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Giant Head Estate Winery

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The best tasting we had!

We really just randomly picked this winery and was pleasantly surprised. It was by far the best... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LKCanadian
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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
Good wines, a little pricey

Toured Summerland for the day, our server at Dirty Laundry recommended we visit Giant Head , we... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
Gretz
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Osoyoos, Canada
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Giant Head Estate Winery is one of the award winning Summerland wineries located at the start of the scenic Bottleneck Drive winery tour route. The Winery overlooks Lake Okanagan from the sandy benches below Giant’s Head Mountain. We are open from...more
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4307 Gartrell Rd, Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and had a great time. The patio is beautiful, with a ton of flowers. We did a wine tasting and the owner was incredible. We learned a lot about their wine and got to taste them all! All wines were...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really just randomly picked this winery and was pleasantly surprised. It was by far the best wine we had our week in BC. The owner was great and told us the story of his winery. Loved it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LKCanadian
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

When you first drive up you're struck by how much they've done with the patio. It's absolutely beautiful and I will be going back one day to have wine on the patio. They have great pours and our server Jon was friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

We returned here after a year and had the same exceptional experience. Their wines are a little pricier but that's to be expected with a small batch winery. We really enjoyed their reds and will be back if in the area again.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jason M
John G, Owner at Giant Head Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Thanks Jason for the kind review. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

This time it was the man. John was like a come-on artist. Rather sleazy I'd say. A very uncomfortable visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Had a great stop yesterday at Giants Head Winery. Beautiful little spot and we lucked out on the weather and sat in the courtyard waiting for the tiny tasting room to thin out a bit. Invited another group of six to join us and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

We drove around for a while to find this winery as it had good reviews. We were barely at the front door of the wine shop before the lady (owner?) immediately looked at us and asked if we are going to buy her wine. We...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 662dahlias
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Toured Summerland for the day, our server at Dirty Laundry recommended we visit Giant Head , we like to ask wineries which other wineries they recommend. Greeted by the owner, he made a comment about his exorbitant tasting fee, we thought it was a joke...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gretz
John G, Owner at Giant Head Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Hi Gretz, Sorry to hear you won't be returning. The reason we have tasting fees is we need to have a sustainable model for our tasting room. Our wines are excellent and award winning. We also only make 1,000 cases, and unlike other wineries with...More

Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here on a drive through the wineries of the area. This winery had been recommended to us while we were at another tasting, so glad they mentioned it. My husband and I both typically drink reds but were pleasantly surprised with the 2016...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank colleenm320
John G, Owner at Giant Head Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2017

Thanks Colleen! How nice of you to say. We love our Gew this year. Honestly the best in 10 years. I think it compares well with any Gewurztraminer from the valley. Too bad we only have 125 cases. I don't know who helped you, Mary...More

Reviewed June 21, 2017

The owners of this winery must have a big head to name themselves Giant Head. Ahem…I said they must have…a…big…never mind. In truth, the winery is named after Giant’s Head Mountain, where the winery is located. They must’ve gotten here first as Giant’s Head is...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank PrinceGastronome
John G, Owner at Giant Head Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2017

Thanks for your review, Prince. Just to clarify, we grow four varieties here at Giant Head Estate Winery: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gewurztraminer and Riesling. We make 7 styles of wine: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gewurztraminer, Rose, a bordeaux blend we call "RED", a Sparkling Blanc de...More

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