Discover The Okanagan Falls Wine Region

The Okanagan Falls wine region is located at the south end of Skaha Lake and north of Vaseux Lake – in other words, between Penticton and Oliver. Some fantastic wineries are located throughout this diverse region that boasts rugged terrain and unique terroir. Okanagan Falls is known for long warm days and cool nights that help retain acidity in the grapes and allow the wines to be crafted with distinctive character and flavour.

Okanagan Falls is now a recognized sub-geographical indicator (SUB GI) in the South Okanagan. This is a huge acknowledgment from the government as to its exceptional terroir.

Okanagan Falls Top Grape Varieties:

  • Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
  • Riesling
  • Pinot Gris
  • Merlot

The topography of Okanagan Falls is stunning, created thousands of years ago when glaciers covered the region and an ice dam broke at the South end of what is now Vaseux lake.

A view from Okanagan Falls towards Vaseux Lake and Oliver in the distance.

Notable Wineries In Okanagan Falls:

  • Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery: WebsiteWine Tastings and picnics with stunning views of Vaseux Lake. Indoor and outdoor patios + fabulous seasonal events and dinners.
  • Stags Hollow Winery: WebsiteDaily tastings and summer events. Featuring unique grape varieties like Albarino and Dolcetto
  • Liquidity Winery: WebsiteAn Artisan approach to winemaking with an awarded restaurant and patio
  • Wild Goose Vineyards: WebsiteDaily tastings and a seasonal BBQ restaurant called Smoke and Oak
  • Bonamici Cellars: WebsiteItalian inspired wines, tastings and vineyard walks
  • Blue Mountain Winery: WebsiteExclusively estate grown grapes, top sparkling wines and Pinot Noir, appointment only
  • Meyer Family Vineyards: WebsiteTop, internationally recognized Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, wine tastings with food pairings, dog friendly.
  • Blasted Church Vineyards: WebsiteOne of the original Okanagan Falls wineries, diverse grape varieties, fabulous views.
  • See Ya Later Ranch Winery: WebsiteSpectacular views, long established winery with fun events
  • Nighthawk Vineyards: Website – Daily tastings and delicious pizza
  • Synchromesh: Websitetop shelf producer of single vineyard Rieslings, also known for Cabernet Franc. Race car fanatics : )
  • Rigour & Whimsey: WebsiteNatural winemakers featuring estate grown whites, gamay and orange wines
  • Echo Bay: Websitegaragiste producer making a flagship Bordeaux blend + natural whites and moscato
  • Black Market Wine Company: Website – In Kaleden, aromatic whites and fun reds with a patio overlooking Skaha lake
  • Lakeboat Vineyard and Winery: Website – In Kaleden, tastings and charcuterie offered. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Cheers and happy sipping!

Katherine McEachnie, DipWSET

Meet John and Evan from Blasted Church Vineyards and learn more about the Merlot Grape in the Okanagan and around the world in this masterclass on Merlot produced by Okanagan Wine Club. CLICK HERE to download and take the class!