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  1. 1. SPRING 2011 - SPRING 2012 T H E O F F I C I A L Regional Maps including the Okanagan, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Your complete directory to British Columbia WineriesTasting Notes :: Wine Festivals :: Attractions :: Restaurants Accommodations :: Lifestyle Developments Page 32 :: Enter to WIN Wine Festival Event Package
  2. 2. CONTENTS The O f f i c i al 2 0 1 1 Wi n e To u r H a n d bo o k to B r it ish Co lumb i a PUBLISHER 4. B.C. WINE COUNTRY :: 4. The Regions Tammy Tomiye eXpose design studio 6. Vine to Wine 6. BCWI and VQA EDITOR 20. WINERIES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA :: Directory. Julianna Hayes 20. Okanagan / Similkameen Valley 28. Coastal Region ADVERTISING 30. Fraser Valley Tammy Tomiye, Terry Varga ART DIRECTOR 31. OKANAGAN WINE FESTIVAL SOCIETY SPECIAL Tammy Tomiye SECTION :: The OWFS has provided you with the EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Wineries of the Okanagan Valley Map (34), year round Averill Creek / Brian Sprout Okanagan Wine Festival information (33) and a tear-out Jackson Triggs / Julianna Hayes Passport Contest entry form (32). Predator Ridge Golf Resort Quails’ Gate Estate Winery 35. FESTIVAL FILES :: Keeping up with the Consumer Tastings See Ya Later Ranch / Tammy Tomiye Festival Directory Vincor International Tourism BC: Andrea Johnson; 37. B.C. WINE REGIONS / MAPS :: Tour information JF Bergeron; Don Weixl; Tom Ryan; including detailed route descriptions and maps, region Randy Lincks; Dannielle Hayes; by region. 38. Tour Operator Directory 39. North Bob Young; Caroline West Okanagan: Salmon Arm, Armstrong, Vernon, Lake Country© 40. Central Okanagan: Kelowna, West Kelowna 41. South © Okanagan: Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, Naramata 42. South Okanagan: Okanagan Falls, Similkameen Valley The Wine Tour Handbook toBritish Columbia is published annually 43. South Okanagan: Oliver, Osoyoos 44. Fraser Valley, by eXpose design studio. Greater Vancouver 45. Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands 46. Kootenays To obtain copies of this publication, please contact eXpose design studio at: 47. DINING OUT :: 48. Restaurant Directory. phone/fax (250) 764-4272 or email 50. ATTRACTIONS :: 51. Things-To-Do Directory. No part of this publication may 55. ACCOMMODATION :: 56. Accommodation Directory. be reproduced without written consent of the Publisher. 58. B.C. LIVING :: Relocation Directory. Printed in Canada 61. THE MYSTIQUE OF WINE :: Can you Talk the Talk? COVER PHOTO CREDITS Wine Lingo and Trivia Bear Cub Vineyard, Jackson Triggs Ladies Dining in Vineyard, Tourism BC/Andrea Johnson Pouring Red Wine, HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE© The Official Wine Tour Handbook to British Columbia is your COVER INSET PHOTOS guide to the wonderful and diverse B.C. wine country. Inside you’ll Grapes, Tourism BC/Andrea Johnson find tips on touring and tasting, maps to help you find your way Cellar, Tourism BC/JF Bergeron around and space for you to jot down your own notes on wines Food & Wine, and memories of your tour. Our comprehensive list of BC wineries Tourism BC/Andrea Johnson makes this guide an invaluable tool for your wine tour experience. Vineyard Tasting, Wine festival information, restaurant, attraction, accommodation, Tourism BC/Andrea Johnson and development listings are all at your fingertips. Keep this guide CONTENTS PAGE PHOTO handy and enjoy your visit! Tourism BC/JF Bergeron British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook 3
  3. 3. B.C. WINE COUNTRY I t ’s i n t h e Gl a ss By Julianna Hayes Tourism BC/Don Weixl Prominent wine critic Jancis Robinson once referred to one of B.C.’s grape-growing areas as the“most famous wine region she’s never visited.” In 2009, she finally crossed it off her bucket list. Her glowing description of it as “a ribbon of lakes with sandy beaches threaded between slopes of ponderosa pines, granite cliffs and vine-covered benchland,” could easily have been plucked from a tourism brochure. But you know what? All of B.C.’s wine-growing regions really are that beautiful with diverse landscapes that are truly unique. Yes it’s true, any place can call itself pretty. Where British Columbia wine country really delivers is in the glass – to which Robinson firmly attested. The Regions THE OKANAGAN/SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY is B.C.’s largest and oldest wine appellation and has experienced unprecedented growth over the last two decades. The Okanagan is an ecological wonder. It stretches more than 100 kilometres and is arid, receiving less than 30 mm of precipitation annually. Okanagan Lake fills most of the valley floor and offers welcome respite from the Vancouver and the Gulf Islands have a longer blistering summer heat. An additional attraction growing season, a lower risk of frost in the spring is the vast array of wildlife species, including big and fall and little or no snow in the winter. These horn sheep, cougars, burrowing owls and even areas are more suitable for growing aromatic rattlesnakes. The Okanagan is home to Canada’s whites and lighter-style reds. But fine wines only desert, an extension of the Sonoran, which are also being made from tree fruits, berries and stretches up from Mexico. even honey. Many island producers purchase grapes from the Okanagan to make fuller-bodied This divergent terrain has created unique wines. microclimates in the various pockets of the valley. For that reason, you will find a profound This charming region harkens back to a simpler diversity in the varieties of grapes and styles of time, with an easy, casual approach to life. wines produced here. For example, in the south Agritourism is very strong with roadside and part of the valley, one will find increasing plots farm-gate produce at the ready. containing highly-prized reds once thought never possible to grow here, such as Zinfandel, Growing conditions are similar in B.C.’s third Syrah, Carmenere and Sangiovese. primary wine producing region, the FRASER VALLEY, which has a collection of wineries in VANCOUVER AND THE GULF ISLANDS an area rich in agricultural roots. Its proximity wine region is far more humid, but is also blessed to Vancouver makes it highly accessible and with microclimates that favour winegrowing. provides excellent opportunities for rural The Cowichan Valley, for example, enjoys daytrips and urban excursions. Fraser Valley rather dry summer months with just over 100 cm producers focus mainly on growing whites and of rainfall annually. lighter reds, along with picking up fruit from the Okanagan.4 British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook
