Lunessence Winery & Vineyard honours a commitment to crafting fine wines which showcase the unique terroir of the Okanagan Valley. We believe in sustainable, environmentally sensitive viticulture, respecting the vineyard as a living and varied ecosystem. Each bottle is a proud expression of the earth it came from. Both in the vineyard and in the winery classical music reverberates. At Lunessence, it is our belief that exposure to classical music helps produce well-balanced wines.
Located in beautiful Summerland, BC, the winery overlooks Switchback Vineyard, an organic site that is also home to roaming sheep and chickens. Okanagan Crush Pad crafts wines that are symbolic of the region's unique high mountain/northern desert setting which has an intensely hot, short growing season with hallmark cool evenings. The winery is the first in Canada to extensively use concrete tanks and wines that are fermented and aged in concrete carry the Raised in Concrete™ designation. Visitors to the guest center, built right into the heart of the production facility, get a rare glance into the art of winemaking.
Sage Hills Vineyard began to take shape in 2006 when our family, after an exhaustive two-year search for the perfect grape-growing land (that included parts of Washington, Oregon, the Gulf Islands and the eastern shore of Vancouver Island) bought a 11 acre Farm in Summerland, BC. We began to build our home and reshape the old peach, plum and apricot orchard into land suitable for grapes. Over 3,500 truckloads of undisturbed soil from the edge of Okanagan Lake were brought in to terraform the land. This soil saw the light of day after the last ice age around 25,000 years ago. After much consultation with a French viticulturist and a local organic grape-grower, we were advised to plant Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir on our site. These varietals were chosen because of Summerland’s temperate microclimate and because the estate’s soil is particularly well-suited to these three varieties. After all, “If you are to make great wines, you must first grow the right grapes in the proper location.” Rick Thrussell organic grape grower. In 2013, we added a Syrah and Syrah Rosé with organic grapes grown on a two-acre site just north of Oliver. Sage Hills is now producing our fourth vintages of our premium, small-lot, single vineyard wines from 100% organically grown, Salmon-Safe certified grapes. The Thrussell family invites you to come visit our vineyard and see the difference that commitment to quality and environment make in the style and character of our outstanding wines.
Our goal is to present hand-picked, organically-grown wines at an affordable price so that wine enthusiasts of all ages can appreciate the wonderment of wine drinking. Our beautiful setting on Bottleneck Drive in Summerland, British Columbia is home to some of the best cool-climate organically-grown wines in the Okanagan Valley.
Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery was established in 2008 by its parent company Summerland Sweets Ltd. Summerland Sweets is a family owned and operated business with roots in the food processing industry since the 1950’s. At Sleeping Giant we use classic winemaking techniques to produce seventeen off-dry table wines and nine late-harvest style dessert wines. BC grown fruit provides the foundation for our wine portfolio, which offers many delightful taste sensations. We have a gift shop and tasting room and are open year round.
Founded in 1979, Sumac Ridge is the oldest operating estate winery in British Columbia and has been dedicated to producing 100% British Columbia grown wines since its inception. The winery is nestled in the heart of the Okanagan Valley near the scenic town of Summerland. Its celebrated Black Sage Vineyard is located in the Southern Okanagan, near the town of Oliver. Sumac Ridge Estate Winery offers a full range of quality VQA wines under the names: Sumac Ridge; Black Sage Vineyard and Steller’s Jay Sparkling.
Hand harvested and gently pressed, our wines are slowly fermented in small batch stainless steel tanks. The result is an amazingly fresh, crisp, fruit forward wine series. We invite you to come taste for yourself in our tasting room.