8th Generation Vineyard

8th Generation Vineyard

About

Our ancestors have taught us that the foundation of a wonderful wine starts in the vineyard. Throughout the seasons, we diligently tend to the land, and all of the insightful vineyard practices that optimize grape quality and varietal character. Pruning, trellising, tucking, canopy management, hand harvesting—all of it is hard, meticulous work—a true labour of love. When harvest time arrives, our goal is to intervene as little as possible with the grapes as they convert into becoming fine wines. The result is always gratifying: wines that we are genuinely proud to have handcrafted. Wines that honour our family's heritage.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Summerland, British Columbia.

Features

  • Continuous tradition in our family for well over 225 years.

Additional Information

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History

My family's winemaking heritage dates back to 1783 - the small Rheinhessen Village of Dalsheim in Germany. The Schales family has the rather notable history of having 8 consecutive generations of Winemakers in the family.

As fascinating is the recent discovery that Stefanie's [nee Frank] family history dates back to 10 generations. The number of generations might even be longer, however historical records in her home town had been affected by water damage, and so the records stop at 10 generations.

Fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to make our own statement in the wine world, we emigrated to British Columbia with our young family in 2003. We knew that the burgeoning Okanagan Valley was destined to become our new home. We immediately set our sights on a unique operating vineyard property on Rolling Hills Road in Okanagan Falls that had all of the perfect attributes for winegrowing the varietals that we treasured: Riesling, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris.

In 2007, we acquired an additional vineyard property in Summerland. This has enabled us to expand our vineyards into the "red" direction, with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Syrah grapes already planted on site.

We look forward to perfecting our craft with every successive vintage, with the next generation alongside.

Awards

The 2013 Exceptional Eats! Award Winners as chosen by EAT Magazine readers. Best Local Winery. You Brought Wine: Impress your out-of-town host with a bottle from a local winery.
Gold: 8th Generation Vineyard

Awards 2011

We are pleased and very happy that our wines made the following medals at these prestigious competitions:

All Canadian Wine Championship 2011
GOLD Pinot Gris 2010
GOLD Pinot Meunier Rosé 2010
North West Wine Summit 2011
GOLD Pinot Gris 2010
GOLD Riesling 2010
GOLD Confidence Frizzante 2010
SILVER Pinot Meunier Rosé 2010

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Hours

Monday 10AM–6PM Tuesday 10AM–6PM Wednesday 10AM–6PM Thursday 10AM–6PM Friday 10AM–6PM Saturday 10AM–6PM Sunday 10AM–6PM

Address

6807 British Columbia 97
Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z9
Canada

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