West Kelowna Wineries often get looped in with Kelowna Wineries on wine tour stops because they are located just over the bridge from Kelowna. Yet, West Kelowna is its own municipality that offers stunning lake views from a different direction.

The Westside Wine Trail is home to some of the most time-honored and finest wineries in the Okanagan. Don’t forget to read all about the Kelowna Wine Region where you will find tasting tips, wine tours, and more.

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West Kelowna Wineries

Mission Hill Winery

Mission Hill Winery Private Cellar

Antique Vessls von Mandl Family Private Collection at Mission Hill

Mission Hill Cellar

Right atop Boucherie Ridge is perhaps the Okanagan’s most prestigious winery. The vintages produced here are well-known on the international wine stage, winning countless awards each year without fail. Their Terrace Restaurant takes things one step further by expertly pairing the fruits of their vineyard labours with the finest farm-to-table cuisine.

As well as tasting one-of-a-kind terroirs that come from a fusion of traditional techniques and technology from the near-future, you can lose yourself in time here. Mission Hill’s ancient Greek and Roman-inspired architecture encompasses intertwined courtyards, theatres, halls, passages, and loggia that wind through the grounds and immerse you in soul-soothing escape.

Mission Hill is no ordinary wine tour stop, but an expansive experience you should take the whole day to enjoy. We love it so much we wrote a full stand-alone story on Mission Hill Winery.

Tasting Fees:

  • Behind Closed Doors wine education tour and seated tasting – $75 per guest.
  • A Taste of the Okanagan seated tasting of Reserve vintages – $25 per guest.
  • A Taste of Single Vineyard Wines micro-climate terroir tasting experience – $40 per guest.

Amenities:

  • Terrace Restaurant serves multi-course farm-to-table dinners paired with Mission Hill vintages over a view of the thriving valley.
  • Events include themed banquets, intimate dining experiences, sommelier-led wine education, concerts in the amphitheater, and much more.
  • Huge hireable spaces for events, private dinners, corporate retreats, and sip and mingle receptions.
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Dog Friendly:

No.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address:1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna

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Black Swift Vineyards

Black Swift is operated by JPC, the same group of taste aficionados who run local favourites Truck 59, Crown & Thieves, and The Hatch, so you know you’re in for a treat. They’re all about getting the most quality out of a single vineyard with small batches of meticulously crafted perfection.
Part of the Westside Wine Trail, this eccentric space was inspired by the high-flying aspiration and synergy of the rare Black Swift bird. They’ve fulfilled this strangely specific vision well, with vintages that command attention and demand reflection… as well as a whole gaggle of bird puns.

Tasting Fees:

$15 per guest, waived with the purchase of a single bottle.

Amenities:

  • Ludicrously fun brand-spanning multi-stop wine tours with The JPC Trail.
  • Live music with Swift & Slow Serenades, coming soon.

Dog Friendly:

Yes, but only on the patio and picnicking areas.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address: 2345 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna

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Quail’s Gate Winery

Quails’ Gate Winery (Courtesy of Quails’ Gate)

Another of the Okanagan’s leading wineries, the Stewart family were some of the first winemakers on the local scene and have been perfecting their craft through six decades of refinement and pioneering experimentation.

Across their 200 acres of vineyards, only the most sustainable techniques are employed in conjunction with cutting-edge technologies to get the most out of Kelowna’s rich volcanic and glacial soils. Once they have matured, the resulting award-winning vintages are shipped worldwide or perfectly paired with the best local produce at their Old Vines restaurant. Read our full story on Quails Gate Winery.

Tasting Fees:

  • Estate Tasting – $15 per guest.
  • Reserve Tasting – $25 per guest.
  • Collector Tasting – $25 per guest.

Amenities:

  • Old Vines Restaurant perfectly pairing estate vintages with farm-fresh organic dishes.
  • Events including special wine-paired dinners, interactive seminars, and festive markets.
  • Private dining rooms for hire and concierge-led teambuilding getaways with the option to sleep on-site.
  • Two vacation properties on-site, The Nest for up seven guests and the sprawling Lake House for up to fourteen.
  • Seasonal farmers market offering artisanal produce and Quail’s Gate vintages.

