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Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

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Address: 17403 Hwy 97 | Summerland, Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-494-0451
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We are celebrating our 34th year as an estate winery in 2015. Sumac Ridge...

We are celebrating our 34th year as an estate winery in 2015. Sumac Ridge was the first operating estate winery in British Columbia. We have been dedicated to producing wine from 100% BC grown grapes since our inception. We are home to three unique brands in one iconic location. Sumac Ridge Private Reserve wines have welcomed you home for over 30 years. The traditional method sparkling wines of Steller's Jay are wonderfully vivacious, perfect for any occasion. The bold wines of the Black Sage Vineyard speak to the terroir, telling the story of 20 year-old vines planted in the right place at the right time. Visit the winery for a tasting, tour or picnic. We are open for tastings year round, tours and picnics run from May to October.

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OUTSTANDING WINERY EXPERIENCE

One of the BEST winery experiences we've had. We highly recommend John's wine and cheese tastings - simply the best experience in the Okanagan valley! World class!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the BEST winery experiences we've had. We highly recommend John's wine and cheese tastings - simply the best experience in the Okanagan valley! World class!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lou was great! Great wines! He took his time to explain the different wines & grapes. We weren't rushed though the process!

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Wynyard, SK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can tell these guys have been doing this for awhile. Very professional tasting of some great wine. Loved the port! Very nice building liked getting to go to the upstairs tasting area.

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Thank Sheldon K
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such a great experience at the Sumac Ridge winery yesterday. Sampled several wines and ended up purchasing a few (Rose and Pipe were our favorites). John C was outstanding. So personable, attentive and knowledgeable about all the wines. John C took the time to explain the Wine club and even came out to take a big family picture of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told they had tours of the champagne cave twice a day, but you must book in advance. These tours include wine tasting paired with tiny hors d'oerves. John led us through the mini tour and it was fun and informative. If you happen to be a wine club member the tour is free (bonus because I happen to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tasting room is modern and full of a great selection of wines. Being part of the constellation brands group, you can tell that no expense was spared on the facilities. The tastings are $3 and with this you get a wide selection. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. They went so far as to help soothe our baby... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great tour here with John, lots of knowledge and history about the area and the winery. The tour came with 6 tastings all paired with food! Very neat sparkling wine cave and a beautiful drive down to Summerland.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The winery is very easy to get to right on Highway 97. The tasting is priced at $2 which is refunded if you purchase. Shea did a great job telling us about the wines, the vineyards and the community. He's knowledgeable and straightforward in his presentation. He shared some wines that we weren't expecting to taste - notably the sparkling... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first stop on our day of wine tours - it was not only amazing wine but the tour of the cellar was so cool. We signed up for the wine club & cannot wait to get our first package this September. JOHN C was the best guide & really knows his stuff!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here as part of a tour we were on. The tasting with food pairings was awesome. I am not a port drinker, but we ended up buying a bottle after the food pairing with blue cheese. We were even given a list of the wines we tried along with the food pairing for each. Pleasant and worthwhile stop!

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