The spirit of 50th Parallel Estate speaks to a designed wholeness of orchestrated experience: a spectacularly wonderful landscape mounted with modernistic, classically elegant architecture, serenely sighted on the land - personal places of private hospitality, and happily enriching experience.
Our story began with a love affair in 1783 when Christian Schales planted his first grapes in the small Rheinhessen Village of Dalsheim. And today, 8 generations later, the story continues in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Armed with generations of winemaking and grape growing experience behind them and his grandfather’s winepress.
Inspired by the award winning Okanagan winemaker Michael Bartier, Bartier Bros. Wines are an earnest expression of the Okanagan Valley’s geography, history and people. The Valley’s ethos dictates a proud resilience optimism and self-reliance where the hallmark qualities of hard work and contentment reign.
Today, Blasted Church has grown over tenfold in sales, has become one of the most recognized, and admired wineries in Canada, and is proudly served by the best restaurants and wine merchants across the country. Amen.
The winery’s name pays homage to the devastating forest fire that happened here in 2003. It’s a testament to the virtues of time and transformation, in the surrounding landscape and in the wines.
The previous co-owner of Jackson-Triggs wine empire, Don Triggs, has laid down roots in the Okanagan Valley with his family. Now, they are crafting spectacular wine, done with attention to detail, scientific research and a passion for letting the grape be the star of the show.
DESERT HILLS WINERY
Desert Hills Estate Winery is family owned & operated. The people that make up the Desert Hills team are innovative & passionate, working to bring their customers the award winning wines they have become known for.
FITZPATRICK FAMILY VINEYARDS
We’re set apart from other wineries. It’s a little distance either to the north or south to the next one. As a result, it’s a little more peaceful here than other places. An oasis. We’ve created a well-polished and refined environment, but it’s also welcoming and inviting. You are among friends here.
Our founders believe quality grapes are the key to good wine–and quality grapes only come with good vineyard management. Gold Hill’s management is a family affair, rooted in tradition, and 8,000 years of training makes it second nature.
Okanagan’s most historic winery and Canada’s first producer of certified organic wine. Our wines are traditionally handcrafted using winemaking recipes from the mid 1800’s without the use of chemicals or additives. We use only the best Estate grown grapes from our Peachland organic Vineyards for our Hainle and Deep Creek Estate wines.
Inspiration for the Indigenous World concept comes from owners Robert and Bernice Louie’s love of their people and pride in their aboriginal heritage. The goal is to create an aboriginal themed destination that showcases indigenous people in business while highlighting the culture and traditions of indigenous people and the lands they are connected to. Indigenous World Winery is the first of many operations being developed that are also set to include a craft distillery, entertainment facility and potentially guest accommodations.
JoieFarm Winery has been creating focused, award-winning wines on the Okanagan Valley's Naramata Bench since 2004. We are internationally renowned for our aromatic white wines, mouth-watering rosé, and world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
We can all relate to a story of overcoming obstacles and achieving greatness. The children’s fable of the Little Engine personifies will and determination, a winery dedicated to these same pursuits seemed befitting of the same title and so became, Little Engine Wines.
LOCK & WORTH
We strongly believe that one should be able to drink high quality, single vineyard (non-commodity), small production wines that are priced reasonably from British Columbia. We plan to be around 20 years from now, not by becoming a large company but by creating a sustainable business within our community. For us part of that means making wines that always over deliver.
Wine reflects the ever-changing environment from which it emanates; from the whims of Mother Nature to the unique talents of the winemaker, the effects of time and distance, and even your mood while enjoying it.
It is, perhaps, a distillation of the beauty found in disorder.
We believe that every life well-lived should have a little Mayhem.
MEYER FAMILY VINEYARDS
In traditional French burgundy style we focus on small case lots of varietals best suited and expressive of their unique place of origin with an emphasis on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We produce about 8,000 cases and strive to produce the finest wines possible. Our wines are hand harvested and hand crafted and we take great pride in each bottle of wine with great attention to detail. We hope that you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoy making them!
Our vineyards are situated at the northern most tip of Naramata, abutting the Kettle Valley Railway, and surround the winery on all sides. The Syrah vineyard was the first to be planted in Canada and consists of 17 rows planted on granite in the north eastern portion of the vineyard. All of our vineyards are west and south facing and range from 1400-1500 feet in elevation. The vineyard is also own rooted/un-grafted.
Noble Ridge Vineyard Winery lays in the Okanagan Valley at the northern most tip of the only desert in Canada. The winery is named for the noble varieties of grapes grown and the ridge that divides the land on which they thrive. But this noble name is more than just a nod to the land. It’s a statement of values and a reminder of the hard work and dedication on which the winery was built.
OKANAGAN CRUSH PAD
Located in Summerland, BC, Okanagan Crush Pad is home to Haywire and Narrative wines. Our winery was founded on a long history of friendship, a mutual respect for land and wines that articulate a sense of place.
The Skinner’s spent three years searching for the right property in the Okanagan Valley that had the potential to create world class wines. When John Skinner came across the property known as “the Blackhawk” at the time, he knew this was what he had been patiently waiting for. Once the largest apricot orchard in the British Commonwealth, the property had lain fallow since the late 1980’s. With its unique west sloping bench, surrounded by an amphitheatre of rock, offering long hot summer days in conjunction with ideal air flow and soil structures, the potential was limitless.
Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards. Their sons, Chris, Andrew, Matthew and Eric, manage the vineyards making sure that the grapes are cared for everyday rain or shine.
SAGE HILLS WINERY
Sage Hills Vineyard is situated on a dramatic slope overlooking Okanagan Lake in Summerland, BC. The terrain is harsh and dry, with thorny cacti and thatches of fragrant sagebrush watching over the vineyards from the hills behind us. We worked with a terroir consultant to determine the best grapes to plant for the conditions. Armed with the longitude and latitude, soil composition reports, and meteorological data, he recommended we plant Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer vines.
SEVEN STONES WINERY
Nestled on benchland overlooking the Similkameen Valley, Seven Stones Winery is a 100% estate winery well-known for its full-bodied red wines, a spectacular view and its mysterious caves. Built with a solid reputation for blends and single varietal reds, Seven Stones is fast becoming a leader in the wine industry. Winery owner and Winemaker George Hanson is passionate about every aspect of winemaking beginning with careful attention to the growth cycles of the grapes to the aging of the wines in world-class caves cellars.
We set out to make the most beautiful wines in the world; starting with organically and biodynamically grown grapes from the pristine Okanagan Valley, handling them with love and attention, allowing them to ferment naturally to retain the highest levels of antioxidants, and finishing the wines in our Pyramid Cellar built with precision Sacred Geometry and aligned to the stars to create a structure of stillness and harmony.
Tantalus’ winemaking philosophy is centered on the concept of terroir, or sense of place. Our wines are made from fruit sustainably grown on our estate in South East Kelowna.
The concept of the hatch began as a place to ‘hatch’ ideas and brands, wines, grapes and vineyards. We also wanted this place to look different, sound different and ultimately be different. We invent, adapt, explore, and evolve.
We believe in making wine with minimal interference and low-impact techniques, to showcase varietal characteristics through our sustainable grape-growing practices. We also try to be creative in making unique and unusual blends.