Dog Friendly:

Yes, but only on-leash and not in the tasting rooms.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address: 3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna

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Crown & Thieves

Ever the lovers of a themed affair, JPC have suspended reality and now invite you into their wretched lair of scum and villainy… where for some reason they serve top-notch wine. We’re all for it, the costumes, tongue-in-cheek roleplaying staff, whacky props, and host building that appears to have been lain to siege all create a totally unique atmosphere that is riotously good fun.

Not content to settle for just showmanship, the wines (and cocktails) you’ll find here truly encapsulate their slogan ‘made by scoundrels, sipped by royalty.’

Tasting Fees:

Enquire through their website.

Amenities:

  • Weekly events like Cocktails and Charcuterie at their Broken Hearts Club Speakeasy.
  • On-site dining in the London-themed patio of the Salt & Thieves.
  • A stop on the thrilling JPC Trail, mentioned above.

Dog Friendly:

No.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address: 3887C Brown Rd, West Kelowna

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Frind Estate Winery

Before 2017, there wasn’t a single beachfront winery in the whole of North America. Then, along came Frind. When owner Markus Frind isn’t contributing to Nobel Prize-winning mathematics projects, he’s marrying science, symbolism, and sentiment in his precision-crafted wines that harness the power of technology to create taste sensations.

Now you can enjoy a beautiful private lakeside dinner or brunch throughout the fall and winter. Grab your group and make a reservation here.

Frind Winery

A unique stop on any wine tour, you will definitely want to take a look at one of the most advanced wineries in the world. The staff are passionate, savvy, and have a lot of wisdom to share. After your tasting, kick back on the beachy shores of Lake Okanagan with a bottle of Frind’s finest and feel the wind in your hair.

Tasting Fees:

$10 per guest, but this is waived if you purchase a bottle.

Amenities:

  • Enjoy small snacks, charcuterie boards, and pizza pies at Annie’s Beach Café and the adjoining fully-licensed beach patio and picnic area.
  • Unique Dome Dining that keeps you warm in the winter months in one-of-a-kind futuristic style.

Dog Friendly:

Yes, dogs on leashes are welcome in outdoor areas as long as they’re not food-related.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address: 3725 Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna

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Grizzli Winery

Wine has always been a social drink, but there are not many places where it is the heart of a community the way it is at Grizzli. Ever conscious of their geological blessings and good fortunes, the team have given back by creating a community hub full of diverse characters, acceptance, and award-winning vintages. From charity events to pop-up happenings, there’s always something going on at Grizzli.

The results are undeniable. Smiles and neighbourly atmospheres abound on every visit, making this the perfect place to meet genuine Kelowna characters. Grizzli are all about innovation and inspiration too, that’s why they host West Kelowna’s only art gallery on the premises. Come, sip, and consider.

Tasting Fees:

Amenities:

  • On-premises art gallery.
  • A huge range of seasonal events, special occasions, charity events, pop-up happenings, and gatherings.
  • Annual Icewine Festival.
  • Art in the Park & outdoor live music in the summertime.
  • Rentable space for private functions from small gatherings to corporate getaways and wedding receptions.
  • Free weekly Collectif workshops and wellness seminars run by community leaders to foster connection and creativity.
  • Grizzli Winery Markets showcasing the best in local produce and artistic creations.

Dog Friendly:

Yes, dogs are part of the community, too!

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address: 2550 Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna

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Indigenous World Winery

Indigenous World Winery

Taste a fruit that has supported the Syilx First Nation people for over 10,000 years at British Columbia’s only 100% indigenous-run winery. We think it’s a huge shame that this is a unique setup, but what we all can do is pay them a visit and give our support by purchasing a bottle (or three) of their carefully tended muscat wine – which just so happens to be absolutely delicious.

So delicious, in fact, that Indigenous World have been winning best varietal awards since 2013. You’ll kick yourself if you don’t find out how millennia-long traditions of harmony with nature are carried into the modern industry, and you’ll kick yourself even more if you don’t taste the fantastic results.

