Volcanic Hills Estate Winery
Welcome to Volcanic Hills Estate Winery. Like our vines, our family roots in the Okanagan run deep. In 1958, Mehtab Gidda came to our “Land of Wonder” with a dream of farming and only $5 in his pocket. In 1978 we officially began growing our grapes. 3 generations, 60 years, and a lot of hard work later… we are proud of what happens when you pursue a dream.
Our name has been inspired by our land. Situated on the SE slope of Mt. Boucherie, a 60 million year old dormant volcano, Volcanic Hills Estate Winery takes it’s name from the rich volcanic soils surrounding it. This is a land of opportunity, this is the terroir of the Okanagan.
Our home block vineyard is located on the SE slope of Mount Boucherie, a 60 million year old dormant volcano that has inspired our name. This site is home to our wine shop and winery production facility. Here our self rooted grapes thrive in the sandy loam, clay and limestone soils that are rich with mineral deposits and volcanic rock.
The Okanagan Valley is a unique place to grow world class grapes. Our ripening season is short, winters are cold, and summer days are hot and dry. Viticulture here takes a deep understanding of the many different microclimates and soil structures that span from our Northern most Estate property in West Kelowna, down into the desert hills of Oliver and Osoyoos. Each site is unique and has been planted and farmed accordingly.