La Stella Winery
At LaStella Winery, we celebrate the sun that ripens our grapes and brings warmth to our life, and we share that with everyone who visits us. LaStella is situated at Osoyoos Lake in the sunny South Okanagan valley of beautiful British Columbia. Here our vineyards produce great fruit and we craft them into such proprietary wines as Allegretto, Vivace and Maestoso. Each wine has its own story — and to convey this unique story we name our wines after Italian musical notes.
The best wines come from the best vineyard sites; this is “terroir.” Fortunately for us at La Stella Winery (and you!), the Okanagan Valley happens to be one of the best wine regions anywhere with its unique climate and variety of latitudes and soils.
We’ve spent the better part of a decade so far searching out and acquiring what we feel are some of the best vineyards in the entire South Okanagan. From our home block on Osoyoos Lake District to our incredible Feuille D’Or vineyard on the equally renown Golden Mile, we feel that each of our properties brings unique and special character to our wines.
We do not employ systematic organic farm certification at La Stella Winery as we believe the spirit of engaging in sustainable and organic farming practices should not be for marketing and sales purposes. Instead it should be done for the good of the land and for the good of those who work it. Most important of all, keeping our farm healthy and devoid of chemicals is for our children and our children’s children.
Furthermore, because our holdings are not in one physical location but instead spread out in multiple different parcels throughout the south Okanagan, the logistics, paperwork, and administration of applying and maintaining organic certification is complicated and costly that we almost need a full time team member to manage this. As a small, multi-tasking, hands-on and passionate operation, this doesn’t fit our work.