Wineries We Would Like to Know Better

British Columbia - Part Five

Kaleden is a small historic, and modern rural satellite community located south of Penticton in the Okanagan Valley

Tall Tales Wine

Tall Tales

Tall Tale Wines was established in 2016 by siblings Kyle and Kirstin Lyons.  Both having a similar passion for wine, they made the decision to start their own virtual winery. 

Kyle worked his way up the ladder at Sumac Ridge

Terravista Vineyards


Terravista Vineyards

Terravista Vineyards was started in 2008 by Bob and Senka Tennant. The couple who founded Black Hills.

The property has a great southwestern slope with very rocky, sandy soils. In elevation it is above the heavier lake deposits characteristic of the lower benches. An excellent location to plant the white grapes varietals they wanted to grow. The original property name "Lone Hand Ranch" was retained as the vineyard operating name.

The Fort Wine Co. Estate Winery 


The Fort Wine Co. Estate Winery  

Locted just outside the historic Fort Langely in the Fraser Valley They specialize in Fruit wines.

Toby Bowman is the winemaker Christine Leroux  Consultanting Wine Maker 



Tipsy Hill Winery

Located on Black Sage Rd in Oliver. Owned by the Cheema & Toor families

Tod Creek Cider

Located on Prospect Lake Road
Victoria, owned by Chris Schmidt.

He does not have a fancy tasing room but a rustic barn. However you are invited to come on by.


Vigneti Zanatta Winery and Vineyards  

Nestled in the Glenora region of the Cowichan Valley, just minutes from Duncan, BC, Vigneti Zanatta is Vancouver Island's first estate winery. 

The Zanatta family operates a 25 acre vineyard in the northwest corner of the valley. Their historic family home was built in 1903. The 120 acre farm was originally the site of a dairy farm when the Zanatta's purchased it in 1958. Since then 30 acres have been planted in vines, including Ortega, Cayuga, Auxerrois, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero, Muscat, Merlot, and Madeleine X Sylvaner. The remainder of the farm is in pasture, hay fields, forest and old fruit orchards.


Vista Doro Farms Winery

A Fraser Valley winery located near Chaberton south of Langley. Owned by Lee and Patrick Murphy, they opened in 2007

Dedicated to providing an ultimate agritourism experience, Vista D’oro Farms & Winery grows, heritage orchard fruits and vinifera grapes

Vindication Cellars

The winery is owned by Jeff Del Nin The Winery's name is Vindication Cellars and is located near Skahal Lake. The winery is not open to the public.


It was in In 2007, Jeff started making wine under his own label, Vindication Cellars. The power and concentration of my red wines has become legendary in select circles. He planted 3 acre vineyard on the east side of Skaha lake just south of Penticton.  This was done so that Jeff could plant the varietals that he believe are the future of BC wine: Pinot Nero (made from Italian clones of Pinot Noir) and Teroldego. I also wanted to pioneer new clones and grape varietals from Italy, which is part of my family heritage.

Signature wines: Pinot Nero, Teroldego.

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.

BC Page 1 ~ Ontario

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