About Us

The first true wine village in Canada. Located in the heart of the South Okanagan, the Village.  Surrounded by vineyards and home to 16 artisan producers.

A four seasons opportunity for visitors to meet and enjoy local events and experiences.

The History

Many business ideas are born over glasses of wine and that is exactly what happened with Okanagan Falls born and raised, long-time friends and neighbors, Max Brock and Matt Kenyon. Max had previously travelled throughout the US and had seen the model of winery clusters in other wine regions and wanted to bring the model to BC, the first of its kind in Canada. Together, they created a concept to launch this one-of-a-kind village in wine country. Expanding on this concept was to include Matt’s love of beer and food resulting in the inclusion of a craft brewery and a restaurant on site.  Sadly, Max passed away before breaking ground. The District Wine Village project continued on, and is now being built in honour of Max and his family.

Michael Daley, an industry veteran was brought on as Director of Operations to bring the project to fruition, and the vision to life in further planning and the building out of the village. The rest as they say is history.

District Wine Village is being built with a local community mindset, to celebrate artisan production and craftmanship.

Address

100 Enterprise Way
Oliver, BC  V0H 1T0
Canada
250-535-1575


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Our Team

Michael Daley

Operations : Director of Development Operations

Darcel Giesbrecht

Marketing : Manager

How We Started

  • Uppercase Winery is owned by the Everrt Family, who entered the BC Wine Industry in 2020 with the acquisition of three South Okanagan vineyards.

    Full story HERE

  • Summer has arrived and we are excited to announce a new winery opening in August, Valley Commons.  Read their story here and learn about what brought them to the Okanagan and the District Wine Village.

    Full story HERE

  • As we move forward into the summer months and open our doors to visitors, we look to announce more winery partners.  One we are proud to introduce and excited to share with everyone is Nk’Mip Cellars!

    Full story HERE

  • This past fall, one of the first wineries to move into the District Wine Village just in time for harvest was Wapiti Cellars.  Moving in during construction and making wine on the new crush pad, Gustav Allander, Winemaker for Wapiti Cellars is getting his wines ready for us all to enjoy this summer on the patio.

    Here is a little about Gustav and why he chose the District Wine Village as the home for his winery.

    Full story HERE

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    – Wine lovers across the Okanagan — and around the world — will be pleased to know Canada’s first-ever wine village is scheduled to open in less than three months.

    District Wine Village general sales manager Darcel Giesbrecht confirmed Wednesday that the village remains on schedule to open in June, with contracts signed with numerous well-known Okanagan wineries

    The village will be located in the Senkulmen Enterprise Park, five kilometers north of Oliver.

    The project is the brainchild of Penticton’s Kenyon family, which owns Greyback Construction. The family has helped build more than 40 wineries across the Okanagan Valley over the past 20 years.

    Full story HERE

  • Thank you PentictonNow for telling our story!  You can read it here or go to their website to see the full article

    Article by Gord Goble

    Full story HERE

  • Today, we are excited to officially announce our next winery partner, JoiRyde Winery!

    Stacy and Daphne met teaching spin classes in Penticton, BC. Once the closures of fitness studios took place in 2020, they found themselves looking for a new passion. Something they also shared a love for was wine; the two knew what they had to do. In the act of uninhibited courage, they clinked their glasses and took on the next JoiRyde that life would bring them.

    Full story HERE

  • Introducing another new winery partner!

    Eau Vivre Winery will be opening a second winery location in July 2021 at the District Wine Village.

    Full story HERE

  • As we progress closer to opening day, we are excited to announce a new winery partner to the District Wine Village, Gneiss Wines. Here is what they have to say about their new venture:

    Being raised in the Okanagan and being involved in the South Okanagan Wine industry we have all participated in different capacities in the journey from early days, across 3 generations of families to build out this incredible valley with our wine friends.

    Full story HERE

  • Today, we are excited to announce our next winery partner – Winemaker’s CUT. The winery already has an exceptional following for its wines and we look forward to introducing even more people to their wines this summer.

    Originally from Slovakia, where they ran a small winery, owners Michal and Martina Mosny moved to the Okanagan in 2011 and Michal established a vineyard-management company. He and Martina then opened Lunessence Winery & Vineyard near Summerland where he served as the Winemaker and General Manager until 2019, all while establishing Winemaker’s CUT at the Deadman lake Vineyard property. With a deep appreciation of art and harmony, classical music echoes in the vineyard and cellar to create a unique story and memory in each bottle.

    Full story HERE

  • We are excited to announce one of our amazing winery partners – One Faith Vineyards!

    Since their inception in 2010, Proprietor Bill Lui has had one mission for One Faith Vineyards – to produce an exceptional wine of unparalled quality in the Okanagan Valley. Having been ranked as a “Cult Wine in BC” by Master of Wine Jancis Robinson and given a 95 point rating by both Master of Wine James Cluer and famed BC wine writer John Schreiner, it seems that Bill is succeeding.

    Full story HERE

  • We are excited to announce one of our amazing winery partners – Vintners Cove Winery!

    Owned by Eric Mide, his father Leo Mide, and renowned local viticulturist and Osoyoos Indian Band member Sam Baptiste, Vintners Cove takes its name from the small bay at the north end of Osoyoos Lake where they are building a one-of-a-kind RV Resort.

    Full stoy HERE

  • We are excited to announce our first brewery partner – Trading Post Brewing!

    Not only will Trading Post be opening a brewery at District Wine Village in early summer 2021, they will also be operating our onsite eatery.

    Full story HERE

  • Thanks to Keith Lacey from the Penticton Herald for joining us for a special sneak peek at District Wine Village to see what we’ve been up to for the past few months.

    The countdown officially began to opening day as Canada’s first-ever wine village is scheduled to open next summer near Oliver.

    This week, District Wine Village operations director Michael Daley and Greyback Construction president Matt Kenyon held a press conference and site tour at the village, located in the Senkulmen Enterprise Park just north of town.

    The first phase of the village will see 16 small wineries, craft breweries and distilleries open side-by-side in a circular configuration. All of the facilities must use products sourced in B.C., said Daley.

    Full story HERE

  • Oliver’s claim as the Wine Capital of Canada is about to get a serious boost with the arrival of District Wine Village. Located just a few minutes north of town (near Gallagher Lake, right below McIntyre Bluff / Ny-lin-tn) the ‘village’ will be the first of its kind in Canada. Scheduled for completion by next summer, it has the potential to transform the wine, craft spirits, small brewing and tourism industries in the valley and beyond.

    In all likelihood it will become the gateway to the South Okanagan.

    The main purpose behind District Wine Village is to offer a viable and practical alternative to often prohibitive start-up costs faced by neophyte winery owners. The initial phase features 16 stand-alone buildings specifically designed to accommodate artisan wineries, cideries, distillers or brewers.

    Full story HERE

  • At the Vancouver International Wine Festival in February, our team had a chance to chat with the team at Gismondi on Wine about the vision behind District Wine Village, what it will mean for small craft beverage producers in BC and how producers can become a part of history.

    Full story HERE

  • With construction and agriculture deemed as essential services across the province, work continues at our home site and we are still on track to have several production spaces in operation for harvest in August.

  • The team at Greyback Construction Ltd. has arrived at the District Wine Village site in Oliver.

  • The Vancouver Sun | January 1, 2020

    Are you looking for new adventures in wine in 2020? How about opening a garagiste-style business surrounded by similar-minded producers of small-batch wine, beer, cider and spirit producers?

  • We have been overwhelmed by your response and are excited to share a few of the news stories that resulted from the unveiling.