  4. 4. B.C. WINE COUNTRY Vine to Wine by Julianna Hayes If during your travels you find yourself in a vineyard on the eve of harvest, pick a grape and pop it into your mouth. Like plucking a still-warm-from-the sun apple off a tree and biting into it, a fresh-from- the-vine grape will kick the crap out anything you’ll find in a grocery store. When they say wines are made in the vineyard, they’re not kidding. There’s no way man could replicate something this dazzling in a lab. The fate of a wine is all but decided the moment the fruit is plucked from the vine. If the quality is there and the grapes are handled with care, winemakers can produce an exceptional vintage Few people fully understand the amount of blood, sweat and tears that goes into each bottle. So we’ve put together this breakdown of the process from vine to wine: CYCLE OF LIFE: The process starts with the planting of the vine, of course. There is typically a two- to-four year waiting period before growers will begin to harvest fruit from the vine. The annual growth cycle begins in the spring in B.C. with bud break when temperatures consistently surpass 10C daily. Bud break is followed by flowering in 40-80 days, when the clusters that will eventually become grapes begin to take shape. Fruit set occurs quickly after this and the berries start to form. As the fruit develops, vineyard managers will tend to the “canopy” or leaf formation on the vine. It is important to keep this in check to allow for sun exposure for the fruit and so that the vine doesn’t use up all it’s energy on making leaves. It is also during this period that growers will thin out the fruit to achieve maximum ripeness. The next important stage is veraison, which signals the beginning of ripening. Until this time, the berries are green and virtually rock hard to the touch. Veraison is when the grapes begin to change colour and develop sugar. It usually occurs 40-50 days after fruit set and is one of the most dramatically noticeable periods in the vineyard. Final thinning is typically done during or just prior to veraison. HARVEST TIME: Harvest of dry table wines begins in B.C. in early to mid-September and typically continues through to late October. The average ripeness for red grapes is between 23-25 Brix and for whites 21-23 Brix. Grapes are harvested either by hand or machine cultivated. Whites are typically pressed immediately and separated from their skins using a bladder press before fermentation. In the case of reds, winemakers need to extract tannins and colour from the skins, thus this fruit typically goes through a crusher/destemmer which crushes the grapes just enough to release the juice. The juice and skin - called must - is fermented together. PAGE 6 PHOTO CREDIT Tourism BC/Andrea Johnson DIRTY LAUNDRY VINEYARD NEWLY EXPANDED Come visit our beautiful boutique winery with a great story behind our name, award winning wines, free tastings and a unique gift shop. Our Wineshop is Open 10am - 5pm Daily 7311 Fiske Street, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z2 p: (250) 494-8815 f: (250) 494-8850 e: www.dirtylaundry.ca6 British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook
  5. 5. Yeast is added to grapes to start the fermentation process. During this time, the skins will rise to thetop forming what is called the cap, which has to be pushed or “punched down” to interact with thejuice. The yeast will consume all or most of the sugar in table wines. The juice is gently squeezed andpressed and separated from the skins.Red wines and some whites such as Chardonnay often go through a secondary fermentation wherea special bacteria is added to encourage malolactic fermentation. This converts sharp malic acid intosmooth lactic acid and softens the wine.Winemakers use either French or American oak with varying degrees of toast (the char inside thebarrel). Depending on the characteristics they seek, they leave the wines in barrel for a few monthsto up to three years. Age of the barrel is also a consideration, as newer barrels will impart morecomplexity and structure.Whites are generally filtered to produce clean, clear looking wines free of any sediment. Manywineries tend not to filter their higher-end reds to preserve character and thus sediment can often befound in these wines. Decanting is recommended.Whites are typically released soon after bottling, but reds will often be held back several months to afew years for further development inside the bottle. BCWI and VQA by Julianna HayesThe establishment of the British Columbia wines and conducted research and developmentWine Institution (BCWI) and the creation of on behalf of the industry. Simply put, BC VQAthe Vintner’s Quality Alliance (VQA) in 1990 = 100% BC Wine. Since its introduction theare considered a critical turning point in the industry has seen phenomenal growth and it hasprovince’s wine history. bolstered consumer confidence in the BC brand.In response to the North American Free Trade Today, the BC Wine Authority is charged withAgreement (NAFTA) between Canada and the regulating BC VQA standards while the BCWIUnited States, the industry needed to become operates as a voluntary trade association withmore competitive in anticipation of an onslaught 111 member wineries and an additional 15of high-quality imports. Thus less-desirable grapegrower partners. The mandate of the BCWIlabrusca varieties were pulled out to prepare for is to support and grow the Wines of Britishfurther plantings of premium vinifera grapes. Columbia (BC VQA) as the preferred quality choice for consumers and encourage continuedThe BCWI oversaw the development of BC VQA, growth in the BC wine industry.which set minimum quality standards for BC PAGE 7 PHOTO CREDITS (L to R) Tourism BC/Tom Ryan :: Tourism BC/Andrea Johnson Averill Creek :: Tourism BC/Randy Lincks British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook 7
  6. 6. Wine is one of the most civilized things TOURING NOTESin the world and one of the most naturalthings of the world that has been broughtto the greatest perfection, and it offers Wine #1 :: ______________________________________a greater range for enjoyment andappreciation than, possibly, any other _______________________________________________purely sensory thing. Ernest Hemingway _______________________________________________2010 BLACKBERRY TABLE _______________________________________________The flagship wine of Coastal Black, ourBlackberry Table is bold and fruit forward _______________________________________________from the first nose to the final sip. Rich init’s blackberry depth and well structured _______________________________________________with the fruits natural acidity, it pairs wellwith our local artisan Bison meats and Wine #2 :: ______________________________________gives fantastic body when blended intoyour favourite spaghetti sauce. _______________________________________________2009 RASPBERRY DESSERT _______________________________________________Our limited vintage dessert wine is abottleofyourtreasuredsummermemories _______________________________________________brought to life with each taste. Thefull weight of raspberry flavour easily _______________________________________________transports you to a hot July day runningbarefoot through Grandma’s berry _______________________________________________patch. Of course now that your grown,the raspberries have 17% alcohol and Wine #3 :: ______________________________________pair lovely with dark chocolate and fine _______________________________________________cigars.2009 SPICED MEAD _______________________________________________A taste of wine making history is found inevery drop of our signature Spiced Mead. _______________________________________________Crafted using our own estate producedhoney the subtly of the fireweed nectar _______________________________________________is brought to life with the light accents _______________________________________________of cinnamon and ginger. This wine goesbeautifully with any traditional holiday Unique Feature of the Winery :: _____________________meal