Wineries We Would Like to Know Better

British Columbia - Part Four

Rustic Roots Winery ~ Cawston B.C.
Rustic Roots Winery ~ Cawston B.C.

One Faith Vineyards

One Faith Vineyards

The One Faith Vineyard is a carefully selected site in Oliver on the Black Sage Bench that boasts some of the warmest temperatures of anywhere in Canada, and a complex soil structure that lends elegance and depth to the finished wine. 

owned by Bill Lui Winn Choi. The winemaker is Anne Vatwer. No tasting room.


Origin Wines


Origin Wines

A new winery opening June 2017 owned by Daiya Anderson and Blake Anderson. They have 2 vineyards on the Naramata. One one on the east side of Penticton and one on the west side. 8 acres. Grapes West Side: Pinot Noir/Gewurtz/Merlot Grapes East Side: Cab Franc/Syrah/Malbec/Viognier.

Pipe Dreams Vineyards 


Pipe Dreams Vineyards

One of Oliverss newest wineries owned by John Ness. After childhood summers with his family experiencing the Okanagan, John formed a lifelong dream to return and live among grapevines.

Throwing caution to the wind, he moved to Oliver in 2009 to bring his dream to life. He secured prime grape growing land and planted some less-common-in-BC varietals, ones that are best suited to the site including Kerner, Zweigelt, Gamay and Grüner Veltliner.


Ravinskill Orchards


Ravinskill Orchards

another gulf Island Secret. In 2002 Keith and Marti MacKenziebegan building their dream – an orchard of heritage apples on 27 acres of land in beautiful Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Today  the orchard has over 1,000 trees across two acres, with 25 different varieties of apples…and we’re still growing. they produce Gabbies HArd Cider.

Rocky Creek Winery

This beautiful 10 acre winery located in the Cowichan Valley is owned by Holford Family. Linda is the general manger and Mark is the winemaker.

We went from "corporate suits" to "gumboots".


The vineyards have a number of experiment varieties looking for more disease resistant plants to achieve sustainability.


Rose Estate

Rose Estate exemplifies what the flower represents, beauty, love,youth and fortune. Rose Estate wines, produced and bottled by Bench1775, are made with the fruit of Naramata Bench Vineyards and from other carefully selected growers from the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.

The winery has gained a strong reputation for its Late Harvest and Icewines. 2013 PR Riesling Icewine 375m - GOLD! 2014 InterVin International Wine Awards



The House of Roses

House of Rose Winery is located on the outskirts of Kelowna on the Okanagan Plateau in British Columbia. The vineyard and winery are situated in an area known as "the Belgo Bench" with both soil type and microclimate contributing to an
excellent site for grape growing. The winery is nestled among apple orchards with a view of the mountains in all directions. Established in 1993. Founded by Vern Rose the winery is now run by his daughter Aura and her husband Wouter van der Hall

House of Rose Winery received the Champion of the Environment for Business Civic Award from the City of Kelowna 2014

The winery is known for Winter Wines and Vintage Okanagan Port


Rustic Roots

The Harker (nee Manery) family settled in the Similkameen Valley in 1888, just 17 years after British Columbia became Canada’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 fruit Winery.



Sagewood Winery

A family owned winery in Kamloops. Owned by Doug and Shelley Woods.


Salt Spring Island Vineyards

Salt Spring Vineyards

After 24 years full of work and family life in the Fraser Valley, Dev and Joanne McIntyre made a career change and opted for beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia in October 2008.

All their wines are made form Gulf Islaad Grapes

Silverside Farm Winery

Silverside Farm & Winery, located in Cobble Hil on Vancouver Island,produces blueberries as well as berry wines and fortified (port-style) dessert wines. In addition to fresh berries and produce, we also offer jams, jellies, and syrup made right here on the farm.

Bill & Jeanne Aten bought the farm to operate as a mixed farm in 1982 and it has seen many changes from raising animals to producing raspberries and blueberries and now fruit wines.

Similkameen Collective   

Blind Creek vineyards , was developed 10 or 12 years ago, owned by Larry Lund and his friend, businessman Ron Bell. These gentlemen, along with Penticton builder Jim Morrison, hold one-quarter interest in the Similkameen Collective. A quarter is owned by Road 13 and a quarter is owned by J-M Bouchard. The final quarter is held by Vancouver wine merchant Brian Berry.

Blind Creek Vineyard, one of the most highly regarded vineyards in the Similkameen Valley.

Soahc Estate Wines

Located in Trail, SOAHC is a biodynamic organic vineyard producing our own riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir, gamay and siegerrebe varietals.

From Chaos comes balance Jamie Fochuk is the owner of Soacho Estates wines which is Chaos spelled backswords. Jamie believe he has found a very special location for his winery.

SouthEnd Farm Winery

Located in Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island. The winery opened in 2009 after seven years of planning and work. The winery is owned by Ben McGuffie and Jill Ogasawara; 2011 was their first estate harvest from their own vineyard.

This is part 4 of the BC wineries in a series of Wineries We Would Like to Know Better. The series will take us through
Ontario ( 1-4) and British Columbia.

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