Okanogan Estate & Vineyards

509-476-3646 P.O. Box 2550
Oroville, WA 98844
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A hidden treasure in the Okanogan's premier grape region, Okanogan Estate & Vineyards is the first winery in this fruitful valley to open in the United States. Located in North Central Washington State, j ust 5 miles south of British Columbia Canada on Hwy 97. Okanogan Estate & Vineyards is a hidden treasure located in Oroville, Washington a turn of the century gold mining town in Washington State’s Okanogan Valley, five miles south of British Columbia, Canada on Highway #97. The origin of our winery name stems from the town of Oroville. “ORO” is the Spanish word for “GOLD” and was the original name of the town. In 1938 the local fruit cooperative, United Growers needed a name for their fruit label. The innovative growers thought “Gold Digger” would be an appropriate name for the label because of the town’s gold mining history. In later years the company changed their name to Gold Digger, which is now the parent company of our winery “Gold Digger Cellars”. The company is still a cooperative owned by the local grape / fruit growers. Staying with the “gold” and “mining” theme of the town, we carried the name over to the winery. Oroville’s current day treasures are the vineyards Read more »

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  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Merlot

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Would definitely be interested in hearing what people think are the best wineries, and wines, in the Okanagan. Hopefully with an explanation why. Have a good friend going for an extended stay, based in Kelowna, in a month or so, and it'd be nice to be able to offer some pointers. She and her husband drink a lot of New Zealand sauvignon blanc,... Read More

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  • Okanogan Estate and Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2004

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    It was not as sweet and fruity as other Ice Wines that I have had and it seemed to have had more of a Chardonnay taste to it. It was very nice, though possibly not as an ice wine. Read More

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