Okanagan Valley Wineries
Culmina Family Estate Winery, located on the Golden Mile Bench in the South Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, is the result of a lifetime of experience in the wine industry for Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs. Through their hard work, scientific study, commitment to craft, unwavering pursuit of excellence and a longstanding faith in the potential for Icon quality wines from Canadian soil, Culmina Family Estate Winery was born.
Deep Roots Winery is located on the high bluffs above the picturesque village of Naramata. It is owned and operated by the Hardman family. Will Hardman, the fourth generation to live on this property, is the winemaker. His father, Bryan, grows and maintains the 21 acres of vineyards. The family has continuously farmed at this location for over 95 years – thus the Deep Roots name. We are very proud of our heritage and the wines we produce. We invite all to visit the winery, enjoy a tasting, bring a picnic and experience the unsurpassed views from our patio and deck. In just its second year Deep Roots was named by the Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada as top 5 small Canadian winery, 9th best winery in B.C. and 12th best winery in the country. Winning Platinum for Gamay, Gold for Syrah, three Silvers and a bronze in just that one competition. The Deep Roots Gamay was the highest scoring wine out of over 1400 entries.
Desert Hills Estate Winery began with the dream of three brothers. The first to plant Syrah in the South Okanagan, the Toor brothers have taken their learned craft of winegrowing on the Black Sage Bench and have shown the abundance which can spring forth from the desert terroir, an abundance symbolically represented by the tree on our label. Twice winner of the Lieutenant Govenor Award and Twive Winner of the Best Wine in Canada Award.
Genius or madness? Given the trajectory of their post university careers, Miranda + Del Halladay would argue their pursuit of original thinking requires a strong dose of both. Launching Elephant Island Orchard Wines cracked the seal on unconventional winemaking style in BC. Fans and critics alike have their opinion on which camp Elephant Island should be categorized. Eleven vintages later enter stage left: Elephant Island Too - a new brand launched by Del + Miranda. Crafted exclusively from grapes they planted on their home property in 2006 and an old Naramata Bench vineyard acquired in 2013, Elephant Island Too morphed from a desire after 10 years in the BC wine industry to keep inspired and challenged . . . and maybe just a bit from the competitive nature of the two to silence the audience that says they don’t make ‘real’ wine.