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From boutique wineries to estate wineries, the South Okanagan Valley of British Columbia and Okanogan appellation of Washington produce some of the best wines found in the Pacific Northwest. Plus, with more than 25 wineries within a half hour drive of Veranda Beach Resort, it is easy to get a taste of Desert Wine Country.

Take a self-guided tour of the local wineries around Veranda Beach or make a short trip across the border to tour the famous Golden Mile & Black Sage Bench Wineries in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

Black Hills Estate Winery

This popular winery is located between Oliver BC and Osoyoos BC. The vineyard is nestled in the sun-burnt hills on the Black Sage Bench, home to British Columbia`s highest quality vinifera grapes. The rugged desert earth, long sunlight hours and cool nights yield the intensely flavorful grapes that are blended to produce the Black Hills Estate Winery popular Bordeaux-style "Nota Bene".

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars

Blue Mountain welcomes you to experience wines using exclusively estate grown grapes from its South Okanagan vineyard. Focusing on varietal wines made from Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, and Pinot Noir, Blue Mountain strives to produce complex, age-worthy wines, consistent in style while allowing the expression of both the terroir and the individual growing season.

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Located just outside of Oliver BC, this is one of the most popular wineries in the area and has gained international acclaim not only for their world-class wines but also for the epicurean experiences they offer in their gourmet restaurant. The Sonora Room Restaurant culinary team is led by Chef Bernard Casavant, and is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Copper Mountain Vineyards

At Copper Mountain, they believe in family, quality and tradition. You are invited to sample Copper Mountain`s fine variety of wines through the summer at Taber`s Taste of Summer Fruit Stand located on Hwy 97 just two miles south of the Canadian Border, open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Barrel Tastings and opportunities to learn of the wine-making process are also available by appointment.

Call (509) 476-2782 for operating hours.

Culmina Family Estate Wines

A love and appreciation for the craft of making fine wine underscores every detail at Culmina Family Estate Winery and is embedded in all that they do, from the vineyard to the cellar.

Their winemaking philosophy revolves around two principles: gentle handling of fruit and minimal intervention of wine. They employ a combination of traditional practices and leading-edge technologies to preserve the beautiful, natural character of their wines.

Desert Hills Estate Winery

Located in Oliver BC, this family owned winery has plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Gamay, Malbec, Merlot and Pinot Gris. They have a charming wine shop and offer wine tastings year-round as well as seasonal tours.

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery

This family owned and operated world-class winery is located between Oliver BC and Osoyoos BC. Gehringer Brothers is perhaps best known for its Rieslings and Reserve Labels but they have many other products worth tasting as well.

Hester Creek Vineyards

Nestled into over 83 acres of rolling hills outside of Oliver BC, this winery has been in operation for over 40 years. The winery offers tours and complimentary tastings of their award winning wines.

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate / Inniskillin Okanagan Estate Winery

Now under one roof,

  • Jackson-Trigs: This internationally acclaimed winery is located outside of Oliver BC and was named "Winery of the Year" at the Canadian Wine Awards in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Visitors enjoy the tasting gallery where they can sample a variety of vintages, including some limited editions available exclusively at the winery.
  • Inniskillin Okanagan: While excellent grapes are paramount to Inniskillin Okanagan’s success, so is a cooperative climate. The Okanagan Valley climatic region is unique as a grape-growing region in western Canada. The unique mesoclimate (or site climate) at Dark Horse is one of the warmest in Canada, boasts the country’s lowest recorded rainfall (250mm) and is Canada’s only semi-arid desert. Intense sunlight ripens the grapes to full maturity while cool nights help to retain acidity.

LaStella

LaStella was created to capture a vision of la dolce vita: fine food, wonderful wine, great music, and the good things in life. At LaStella, they celebrate the sun that ripens the grapes and brings warmth to life and they share that with everyone who visits.

LaStella is situated at Osoyoos Lake in the sunny South Okanagan valley of beautiful British Columbia. Here the vineyards produce great fruit and they craft them into such proprietary wines such as Allegreto, Vivace and Maestoso. Each wine has its own story--and at LaStella to convey this unique story, we name our wines after Italian musical notes.

Le Vieux Pin

A majestic old pine tree stands in the vineyard at Le Vieux Pin. It speaks to the earth and rain and the clean clear air of the South Okanagan. There the owners have created a winery inspired by the architecture and style of France. Their goal is to make wines that capture the essence of the French tradition; but with the fruit and character of the New World: elegant and focused, with great intensity of fruit.

Liquidity

Based in Okanagan Falls, the Heart of Wine Country™, Liquidity offers an artisan approach to winemaking - taking you on a journey of the senses that captures the art of winemaking from grape to glass in a stunning space with incredible views. Time is spent enjoying these finer things in life, while in the vineyard care is taken to carefully hand-harvest the best fruit and artfully blend them into fine wines.

Moon Cursor Vineyards

Family owned and operated, this winery produces small quantities of hand crafted, premium wines. Located on the east bench above Lake Osoyoos BC, they offer a tasting room with breathtaking panoramic views overlooking the lake and the surrounding town of Osoyoos.

NK`Mip Cellars

In 2002, Nk`Mip {pronounced "nk-meep"} Cellars became North America`s first aboriginal owned and operated winery. The Band shares its history and traditions with those who tour the winery and admire the ancient displays of native art and artifacts while tasting these popular wines. The winery is located outside of Osoyoos BC and boasts some of the most spectacular views of the valley.

Nostalgia Wines Inc.

Established in 2006, Nostalgia Wines is a female-owned and managed business led by Gina Fernandes Harfman, who is the owner, winemaker, and fourth generation South Okanagan family farmer. Nostalgia reflects Gina’s ideology that wine should be about making memories and connections.

Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery

The landscape and fabulous soil have allowed for optimal growing conditions for grapes. The Black Sage Bench is well-known for producing excellent quality grapes due to desert climate temperatures and desert terrain. These conditions allow for Quinta Ferreira to produce fabulous wines. Today the vineyard is in full production featuring varietals including Merlot, Chardonnay, Syrah, Viognier, Malbec and most recent Zinfandel and Petit Verdot.

Road 13 Vineyards

Offering winery tours, Road 13 Winery is a unique winery located in Oliver, BC and offers both tastings and tours of their facilities.

Rock Wall Cellars

A passion for wine and a ton of hard work have turned a dream into reality.  This family owned and operated Vineyard and Winery was a first in the Central Okanogan...They will win you over with their quality red, white, pink and port-style wines!

Call (509) 826-0201

See Ya Later Ranch

See Ya Later Ranch, is perched atop Hawthorn Mountain 3 miles outside of Okanagan Falls BC. The See Ya Later Ranch tasting room and wine shop remain in the Major`s old home, which is made of hand-split stone and dates back to the 1900s. The winery offers tours, wine samples and breathtaking views of Skaha Lake and the surrounding valley.

Silver Sage Winery

Silver Sage Winery is located in Oliver BC and is a must-stop for self guided wine tours. This family owned and operated winery offers tastings of unique and interesting wines including their dessert wine varietals which are infused with fruits such as blueberries, raspberries and cherries or their popular Flame Dessert Wine, which is infused with hot peppers.

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

Nestled in the hillside of a former gold mining creek, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is located in Oliver BC and offers visitors self-guided tours or scheduled tours by appointment. The wine shop has tastings and gifts and for more active guests, the winery developed marked hiking trails (2 km & 10 km) that will take hikers past the Tinhorn Creek gold mine ruins.