BlackDog Cellars is hidden above Skaha Lake near Okanagan Falls. Where did the name come from. Black Dog Cellars opened in 2014. Ask yourself what a winery / cidery in the Okanagan has in common with Sir Winston Churchill.
David Rendina, who bought this vineyard in 2010, is a Winston Churchill buff and that inspired the Black Dog name. Churchill suffered throughout his life from clinical depression which he called his “Black Dog.”
The Vineyard is comprised of some of the oldest established vines in the valley. Over decades, the site has proven it is well suited to produce the highest quality Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc grapes. Using traditional techniques we hand craft them, in small batches,to create their " Serenity" brand, table wines.
They produce Howling Moon", "Black Dog", and "Justice" sparkling apple ciders as well as Apple Ice desert wine.
4720 Allendale Road
Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2
Situated midway between Skaha and Vaseux Lakes upon the "Vaseux Bench",
the most narrow region of the Okanagan Valley. Liquidity resides in ideal conditions for grape growing. The vineyards here have been producing grapes for over 20 years. Partners Ian MacDonald,James Davidson and Dale Shwed decide to buy the property and open a winery.
Liquidity Bistro is a reflection of the terroir that is Okanagan Falls. The menu combines produce from our local farmers and purveyors with select ingredients chosen from the chef’s own garden.
Matt Holmes is the winemaker. Writer John Scheiner gave Liquidity Viognier 2013 a 92
Lusitano Estate Winery
2318 Rolling Hills Road
Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2
To name their winery, owners Fred and Fernanda Ganhao simply dipped into their Portuguese heritage. Lusitano derives from Lusitiania, the name applied by the Romans to indigenous peoples in central Portugal. While they are only a small percentage of Portugal’s modern population, the name occasionally is applied to expatriate Portuguese. It is better known today as the name of Lusitano horses, a breed of beautiful show horses.
In the spring of 2007, they planted close to 25,000 vines in a 5.5-hectare (13.5-acre) vineyard. The major varieties here are Pinot Gris, Merlot and Pinot Noir, with smaller blocks on Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and – on a sunbathed south-facing slope – Cabernet Sauvignon.
After several years of selling their grapes, they retained consulting winemaker Philip Soo to make their debut 1,200 cases in the 2013 vintage. They continue to sell about half of their crop while easing their wines into the market. “We did not want to go too far ahead of ourselves,” says Fernanda
Five Kilometers southwest of Okanagan Falls high on the mountain side sits the historic farm house made of hand-split
stones. It commands the same unbelievable view it did 100 years ago when European settlers first turned the soil of Hawthorne
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