8th Generation Vineyard
8th Generation Vineyard is proud to offer New World Wines with Old World Heritage in BC's breathtaking Okanagan Valley. Located along Highway 97 in the Trout Creek area of Summerland, this family-run winery awaits you with handcrafted wines infused with love from meticulous and insightful vineyard practices, that honour eight generations of family winemaking heritage.
In 2003, Bernd and Stefanie Schales left the renowned wine region, Rheinhessen Village of Dalsheim in Germany to BC, bringing with them generations of winemaking and grape growing experience on both sides of the family, and his grandfather’s winepress. Professionally trained as an architect, Stefanie, a 12th-generation wine grower, manages both the business and the Schales' young, energetic family. Bernd is an 8th-generation winemaker who 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.