Our Winemaking

To inform the future, our winemakers look to the history of the Okanagan Valley. Combining modern innovation with traditional practices lets the valley shape our wine, from vine to bottle.

Inside the winemaking

Mission Hill Family Estate was founded with a vision to establish winemaking in the Okanagan. 

Pioneers of the valley then and pioneers to this day, we use organic farming practices drawn from Old World techniques. By supporting these practices with modern technology, our varietals thrive in the valley’s diverse soil profiles. Then, they are carefully aged, leaving you with wines that echo the terroir of the valley.

Farmed Organically

If you look closely at our vineyards, you will see life in the land. Bees, falcons, and chickens replace pesticides and insecticides. Cover crops, earthworms, and compost are used in place of chemical fertilizers. 

Fostering an ecosystem natural to the region supports quality grape growing, which in turn creates wine of depth and character. For us, it wasn’t the right decision — it was the only decision.

Technology Meets Tradition

As winemakers, our practices are fundamentally rooted in Old World techniques. Now, we can support these techniques with modern technology.

Drones give us a high-level view of the vineyard’s health; a lightweight Geier machine allows us to perform high-density farming; and soil science pinpoints the areas to best plant our varietals then informs us exactly why our grapes taste the way they do. These, along with every other modern advance we use, allows us to better understand how to harness the terroir of the valley.

Old World, Modern Options

The winemaking team continuously innovates, combining fermentation and maturation vessel traditions with future trends. 

At Mission Hill Family Estate, as with everything we do, our equipment and processes are designed to best serve the wines. Concrete Eggs look forward while our Clay Amphora honours the past, and our wide variety of oak barrels provide a range in texture and flavour.

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Meet our Vineyards

The Okanagan Valley provides pronounced subregions for each of our estate vineyards. The diverse microclimates, soil profiles, and glacial formations cause terroir distinct from each, neighbouring vineyard.

Cooler climates in the north valley are ideal for Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris grapes; while the hot, dry desert conditions in the south grow grapes for Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay.


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Jacked Rock

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Border Vista

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Reed Creek

Plan Your Visit

Experience the Okanagan Valley with a visit to Mission Hill Family Estate. The winery is open daily by reservation.

Winery open hours

Daily: 11am - 7pm

Terrace Restaurant open hours

Lunch Daily 11:30pm - 2:30pm

Dinner Daily: 5pm - 8pm

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