Okanagan Valley Wineries
“We invite you to visit the Home of Pinot Gris”. The winery’s name, Gray Monk, is the English translation of the Austrian name for Pinot Gris, a varietal sourced from the Alsace, first planted in Canada by the Heiss family in the Gray Monk home vineyard in 1976. Perched above Okanagan Lake with stunning panoramic views of mountains, vineyards and the lake, Gray Monk Estate Winery offers guests a true taste, or sip, of the Okanagan lifestyle. With a bustling wine boutique, a full service banquet facility and a world-class restaurant, the winery is equipped to host guests for all occasions. The Heiss family is proud to remain as British Columbia’s oldest family owned and operated winery. From their cherished vineyard near Latitude 50 – a trail blazing family winery has led the way, helping to shape the “BC Wine World” enjoyed today.
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.
Hester Creek Estate Winery has its roots deep in this province. Our oldest vines were planted in the rich soil of the Golden Mile Bench in 1968. Today, our estate vineyard produces wines that are a lively, intensely flavoured expression of this place we call home. Tucked against rugged desert bluffs on the Golden Mile Bench, The Villa Suites at Hester Creek overlook a spectacular panorama of lush vineyards and orchards. A luxurious home base from which to explore and experience the Okanagan Valley, our Mediterranean-inspired suites come with comfortable amenities, a homemade, locally sourced breakfast and the best sunrise in BC. Relax on our patios among the vines, browse in the wine shop or dine at Tuscan inspired, Terrafina Restaurant. Come see why Hester Creek is a “True Wine Experience”.
We are small & quaint. Our wines are created hands-on by owner, Deborah Wilde with the help of family & friends, in small quantities for quality control. We believe great wine is an expression of the area it comes from . . . it's grown, not made.
Grow the best quality fruit possible, pick at optimum physiological ripeness, ferment cool, and intervene with nature only when necessary; simple, elegant. Simple, elegant, yes, but easy? Definitely not. It is our belief that great wines start in the vineyard, and to this end, we use only the best quality fruit available from our twenty acres of grapes densely planted on hillside terraces surrounding the winery.
House of Rose Winery, one of the first 17 wineries in BC, provides you with a quite different wine experience. Smooth, funky wines to enjoy with or without a meal like our HotFlash and CoolSplash. Be surprised and find new wine love with House of Rose wines.
Located on the renowned Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Howling Bluff Estate Winery is a small family-owned estate winery. Dedicated to producing small lots of fine wines, Luke and Daniel are building a legacy, a family winery for their future generations.