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KELOWNA / LAKE COUNTRY

Kelowna / Lake Country

Kelowna is synonymous with wine in the province. BC’s first vines were planted in Kelowna in 1859 by Father Pandosy. Kelowna also boasts the province’s oldest continually operating winery, Calona Vineyard (est. 1932). Many of the first families of the BC wine industry call this area home: the Heiss family, who established Gray Monk Estate Winery; the Cipes of Summerhill Pyramid Winery; and the Stewart family of Quails’ Gate Winery. Several wineries in the region also offer exceptional dining experiences with fantastic views, local ingredients and of course award-winning wines.

Terroir

Average 1,200 growing degree days.
Heavier soils with sandy loam, clay and limestone.

PLAN YOUR VISIT:

COMMON VARIETALS

PINOT NOIR

PINOT GRIS

PINOT BLANC

RIESLING

CHARDONNAY

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