Okanagan Valley Wineries - west kelowna
Ciao Bella Winery is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery in West Kelowna, BC. Proudly producing Okanagan wines with Italian flair. Our patriarch, Luigi and matriarch, Melina hail from sunny southern Italy in the province of Napoli. Luigi grew up on the family farm near Napoli while Melina grew up in Somma Vesusviana, renowned since ancient times for the fertile volcanic soils of Mount Vesuvius producing the most beautiful grapes and wines. Ciao Bella Winery family story has now been brought to live here in the Okanagan Valley. Three generations of the Fiume famiglia, Nonni Luigi and Melina, son Roberto and Sharon and their children Antonio and Olivia, look forward to your visit to the winery and join them in celebrating the merging of their Italian culture and Canadian grapes to form Ciao Bella Wines! Please stop by for visit with Fiume famiglia and be prepared to be mesmerized by the Italian Culture and enjoy sampling of what happens when the Italian passion is applied to the succulent Canadian Grapes!
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.
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.