Tasting Fees:

Enquire by calling (250) 769-2824.

Amenities:

  • Sample First Nations-inspired cuisine at their restaurant.
  • Keep an eye out for future expansions, which are rumoured to include entertainment facilities and on-site accommodation.

Dog Friendly:

Yes, they even have their own.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address: 22218 Horizon Drive, West Kelowna

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Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery

West Kelowna Winery Mt Boucherie

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery (Courtesy of tourismkelowna.com – Shawn Talbot Photography)

This staple of Kelowna’s viticulture community gets its name from Mount Boucherie, the extinct stratovolcano partly responsible for depositing nutrients into the soils here over 60 million years ago. These minerals can still be tasted in the terroir of every Okanagan-grown glass. The volcano’s namesake winery does a good job of upholding this reputation, with some of the best views, facilities, and award-winning flavours to be found in the valley.

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery have recently upgraded their previously understated facilities into a 15,000 square foot luxury wine experience centre. Let that number sink in for a second. With a restaurant, markets, tasting rooms, guest accommodation, and heaps of event facilities, word on the grapevine is that Kelowna has a new one-stop wine wonderland on its hands.

Tasting Fees:

$10 per guest.

Amenities:

  • The Modest Butcher meat-centric restaurant.
  • Four different luxurious spaces hireable space for private events, corporate bookings, and small exclusive dining gatherings.
  • Farm-fresh butchers and artisanal food market.
  • Three different concierge-led accommodation spaces.

Dog Friendly:

Yes, including one of the accommodation options.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address: 829 Douglas Rd, West Kelowna

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Off The Grid Organic Winery

Off The Grid West Kelowna Winery

This earth-kind destination is one for the hippies amongst you. However, if you’ve never considered dreadlocks or hugging a tree, their totally sustainable permaculture vineyard and its products are still an inspiring sight. As are the views of the forested alpine hills from their beautiful grounds. Oh, and they’ve somehow persuaded their goats to live on the roof, if you’re into that sort of thing. (Sounds somewhat similar to these Goats on the Roof!)

All joking aside, this organic winery is smart about everything they do, and their commitment can be felt in every bottle. The sun nourishes both their vines and their power grid – and the ethical treatment of their farmyard animals sure has raised a friendly bunch!

Tasting Fees:

Find out when you make your reservation here.

Amenities:

  • Pizzeria Food Truck serving up fresh slices lavished with local sustainably-sourced toppings.
  • Super friendly farm animal menagerie.
  • Live music every Thursday, plus season yoga and other events.

Dog Friendly:

Yes, as long as you keep them on leashes.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address: 3623 Glencoe Rd, West Kelowna

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The Hatch

The Hatch West Kelowna Winery

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The Hatch is yet another zany brainchild of JPC, who bought you Black Swift and Crown & Thieves further up the list. The same commitment to light-hearted artistic triumph and giddy fun-times is present here, but this time around it takes the form of a modest neon-decked cabin high up in the Okanagan.

The Hatch is a place of equality, so don’t even bother trying to book ahead. Simply turn up and let the good vibes envelop you. Their delicious wines come in bottles graced with cartoons so charming and creative that we were tempted to peel a few off and scrapbook them.

Tasting Fees:

Only $10, which is waived whenever you buy a bottle.

Amenities:

  • Regular student nights, as well as live music and other entertainers.
  • One exciting stop on the JPC Trail.

Dog Friendly:

Yes, you can even bring them into the tasting room if they stay on-leash.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address: 3225 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna

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Volcanic Hills Winery

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Since the 1970s, Sarwan Gidda dreamt of growing grapes with which to make world-class wines. Mehtab Gidda, Sarwan’s father, left Punjab, India in 1958, to come to Canada with almost no money or resources. However, Mehtab had a significant amount of farming knowledge that, interestingly, came from years of mango tree farming. In 1978, Mehtab and his wife, inspired by their son Sarwan’s enthusiasm for wine vineyards, began growing grapes and eventually sold their produce to renowned wine manufacturers, such as Summerhill and Gray Monk.

