Renovations are well underway at Summerland Estate Winery and B&B and are scheduled to be completed mid-July.

Architect Norman Goddard has designed three outdoor spaces for guests to enjoy that take full advantage of the Okanagan Lake view. There will be a licensed picnic area by the wine shop where guests can enjoy charcuterie and estate-grown VQA wines. From the picnic area, guests can wander a path down to the vineyard where there will be a deck surrounded by grass for vineyard experiences and tours.

The most anticipated space resides between the B&B and vineyard where they are creating an amphitheatre for live entertainment. Summerland Estate has signed a contract for the entertainment with Caron Maria Records, out of Summerland, BC. The schedule of events will be posted on Summerland Estate Winery and B&B’s website ( and on social media. Expect to see artists like Kym Gouchie and Evan Fuller, along with many others. It’s just one more reason to enjoy an afternoon at the winery.

Two More Silvers

Summerland Estate won two silvers at Okanagan Life’s Best of BC Wine Awards for its 78 2017 Rosé and 77 2016 Pinot Noir. Both wines are named after the ending digits of their planted longitude and latitude location. Only 173 cases of rosé were produced. The delicate notes of orange peel and grapefruit followed by a creamy bubble-gum finish remains a favourite of the staff, so they don’t expect it to be around for long.

If you like a lighter style of Pinot Noir, Summerland Estate’s 77 2016 Pinot Noir is exactly that. The estate grown Pinot Noir is aged seven months in stainless steel and offers a balance of tannins and acidity that boasts of dark cherries and raspberries, followed by a mineral finish expressing Summerland Estate’s terroir.