or simply enjoy it with friendsaround a glowing hearth. _______________________________________________UNIQUE FEATURES AND OTHER _______________________________________________NOTABLES:Nestled at the base of Mt Washington, _______________________________________________Coastal Black is the home of the largestcultivated blackberry farm in all of _______________________________________________Canada. Come stroll through the vineyardor sit and relax on our patio where you can _______________________________________________enjoy a glass of wine and a slice of artisanbread made daily on site in our authentic Notes :: ________________________________________Pompeii oven. Keep your eye on ourwebsite for information on our upcoming _______________________________________________first annual Blackberry Festival held on theestate at the end of the summer. _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________Coastal Black Estate Winery2186 Endall Road, _______________________________________________Black Creek B.C. V9J 1G8Phone: (250) 337-8325 British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook 9
  7. 7. Mission Hill Family Estate welcomesvisitors year round. Join us daily for a widerange of tours & tastings, educational wine& culinary seminars and performances inour outdoor amphitheatre. From Maythrough October dine on the award-winning Terrace.PERPETUA TOURING NOTESPerpetua shows great restraint withregards to oak, opting for a fresh, mineralladen, food friendly style. The nose shows Wine #1 :: ______________________________________notes of honeysuckle and lemon-limealong with hints of fennel, hazelnut and _______________________________________________a subtle suggestion of vanilla bean. Thepalate is crisp and lively _______________________________________________with yellow apple, lime, jasmine and afaint note of praline and oak spice on the _______________________________________________finish. A clean, pure reflection of our top _______________________________________________Chardonnay vineyard in Osoyoos.QUATRAIN _______________________________________________Made in a ripe, fruit forward style,Quatrain shows intense aromas of coffee Wine #2 :: ______________________________________mocha, sage, and both black and red _______________________________________________fruits. The rich, full bodied palate has ripenotes of blackberries, black raspberries _______________________________________________and plums, with cocoa, red licorice andallspice adding further complexity. A wine _______________________________________________pleading to be consumed early, but withthe density and power to be enjoyed for _______________________________________________the next four years or more. _______________________________________________COMPENDIUMOur top Cabernet driven blend, Wine #3 :: ______________________________________Compendium, is dense and deep withcaptivating aromas of red currants, _______________________________________________cedar, cinnamon and hints of mint. Themineral-infused palate is pure and fresh, _______________________________________________with classic southern Okanagan notesof dried earth, sage, plum and sundried _______________________________________________blackberries. With ample tannins andfresh acidity, this wine will cellar well and _______________________________________________be a perfect foil for rich meats or game. _______________________________________________S.L.C. RIESLING ICEWINE(Select Lot Collection) Unique Feature of the Winery :: _____________________Classic sweet-tart Icewine profile, with anexhilarating blast of ripe Bartlett pear. The _______________________________________________lively, citrus-driven structure cleanses thepalate and provides a counterpoint for the _______________________________________________decadent sweetness. Vibrant and long onthe finish, with a mouth-watering citrus _______________________________________________aftertaste. _______________________________________________Ask about our library wines, seasonaloffers and limited release wines that are _______________________________________________only found at the cellar door. Notes :: ________________________________________Join our wine club and receive memberbenefits including advance wine releases _______________________________________________delivered from our cellar to yours.Wearelocated15minutesfromdowntown _______________________________________________Kelowna, just off Boucherie Road on the _______________________________________________west side of Lake Okanagan.Mission Hill Family Estate _______________________________________________1730 Mission Hill Road,West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E4 _______________________________________________Phone: (250) British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook 11
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  9. 9. TOURING NOTESEnjoy a Tasting Experience with our Wine Wine #1 :: ______________________________________Evangelist in our new Vineyard lounge. _______________________________________________Join us for one of the most innovative and _______________________________________________enjoyable wine tasting experiences you _______________________________________________may ever have. Our “Tasting Experience” _______________________________________________is hosted in our beautiful new vineyardlounge immersed in the middle of our _______________________________________________vineyard. In this spectacular setting you Wine #2 :: ______________________________________can taste the wine right beside the vinesthat literally make the wine. This is an _______________________________________________exceptional way to feel and learn the _______________________________________________connection of our terroir to the wines you _______________________________________________are enjoying! _______________________________________________Our Tasting Experience is hosted by _______________________________________________our impassioned “Wine Evangelist” whowill give you fascinating insight into the Wine #3 :: ______________________________________wines of our region. As well you get the _______________________________________________opportunity to taste Black Hills flagship _______________________________________________Nota Bene as well as our Carmenere, Alibi,Chardonnay and Viogner. Further, you _______________________________________________will get a sneak peak of the winery and _______________________________________________enjoy a barrel sample of our 2009 Syrah! _______________________________________________All is all, this 75 minute long tasting is amagical experience for your palate! Unique Feature of the Winery :: _____________________ _______________________________________________The Tasting Experiences cost only $20per person and are run at 11:00 am and _______________________________________________1:30 pm, seven days a week. We also _______________________________________________conduct a special “Food and Wine Pairing _______________________________________________Experience” at 4 pm each day for only$30.00 per person. Reservations are a _______________________________________________must, so call the friendly folks at Black Notes :: ________________________________________Hills Estate Winery at (250) 498-0666and we will be pleased to help you out! _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________Black Hills Estate Winery _______________________________________________30880 Black Sage Road,Oliver, B.C. V0H 1T0 _______________________________________________Phone: (250) _______________________________________________ British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook 15
