Dirty Laundry Vineyards
Types of Wines
Dirty Laundry Vineyards overlooks the Kettle Valley trestles in Summerland. They have many acres of vineyards, with Gewurztraminer dating back to 1978 plantings. History shares that the original buildings on the property once housed a laundromat (in the 1800s), and out back, more sultry affairs stirred…. a frontier, railroad brothel!
These clandestine affairs no longer exist, but Dirty Laundry pays homage to its past while producing fun-loving, yet serious wines.
Dirty Laundry Vineyard is a small family-owned Okanagan winery in Summerland, situated high above the original town site on a plateau that enjoys an ideal micro-climate and excellent sun exposure for growing exceptional grapes. Thanks to the vision of the vineyard’s founders, Dirty Laundry Vineyard has some of the oldest vinifera vines in the Okanagan Valley.
The winery features a most welcoming and beguiling vine-covered patio that overlooks orchards, vineyards and Okanagan Lake, as well as the historic trestle bridge at Trout Creek Canyon.
Visitors often have a chance to see the formidable Kettle Valley Steam Train pass by alongside the vineyard during the tourist season. The little-known Summerland story of a 19th-century Chinese Laundromat which fronted for a brothel has provided the perfect back drop to arouse your sense of humor while your remaining senses are stimulated by your surroundings and the products of the vineyard.
Each year, Dirty Laundry wins awards at competitions including the San Francisco International Wine Competition, All Canadian Wine Championship, Intervin International Wine Awards, and the International Wine & Spirits Competition.