Okanagan Valley Wine

 

The Okanagan Valley is the most productive viticultural area of British Columbia in Canada. Once Canada was settled in the early 1800s, much of the country resigned itself to growing labrusca varietals such as Baco Noir, Concord and Seyval Blanc, which were resilient to the extremes in weather, but not so instantly endearing to the palate. However, many wine-makers in the Okanagan Valley, some of which has a comparably warmer, drier climate, persisted with vinifera vines until they found those most suitable to the growing conditions. In the mid-20th century, once modern techniques came into practice, most labrusca was pulled in favor of the more marketable vinifera
 
The Okanagan Valley has an array of microclimates and soil types. The area to the south in the Osoyoos subregion is considerably warm and arid, with dessert-like conditions in some areas and low rainfall. To the north in Kelowna, it’s much cooler and wetter. The south is sandy and rocky while the north is a Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Okanagan Valley View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Mission

    The Mission or Pais grape was the first Vitis vinifera vine planted in North America. From 1697 until well into the 1...

Subregions of Okanagan Valley

Popular Wineries in Okanagan Valley View all

  • Calona Vineyards

    Calona Vineyards Private Reserve wines are a rare treat. A relationship among the grower, the win...

  • Mount Boucherie

    Located in Westbank, BC (across from Kelowna), this family owned and operated winery creates some...

  • Jackson-Triggs Vintners

    Jackson-Triggs has a long history of supporting vital, community-based organizations with part...

  • Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

    Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, established in the quaint town of Summerland, BC was founded by Harry ...

  • Quail's Gate Estate Winery

    In keeping with our family tradition of celebrating memorable moments with good friends, wine and...

  • Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery

    Our winery is owned and operated by John and Maria Ferreira; both born in Portugal, immigrated to...

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Okanagan Valley on Snooth

  • Sperling Vineyards the Market White 2010

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    An interesting blend of mainly Pinot Blanc and Bacchus. This wine is soft and aromatic with notes of peach, coconut, and flowers. Mid weight and good length and complexity. Soft tangy supportive acidity seems really well balanced here, as does just a touch of residual sugar. A winner for originality - I've never had anything quite like this wine. Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Blue Mountain Pinot Gris 2012

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    Good growing conditions in 2012 have produced an excellent result in this Pinot Gris. The nose is reminiscent of gooseberry, subtle garden flowers (heather) and a hint of anise. In the mouth, there are sharp mineral flavors, aniseed and a green table grape stuffing. Warm, slightly spicy but balanced and even elegant. 88 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Recline Ridge Marechal Foch 2010

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    Another very creditable Foch from Recline Ridge (North Okanagan BC). A slightly reclusive nose of coffee, hickory smoke, plum and sloe with a smooth, creamy entry and a cranberry and fresh leather finish. As expected, not complex but deep like a northern Beaujolais cru. Good control over the natural acidity of the variety. 87 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Cassini Cellars Red Carpet Pinot Noir 2012

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    Sporting good depth and color, this PN also shows a nose of carrot top, celery and wild strawberry. On the palate there is strawberry jam, a hint of coniferous forest floor and old leather. An easy-sipping New World style with good value to price ratio. 86 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Osoyoos Larose Red Bordeaux Blend Okanagan Valley Vqa le Grand Vin 2007

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    The 2007 edition of this wine is exceptional - perhaps the best ever; the color is deep garnet with a plummy "right bank" nose that vies with any but the best Bordeaux. Merlot dominant, but clearly stuffed with Cabernet, this wine would win awards in France. The entry is elegant with fine grained tannins and wonderful brambleberry and cherry no... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Blackwood Lane Pinot Noir 2009

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    Blackwood Lane produces wines of quality in Southwestern British Columbia and this PN is no exception; there is a nose typical of the region with wet earth, strawberry preserve, celery, cucumber and a hint of sugar. On the palate, we receive a melange of strawberry, a touch of white pepper, black tea and white cream. This hybrid new/old world ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Niche Wine Co. Foch 2012

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    Perhaps the most inviting Foch I've sniffed at in years, there is a wet earth, chocolate, caramel, acidic strawberry and plum on the nose. Tarry red in colour, the wine is inviting in the glass; indeed, on the palate there are some Pinot elements (especially strawberry), but the finish is quite acidic and warm - not so Burgundian here. Full, r... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery Summit Reserve Merlot 2008

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    This Merlot from West Kelowna BC CA has aged well, with a color of red brick (slightly deeper, perhaps) with a bouquet of Western Red Cedar bark, plum and shoe leather. On the palate the plum is affected by a certain raw element - a result, perhaps, of just a bit too much oak. Fairly smooth finish with just a hint of acerbity. Needs a bit more... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Blasted Church Syrah Okanagan Valley Vqa 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by jloria


  • Lariana Cellars Viognier 2012

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    This new winery in British Columbia has come forth with a very credit-worthy Viognier; scented with ginger, a dry pine forest in mid-summer topped off with peach (which dominates in the end). On the palate, there is more ginger, lots of peach and a touch of almond-like acerbity and camp-fire smoke. Interesting wine which I purchased just before... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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