Written By Guest Writer Libations / Wine News Jun 14, 2012 Introducing – Gold Hill Winery SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestGold Hill Winery, as the name alludes, is located in the Golden Mile area, 10 km north of Osoyoos. It is one of the South Okanagan’s newest wineries, and welcomes visitors with a full tasting bar. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains, the beauty of this rustic, farm-style winery is as captivating as its wine. Family is what brought Gurbachan and Sant Gill to the Okanagan Valley from India. It was still an orchard farm when the family bought the land in the 1980’s, but as the wine scene became more prominent they decided to convert the orchards into vineyards, keeping just a few acres of peach and cherry trees. The family currently owns a total of 65 acres of vineyard in the Okanagan Valley, with approximately 24 acres on Golden Mile, and 32 acres in the heart of Osoyoos. Both sites are planted with mostly red Bordeaux style grapes and they also have white grapes from 9 acres in Kaleden, north of Okanagan Falls. They will expand another 40 acres of ownership by the end of 2012. Growing grapes is more than a business – it’s the family’s passion. Gurbanchan believes that “quality grapes is the key to a good wine, it all starts with good vineyard management”. The family sells most of their fruit; the grapes are the backbone to a couple of renowned BC wineries. In 2009 family decided to reserve some of the plantings to make their own label. Talented winemaker Phillip Soo, crafter of multiple award-winning wines, creates wines for Gold Hill that aim to express the unique terroir that is the South Okanagan Valley. Soo blends grapes and terroir from the valley floor, hillside and mountain slopes from various appellations. Using natural techniques, the handcrafted display the aromatic profile of the best the valley has to offer. Gurbanchan, who is also a builder in India, started construction on the tasting room in November 2011, with help from family and friends. In the short span of only 6 months, the spectacular tasting room is now open to the public. His son Navi will ensure that you enjoy a memorable Okanagan wine tasting experience while savouring the view of the majestic Golden Mile. –By Van Doren Chan Gold Hill Winery29014 Hwy 97 Frontage RD Osoyoos, BCphone.1.250.495.8152 fax.1.250.495.5385 firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.goldhillwinery.com OkanaganWine SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.