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  11. 11. Situated at the North end of the GoldenMile Bench adjacent to the first hole ofthe Fairview Mountain Golf Course is anelevated plateau formed from a portionof the alluvial fan emanating from ReedCreek. On this plateau sits Fairview Cellarsproducing elegant reds from the Bordeauxcultivars, Cabernet Sauvignon, CabernetFranc and Merlot. TOURING NOTES Notes :: ________________________________________ _______________________________________________Established in 1985, the winery boasts _______________________________________________a selection of 22 wines consisting of thefollowing brands: Gehringer Brothers, _______________________________________________Optimum Series, Minus 9 Icewine, DryRock,and Gehringer Signature Icewine. _______________________________________________Award-winning varietal wines have _______________________________________________established Gehringer Brothers as one of thepremier wineries in B.C. They invite you to _______________________________________________the wineshop to taste their unique varietals _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________Our 95-acre estate is home to some of the _______________________________________________Okanagan’s oldest vines, rooted here in the“Golden Mile Bench’s” exceptional terroir. _______________________________________________Visit our new 23,000 sq ft winery and tasteour portfolio of outstanding wines. Enjoy a _______________________________________________snack from the mini-deli and relax on ourpatio with a glass of award winning wine. _______________________________________________Accomodation? The Villa at Hester Creek _______________________________________________has six luxurious suites, call now to bookyours. _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________Road 13’s Philosophy: Our motto, “it’s all _______________________________________________about the dirt” reflects our belief that greatwines start in the vineyard. Our wines _______________________________________________express the special character of the South _______________________________________________Okanagan’s renowned Golden Mile Bench.We firmly believe that our efforts in the _______________________________________________vineyards are reflected in the final wines andthat the art of winemaking is about creating _______________________________________________a final bottle that, when opened and tried,conveys a very specific sense of place. _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________On the hillside overlooking vineyard,sagebrush, and the old gold mining creek _______________________________________________that gave the winery its name,Tinhorn Creek _______________________________________________Vineyards is located just south of Oliver BC,in the famed Golden Mile wine growing _______________________________________________district. Tinhorn Creek Vineyards offers anunrivalled visitor experience and wines that _______________________________________________rank among the best in the world. British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook 17
  12. 12. TOURING NOTESBLASTED CHURCH378 Parsons Road, Okanagan Fallsphone: (250) 497-1125 Notes :: _______________________________________________intrigued@blastedchurch.comKRAZE LEGZ VINEYARD & WINERY _______________________________________________141 Fir Ave, PO Box 108 _______________________________________________Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0phone: (250) 497-6957 _______________________________________________MEYER FAMILY VINEYARDS _______________________________________________4287 McLean Creek Rd,Okanagan Falls , BC V0H 1R1 _______________________________________________phone: (250) _______________________________________________NOBLE RIDGE VINEYARD & WINERY,2320 Oliver Ranch Road, _______________________________________________Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2 _______________________________________________phone: (250) _______________________________________________PAINTED ROCK ESTATE WINERY400 Smythe Drive, _______________________________________________Penticton, BC V2A 8W6phone: (250) 493-6809 _______________________________________________SEE YA LATER RANCH _______________________________________________2575 Green Lake Road,Okanagan Falls , BC _______________________________________________phone: (250) 497-8267 _______________________________________________STAG’S HOLLOW _______________________________________________WINERY & VINEYARD2237 Sun Valley Way, _______________________________________________Okanagan Falls, BC V0H _______________________________________________TANGLED VINES ESTATE WINERY2140 Sun Valley Way, _______________________________________________Okanagan Falls , BC V0H 1R2phone: (250) 497-6416 _______________________________________________WILD GOOSE VINEYARDS2145 Sun Valley Way, _______________________________________________Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2phone: (250) 497-8919 British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook 19
  13. 13. WINERIES o f B r it ish Co l u mbia Gray Monk Estate Winery, Brian Sprout We recommend that you call ahead or refer to winery websites to ensure that they are open at the time of your visit. Winery information may change throughout the course of the year. For information updates or to be added to our list please forward information to OKANAGAN / private vineyard and winery tour BURROWING OWL ESTATE SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY followed by a sit down guided 100 Burrowing Owl Place tasting of current and future (off Black Sage Road), 8th Generation Vineyard releases, sold out wines and barrel Oliver, B.C. V0H 1T0 6807 Hwy 97, samples. Starts April 28th and Phone: (250) 498-0620 Summerland, BC V0H 1Z9 runs daily throughout the summer, Toll free: 1-877-498-0620 Phone: (250) 494-1783 reservations highly recommended. See ad on page 14/15. Open May – October, 7 days a week for sales and tasting from 10am to Aces Okanagan Estate Winery Black Widow Winery 5pm. Public tours on weekends at (not open to the public) 1630 Naramata Road, 11 am & 2 pm; $5 per person. Call Phone: (250) 809-9339 Penticton, BC V2A 8T7 ahead for winter and spring hours. Phone: (250) 487-2347 See ad on page 25. Ancient Hill Winery Calliope Vintners (opening 2011) BLASTED CHURCH (not open to the public) 378 Parsons Road, Okanagan Falls Antelope Ridge phone: (250) 497-1125 Calona Vineyards 32057 – Rd #13 1125 Richter Street, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 Getting religion never tasted so Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K6 Phone: (250) 498-6966 good! Stop in and try our new Phone : (250) 762-9144 heaven-sent Storytelling Series. See ad on page 18/19. Arrowleaf Cellars Camelot Vineyards 1574 Camp Road Blue Mountain Vineyard & Cellars 3489 East Kelowna Road, Lake Country, BC V4V 1K1 (By appointment only) Kelowna, BC V1W 4H1 Phone: (250) 766-2992 2385 Allendale Road Phone: (250) 862-8873 Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2 Phone: (250) 497-8244 Baccata Ridge Winery Cassini Cellars 66-68 McManus Road , 32056 Hwy 97, Oliver, BC Grindrod, BC V0E 1Y0 Bonaparte Bend Winery Ltd Phone: (250) 485-4370 Phone: (250) 838-0512 2524 Cariboo Highway, www. Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0 Beaumont Family Estate Winery Phone: (250) 457-6667 Castoro de Oro Estate Winery 2775 Boucherie Rd., 29690 Highway 97, Kelowna, BC V1Z 2G4 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 Phone: (250) 769-1222 Bonitas Winery Phone: (250) 495-4991 20623 McDougald Rd., Summerland, BC, V0H 1Z0 CedarCreek Estate Winery BLACK HILLS ESTATE WINERY Phone: (250) 494-5208 5445 Lakeshore Road, 30880 Black Sage Road Kelowna, BC V1W 4S5 Olive,r BC V0H 1T0 Phone: (250) 764-8866 Phone: (250) 498-0666 Bounty Cellars #7-364 Lougheed Road, Join us in our covered outdoor Kelowna, BC V1X 7R8 Celista Estate Winery lounge and be apart of our Phone: (250) 765-9200 2319 Beguelin Road, Tasting Experience. Indulge in a Celista, BC V0E 1L0 Wines of British Columbia (BC VQA) Okanagan Wine Festival Society member20 British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook
  14. 14. TOURING NOTESLocated in West Kelowna’s LakeviewHeights area, Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Wine #1 :: ______________________________________Winery is only a five-minute drive fromdowntown Kelowna across the Okanagan _______________________________________________Lake bridge. _______________________________________________The winery is owned and operated by the _______________________________________________Gidda family, who have been growinggrapes in the Okanagan and Similkameen _______________________________________________Valleys since 1968. The Giddas now ownone of the largest family-owned vineyards Wine #2 :: ______________________________________in British Columbia, with over 300 acresof grapes. _______________________________________________All Mt. Boucherie wines are made to the _______________________________________________highest standards from only 100% Estate _______________________________________________Grown grapes and proudly bear the VQAquality seal. _______________________________________________WINES TO LOOK FOR: Unique Feature of the Winery :: _____________________2007 Summit Reserve Summit2008 Family Reserve Zinfandel _______________________________________________The Tasting Room and Gift Boutique _______________________________________________is open daily year round.Summer 10am to 6pm _______________________________________________Winter 11am to 5pm Notes :: ________________________________________Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery _______________________________________________829 Douglas Road,West Kelowna, BC _______________________________________________Phone (250) _______________________________________________ British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook 21
  15. 15. Phone (250) 955-8600 Dunham & Froese Estate Winery Series, Minus-9 Icewine, Dry 38614-107th Street (Secrest Road), and Gehringer Signature Icewine. Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 See ad on page 16/17.Cellars at The Rise, The Phone: (250) 498-WINE364 Cordon Lane, Granite Creek Estate WinesVernon, BC V1H 1Z9 2302 Skimikin Rd.,Phone: (250) 549-4481 EAUVIVRE WINERY & Tappen BC V0E VINEYARDS LTD. Phone: (250) 835-0049 716 Lowe Drive. www.granitecreek.caCerelia Vineyards & Estate Winery Cawston, BC V0X 1C22235 Ferko Road. Phone: (250) 499-2655 tasting room GRAY MONK ESTATE WINERYCawston BC V0X 1C2 fax: (250) 499-2675 fax 1055 Camp Road,Phone: (250) 499-8000 Okanagan Centre, Phone: (250)766-3168 EauVivre is a boutique winery Toll Free: 1-800-663-4205Chandra Estate Winery specializing in handcrafted wines33264-121st Street, British Columbia’s oldest family sourced from premium grapesOliver, BC V0H 1T0 Estate Winery. Today, they own and grown in local SimilkameenPhone: (250) 485-4081 maintain over one hundred acres of lush vineyards, which produce some Edge of Earth Vineyards of the world’s finest wines.Church & State Wines 4758 Gulch Road,31120 - 87th Street, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4 Greata Ranch VineyardOliver, BC V0H 1T0 Phone: (250) 546-2164 697 Hwy 97 South,Phone: (250) 498-2700 Peachland, BC V0H Phone: (250) 767-2768 Elephant Island Orchard Wines www.greataranch.comClos Du Soleil Winery 2730 Aikens Loop,2568 Upper Bench Road, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0 Haywire WineryKeremeos, BC, V0X 1N4 Phone: (250) 496-5522 www.haywirewinery.comPhone: (250) 499-2831 Herder Winery & VineyardsColumbia Gardens Vineyard Ex Nihilo 2582 Upper Bench Road,9340 Station Road, 1525 Camp Rd., Keremeos, BC V0X 1N4Trail, BC V1R 4W6 Lake Country, BC V4V 1K1 Phone: (250) 499-5595Phone: (250) 367-7493 Phone: (250) 766-5522 HESTER CREEK ESTATE WINERYCrowsnest Vineyards FAIRVIEW CELLARS 13163 - 326th Avenue,2035 Surprise Drive, 13147-334 Ave., Oliver, BC Oliver, BC V0H 1T0Cawston, BC V0X 1C0 Phone: (250) 498-2211 Phone: (250) 498-4435Phone: (250) 499-5129 Toll free: Fairview Cellars is located adjacent to the first hole of the Fairview The new Hester Creek winery isD’Angelo Estate Winery Mountain Golf Course. “From the beautiful, winning wines, friendly979 Lochore Rd, Heart, For the Heart.” and knowledgeable staff and a patioPenticton BC V2A 8V1 See ad on page 16/17. with a view of the valley. It’s all here.Phone: (250) 493-1364 See ad on page 16/ First Estate Cellars 5078 Cousins Place Hidden Chapel WineryDeep Creek Wine Estate & Peachland, BC VOH 1X2 9756 Pinehill Road,Hainle Vineyards Estate Winery Phone: (250) 767-6465 Oliver, BC V0H 1T05355 Trepanier Bench Road Phone: (250) 490-6000Peachland, BC V0H 1X2 Forbidden Fruit Winery www.hiddenchapelwinery.comPhone: (250) 767-2525 620 Sumac Rd., Cawston, BC V0X 1C0 Hollywood and Wine Phone: (250) 499-2649 9819 Lumsden Avenue,Desert Hills Estate Winery Summerland, BC V0H 1Z830480 - 71st Street, Phone: (250) 494-0311Black Sage Road, Foxtrot Vineyards www.hollywoodandwine.caOliver, BC V0H1T0 2333 Gammon Road,Phone: (250) 498-1040 Naramata, BC V0H 1N0 House of Phone: (250) 496-5082 2270 Garner Road, Kelowna, BC V1P 1E2DIRTY LAUNDRY VINEYARDS Phone: (250) 765-08027311 Fiske Street, Ganton & Larsen www.houseofrose.caSummerland, BC V0H 1Z2 Prospect WineryPhone: (250) 494-8815 Howling Bluff Estate 1086 Three Mile Rd.,Come visit our beautiful boutique GEHRINGER BROTHERS Penticton, BC V2A 8T7winery with a great story behind ESTATE WINERY Phone: (250) 490-3640our name, award winning wines, Road 8, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 www.howlingbluff.cafree tastings and a unique gift shop. Phone: (250) 498-3537Enjoy one of our picnic basket E-mail: INNISKILLIN OKANAGANlunches and a glass or bottle of wine VINEYARDSon our gorgeous vine covered patio Established in 1985, 26 years of Road 11 West,while enjoying the vista. tradition boasts a selection of Oliver, BC V0H 1T0See ad on page 6. 22 wines under these labels: Phone: (250) 498-6663 Gehringer Brothers, Optimum Toll free: 1-800-498-6211 Wines of British Columbia (BC VQA) Okanagan Wine Festival Society member