In May 2010, Sarwan’s children, Christina, Bobby, and Amit, established the Volcanic Hills Estate Winery. The name was inspired by the 60 million-year-old dormant volcano that once inhabited this part of the Boucherie Mountain, where the winery now stands. Surrounded by an incomparable beauty, with panoramic views of nearby mountains, valleys, and, of course, Lake Okanagan, patrons never fail to be impressed by the picturesque scenery. The winery also features a comfortable and cozy outdoor patio.

Christina, Bobby, and Amit began what they call a “going-green initiative” in 2012, and have made significant changes to the winery since then. For example, geothermal technology is used to cool and heat the buildings, and a wastewater treatment plant was installed to filter incoming water, removing heavy metals. The water is then used for vineyard irrigation. Additionally, the winery and restaurant keep special containers where plant materials are gathered and eventually composted to the vineyards. Cardboard, paper, and plastic in all forms are also recycled, making this vineyard one of Canada’s ‘greenest.’ The hospitality extended by the Gidda family and their commitment to planet earth make this establishment a favourite amongst West Kelowna Wineries.

Tasting Fees:

Please enquire about tasting fees here.

Dog Friendly:

Yes, in the picnic area.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address: 2845 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna

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Little Straw Vineyards

Little Straw Vineyards is a great choice if you are searching for West Kelowna wineries to tour. The facility began with one vineyard planted in 1969 by the Slamka family, who planned to supply large commercial wineries with grapes. However, 25 years later, the three Slamka sons established their own winery and the family released its first vinted wine in 1994. From its modest beginnings, new vineyard blocks were added at regular intervals, which in turn led to the production of new wine varieties–and new winemaking practices and growing techniques.

Well-known for food-friendly wines, Little Straw Vineyards added a restaurant in 2008, affectionately named the Barrel Top Grill. At this fun eatery, guests can view the impressive panorama of Lake Okanagan and the vineyards by which it is surrounded, while indulging in tapas-style fare that is as unique as the establishment’s wines. The property is also home to a small bed and breakfast facility, which is surrounded by outstanding views of the area’s lakes and mountains, and, of course, the vineyard itself.

Interestingly, Little Straw Vineyards finally changed hands in 2021, when the family retired. The torch was passed to Karnail Singh Sidhu, who acquired the establishment in late autumn of that year. Originally from India, Karnail lived in Canada for decades and owned his own organic winery, Kalala, which was established in 2008. Little Straw Vineyards is now owned by Kalala, and Karnail and his family are sometimes seen working in the vineyards they purchased on the Little Straw property! The family plan to continue to make new wines–with a focus on food-friendly varieties–for many years to come.

Tasting Fees:

  • Please enquire about tasting fees here.

Amenities:

  • Barrel Top Winery Lounge, picnic area
  • Vineyard accommodations with lake and mountain views 

Dog Friendly:

  • Yes, in the picnic area.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address: 2815 Ourtoland Road, West Kelowna

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Niche Wine Company

At the McDougall Rim Trail base, James and Joanna Schlosser created a unique establishment where they proudly craft handmade, homegrown wines, using their own high-quality production system. They focus on small batches, with a philosophy that was started by James’ parents, Jerry and Kathleen Schlosser, who originally founded the vineyard in 1978. Called Hugh & Mary Vineyard at that time, it is still a favourite of local patrons. James and Joanna took it over in 2011, and it officially became the Niche Wine Company.

The vineyard sits at an elevation of 620 metres, and James frequently says that even as a child, he knew the land had something special. Now, with over 15 years of winemaking experience, and a Masters degree in Oenology and Viticulture from Niagara’s Brock University, James knows he was right. Because the vineyards are south facing and the gravel-like soil is perfectly sloped, the property is ideal for grape growing. This may be why Niche Wine Company is known for selling out of its Pinot Noir Blanc.

