Welcome to Orofino Vineyards. No one knows the Similkameen Appellation like Orofino does. We have over 19 years of experience with making wines in the Similkameen and have made wine from all of the distinct and unique microterroirs throughout the valley. We have an intimate relationship with each of our distinct subregions here in the Valley – from the hot hot heat of the bench vineyards, to the heavy-soiled bottomland sites, to the coolness of the high elevation Olalla Gap. This constant exploration of each corner has been the best education. The knowledge gained helps us craft wines that celebrate these extraordinary vineyards. Exploration of our valley and creating wines of place have been the heartbeat of Orofino Vineyards from the beginning.
JOHN AND VIRGINIA WEBER both grew up in Southern Saskatchewan. Virginia worked as a nurse and John taught High School. Life settled and things were good until they met the Similkameen Valley in 2001. The desire to try something new, their love of wine and the beauty of the Similkameen convinced them to purchase a vineyard and move from Saskatchewan to Cawston.