This small, boutique style winery is all about producing great wine, having fun and providing guests with a memorable experience. Deborah, the proprietor, explains that she loves the wine industry and looks at winemaking as an artistic expression of the area we live in, creating great wines for people to enjoy and savour. For spring 2013, new 2012 releases include the popular White Wedding [white blend] and Blushing Bride [Rosé], both part of the Wedding themed portfolio also including Shotgun Wedding 2010 [red blend]. The St. Vincent 2012 [white blend] also promises to be a desirable wine! New 2011 red releases include the ever sought after Nuns on the Run [Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah blend] and Holy Smoke [Malbec].
Hidden Chapel was thrilled and proud to be awarded a Bronze Medal for the Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, by Wine Access at the 2012 Canadian Wine Awards and another Bronze for The Collection 2010, a Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Malbec/Petit Verdot, at the 2012 Okanagan Fall Wine Festival.
Constantly looking for ways to add to the Hidden Chapel experience, Deborah is excited to show off the new “Bead Trails” glitzy Angel bead and silver bracelets, now offered for sale in the wine shop. Visitors can collect these beads as memorabilia of a happy, fun experience enjoyed at Hidden Chapel plus add more “Bead Trails beads” from visiting other area wineries and tourist attractions.
Visitors and locals alike can explore this hidden gem winery, right off Hwy 97N, with a tiny hidden chapel nestled amongst tall pine trees surrounded by beautiful gardens and unique wine cellar built into the hillside. There’s a full experience waiting for you, with her staff’s knowledge and Deborah’s bubbling enthusiasm, it is a great place to unwind, enjoy fine wines, purchase a souvenir bead and just take in the serenity of this special place!
~ Dee Newman