  16. 16. Rustico ( “simplicity and charmtypical of the countryside, rural setting TOURING NOTESwith a relaxed welcome-home attitude,romantic, artisan, handcrafted quality.” Wine #1 :: ______________________________________Swirl and savor our boutique wineryportfolio from old-fashioned tumblers _______________________________________________while sharing the ambience of an antique-filled olden-days’ tasting saloon. Toast _______________________________________________to the ranching, mining and agriculturalhistory of Oliver and Osoyoos in the _______________________________________________South Okanagan _______________________________________________TryFarmer’sDaughterDryGewürztraminer,Isabella’s Poke Pinot Gris, Doc’s Buggy Wine #2 :: ______________________________________Pinot Noir, Mother Lode Merlot or LastChance, big red blends and if still cellared, _______________________________________________share our certified gold editionThreesome,a CabFranc / CabSauv / Merlot blend or _______________________________________________maybe Bonanza the old-vine Zinfandel. _______________________________________________Bring along your country picnic to thechuckwagon and we’ll provide dishes and _______________________________________________cutlery. Then enjoy the misted coolnessof our shady old pergola and corral Unique Feature of the Winery :: _____________________overlooking hundreds of vineyard acresacross the valley to Lake Osoyoos. _______________________________________________The winery’s mezzanine floor is the home _______________________________________________of the Oliver Sagebrushers, a 45-strongmember group of the Oliver Community _______________________________________________Arts Council and while many wineriesdisplay artwork, Rustico’s Quails’ Roost Notes :: ________________________________________Gallery is the only full-on community artgallery at a winery in the Valley. _______________________________________________Rustico Farm & Cellars _______________________________________________Hwy. 97 to Rd.16 to 123rd St. andleft to the covered wagon. _______________________________________________Phone (250) British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook 23
  17. 17. La Frenz Winery Located on the western slope of 740 Naramata Rd the valley, north of Osoyoos Lake, Penticton, BC V2A 8T5 “Crafting single vineyard wines of the Dark Horse Vineyard on site is Phone: (250) 492-6690 Excellence”. Come visit us at our planted with award winning noble wine shop and tasting room nestled varieties. Open daily 10am-5pm. under the cliffs of Peach Mountain Icewine Discovery Tours at 11am, La Stella in Okanagan Falls. Daily from 10-5 1pm & 3pm daily. Winter 10am to 8123 – 148th Ave., May to October. 4pm, tours by appointment. Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 See ad on page 18/19. See ad on page 12/13. Phone: (250) 495-8180 MISSION HILL FAMILY ESTATE Intrigue Wines 1730 Mission Hill Road, Toll Free: 1-877-474-3754 Lake Breeze Vineyards West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E4 930 Sammet Road, Phone: (250) 768-6448 Naramata, BC V0H 1N0 JACKSON-TRIGGS Phone: (250) 496-5659 Dramatic underground cellars, OKANAGAN ESTATE an outdoor amphitheatre, and a 38691, 97th Street, 12-story bell tower provide visitors Oliver, BC VOH 1T0 Larch Hills Winery with an unforgettable winery Phone: (250) 498-4500 110 Timms Road, experience. Wine Shop & Tasting Toll Free: 1-866-455-0559 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2P8 Rooms open year round. Participate Phone: (250) 832-0155 in a wide range of educational tours Open Year Round for Tasting & seminars to be enjoyed, no matter 10:00am to 6:00pm Summer. your level of wine knowledge. Laughing Stock Vineyards 10:00am to 4:00pm Winter. See ad on page 10/11. 1548 Naramata Rd., See ad on page 12/13. Penticton, BC V2A 8T7 MOON CURSER VINEYARDS JoieFarm Wines Phone: (250) 493-8466 3628 Hwy 3 East 2825 Naramata Road, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V6 Naramata, BC V0H 1N0 Phone: (250) 495-5161 Le Vieux Pin Winery Phone: (250) 496-0073 34070 73rd & Black Sage Rd Moon Curser Vineyards is a boutique Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 Phone: (250) 498 8388 winery specializing in uncommon Kalala Organic Estate Winery noble varietals like Tempranillo and 3361 Glencoe Road, Roussanne. Rated number twelve West Kelowna, BC V4T 1M1 Little Straw Vineyards amongst Canadian wineries by Wine Phone: (250) 768-9700 2815 Ourtoland Road, Access Magazine. See ad on page 7. Kelowna, BC V1Z 2H7 Phone: (250) 769-0404 MT. BOUCHERIE Kettle Valley Winery FAMILY ESTATE WINERY 2988 Hayman Road, 829 Douglas Road Naramata, BC V0H 1N0 Marichel Vineyard & Winery Kelowna, BC V1Z 1N9 Phone: (250) 496-5898 1016 Littlejohn Road, Phone: (250) 769-8803 Naramata, BC V0H 1N0 KRAZE LEGZ Phone: (250) 496-4133 One of British Columbia’s largest VINEYARD & WINERY family owned & operated vineyards, 141 Fir Ave, PO Box 108 featuring 100% estate grown Meadow Vista Honey Wines grapes. The Gidda family has been Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0 3-1352 Industrial Road, growing grapes in the Okanagan phone: (250) 497-6957 West Kelowna, BC V1Z 1G5 and Similkameen Valleys since 1968. phone: (250) 769-2337 Taste award winning wines at their scenic wine shop overlooking Lake Kaleden’s first winery. Swing by and visit our speakeasy, try our award Okanagan. Open daily year-round. MEYER FAMILY VINEYARDS See ad on page 21. winning wines and take in the view 4287 McLean Creek Rd, from our scenic picnic area. Okanagan Falls , BC V0H 1R1 Nichol Vineyard & Estate Winery See ad on page 18/19. phone: (250) 497-8553 1285 Smethurst Road, Wines of British Columbia (BC VQA) Okanagan Wine Festival Society member24 British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook
  18. 18. Naramata, BC V0H 1N0 Phone: (250) 763-6344 Pentage WinesPhone: (250) 496-5962 www 4400 Lakeside Road, www.tastevibrantvines Penticton, BC V2A 8W3 Phone: (250) 493-4008NK’MIP CELLARS OLIVER TWIST ESTATE WINERY www.pentage.com1400 Rancher Creek Road, 33013 Road 9A, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 Phone: (250) 485-0227 Perseus Winery & VineyardsPhone: (250) 495-2985 134 Lower Bench Welcome! Visit the outstanding Penticton, BC, V2A 1A8North America’s first aboriginal staff in our tasting room and enjoy Phone: (250) 490-8829owned & operated winery dedicated a sample of our wines as you enjoy www.perseuswinery.comto crafting premium VQA wines. the view from our tranquil patio.Traditional Style “Feastivals” hosted Poplar Grove WineryAug - Oct, offer the chance to Orchard Hill Estate Cidery 1060 Poplar Grove Rd.,experience NK’Mip’s mystical 23404 Highway 97, Penticton, BC V2A 8T6atmosphere & breath taking view. Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 Phone: (250) 493-9463Open all year, tours & tastings daily Phone: (250) 689-0240 www.poplargrove.caMay-Sept. See ad on page 12/13. Quails’ Gate Estate WineryNOBLE RIDGE Orofino Vineyards 3303 Boucherie Road,VINEYARD & WINERY 2152 Barcelo Road, Kelowna, BC V1Z 2H32320 Oliver Ranch Road, Cawston, BC V0X 1C0 Phone: (250) 769-4451Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2 Phone: (250) 499-0068 www.quailsgate.comphone: (250) 497-7945 QUINTA Osoyoos Larose Estate Winery ESTATE (Not open to the public) 34664 71st Street“Noble Ridge – A place where great PO Box 1650, Highway 97, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0wine is made; great memories are Oliver, BC VOH 1T0 Phone: (250) 498-4756created. Taste our award-winning Phone: (250) 498-4981 www.quintaferreira.comwines in the Shop, Patio, in the Located in the heart of Oliver, ourVineyard.” See ad on page 18/19. 