Tucked high in the hills, the property is beautiful, peaceful, and perfect for wine-tasting excursions because of the spectacular views. However, wine tours only recently began at this establishment. Ten years in the making, the farm opened its doors for wine-tasting tours in 2021, and is enjoying immense success. Niche Wine Company produces approximately 1500 cases of wine per year, but the couple has plans to expand the winery and double their wine production over the next five years. The Vineyard is also home to 25 laying chickens and an adorable black lab.

Tasting Fees:

  • Please enquire about tasting fees here.

Amenities:

  • There are no onsite amenities at this time.

Dog Friendly:

  • Yes.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address: 1895 Bartley Road, West Kelowna

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Beaumont Family Estate Winery

A list of West Kelowna Wineries wouldn’t be complete without the Beaumont Family Estate Winery. Established by the Lubchysnki family in 1995, this 36-acre vineyard is a labour of love. Family-owned by Alex, Louise, Scott, and Alana, the winery boasts organic certification, dating back to 1995, when they received this accolade from the Similkameen Okanagan Organic Producers Association. The eco-friendly ambience of the Beaumont Winery is evident as soon as you enter the property. Located at the foot of Boucherie Mountain, the winery rests on what was once a 2000-metre tall strato-volcano, dating back 60 million years.

Majestic scenery surrounds the panoramic vineyards, including mountains, lakes, and the distinctive patterns of the grape fields themselves. Alanna and Scott stepped naturally into their parents’ footsteps, with Alanna having a passion for making wine, and Scott having a natural love for the land. Their distinct approach to all wine-making processes ultimately created the perfect blend of modern and traditional. Dedicated to the environment, the family takes pride in their commitment to producing 100% natural blends. 

Depending on the day, those visiting for a wine tour may find themselves enjoying a free concert in Beaumont’s tasting room: Alex Lubchysnki is a talented guitar player and singer, with an impressive repertoire of 1970s tunes in his arsenal. With a love of music that rivals his love of wine, it creates an interesting atmosphere when he chooses to break out in song and entertain his customers!

Tasting Fees:

  • Please enquire about tasting fees here.

Amenities:

  • Meeting and conference rooms available.

Dog Friendly:

  • Yes, with the exception of inside the wine shop.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address: 2775 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna

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Rollingdale Winery

Rollingdale was founded in 2004 by Steve and Kristy Dale, and although it’s known for award-winning, high-quality icewine, it offers much more to wine-tasting fans. This family-owned establishment exists on land that was once used to grow a broad range of fruits. The family saw the land’s potential for growth and the first grape vines were planted just before the turn-of-the-century. 

Well known for its Pinot Blanc and Marechal Foch, which were some of the first wines produced,  Rollingdale now offers a broad variety of both red and white wines made from organically grown grapes. This winery has a dedicated base of patrons who find the friendly, relaxed atmosphere appealing, and enjoy their wine-tasting experience from right inside the wine cellar, which doubles as the establishment’s tasting room. An expansive picnic area is found on the property, where guests can enjoy outstanding views of Okanagan Lake, numerous vineyards, and beautiful rolling hills on all sides. The staff are dedicated and knowledgeable, and customers learn something new whenever they visit.

Organically certified by COABC  and PACS since 2007, this winery’s story also includes the family’s intense focus on environmentally-friendly procedures, which they put in place long ago. From manufacturing to farming, all methods used are supported by green philosophies. The family ensures that the highest standards are used on their land and during the crafting of their wines. The blends produced at Rollingdale capture the territory’s spirit, and because they are organic, they are easy to consume and entirely chemical-free.

Tasting Fees:

  • Please enquire about tasting fees here.

Amenities:

  • Picnic Area, Rollingdale Winery Food Truck 

Dog Friendly:

  • Yes.

Visit this West Kelowna Winery:

Address:2306 Hayman Road, West Kelowna

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Conclusion: West Kelowna Wineries Guide

We hope you enjoyed your West Kelowna Wineries Guide.  Make sure to check out our other Okanagan Wineries Guides while you are exploring the beautiful wines of the Okanagan!

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