The Okanagan Valley is a 200-km (124-mile) trough running through the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. Gilded with lakes and sage-covered mountains, this dramatic landscape is one of North America’s premium wine-growing regions.
Nestled into the southern tip of the Okanagan valley, Osoyoos is Canada’s only pocket desert. The climate here is governed by the Coast Mountain Range that shields the region from the cold and wet weather systems whipped up by the Pacific Ocean 400 km (250 miles) to the west. The result is a hot and dry climate with an annual rainfall of a scant 200 mm (eight inches) and an average temperature of 22°C (71.6°F) during the prime growing months.
The Okanagan Valley’s unique combination of geography and climate make it an ideal environment for viticulture. It has attracted the attention of winemakers from France to South Africa and we are very proud to call this region home.