20 acres of vineyard and winery are Ovino WineryOKANAGAN SPIRITS located on the popular Black Sage 1577 Yankee Flats Road2920 28th Avenue, Bench with a breathtaking view of Salmon Arm, BC V1E 3J4Vernon, BC V1T 1V9 the landscape and community. Join Phone: (250) 832-8463Phone: (250) 549-3120 our community by following us: in downtown Vernon, Okanagan PAINTED ROCK ESTATE WINERY and is the region’s award winning 400 Smythe Drive, QuintaFerreiradistillery, making specialty spirits Penticton, BC V2A 8W6 phone: (250) 493-6809 Raven Ridge Cideryfrom the many fruits grown in 3002 Dunster Road,our valley. Our distillery welcomes Situated on a spectacular bench Kelowna, BC V1W 4H4visitors to come and experience first overlooking Skaha Lake, Painted Phone: (250) 763-1091hand, the delicate process of taking Rock is creating ultra-premium‘carefully selected’ local fruit anddistilling these into award winning Okanagan wines. Join us in the Recline Ridge Vineyards & Wineryproducts. We produce a strong tasting room May 1-Oct 15; 11am- 2640 Skimikin Road,selection of fruits spirits and berry 5pm. See ad on page 18/19. Tappen, BC V0E 2X0liqueurs, complimented by Canada’s Phone: (250) 835-2212 Parallel 49 Vineyardsonly Genuine Absinthe. We are Hwy 97 and Road 8,open all year round, six days a week. Oliver BC V0H 1T0See ad on page 24. Red Rooster Winery Peller Estates 891 Naramata Road,Okanagan Villa Estate Winery Penticton, BC V2A 8T5 1125 Richter Street,Vibrant Vine Vineyard Phone: (250) 492-2424 Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K63240 Pooley Rd, Phone: (250) 762-9144Kelowna BC V1W 4G7 Wines of British Columbia (BC VQA) Okanagan Wine Festival Society member British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook 25
  19. 19. ROAD 13 WINERY Okanagan Falls, dog-friendly See Ya BC’s Premier Estate Winery. 13140-316 A Avenue, Road 13, Later Ranch offers award-winning See ad on page 12/13. Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 wines year round. Phone: (250) 498-8330 See ad on page 12/13 & 18/19. Summerhill Pyramid Winery 4870 Chute Lake Road, Road 13’s Philosophy: Our motto, Seven Stones Winery Kelowna, BC V1W 4M3 “it’s all about the dirt” reflects our 1143 Highway 3, Phone: (250) 764-8000 belief that great wines start in Cawston, BC V0X 1C3 the vineyard. Our wines express Phone: (250) 499-2144 Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery the special character of the South 3849 Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road, Okanagan’s renowned Golden Mile Silk Scarf Winery Tappen BC Bench. See ad on page 16/17. 4917 Gartrell Road,Summerland BC Phone: (250) 835-8393 Robin Ridge Winery Phone: (250) 494 7455 TANGLED VINES 2686 Middle Bench Road, ESTATE WINERY Keremeos, BC V0X 1N2 Silver Sage Winery 2140 Sun Valley Way, Phone: (250) 499-5504 Road 9, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 Okanagan Falls , BC V0H 1R2 Phone: (250) 498-0310 phone: (250) 497-6416 Rollingdale Winery 2306 Hayman Rd Tangled Vines is a boutique winery Skimmerhorn Winery featuring white wines made by Kelowna, BC V1Z 1Z5 1218 - 27th Avenue South, “three guys and a girl”. When life Phone: (250) 769-9224 Creston BC V0B 1G1 gets too tangled, unwind with our Phone: (250) 428-4911 wines!. See ad on page 18/19. Ruby Blues Winery 917 Narmata Rd., Tantalus Vineyards Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery 1670 Dehart Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8V1 6206 Canyon View Drive, Kelowna, BC V1W 4N6 Phone: (250) 276-5311 Summerland, BC Phone: (250) 764-0078 Phone: 250 494-0377 Rustic Roots 2238 Hwy 3, Therapy Vineyards Sonoran Estate Winery 940 Debeck Road, Cawston, BC V0X 1C2 5716 Gartrell Road, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0 Phone: (250) 499-2754 Summerland, BC V0H 1Z6 Phone: (250) 496-5217 Phone: (250) 494 9323 RUSTICO FARM & CELLARS Hwy. 97 to Rd.16 to 123rd St. and Thornhaven Estates Sperling Vineyards 6816-Andrew Avenue left to the covered wagon. 1405 Pioneer Road, Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z7 Phone (250) 498-3276 Kelowna BC V1W 4M6 Phone: (250) 494-7778 Phone: (250) 764-1767 www.thornhaven .com Swirl and savor our boutique winery portfolio from old-fashioned TINHORN CREEK VINEYARDS tumblers while sharing the ambience SpierHead Winery Road No. 7, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 of an antique-filled olden-days’ 3950 Spiers Road, Kelowna BC Phone: (250) 498-3743 tasting saloon. Bring along your Phone: (250) 763-7777 Toll free: 1-888-484-6467 country picnic to the chuckwagon where we’ll provide dishes and On a hillside overlooking vineyards, cutlery, then stroll through and STAG’S HOLLOW sagebrush, and the old gold mining enjoy our on-site community art WINERY & VINEYARD creek that is its namesake, Tinhorn gallery. See ad on page 23. 2237 Sun Valley Way, Creek offers visitors an unrivalled Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2 St. Hubertus & experience with stunning views, a Oak Bay Estate Winery self-guided tour, and stunning wines 5225 Lakeshore Road, from its estate vineyards. Stag’s Hollow is an established Kelowna, BC V1W 4J1 Bench. See ad on page 16/17. family winery with a philosophy Phone: (250) 764-7888 of quality, balance and Township 7 Vineyards & Winery sustainability. Taste familiar varietals 1450 McMillan Avenue, like Merlot and Pinot Noir but also Penticton BC V2A 8T4 St. Laszlo Vineyards discover new ones like Tempranillo & Phone: (250) 770-1743 2605 Hwy. 3, Grenache. See ad on page 18/19. Keremos, BC V0X 1N0 Phone: (250) 499-2856 Stoneboat Vineyards Turtle Mountain Vineyards 7148 Orchard Grove Lane, 3111 Agnew Rd, Sandhill Wines Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 Vernon, BC V1H 1A1 1125 Richter Street, Phone: (250) 498.2226 Phone: (250) 540-1011 Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K6 Phone: (250) 762-9144 The Vinegar Works SUMAC RIDGE ESTATE WINERY 10216 Gould Avenue, 17403 Hwy 97 N Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z8 SEE YA LATER RANCH Summerland BC V0H 1Z0 Phone: (250) 494-7300 2575 Green Lake Road, Phone: (250) 494-0451 Okanagan Falls , BC phone: (250) 497-8267 Open Daily for Wine Tastings, Van Westen Vineyards Winery Tours or a Founder’s Tasting (by appointment only) Located in a historic 100 year in an intimate tutored environment. RR#1 - 850 Boothe Road, old stone house, surrounded Enjoy the wine! Enjoy the Food! at Naramata, BC V0H 1N0 by vineyards and overlooking Wines of British Columbia (BC VQA) Okanagan Wine Festival Society member26 British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook
  20. 20. Cowichan Valley G R O U P O F W I N E R I E S Come visit... stay a while and experience our unique niche of boutique wineries and cideries. We look forward to meeting you! Rocky Creek Winery TOURING NOTES22 OAKS WINERY#1 - 6380 Lakes Road, Duncanphone: (250) 709-0787 _______________________________________________AVERILL CREEK6552 North Road, Duncan _______________________________________________phone: (250) _______________________________________________DAMALI LAVENDER FARM, _______________________________________________WINERY AND B&B3500 Telegraph Road, Cobble Hill _______________________________________________Phone: (250) _______________________________________________ENRICO WINERY _______________________________________________3280 Telegraph Road, Mill Bayphone: (250) 733-2356 _______________________________________________GLENTERRA VINEYARDS& THISTLES CAFE _______________________________________________3897 Cobble Hill Road, Cobble Hillphone: (250) 743-2330 _______________________________________________MERRIDALE CIDERWORKS,BISTRO AND ORCHARD SPA _______________________________________________1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill _______________________________________________phone: (250) 743-4293 / _______________________________________________ROCKY CREEK WINERY _______________________________________________1854 Myhrest Road, Cowichan Bayphone: (250) 748-5622 British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook 27
