New Okanagan Valley Wine Regions Recognized

Here are descriptions of each new sub-geographical indication and wineries that BC consumers and visitors to the province can visit, which tell the story of their unique terroirs and reflect their specific growing conditions:

East Slopes of Kelowna
East Kelowna Slopes spans approximately 2,900 hectares (7,166 acres) around the lower reaches of Mission Creek and its canyon. Kelowna’s East Slopes wineries include Camelot Vineyard, House of Rose Winery, Kitsch Winery, Mirabel Vineyards, Priest Creek Winery, Sperling Winery, Tantalus Winery, The View Winery, and Vibrant Vines Winery.

land of lakes
Lake Country covers 2,500 hectares (6,178 acres) along approximately 20 kilometers of the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake. Lake Country wineries include 50th Parallel Estate Vineyard, Gray Monk Estate Winery (owned by Andrew Peller Ltd.), Arrowleaf Cellars, O’Rourke Family Vineyards, Peak Cellars, Ex Nihilo Winery and Intrigue Winery.

South Slopes of Kelowna
South Kelowna Slopes spans approximately 800 hectares (1,977 acres) overlooking Okanagan Lake in the South Mission area of ​​Kelowna. South Kelowna Slopes wineries include Burnt Timber Vineyard, Cedar Creek Winery, Martin’s Lane Winery, St Hubertus Vineyards, Summerhill Winery and Scorched Earth Winery.

Summerland Bench
Summerland Bench spans approximately 60 hectares (148 acres) of vineyards near Giant’s Head Mountain. Summerland Bench wineries include Dirty Laundry Vineyard, Giant’s Head Winery, Lightning Rock Winery, Lunessence Winery, Sumac Ridge Winery, and Thornhaven Winery.

Summerland Lakeside
Summerland Lakefront spans 805 hectares (1,989 acres) along the western shore of Okanagan Lake in the Summerland District. Summerland Lakefront wineries include 8th Generation Winery, Okanagan Crush Pad Winery, Heaven’s Gate Winery, Sage Hills Winery, and Summerland Estate Winery.

Summerland Valleys
Summerland Valleys covers approximately 1,350 hectares (3,330 acres) in the District of Summerland, in the areas known as Prairie Valley and Garnett Valley, and includes SummerGate Winery.

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