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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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Soft bubbles that dance on your tongue.  Notes of apricot and pear combined with soft citrus.

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/ 750 mL
SKU: 176350

New Release!

Wild strawberry, pink grapefruit and bright juicy acidity!

100% Pinot Meunier

Estate grown in Summerland & Naramata Bench. 

New Release!
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SKU: 79313

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

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SKU: 233481

...YES, you can still purchase wine from the wine shop...

You can order at the door with the wine shop staff who will put your order together.

Or order online, choose "pick-up" at the check out page and we will have your order ready for you to pick up at the door.

We even have chilled wine ready to go!

Please respect the physical distancing signage as this is in place to follow Interior Health guidelines.

...BUT we had to close the tasting bar...

Tastings are not availble until further notice, but we are happy to answer any questions you may have about the wines, via phone, e-mail or in person...

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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