Dynamic sister duo Kirstin Wakal and Natasha (Tasha) Campbell have worked hard over the past seven years to grow their vineyards, build a wine tasting space, and create fabulous wines at The Gallery Winery.
Tasha draws her inspiration from the vineyards she tends. All of The Gallery’s wine labels feature her art. In addition, she makes hearts out of grape vines, and The Gallery even sells T-shirts featuring the hearts.
While the winery is located in the heart of West Kelowna’s city core, the acreage feels removed from the busy-ness, a little island of farmland lovingly cared for by its owners.
Kirstin and Tasha’s parents purchased the land in 1980, when the Westside was a small community. It was always their mother’s dream that the family would one day all live on the land together. Her dream came true, and after living on the land for a number of years, the sisters decided to plant a small vineyard in 2015.
The Gallery is filled with creative artistic expression, from the paintings on the walls to the artwork on the bottles. Even the T-shirts they wear (and sell) are sewn on the acreage by Kirstin and hand-painted by Tasha.
The Gallery’s tasting room opened in March, and the sisters are happy to see that people are finding them. While they may be new, they have a selection of several vintages with varietals that include Riesling, Ehrenfelser, Muscat Orange, and one of the most northern plantings of Malbec in the world. New releases for 2021 are coming this summer, along with their first bubbly, a traditional-method sparkling they call “Inspiration,” made from their whites.
The Gallery is located at 2233 Witt Road in West Kelowna, with fabulous lake and mountain views. Their summer hours are noon to 5 pm, Friday to Monday. Private group sessions are available by appointment. Visit them online at https://www.thegallerywinery.com.