OUR VINEYARDS

Our roots run deep.

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Our roots run deep.

We are proud to own and manage some of the oldest vineyards in British Columbia, growing the best quality vinifera grapes on our estate vineyards in the Okanagan Valley, Golden Mile Bench and Similkameen Valley.

 

WEST KELOWNA

Appellation: Okanagan Valley

Our West Kelowna vineyard, located on the eastern shadow of the former volcano Mount Boucherie, is home to our wine shop and winery production facility. The grapes thrive in the sandy loam, clay and limestone soils rich with mineral deposits and volcanic rock. The summers are hot and provide long daylight hours.

1,270 degree days
Varietals: Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Zweigelt

SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY

Our Similkameen Valley vineyards lies just north of the US border and west of the southern Okanagan Valley. Due to the high mountains on both sides of the valley, and the reflective action of the rock, the heat is held long after the sun sets. The vines thrive in the stony, gravelly and silty loams from glacial rock formation.

1,380 degree days
Varietals: Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel.

OKANAGAN FALLS

Appellation: Okanagan Valley

Warm days and the bright sunshine in the South Okanagan result in ripe fruit character in our wines. The narrow part of the valley gets a lot of heat while cool nights retain the acidity in the grapes, which just accentuates the fruit flavours. The soil includes stony gravel, clay, and sandy loam.

1,410 degree days
Varietals: Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot

GOLDEN MILE BENCH

Located on the western slope south of Oliver, the Golden Mile Bench offers a unique climate and soil type, and  the first officially recognized sub-geographical region in British Columbia. Its southerly latitude provides a warm climate, but its location on the west side brings morning rather than afternoon sunshine, making it cooler than its eastern neighbour. The soil is well drained with gravel, clay and sand.

1,484 degree days.
Varietals: Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Zinfandel

WEST KELOWNA

Appellation: Okanagan Valley

Our West Kelowna vineyard, located on the eastern shadow of the former volcano Mount Boucherie, is home to our wine shop and winery production facility. The grapes thrive in the sandy loam, clay and limestone soils rich with mineral deposits and volcanic rock. The summers are hot and provide long daylight hours.

1,270 degree days
Varietals: Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Zweigelt

OKANAGAN FALLS

Appellation: Okanagan Valley

Warm days and the bright sunshine in the South Okanagan result in ripe fruit character in our wines. The narrow part of the valley gets a lot of heat while cool nights retain the acidity in the grapes, which just accentuates the fruit flavours. The soil includes stony gravel, clay, and sandy loam.

1,410 degree days
Varietals: Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot

SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY

Our Similkameen Valley vineyards lies just north of the US border and west of the southern Okanagan Valley. Due to the high mountains on both sides of the valley, and the reflective action of the rock, the heat is held long after the sun sets. The vines thrive in the stony, gravelly and silty loams from glacial rock formation.

1,380 degree days
Varietals: Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel.

GOLDEN MILE BENCH

Located on the western slope south of Oliver, the Golden Mile Bench offers a unique climate and soil type, and  the first officially recognized sub-geographical region in British Columbia. Its southerly latitude provides a warm climate, but its location on the west side brings morning rather than afternoon sunshine, making it cooler than its eastern neighbour. The soil is well drained with gravel, clay and sand.

1,484 degree days.
Varietals: Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Zinfandel

VINEYARD OWNERSHIP

The stewardship of our estate vineyards is one of our highest priorities. We can only reap what we are willing to put back into the land and vines. Our commitment to sustainable agricultural practices and nurturing our vines to produce exceptional grapes is relentless.
From the vine to the bottle, our team takes care of every detail, every choice, every grape and every drop of wine. This is our pride in being one of the few premier wineries using grapes grown exclusively from our own vineyards.

BACKGROUND

Everything we do at Mt Boucherie reflects the exceptional quality of our terrior; the soil, climate and aspect of our vineyard in the Okanagan region. We are an independent winery controlling every facet of our production from vine to glass. From the vineyard to your first taste we strive for the highest quality of wines possible and proudly bear the BC VQA seal.

Celebrating our fifteenth anniversary in 2016, Mt. Boucherie Winery is located on the slopes above Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna. With a 20,000-square-foot facility our processing, fermentation and bottling capability is well positioned for growth within the vibrant Okanagan wine industry.

Led by winemaker Jim Faulkner and his team, we produce 25,000 cases of wine annually featuring elegant whites, luscious red and delightful icewines. Our wines are incredibly food friendly and our extensive portfolio ensures there’s a bottle to match your palate, plate and mood.

THE WINERY’S NAMESAKE

Mt. Boucherie Winery proudly stands facing its namesake, a former volcano active more than 60 million years ago, created unique soil conditions for grape growing.

While Mount Boucherie is estimated to once have towered over 2,000 metres, today the mountain rises 417 metres above Okanagan Lake. Over the past 50 million years, five different glacial periods eroded the volcano and deposited  rich minerals into the soils where the vines now grow.

The mountain is named for an early rancher and pioneer to the region, Isadore Boucherie, who settled the area in the late 1880s. The land behind the mountain is still known as Boucherie Ranch. For stunning valley views, various trails around and to the summit of Mount Boucherie can be accessed from Eain Lamont Community Park.