Okanagan Falls Okanagan Falls

Blasted Church Vineyards

On a cool spring morning in 1929, a small crew from Okanagan Falls set off to a deserted mining camp some 16 miles away from home. Their mission: to dismantle an old wooden church and bring it back to Okanagan Falls. The plan called for a controlled blast of four dynamite sticks inside the church in order to "loosen the nails." Odd as it may seem, the explosion spared the wood from damage during dismantling. Save for losing the steeple, the plan succeeded. Now, the 108+ year old wooden church stands proudly in its second home of Okanagan Falls. In naming our VQA wines "Blasted Church," we celebrate the ingenuity of this initiative and honour these pioneers for their vision, steadfastness and craftsmanship.

Perched high on a rolling hillside that cascades into Skaha Lake, this is undoubtedly one of the most majestic vineyards in the valley. Now into its second decade of grape production our 42 acre vineyard has long been a choice purveyor of premium quality grapes to many of British Columbia’s leading wineries. Thirteen varietals make their home here… from distinctive Chardonnay to spicy Gewürztraminer; from the cool climate Lemberger to the heat seeking Cabernet Sauvignon. All of our estate harvest is dedicated to the production of fine Blasted Church wines. This is important for us as we believe that wines of exceptional character truly begin in the vineyard.

Top Varietals

  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Gris
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  • Cabernet Suavignon
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  • Gewurztraminer

Hours

Tasting Room

Summer Hours* May 1 to November 1, daily, 10 AM to 5 PM 
Off Season Hours* November 1 to April 30, sales only by luck or chance 
* Subject to change, refer to winery website.

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Features

Tasting Room
Gift Shop
Picnic Area
Special Events
Handicap Access

Membership

BC Wine Institute

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