8th Generation Vineyard

About The Winery

8th Generation Vineyards is hard to miss as you travel through Summerland along Highway 97. Located in Trout Creek, not far off the shore of Okanagan Lake, this Okanagan Winery offers an experience filled with history and of course, fantastic Okanagan wines.  Take a break from driving and visit 8th Generation Vineyards, offering everything from a classic riesling to a beautiful syrah, and even an apple juice for the kids.

Much like the seven winemaking generations that preceded Bernd and Stefanie Schales, 8th Generation is true family winery. Stefanie, a 12th-generation wine grower, is at the very epicenter of managing both the business and the Schales' young, energetic family. Professionally trained as an architect, Stefanie has a strong appreciation for order, structure, and balance. Bernd is an eighth-generation winemaker, and considers his responsibilities as important in their estate vineyards as they are in the cellar. He studied viticulture, oenology, and business management at the University of Weinsberg in Germany. Bernd has refined his wine-growing and wine-making skills at his family's vineyard in Germany, as well as in other wineries in Germany, New Zealand and South Africa. Most gratifying to the Schales is their ability to expose their children to the importance of taking pride in their craft, and how to care for the land from which they are fortunate to make their living. At every step, they know that they are helping to nurture the 9th Generation of proud, talented wine growers.

While you're still in Summerland, continue along Bottleneck Drive to visit Dirty Laundry Vineyards, Sonoran Estate Winery, Thornhaven, and many others.

The Details

6807 Highway 97
Summerland, BC, V0H 1Z9


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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Picnic Area
  • Wine Tasting
  • Free Public Wifi
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