Here are the wineries in & around Keremeos and the Similkameen Valley:
Surprise Road, Box 301,
Mailing: Mailing: RR#1 S18 C18
Cawston, BC, V0X 1N0
(250) 499-5129 Fax: (250) 499-5129
Winemaker: Anna Heinecke
The winery is nestled in the valley on the Upper Beach near Crawston. Named after Highway #3 which is also known as the Crowsnest Highway. Facilities include dining lounge, patio and newly designed wine and gift shop.
Hours: May-Oct, open at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm & Nov-April 11am-4pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Tours: By appointment only
Forbidden Fruit Winery
620 Sumac Road
Cawston BC V0X 1C0
The winery is located in the very southern end of the Similkameen Valley right on the Similkameen River, surrounded by natural desert habitat and old growth river bottom forest. The family farm has been Organic since 1977, recieving Certified Organic Status in 1984, the year BC began certification. Fruit varieties grown include Asian Pears, White Peaches, White Cherries, and for icewine varieties (apples, pears, cherries etc.). Signature wines are Asian Pear off-dry, White Peach Dessert and Iced Apple,
Herder Winery & Vineyards
716 Lowe Drive
Cawston British Columbia, V0X 1C0
Experienced winemaker Lawrence Herder and his wife sharon were seeking to establish a winery in the Similkameen Valley of British columbia after ten years in California.
2152 Barcelo Road
Cawston, BC V0X 1C0
Nested among the almond and walnut trees of the Similkameen is Canada's first and currently the only strawbale winery. The family owned winery named after the mountain overlooking the winery is owned by John and Virginia Weber . Orofino means Fine Gold in Spanish. hours: May-Oct 10am-5pm daily; winter by appt.
St. Laszlo Vineyards Estate Winery
Winemaker: Joe and Andrew Ritlop
Site 95, Comp 8
Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0
Located near Keremeos, the winery has operated since 1978 under the direction of Winemaker Joe Ritlop. The slopes of the River are the homes of St Lazlo's vineyards. The wines are organically produced from the vine to the bottle. The wines have a full body style. Grape varieties include Tokay, Perle of Csbade, Chaunac and Verdelet Icewines are produced too. The winery also produces some sensational tasting fruit wines.
Here are other wineries in the Okanagan