Okanagan Valley Wineries - kelowna
West Kelowna’s newest winery, Grizzli Winery, invites you to build your wine experience with a visit to our Tuscan-style facility; featuring the largest tasting room on the trail, wine boutique and retail services, production facility, barrel room, landscaped gardens and vineyard. Opening in 2017 is our indoor/outdoor restaurant, patio and lounge. Conveniently located off Hwy 97 via Boucherie or Hudson exits, Grizzli Winery makes for an ‘easy-to-get-to’ and a welcoming stop-over. Group friendly with ample on-site parking and easy coach bus access. Sample award-winning hand-crafted wines. Meet with our wine ambassadors who look forward to hosting educational tours and presentations, food and wine pairing events and more. Grizzli Winery is focused on crafting BC VQA wines of exceptional quality that expresses who we are.
Our story goes back a long way. Over a hundred years and four generations in fact. From running cattle to fruit growing, our family's experience and love for agriculture has remained strong. We've learnt a few things along the way; paramount being conservation. Being stewards of the land which has provided for so many, for so long, is a task we take seriously. Our decision to grow our grapes following certified organic guidelines stemmed from this devotion. Originally a fruit orchard, the family decided to be done with the many pesticides and move forward in a new, and more green, direction. The first vines were planted in 2007 in conjunction with two other family properties. Together we grow Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Zweigelt, Riesling, and Pinot Noir. For years we sold our grapes to other local organic wine makers. Then, it dawned on us: we should make the stuff ourselves!?!? Our adventure in wine making is just beginning, but we are as dedicated to it as we are to the stewardship and care of the land we, and our children use.
One of Kelowna's best kept secrets, Sandhill offers wine tastings, including award-winning single vineyard wines and many rare and hard to find Small Lots - all of which you can taste year round. Located in the heart of downtown Kelowna and at BC's oldest winery location, the shop also boasts a great selection of Sandhill branded clothing, house wares, home decor and local artisan foods to suit every budget and taste. If you’re a tourist in BC looking to learn more about wine, or if you’re a local wine lover, we encourage you to stop by!
Our winery uses only our estate grown organic Pinot Noir grapes for our Pinot vintages. We only produce 500 cases of wine annually from handpicked and hand sorted premium French clones. We make classic cool climate Okanagan Pinot Noirs with as little intervention as possible. Our wines are made in small lots. Just off the shores of Okanagan Lake south of Kelowna, nestled in Okanagan Mountain Park, is a small vineyard called Scorched Earth Vineyard. Replanted after the 2003 wildfires with 4 single lot French clones of Pinot Noir grapes. Different rootstocks were chosen for our varying soil conditions. We are an Organic Vineyard practicing sustainable organic viticulture. Our location provides us with the best the Okanagan has to offer such as a great south-west exposure providing lots of sun. The vineyard slopes down to Okanagan Lake, providing great air flow and a cooling effect for our vines.
The Hatch is a place where many forms of art come together and are celebrated. Through our rustic shack in the Okanagan Valley, we embrace the eccentricities of grape growing, wine making, living and drinking with our unconventional, yet extraordinary endeavors. The wines are a liquid art collaboration with unique growers and the singularity of their land.