Covert Farms Family Estate

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Welcome to our 4th generation 650 acre organic farm, vineyard, and winery. Our organically-grown wine portfolio includes Roussanne/Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, and Rosé, as well as proprietary red blends The Bluff, MDC and the iconic Amicitia. Relax on our licensed patio and enjoy a glass wine with a charcuterie and cheese board featuring small bites from the farm. Those who love recreation will appreciate the location of Covert Farms, as it is positioned at the gateway to the famous Okanagan landmark, nʕaylintn (McIntyre Bluff), and makes a great place to picnic after a bike ride or hike. Explore further and find Secrest Organics for on-farm certified organic fruit and produce available only in season and only when ripe.

Location Description

Located at the foot of McIntyre Bluff on a 650 acre kame terrace north of Oliver, British Columbia.


  • Organic farm, vineyard, and winery.

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Gene Covert


In 1959 George Covert, part owner of Hayman & Covert Tomato Packing Company in Tracy, California first heard of the Okanagan while talking to his broker in Calgary who mentioned a truck load of apricots from Oliver, BC. Tired of the rat race in California and intrigued by a climate suitable to grow soft fruit and vegetables in Canada, George came to the Okanagan Valley to see for himself. On a weekend trip in the dead of winter he discovered and purchased the undeveloped mesa North of Oliver, that was to become Covert Farms.

In 1961 George sold his partnership in the packing company, moving his wife Winnifred and their 2 sons Calvin and Michael to Oliver in pursuit of their new Canadian life at Covert Farms. Calvin managed their cattle ranch on Richter Pass in Osoyoos (now owned by Ace Elkink) while Mike helped George in the vegetable business. Winnifred kept the books and sold produce out of the window of the old office.

The crops farmed in those days were not much different then it is now: growing large acreages of tomatoes, onion, potatoes, corn, and grapes while struggling to find enough labour and equipment, being dependant on the whims of the weather.

Today Covert Farms remains one of the leaders in quality fruit and vegetable production in the Okanagan through Secrest Organics – a major shipper of fresh field tomatoes, sweet onions, sweet corn, muskmelons and table grapes. Secrest supplies fruit stands and major wholesalers in western Canada, while continuing the tradition of offering fresh produce to the retail public. Our goal is to support a healthy community and help grow agri-tourism in the South Okanagan.

Practices & Techniques

Our certified organic estate vineyards are influenced by the majestic McIntyre Bluff and managed with biodynamic practices.

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Seacrest Road
Oliver, British Columbia V0H1T0

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