Black Hills Estate Winery
Black Hills Estate Winery is located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley between Oliver and Osoyoos, British Columbia. The winery offers a wide variety of wines from grapes grown on their two vineyards, Double Black Vineyard and Sharp Rock Vineyard. The two vineyards are nestled in the sun-burnt hills on the Black Sage Bench, home to British Columbia's highest quality vinifera grapes. Black Hill's vineyards are located in the middle of the Okanagan Desert, which boasts one of the hottest, driest, and sunniest microclimates in the country.
The rugged desert earth, long sunlight hours and cool nights yield the intensely flavourful grapes that are blended to produce Black Hills' Bordeaux-style Nota Bene and late harvest Sequentia wines. Their grapes are hand-picked and brought from the vineyard to the winery where they are sorted, de-stemmed, slowly fermented and then pressed into oak barrels to produce high-quality, hand-crafted wines. In 2007, operations were moved into a new winery designed by renowned architect, Nick Bevanda. In 2008, Black Hills became the first winery to win the Lieutenant Governor's Award for architectural excellence.
Black Hills Estate Winery has a strong commitment to sustainable, environmentally friendly farming and winemaking practices, and are proud to contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment under the best practices of the BC Environmental Farm Plan.