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8th Generation Vineyard


to 237 years of winemaking history
Why have we choosen the Okanagan? We "hand picked" it after exploring wine regions in Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, East Coast of the USA and the Niagara Region.
As first-time visitors in 2002 to the Valley we were struck by the truly unique terroir, cool climate, fertile soils and welcoming farming community. This all confirmed our decision to start our next family chapter in Canada.


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Off-Dry Riesling - intense aromas of mango, quince and green apple. The palate dances with passionfruit, pomello, minerality and a hint of pertol!

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SKU: 176360

Estate grown in Summerland/Trout Creek, an elegant wine, with fine tannins and a smooth long finish.

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SKU: 233481

A blend of 97% Merlot and 3% Syrah - an intensly fruit driven wine made in the Beaujolais style. Light tannins, but no oak, an unexpected RED!

Always serve chilled like a Rosé.

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SKU: 176330


Wild strawberries and Rainier Cherries abound in this creamy frizzante. Soft bubbles that dance on your tongue make it unforgettable. A notch drier than our 2017 vintage and absolutely delicious!

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SKU: 176342

Crisp & dry with a signature minerality & lively acidity.

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SKU: 176368

Alluring aromas of nectarine and honeysuckle with flavours of Meyer lemon, savory stone fruit and a silky texture.

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SKU: 176373

THE STORY OF THE SCHALES FAMILY... one that has been etched out of tradition and flavored with passion. It is the story of a love affair that began in 1783 when Christian Schales planted his first grapes in the small Rheinhessen Village of Dalsheim. And today, 8 generations later, the story continues in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Armed with generations of winemaking and grape growing experience behind them and his grandfather’s winepress, Bernd and Stefanie Schales left Germany in search of a new adventure and a new chapter for their next generation.

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Many of our most desirable boutique wines have a limited availability, and are at times, very difficult to acquire. If you are a fan of 8th Generation wines, we invite you to join our Lineage Wine Club.

Lineage Club Members get first option privileges on new wine releases and receive free shipping benefits on full case acquisitions.

No membership fee. 10% discount on all wine orders (online and in store). 3 shipments per year. We ship all over Canada right to your door (temperature controlled).

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Welcome to 237 years of winemaking history. 

A long tradition meets an open-minded view forward in our family owned and operated winery.
Craftsmanship and knowledge meet true hard work. Since 1783 our ancestors have been growing grapes and making wine, since 2003 Bernd and his wife Stefanie do so in the Okanagan Valley.
From pruning to 100% hand picking, to careful aroma preserving and fruit friendly processing, we give all working steps the necessary time and care. Our work in the vineyard is sustainable, land which we treasure for the next Generation, while not shying away from innovative steps. Careful vineyard management provides flora and fauna a vital environment for healthy vines - all of which reflects in our wines.
When it comes to the quality of our wines- we make no compromises. From cultivation, to making the wine and bottling - we carry out every step of our production. Always with focus on quality.
Our Vineyards help to preserve the unique agriculture land in the Okanagan which 8th Generation is proud to be part of..


Bernd Schales,  8th Generation Winemaker
Stefanie Schales, 10th Generation Winegrower

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