Founded in 1979, Sumac Ridge is the oldest operating estate winery in British Columbia and has been dedicated to producing 100% British Columbia grown wines.
Grapes grown in their vineyards include Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
The winery is nestled in the heart of the Okanagan Valley near the scenic town of Summerland. Its celebrated Black Sage Vineyard is located in the Southern Okanagan, near the town of Oliver.
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery offers a full range of quality VQA wines under the names: Sumac Ridge; Black Sage Vineyard and Steller’s Jay Sparkling. At first when I came here I was quite confused why there were so many different brands.
I visited around the Okanagan Wine Festival and their Black Sage Winery Vineyard wines won a few medals.
The crowd of people who come to have a tasting comes in waves so sometimes it will be quite busy. When I arrived there was a little bit of a wait.
For the tasting, I started off with the sparkling wine, white wine, rose wine and then ended with the red wines. They have a good amount to choose from.
I paid only a few dollar to do the tasting but not take part of the tour.
In addition to the wine tastings, you can do a tour or devour their cheese and charcuterie platters.
They have a good selection of wine and you can also purchase some wine or food related items here like cookbooks.
17403 British Columbia 97, Summerland, BC