A new sub-appellation for B.C. wines now recognizes Okanagan Falls as a distinct wine producing region.
The B.C. Ministry of Agriculture said in a press release issued today, July 27,2018 Okanagan Falls has been recognized as a distinct wine-producing area.
The Okanagan Falls sub-appellation includes 150 hectares of vineyards producing more than 1,100 tonnes of grapes annually.he 15 wineries that make up the association farm more than 185 hectares of vines and produce nearly 1.3 million bottles annually. That accounts for 11 percent of all true BC-grown wine in the province — and results in almost $30 million in retail sales.
Wineries on the east side of the Okanagan Valley, from Vaseux Lake to just north of Shuttleworth Creek, can put the words Okanagan Falls on wine-bottle labels as long as those wines also meet British Columbia Vintners Quality Alliance certification standards.
Liquidity Wines Ltd., Meyer Family Vineyards and Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery are some of these wineries.
Wineries in Okanagan Falls include the BC Wine Studio, Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars, Bonamici Cellars, Liquidity Wines, Meyer Family Vineyards, Noble Ridge Vineyards, Stag's Hollow Winery & Vineyard, Wild Goose Vineyards and Synchromesh Wines.
This does not include See Ya Later Ranch and Nighthawk Vineyardswhich are to the west .