefighters fund.
Numerous musicians have performed at the winery
Anthony Buchanan is the consulting winemaker. Scott Ingram is the winemaker.
First winery to plant Zweigelt.in North America
First winery awarded best in show for their Zweigelt.
Their wines were served at the 2008 Oscar awards
Their wines were served at European Royal wedding in 2011
2016 Received the LUX award for Icewine and again in 2018
Nine medals won at the award shows this year
One review from Tripadvisor
Friendly staff, excellent ambiance and royalty approved! Recommended for a sunny afternoon! Live music and GREAT WINE!