  21. 21. Phone: (250) 496-0067 Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery De Vine Vineyards 1140 - 27th Avenue South 6181B Old West Saanich Road Creston, BC V0B 1G1 Saanichton, BC V8M 1W8 View Winery & Vineyard, The Phone: (250) 428-8768 (250) 665-6983 #1-2287 Ward Road Kelowna, BC V1W 4R5 Phone: (250) 860-0742 Beaufort Vineyards & Estate Winery Deol Estate Winery 5854 Pickering Road, 6645 Somenos Rd., Courtenay, BC V9J 1T4 Duncan BC V9L 5Z3 Volcanic Hills Estate Winery Phone: (250) 338-1357 Phone: (250) 746-3967 2845 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna, V1Z 2G6 Phone: (778) 755-5550 Blue Grouse Estate Winery Divino Estate Winery Vineyards & Winery 1500 Freeman Rd., 4365 Blue Grouse Road, Duncan, BC V0R 1L3 WILD GOOSE VINEYARDS Duncan, BC V9L 6M3 Phone: (250) 743-2311 2145 Sun Valley Way, Phone: (250) 743-3834 Okanagan Falls, BC phone: (250) 497-8919 Dragonfly Hill Vineyard Winery Blue Moon Estate Winery 6130 Old West Saanich Road, B.C.’s original Farmgate winery!! 4905 Darcy Road Victoria, BC V9E 2G8 Growing and producing premium Courtenay, BC V9J 1R5 Phone: (250) 652-3782 British Columbia wines! Phone: (250) 338-9765 See ad on page 18/19. ENRICO WINERY Willow Hill Wines Carbrea Vineyard & Winery 3280 Telegraph Road Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 1885 Central Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P3 Phone: (250) 498-6198 Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0 phone: (250) 733-2356 Phone: (250) 335-3120 Home to award winning wines Working Horse Winery and friendly people! Join us in our 5266 Coldham Road, Chase & Warren Estate Winery Cantina for a wine tasting and stroll Peachland, BC V0H 1X2 6253 Drinkwater Road, through our picturesque vineyards Phone: (250) 448-5007 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8W6 of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Ortega, Phone: (250) 723-WINE Cabernet Foch, and Cabernet Libra. Relax and sip wine in our picnic area Young & Wyse Cellection by the trout pond. We would love 9503 12th Avenue , Cherry Point Vineyards to meet you and show you around. Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V1 840 Cherry Point Rd., RR3, Our mission is to please you with Phone: (250) 495-3245 Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L3 premium quality wines. Phone: (250) 743-1272 See ad on page 27. THE COASTAL REGION Garry Oaks Vineyard Church & State Wines 1880 Fulford Ganges Rd., 22 OAKS WINERY 1445 Benvenuto Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2A5 #1 - 6380 Lakes Road Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J5 Phone: (250) 653-4687 Duncan, BC V9L 5V6 Phone: (250) 652-2671 Phone: (250) 709-0787 GLENTERRA VINEYARDS COASTAL BLACK Come taste our wines in our & THISTLES CAFE ESTATE WINERY beautiful tasting room overlooking 3897 Cobble Hill Rd, 2186 Endall Road, the lake and mountains..... Enjoy a Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L5 Black Creek, BC V9J 1G8 bottle in our gorgeous picnic area phone: (250) 743-2330 Phone: (250) 337-8325 with friends. See ad on page 27. Estate Grown, Sustainably farmed, Alderlea Vineyards Coastal Black wines are handcrafted small lot wines. Sit indoors or on 1751 Stamps Rd RR#1, on site with our own berries and the patio and enjoy seasonally Duncan, BC V9L 5W2 honey. Our hope is to excite your inspired cuisine at Thistles Cafe in Phone: (250) 746-7122 palate, and revive your body and the vineyard. spirit with our wines that are full of See ad on page 27. flavour and complexities. AVERILL CREEK See ad on page 8/9. Godfrey-Brownell Vineyards 6552 North Road, 4911 Marshall Rd., Duncan, BC V9L 6K9 DAMALI LAVENDER FARM, Duncan, BC V9L 6T3 Phone: (250) 709-9986 WINERY AND B&B Phone: (250) 715-0504 3500 Telegraph Road Join us on the slopes of Mount Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L4 Prevost in our tasting room or on Phone: (250) 743-4100 Honeymoon Bay Blackberry Winery our patio overlooking spectacular 9940 Southshore Road, views of the Cowichan Valley. Open Indulge Your Senses. Wander in the Honeymoon Bay, BC V0R 1Y0 11am - 5pm, 7 days a week, Apr lavender fields, sample our wines Phone: (250) 704-6111 16 - Oct 10. Call or check out our including some specialties flavoured website for winter hours, maps, with lavender. Enjoy a glass in the directions and more. Twitter @ picnic area overlooking the farm. Malahat Estate Winery AverillCreek. Wine on Island Time! See ad on page 27. 1197 Aspen Road, See ad on page 27. Malahat, BC V0R 2L0 Phone: (250) 474-5129 Wines of British Columbia (BC VQA) Okanagan Wine Festival Society member28 British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook
  22. 22. TOURING NOTESOne hundred and fifty years ago theHudson’sBayCompanybeganconstructionof Fort Berens on a sage-brush covered Wine #1 :: ______________________________________bench on the east side of the FraserRiver, at Lillooet, British Columbia. This _______________________________________________trading fort was to serve the thousandsof prospectors who flocked to the region _______________________________________________in search of gold. This historic site isnow home to Fort Berens Estate Winery, _______________________________________________Lillooet’s first winery and vineyard. _______________________________________________In the spring of 2009, we planted 20 Wine #2 :: ______________________________________acres with six varietals: Riesling, PinotGris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet _______________________________________________Franc and Merlot. This fall, we expect ourvineyard to hang ripe with grapes for the _______________________________________________first time. Until we harvest our first cropof grapes, we source premium grapes _______________________________________________from the Okanagan. Our wines are hand _______________________________________________crafted: elegant, well balanced and withlots of fruit. Offered at a fair price, our Unique Feature of the Winery :: _____________________wines are accessible for a broad audienceand allow for outstanding food paring. _______________________________________________Fort Berens Estate Winery Ltd. _______________________________________________1881 Highway 99 NorthPO Box 758 _______________________________________________Lillooet, British Columbia Notes :: ________________________________________V0K 1V0 Canadaphone: 250 256 7788 _______________________________________________fax: 250 256 7780toll free: 1-877-956-7768 _______________________________________________email: info@fortberens.catwitter: @FortBerens _______________________________________________ British Columbia Wine Tour Handbook 29