Similkameen Valley Wineries
Why Fruit Wines? Why not? Our mandate here on our multi generational farm is sustainability! We have a 30 acre Organic farm in which we produce ground crops and tree fruits, a farmgate market in which we sell our produce, a wholesale and packing entity in which we broker for 15 Organic Growers in the Valley, a Restaurant program that services 15 Restaurants from Osoyoos to Kelowna and an Award Winning fruit winery that utilizes the beautiful organic fruit of the Similkameen! Our Roots The Harker (nee Manery) family settled in the Similkameen Valley in 1888, just 17 years after British Columbia became Canadaâ€™s 6th Province. The farm that the winery is currently situated on has been in the family for 5 generations, (raising the 6th) and has hosted a variety of different enterprises ranging from a Dairy, Cattle Rearing, Farming and now a Winery. Our Logo The Rustic Roots Logo depicts a Snow Apple or Fameuse tree that was planted in 1916 by the 2nd Generation. This tree still stands on the farm today and is the top portion of our logo, the bottom piece represents the 6 roots or generations that have been involved.
The Lasser family, are well established farmers in the Similkameen Valley with over 140 acres of land. They have been producing a variety of fine fruits and vegetables for traveller’s to our valley for over 25 years. Sagebrush grows throughout our semi-arid landscape. It is an evident and spectacular sight to see on the mountainsides that frame our beautiful valley of farms, orchards and vineyards. The Sagebrush is a iconic symbol of the Similkameen Valley.
Seven Stones Winery is an estate boutique winery located in the pristine Similkameen Valley. The owner /winemaker George Hanson makes wines in a French style that are very elegant and show the best of grape variety. The winery produces about 4200 cases from grapes that are grown on site. The wines are barrel aged in underground caves to ensure that they receive consistent atmospheric conditions. The caves also are available to rent for special events like weddings, retreats or winemakers dinners. There are two tour packages available to the public. One is a basic cave tour that takes 15 minutes and the other is the Seven Stones Experience that takes about 40 minutes. Come to enjoy great wines and a world class cellar!
Vanessa Vineyard is located in one of the finest wine regions in Canada and is dedicated to producing wine that is true to the heritage of its terroir. Situated on the hillside overlooking the Similkameen Valley, Vanessa Vineyard grows its grapes on 75 acres of sloping, well drained rocky terrain. The vines grow in rows of rock, stressing the plants while absorbing the day heat and imparting that warmth during the cooler nights, contributing to the grapes’ unique character.