Grizzli Winery is a new winery located on Boucherie Road in West Kelowna. They produce a selection of world class reds, whites and icewines. With over 30 million dollars invested, their winery is beautiful and inspired by the architecture of the Tuscany region of Italy. It embellishes a rustic yet modern look and feel. Their 60,000 square foot facility and includes their state-of-the-art production and fermentation plant, a barrel room, four private wine tasting rooms, a full retail shop offering a variety of Canadian gifts and souvenirs, and tastings are available every day year round in their tasting room.
Grizzli celebrates the history or the Okanagan Valley which was settled over 6000 years ago by the Sylix people who thrived on hunting, fishing, gathering and trading. Three Oblate missionaries were the first European settlers in 1859. In 1893, Lord Aberdeen, Canada’s Governor General, bought a huge amount of land recognizing the Okanagan’s fruit growing potential. Kelowna became a city in 1905 with only a population of 600. Its name comes from a story of August Gillard, an early settler who crawled from an underground shelter just as a group of Aboriginal people passed by.
The local people called out “Kim-ach-touch” meaning brown bear, thinking that’s what he was. Over time this became Kelowna, meaning Grizzly Bear which was easier to pronounce. Grizzli Winery looks to celebrate the history and history in the making as they open their doors and showcase their wines to the world. The fascinating scenery offers a truly relaxing and unforgettable experience for visitors from all around the world. They look to delight, entertain and educate their guests with knowledgeable wine hosts who will provide a warm greeting and a great experience. They are thrilled to contribute in making West Kelowna one of BC’s most exciting wine producing and tasting destinations. Grizzli enhances all visitors experience not only with their award winning wines, but through tastings, education and providing a stunning back drop showcasing the wineries architecture.
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