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Covert Farms Family Estate
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Ranked #8 of 53 things to do in Oliver
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Owner description: Established in 1959, Covert Farms Family Estate Winery is located in Oliver, BC on 650 acres of benchland. Winemaker Gene Covert is a 3rd generation farmer who worked this land with his father and grandfather. Our certified organic estate vineyards are influenced by the majestic McIntyre Bluff and managed with biodynamic practices. We craft our estate wines with minimal intervention, using natural fermentation when possible to focus on vineyard and fruit. Our white wines display purity of fruit and a crisp natural acidity coveted by growers, and low yields result in terroir-focused artisan reds that are luscious and age-worthy. Those who love recreation dually appreciate our location at the gateway to the iconic Okanagan landmark McIntyre Bluff, which makes a great place to picnic, bike ride or hike. Secrest Organics at Covert Farms operates our seasonal fruit & vegetable stand, and visitors can get their hands dirty in the u-pick section - selecting ripe produce under the summer sun.
Calgary, AB, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Hard not to sound cliche, but this place is really and often-the-beaten track gem.

The farm is tucked away up a windy, dusty road, though it's location is part of the charm. The staff we met were very helpful and honest, and the U-Pick is massive.....several acres of land with a host of fruits and vegetables.

Visited September 2012
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Comox, Canada
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“WOW - Make sure you leave enough time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

What an incredible vineyard! This was our #1 vineyard/farm stop in the Okanagan and we didn't leave enough time. The tour with Gene was fantastic, fun, and the special luncheon prepared for our group was exceptional. With 206 vineyards to choose from in the region, this combines the organic delights of a farm and vineyard so you get a 2 for 1 visitor experience! Make sure you have time to shop - we brought some jam and wine home and both are delicious reminders of time well spent.

Visited June 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“This is the farm for my table!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

Took a bit of the road less travelled at the recommendation of our hotel and arrived at Covert Farms (West and up the plateau from Oliver). An adorable family run organic farm nestled in a valley with stunning views of towing cliffs and a sweep back to Osoyoos Lake. Owner Gene Covert gave us a tour and even let us pick a few early strawberries from the patch. It sounds like U Pick is something they really encourage here and the description of the fall tomato fest had me tearing up (yep you get to throw a few of the nasty ones!) With a real commitment to organics and lots fun distractions for families I would pack up the car and head to their general store for provisions and some of Winery Chef Derek's farm to table palate pleasers - we got to meet him too! The wines produced here are also organic and we particularly loved the Rose and MDC blend.

Can't wait to go back when there's more than just a few lonely strawberries to be enjoyed!

Visited June 2012
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Oliver, Canada
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“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

I have been picking fruit and veggies here for over 20 years and it just gets better each year. Now it is all organic as well. Wines also very delicious. One of my favourite places for lunch on a lovely sunny day

Visited September 2011
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